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If you are into music and pop culture, you probably think of Justin Timberlake when you hear the initials J.T. However, before the modern J.T. was James Taylor. He was the original, considering he first rose to fame in the 1970s. He continues to be an outstanding singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to see him perform live.

The people that I went to the concert with were my mom, her best friend, and her husband. This is the same group that I went to the Paul McCartney concert with a couple years ago. They tend to be my buddies for the oldies concerts. I like a wide variety of modern music, but part of me has an old soul when it comes to my music taste. James Taylor has a very classic and soothing sound. It made for such a pleasant night. Also, it was actually nice weather, despite the fact that it was in the middle of summer in St. Louis. The show was at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, which is an outdoor theatre. We had lawn seats, which is something I had never experienced before. I just love seeing live shows, and this was another one I had looked forward to for a long time. And there are more coming up soon! Next are Miley Cyrus (which was postponed from April) and then One Direction (for the second time!). Like I said before, I listen to a variety of music styles, obviously. Bring on the summer shows!

JT

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Yes, this year my family and I started the 4th all decked out in red, white and blue in Lambert airport. At 4 a.m., I was going through security to get on a plane to go to Mexico. Now, it wasn’t just a normal family vacation. My cousin was getting married. It was a week-long family vacation.

The resort we stayed at was all-inclusive. So, we had all the food and… alcohol we wanted. My family took full advantage of that. I had a lot of first experiences while I was there. I went Kayaking, which I was super nervous about at first. I’m glad I did it though, it was so much fun! I highly recommend it! I saw MJ for the first time. Not really, it was a Micheal Jackson impersonator. I had some Salmon and Lobster. I found out that I love salmon, and hate lobster. It was also my first time swimming in an ocean…with sting rays! No, it wasn’t an excursion. At first I was freaked out but I got use to them. Most importantly this was my first time seeing my cousin getting married and it was beautiful. I am so happy for him and his new wife.

Between all the shenanigans I made some new friends! Iguanas roamed around the resort. I saw at least 10 a day. Possibly could be the same ones but it is still a lot. We had a waiter throughout the whole week named Lorenzo and he was the sweetest. He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied. He said he only makes $4 a day, so we made sure to tip him well because he deserves it, while he is trying to look for work in America. Within a year he will be able too, and I hope the best for him!

Selfie in Mexico Selfie in Mexico MJ Concert MJ Concert Set up for reception Set up for reception Ahhh, paradise. Ahhh, paradise. I love this amphibian. I love this amphibian.

 

 

 

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Carlyn

Meet Me at the Muny

by Carlyn on July 23, 2014

in In Saint Louis

Another summer in St. Louis means another summer at the Muny in Forest Park! This is the 10th year I have had season tickets. I started out going with my aunt and grandma. Now it has grown into an even bigger tradition, and my mom and cousin come along as well. It’s a fun thing for the ladies in the family to do together. I have always had a fondness of live theatre, so the Muny season is something I look forward to every summer. Whether it is a show I have seen several times or one I know nothing about, I enjoy going to all of them. The summer 2014 lineup is as follows.

Billy Elliot

Tarzan

Porgy and Bess

The Addams Family

Seussical

Grease

Hello, Dolly

 

I’m glad that this year brings back Grease, one of my personal favorites. But also, there are a few shows that I have never seen on stage before (and I’ve seen a lot of shows). If you’re interested in going, you can typically buy tickets the day of. Or, get there early and snag some free seats in the back! Despite some nights being extremely hot, my time at the Muny is always cherished.

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One way to have fun over the summer while staying cool is to go swimming. This is the best way to stay cool over the summer and make sure that your body doesn’t overheat. Water parks, the YMCA, or even using a water hose from your house will help to keep you cool during the summer. Make sure that you stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and eating popsicles. There’s nothing better than a glass of ice cold water or lemonade during the summer. Make sure that you bring water bottles with you where ever you go and also those who are around you. You can never drink too many fluids during the summer. If you don’t have central air at the house, make sure that you have one fan in at least every room in the house to prevent overheating, Since the summer heat can be draining to the body, be sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Have fun staying cool!

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Forest Park

by Britney June 17, 2014

If you are ever looking for somewhere to go during the summer on a nice day. I would recommend Forest Park. Forest Park is located around the corner from Fontbonne, just past Skinker Blvd. There’s the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum and so much more. The best thing about it is that everything is free! […]

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Blessing: I got a car

by Britney June 13, 2014

I am so happy that this summer I got blessed with a car. It has been so hard not having one and the fact that I finally have one is great. No more asking for rides to places, no more waiting on people to come and get me, no more going only where the driver […]

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Delmar Loop

by Britney June 3, 2014

If you are ever looking for a good time out, try visiting the Delmar Loop. It isn’t too far from campus and it can be a strip of fun if you go with the right people. Delmar Loop has lots of food so your appetite is welcomed. They have bowling, a hooka lounge, and a […]

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summer job

by Britney June 2, 2014

Many people are looking for summer jobs this summer. The best way to do this is to fill out many job applications and stay persistent. Many food places are hiring, like Qdoba, Panda Express, and many stores in the mall. If you can’t seem to find a job by filling out apps, trying going into […]

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Renaissance Faire Fun

by Carlyn May 28, 2014

It’s that time of year again for the annual Renaissance Faire! It’s located in Rotary Park in Wentzville and I have gone there every year since I was in 7th grade and went on a field trip. In the last few years, it has become a tradition for my younger cousin to come with me. […]

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2014 FAB Retreat

by Carlyn May 28, 2014

Done with one year and on to planning the next. That’s how my summer started. I went on a four-day retreat with the exec team on the Fontbonne Activities Board. It was a time to complete some deep planning for events for the next school year and also a great time for team bonding. This […]

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