Sunday, March 13, 2011

We're Sisters and They're Sisters

Yesterday Brandi and I met up with our friends Casey and Lindsey. We're sisters (Brandi and I), and they're sisters (Casey & Lindsey), and we're the same age (Lindsey and I), and they're the same age (Casey & Brandi). Makes sense? Okay good! We've all been friends since we were really, really little.

Brandi & Casey are the older sisters:

And me and Lindsey are the younger sisters:

Brandi and I had a little time to kill before we met up with Casey & Lindsey for lots of silly, girly fun, so we headed down to Galveston and visited the same ice cream shop we went to when we were little. It looked exactly the same!

Brandi got her icecream in a cup. (No Fun!) But I got lemon icecream in a cone. I forgot how fast you have to eat icecream when it's in a cone. You can't mess around.

Brandi thinks it's funny to take pictures of me like the one of the left:
I prefer the one on the right. I'm nice. I take pretty pictures of her!

I couldn't leave without buying something so I took home some taffy. (The same kind that the taffy guy threw at my head. I caught it. It was awesome. The catch and the taffy - both awesome.) I snacked on it all the way home today.

Okay - moving on!

Brandi needed to sing karaoke to fulfill one of her 30x30 List requirements. So we all planned on spending Saturday night belting it out and signing record deals. We were pretty sure that was gonna happen.

But first we had to get all stage-ready. We started with pedicures.

Just look at Lindsey! She's so high maintenance!

Then we decided that we wanted to look all glammed up so we went to Nordstrom and got our makeup done. It was such a good idea! None of us could have ever done our makeup like the girls at the makeup counters did. Good times. I only have pictures of the finished products because my makeup took the longest.

Then we had a little dinner, (actually, a lot of dinner. I did not just eat a little.) and headed on over to our final location for some karaoke!

We had to pick out our songs first. There were hundreds (possibly a thousand or more?) songs to choose from. But we already had an idea of what we wanted to sing.
(It is just so hard to get Lindsey excited about anything, as you can see.)

So we picked our songs, turned in our cards and waited. And waited and waited. While we waited, we were treated to the musical stylings of our peers at the karaoke bar. We really thought that most people who go to karaoke would be silly and awful (I mean awesome) like us. But no. Nobody else was. Some of them were pretty good, but they ALL thought they were! They just had no idea the treat they were in store for!

Me and Lindsey got a standing ovation with our version of "You Were Mine" by the Dixie Chicks. (They were standing right? Some of them were standing. Or was that guy just getting up to go the bathroom? Hard to say.)
Man we rocked it.

Then Brandi rocked out on another Dixie Chicks songs, "There's Your Trouble."
"You've been, seein' double with the...wrong one..." Then she signed some autographs and took pictures with her fans.

Lindsey and Casey picked out one that Lindsey has apparently been practicing for a long time. They chose "I Cross My Heart" from the George Strait songbook.
People danced while they sang. No joke!

We also all sang Miranda Lambert's "Kerosene" (aka I'm Givin' Up On Love) together, (there was a dance break involved) but we were all up on stage, so there are no pictures. I think it was our best one of the night.

All of this, by the way, was done totally sober. Not joking. We needed no liquid courage at all. We're just naturally gutsy, I guess. Naturally awesome.

A record producer chased us out into the parking lot and offered us a record deal, but we just told him, "Ya know, for us, it's all about the music. We don't want to sell out, so thanks, but no thanks!" He cried a little, but we stood firm and I think he respected us for it.

Can't wait 'til next time!


  1. You shouldn't deny the public! Ya gotta make a record!

  2. And man, that lemon ice cream looks good!

  3. Seeing you and Lindsey performing takes me back to the old days, I've always hoped y'all would get the band back together ... even Eddie Van Halen liked y'all ... oh well

    All of you looked beautiful and like you belonged in the spotlight, belting them out.

    Next, American Idol ?

  4. When are we singing Karaoke again? lol

  5. Casey and Lindsey's MomMarch 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Jenni, You are such a talented writer. I love your story-telling ability and your sense of humor. I enjoy reading your blog, as well as your photography. Good luck with your photography business!

    As for your weekend, I agree with your dad. It was nostalgic seeing you all together again. I am so glad you are all still friends and can still have good, silly fun-just like when you were kids. You are all beautiful,inside and out, and I am so proud of all of you! However, after listening to part of your performance, it is probably best if you don't quit your day jobs.

  6. LOVED it! Makes me really want to go get some ice cream and taffy at King's. Got to hand it to Jessica, I think her encouragement to work out is improving your hand-eye coordination. Also, y'all look AWESOME in those pics. I bet the guys were just drooling over y'all, huh? :) Michael needs to watch out!!

  7. haha! I LOVE these comments!! Mrs. Johnson - I think I will keep pursuing photography and not switch over to singing!

  8. I'll admit that the record producer's offer was tempting. Millions do sound nice. But not as nice as low-key nights like these with my friends, my fans and my sister. I know where my priorities lie.