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Miss Kentucky

…tossing a coin is fairly tough under pressure. As I practiced this art on the sidelines of the UK/Florida game last weekend, I realized that this may in fact be one of those things that I’m just not that good at(which joins the list with trying to do a ‘cool wave’ to celebrities). We (myself, the refs, and the captains of both teams) were summoned to the center of the field…they walked and I ran(our stride ratio was about 16:1) through a cloud of firework fog into the circle. They

and what a fine crop to be the queen of.  I made my way back down to Union County this weekend for the annual Corn Festival in my hometown(in which ‘queen of our crop’ was the theme)…this time as the Grand Marshal!  This weekends events began in Lexington at the POW/MIA ceremony at the VA Medical Center.  They set me up at the registration table to sign autographs, but any person who knows a veteran knows that they don’t just want an autograph…they want a hug…no…an embrace!  I gladly gave

…then try not to be upset when we chop it all off. I know that I can’t have hair down to the floor during my reign, but as soon as it gets a little bit long again, I fear that someone is about to come up behind me with hedge clippers and chop off my ponytail(Kim Canter). Rapunzel, you are so lucky…maybe I could be RUPPunzel…more at the bottom on the hair… So…weak week…NOT! Nutso week! Let’s see if I can recap in order. Here are the schools from Tuesday

…or at least I would have if I had left my crown on while demonstrating a safety procedure to 300 fifth grade students in Union County (that procedure was how touching a metal object to a telephone line will electrocute you…I could have been quite the example with the lightning rod atop my head).  Safety Day was one of the many things I got to do this week in MY HOMETOWN!  I snuck into Morganfield the night before I was supposed to…I just couldn’t wait.  I love my home and I hadn’t

I tell people how strong I am all the time, but it wasn’t until I had to hold a 6,000 pound ham (that they somehow said weighed 16 pounds) for a good 15 minutes, running back and forth from bidder to bidder pleading my case of why they should pay thousands of dollars for a country ham that I proved my strength.  And despite my inability to move the next morning, it was well worth it.  The ham went for triple what it has ever sold for before…a new record

Frankfort witnessed its very own version of the parting of the red sea today as mothers, teachers, and advocates for autism flooded the capital(all wearing red).  Our very own versions of Moses, struggling mothers simply trying to get their tired voices heard, came forward once again to plead with close to thirty of our house and senate members to pass an Autism Insurance Reform Bill.  This bill, that many states have already passed, will help cover the outrageous costs it takes to treat this disease(which, contrary to popular belief, is

My new bros Timmy and Dierks. Lee Brice is cool as ice… Gabe Garcia(Nashville Star), H2H, and Danielle Peck. Coach Brooks Keith Anderson and Coach Brooks Again(couldn’t get enough of him). Race-car legend Kyle Petty was just dying to wear my crown, so we made a swap. Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo and his niece and friends.  Halfway 2 Hazard equalled halfway to heaven for me this weekend as I was invited to jump head first into complete country music bliss.  40,000 people crammed in their cars(at $20 a carload it’s amazing how many people

The Kentucky State Fair Kick Off this morning(at 6:30am…left at 4:30) was not exactly the best diet kick of for me…but toooonnnnnnsssss of fun…tons tons tons.  The Commodities Breakfast this morning was flanked with media, politicians, and one(and shall i say the one and only) brand new basketball coach.  Coach Calipari certainly made a wildcat out of me.  There is a video clip on this website… http://www.fox41.com/global/story.asp?s=10962867 …you have to watch it…even though I am a goofball on it.  He told funny stories about people in Kentucky being so happy he’s here

Today is my final lull…the calm before the storm so to speak.  A single day where I can get things together before I jump back in the middle of the tornado(and leave at 4 am for the state fair).  I feel like the guys on Twister though…I love jumping into it…I live for it.  So since i want this blog to be daily updates on what I’ve done that day, I need to share just a few more things with you to catch you up on the past month(the boring

Chick-Fil-A Princess Night…I am Santa Claus.  I love being Santa Claus.  Tiny princesses and their ‘too cool’ brothers plop down in my tiny lap for pictures and autographs.  I love love love love love love love it!!!  Santa is so lucky!!!  My favorite thing to do is put my lipstick on the little girls…haha… P.S. I love Elizabeth (Cruse)…thanks for letting me wear the green ones even though they didn’t match…

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