My Bucket List pt 2

October 16th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by Amanda

Second post of My Bucket List.. This one is more of a stuff I wish I did/would like to do/better do :) No set time frame but sooner than later would make me feel better. :)

-kayaking, I want this to be one of my hobbies.. It seems so relaxing and plus it’s exercise! :)

-learn a 2nd language.. Japanese would be cool but Spanish would probably come in more handy…

-Scuba Diving

-MASTER DRIFTING.. I swear if it’s the last thing I do..

-Swim with Dolphins..

-learn how to snowboard

-run a marathon

-live on/near the beach (and go everyday)

-get one more tattoo(s) :)

-go ice skating (yep never  been)

-learn a useful skill (thanks Hunger Games series for this, I’d be useless and die the first day if I were picked in the Reaping!)

-come out of my shell more.. Granted since I was in High School I’m a Social Butterfly now but still in certain situations I am still fairly shy..

- blog everyday about something

-LOVE my job..

-finish my degree

-learn to take awesome pictures..

My Bucket List

October 15th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Amanda

Recently I started thinking about how I haven’t done so many things that I’ve always wanted to. I think the impending doom of turning 30 has me really starting to think about everything that I’ve not yet done with my life.. Career and accomplishments are weighting heavily on me.. I decided I was going to make a Bucket List for myself.. There’s a few easy ones and a few that are a little more difficult to reach.. I broke it down into places I want to visit and then things I want to do..


I have a small Eiffel Tower obsession.. Though I’m sure Paris has much more to offer I want to visit the Eiffel Tower and the Louve and be on my merry way..

Greece, preferably the Greek Isles.. It’s gorgeous!!!

Italy, Venice and Rome mostly there..

Toyko, or well Japan in general.. well for obvious reasons.. The food.. The cars.. The culture.. The History.. I would have to stay for at least a month to do everything hahaah! Read more…

End of August

September 15th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by Amanda

Brianne took this as we were walking into the track. Great Picture!

August was a pretty busy month so I have separated it into two posts. Mostly because I figured most people who read my blog would become bored with reading it. So.. The last weekend, and 3rd weekend in a row, that we were busy in August was the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway!

We were excited to be heading back to BMS again for the 2nd time this year. We didn’t have passes or tickets to the Sprint Cup race  this time around. After being exhausted from the NW race we were kinda glad to watch it from home. I took my Dad with us this time and he had a lot of fun. My Dad was a mechanic back in the day before he hurt his back and he is now disabled. So he really enjoyed watching the crews work on the cars and all the hard work that goes into them.

Being in the pits is a really different experience than being in the stands. Watching the crews work is anything short than amazing. It’s similar watching a very carefully choreographed dance. It’s really interesting to watch, the speed and agility of the pit crews are that of professional athletes, which I guess in a way they are. Seeing the things you don’t see on tv, the work done to tires after the stops to check tire wear, the celebration after a great pit stop, the concentration on the faces of the crew right before the stop. It is all very surreal to see everything you usually are watching on TV right in front of you.

Here are a few pics from the weekend…

Inside Pit Lane

Chris, Brian and I.. Brian is the Front Tire Carrier for Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s #6 Roush-Fenway Ford

Me and My Dad

The definition of Chris and I, is this picture.

First of August..

September 14th, 2010 / 1 Comment » / by Amanda

Well.. Thanks to my Busy! Busy! August.. I have not been able to update my blog! I know it’s practically the middle of September, but I do have other excuses.. :)

Let me just recap why August was so busy!

The first weekend in August we attended Elite Summer Nationals in Spartanburg, SC. We had a few of my buddies from home (Virginia) come down and our buddy Blevins from here in Knoxville was judging the audio competition.  So we had a nice little group to hang out with. The event went well, towards the end of the day we had some issues with the car. The suspension blew and we broke the steering wheel.

The next weekend was the “Drive Like A Women” event in Atlanta. The all girl drift event held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The event went well there was about 15 girls at the event which was awesome to see. Lieze and I shared Chris‘ Corolla for this event since I was not able to get the FRN 240 going in enough time..  The day before the game I finally was able to attend an Atlanta Braves game. Little back story… I’ve been a Braves fan since I was 7, huge fan, I’d watch every game I could decked out in my Braves gear.. I would get in trouble all the time for wearing my Braves hat at school.. So needless to say as may times I’ve we have been to Atlanta in the past 4 years I’ve never been to a game. I’ve stood in the Turner Field parking lot more times than I can count for Drift events but never been able to attend a game. I was beyond excited to get to go to my first game. We did arrive late because of traffic but I had such a good time. The game went by so quickly I didn’t want it to end! Here are a couple pics from the game..