Thanks to Zac and Lindsay, we were able to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics :: six couples, six events, and a ton of fun.  Ryan and I wore custom made “Tayor Gang Or Die” shirts and wristbands, nominating ourselves for Gold in the Best Outfit event, which didn’t actually exist.  And, since we are being honest, we just randomly found the shirts in the mall about two hours before the Opening Ceremony.  Not 100% sure what the “Taylor Gang” really is, but we’re sure we would have made them proud with our Olympic team performance.  We also steered clear of going in public places, just in case we would get shot for wearing them.

"Taylor Gang or Die" placed in every event except Ladder Ball.  We were both first timers, and obviously we will be practicing nightly in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Games.  I must say that I was able to hold my own, and Ryan and I pretty equally contributed to the overwhelming “Taylor Gang Or Die” success.

 Here’s the breakdown of our medals ::  Ring Toss Bronze, Cornhole Silver, Can Jam Silver, Beer Pong Gold, Minute-To-Win-It Gold Overall Gold.

High fives all around, but remember ... Taylor Gang ... Or Die.


Bush & Nickelback

A new favorite picture from a last minute decision to go to Bush & Nickelback at Verizon.
Amazing pit passes, a hot date, a tiger shirt, my big screen debut, and a fun night at Small Bar.
Plus I touched Gavin Rossdale.  Gwen Stefani should be super worried about her husband potentially falling in love with me.  It could happen, you know.


The Time I was BFs with the DJ

I crashed boy's night.  To distance myself from ruining the super manly vibe they had going on, I spent nearly the entire time in the DJ booth.  I managed this slick maneuver by lying to the bouncer and telling him the DJ and I were basically best friends.  It actually turned out to be not really a lie because, I mean, we got along swimmingly.  It was a great place to spy on Ryan & Co, and the DJ let me draw dinosaurs in his notebook in exchange for not playing a single song that I requested.  He also let me push "an important button," which, looking back, probably actually didn't do anything at all.

And then there were the other times.  You know, when I was fist pumping with Pete.  Check out the intensity. Based on my outfit, I was also leading safari tours through BlackFinn and/or the rest of the uptown area - you can make reservations for a personal tour, and I'll play you some dance music while we check out the animals.


Brothers of The Sun

Brothers of The Sun Tour :: Charlotte, NC :: June 24, 2012
[Jake Owen, Grace Potter, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney]


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