Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WIAW Casino Edition

This past weekend Matt and I made our way over to Biloxi, Mississippi. One of the many perks of being married to a musician is all the people you get to meet. Matt played in an 18 piece orchestra for Regis Philbin at the Hard Rock Saturday night. I got to hang out backstage during rehearsal, eat lots of yummy food, watch the show (obviously) and meet Regis! Most of us honestly had no idea what Regis was going to be doing for this show. I mean, he is a funny guy, and I love him on Regis and Kelly...but what was this show?? Turns out he is also a fabulous vocalist! So basically he sang a lot of songs and told some jokes in between, and best of all, incorporated his "host chat" he is so famous for. It was such an awesome show and I'm super happy I got to go. 

We were given free tickets to eat at the huge buffet in the casino. I don't know about you...but Laura + Buffet = food piled 5 feet high! well...maybe not quit that high, but you get the idea. ;) I forgot to take a picture of my first plate of food...haha..but I did manage to get the second. (missed dessert too-figures).

Ribs, salad, cranberry sauce, limas, some other kinda bean?? yams, biscuit
 Those yams were soooooo goooooood! I had a lot more on my first plate. I've only had yams a couple times in my life and have never cooked them. I have no idea why, but it's def something that needs to change!!!

Since I forgot to take pictures of the rest of my food (I'm always so hungry), here is what I'm going to be filling up on today. I'm probably not going to eat the lunch box ;)

Matt made more Ooey Gooey Banana Bread.
He also made that lamb stew (I'll probably post a blog tomorrow with the recipe)
I had been eating edamame for snacks, but I ran it's trail mix for me!
We havn't quit run out of peaches, but Matt informed me the rest are for "cooking"...looks like we need to make another trip to Chilton County :)
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Here are some other non-food pics from the day :)

L-hallway to dressing room,                R- dressing room
Matt tried to have Regis be in the middle...Regis offered me some advice, "Make sure you are always in the middle." Yes sir! (He was holding my hand too, so sweet)


  1. That's so cool! I'm glad he was good. We saw Bill Cosby a few years ago and...well...he's getting old:( You look great btw!

  2. So awesome that you met Regis! Your hubby's job sure does have alot of perks :)