I Wonder How Many Lies Are In This Post

January 7, 2010 at 9:42 am 26 comments

Last night I was watching that show on CBS called “I Get That A Lot.” It’s about celebrities taking “normal people” jobs and pretending they aren’t celebrities. It was pretty interesting. With the exception of Gene Simmons, all of the other celebrities were recognized almost instantly. A customer would walk into the store and immediately say, “Oh my gosh. Are you Rachael Ray/ Julie Chen/ Tony Hawk/ Snoop Dogg/ Paris Hilton??” Then RR/ JC/ TH/ SD/ PH would say, “Noo noo! But I get that a lot.” The customer would argue with them, “What? No. You are RR/ JC/ TH/ SD/ PH! You have to be! You look just like him/her.” And it would go on, “No really. If I were RR/ JC/ TH/ SD/ PH, do you think I’d be working here??”

It was fun to see how quickly people recognized them and how different people acted toward them. Living the life of a celebrity means that you get recognized everywhere you go.

I would know, it happens to me all the time. Just last week, Stephen and I went to a NYE party in Austin. The second I walked in and people saw me with my amazing boots on, they ran up to me and said, “Oh my gosh! You are totally that girl from Roots & Rings!” I denied it over and over but they just kept on. Begging me for my autograph, asking if we can be real life friends. It went ON AND ON. It was exhausting.

(If you’ll buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.)

Friday night we went to a place a little more VIP, a place where my type would fit in. Darrell K Royal Stadium. Home of the University of Texas football team. Heard of them? They are playing in a pretty important game tonight. My cousin (also VIP) was having his rehearsal dinner there.

Talk about class, my friends.

I wish this photo was a bit closer. But this is me and my classy family. Check out how gorgeous the stadium is. And check out how gorgeous this baby is. This is Sophie, you’ve met.

So we had BBQ and listened to George. We felt like true, rich UT Alum.

Saturday night was the wedding. At the Four Seasons. I told you that we were a big deal. It was GORGEOUS. Absolutely one of the best weddings I’ve been to. The room was beautiful, the food was fantastic, there was a FULL BAR, the music was great, there were tons of people there, and I was surrounded by many of my favorite people.

This wedding was so party-for-the-rich-and-the-famous that there was a man in the lobby rolling cigars for party favors. Good times! The only thing missing was my brother, SIL, and Miss Avery. They stayed home because the paparazzi would have had a hey-dey with the little one!

And because I can’t pass up a good plug for something I love, let me share my Sunday with you. The family met up for brunch at a place in Austin called Zax (<– link). We’re VIP there too. (I know, you had no idea I was such a big deal!) Their food is fantastic. Their Migas, well, there are no words. I’m pretty sure when I’m pregnant, Stephen will be driving the 3+ hours to get their Migas for me. They are dream-worthy. The portion was huge but I ate the whole thing. I couldn’t stop. I even unbuttoned my skinny jeans on the way back to Houston. It was totally worth it.

So that’s it. That is a typical weekend in the life of Chelsea of Roots & Rings. Or maybe not. Whatever. Want to see Sophie again?

And life is good!

Get your horns up, y’all. If you don’t know how, my mom and her sisters will teach you.



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  • 1. Alyssa  |  January 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

    That looks like an awesome, fabulous, rich time!

  • 2. Aunt Bonnie  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Too glorious for words!

  • 3. Sister  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:15 am

    That was seriously an awesome wedding. I wish Megan and David would get married again, just for fun..cuz that was sweet!

  • 4. Caroline  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Roll Tide Roll!!!

  • 5. mom (Nana)  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Oh such a FUN time! Beautiful, very meaningful wedding and a Fabulous reception. Of course the rehearsal was amazing because of the venue…..And of course, being with all the family was the best. Missed Justin, Laura and Avery though. Okay…now on to the NEXT big event – HOOK ‘EM!!!!!!!

  • 6. Jessica  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Funny…I watched that too…and couldn’t figure out how Gene Simmons knew what cards they were holding? Was there a mirror somewhere?….

  • 7. Meredith  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I’ve never heard of that TV show before, but I think I just might have to add it to the TIVO list…sounds funny!

  • 8. Kim  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Actually that DID used to happen to me all the time. When I was younger I apparently looked exactly like Kristen Dunst (minus the dimple). I think it was the round face/high cheekbone combo. Everywhere I went people would do a double take and at least one person would say “hey! it’s spiderman’s girlfriend!!” and back when I waited tables everyone would ask if I were her. Because THAT made sense.

    The one time that it was pretty ridiculous was when I went to Rodeo Drive on a vacation to Southern California and one store I went to my friend noticed that a sales clerk was actually clearing the area around us so no one would bother me. But then again, the benefit was that I could see most hairstyles/color on her before I’d ever try them on myself because she changed her hair a lot.

    … is it bad to mention that my household is rooting for Bama? We are usually fans of UT but if Bama wins, it makes VA Tech look better, and the core of everything in our world is VA Tech. 😉

  • 9. Debbie  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I saw a rerun of that with Mario Lopez, Jessica Simpson, LeAnn Rimes, etc. Pretty funny stuff. Must be nice to be famous like them..and yourself of course! 🙂

    HOOK ‘EM!!!!!! can’t wait for the game tonight!

  • 10. Pippy  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Good luck tonight!

  • 11. fritz  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i did not know you were so popular!! love it! just wanted to let you know that my step-son, who is born and raised in ct, informed me this morning that he will be rooting for texas, because that is HIS team…good luck!

  • 12. Karen  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Look I am here.
    I saw the show last night too, I thought it was funny and Paris was sweet to fill up that ladies truck, I cried and cried. Snoop Dog was funny blasting every ones car stereo
    The wedding looked like fun, Sophie is adorable, and your Mom and her sis’es rock.

  • 13. Fuegita  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:33 am


  • 14. Taryn M. Peine  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

    The Four Seasons in Austin? Oh that’s where we got engaged…so beautiful! It looks like a fantastic party sister!

  • 15. jill  |  January 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Fun times! I also watched that show last night. I was cracking UP at Snoop! I secretly want to meet him and Ludacris because they are so funny (guess it isn’t a secret anymore)

    I like your picture filled posts 🙂

  • 16. Clare  |  January 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hook ’em!

    That sounds like an awesome weekend. And I was just trying to think of places for brunch this weekend, I’ll have to check Zax out!

  • 17. Darla  |  January 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hook ’em Horns! Can’t wait til gametime!

  • 18. Rachel  |  January 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    That is a GREAT pic of you and Sophie!

  • 19. DebbieQ  |  January 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    1. That looks like it was a lot of fun
    2. Your family looks like they are a lot of fun
    3. As far as tonight’s game goes…..You know I love ya my bloggy internet friend….but remember I graduated from Baylor…..so I might not be rooting too hard for Texas. Sorry

  • 20. zburrows  |  January 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Well i am sold on having my wedding in austin. I used to want to have my rehersal or reception at the alumni center… but obviously the stadium would be even cooler.

  • 21. This Heavenly Life  |  January 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    You DEFINITELY need to return those boots to the store, prontO. They look far too good for me to keep up this ‘boots worn in public’ contest. I look like a hobo in mine, and you look….well…like Lois Lane 🙂 And I love that orange wrap you’re wearing at the wedding reception. Gorgeous.

  • 22. Molly  |  January 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This Husker is rooting for the horns tonight. We want to be able to say that we took the national champs down to the last second.

    Oh, and the boots are WONDERFUL! Look great!

  • 23. Suburban Sweetheart  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Show sounds fun. I LOVE the pic of Sophie in red. Adorable baby.

  • 24. Cousin Kim  |  January 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    maybe all you need is a signature item…maybe some boots – but realllllllyyyyy awesome boots! … :o) then people would recognize you everywhere.
    Great pics. Thanks for the Sophie plug (twice). :o)
    Didn’t you know – the unbuttoning of the pants is the highest flattery a restaurant can get. It’s the universal sign for EXCELLENT FOOD EATEN HERE.
    Fun times. Not soon forgotten. I can’t wait for more pictures!
    BTW – my mom’s horns aren’t up that high… what’s up with that?

  • 25. Jimbo  |  January 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm


  • 26. Megan 'Barnes' Whitley  |  January 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Chels! It’s been way too long since I read your blog, but I am back now!!

    For the record, I’m the bride who married her awesome cousin at the Four Seasons in Austin, and I will totally agree that there is no better reason to have a FAB party than a wedding…and it felt pretty dang FABULOUS! 🙂


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