Thursday, April 30, 2009

Goodbye April were a most chaotic month. I don't know where the time flew, but here we are, at the last day...Maybe May will be better on the blogging front!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

When am I going to Paris???

I have seen the Great Wall. I have seen prayer flags on the outskirts of Tibet. I have seen elephants, zebra, hippos and lionesses on the plains of Africa. I have zip-lined in the rain forest of Costa Rica. I have enjoyed the hot springs of Japan. I have seen the Danube and Nile Rivers. I have been to the tower of London and seen Ann Frank's house in Amsterdam. I have traveled to Taiwan and Thailand. I have biked on the islands of Greece. I have seen the Collesium in Rome and eaten more gelato than I can remember.

But I have never seen this:{In my mind I know I am making a bigger deal of this and it's probably more hype than anything, but I really want to sit at a cafe in Paris and enjoy the view!}

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thing I love...

-shoes (especially platforms!)
-shopping for shoes
-shopping online
-patent leather
-"designer" lines for less

Put them all together and what do you have? Things that make me happy!I have been stalking her line since it came out but couldn't find what I wanted in store so I bought it off the computer!I couldn't decide which pair I liked betterso I bought them both! {Don't worry I won't wear the two different styles together!} Looks like her normal line can run anywhere from $150-$250 so at $35 a pop I love them even more!

Monday, April 20, 2009


While the hubs was running his heart out at the Boston marathon, I was waiting for my car window to get fixed. I drove Danny and Marc to the Highland village for a little shopping. We rolled the windows down because the weather was so beautiful, but unfortunately the back seat passenger window wouldn't roll back up! It turned out to be a broken regulator and was fixed this morning but set me back $300. Good thing I didn't buy anything yesterday!

One thing I am starting to realize about myself is that I am a creature of routine. I imagine the way I want my day to go and go from there. When something comes along to interrupt my routine (i.e. car in shop for all of the morning) then it's hard for me to do what I missed (well, I did do the groceries because we literally have no food in the house, but I missed morning yoga, and couldn't motivate myself to go this evening). At least I got a little scrappin' done and cleaned the house for Mom K's arrival this evening.

The weather around here has been almost perfect (almost because it's starting to warm up again today). We spent yesterday at Kirt and Mike's pool instead of the museum because it was just too beautiful to be inside!

Miss Lola (Brad and Andy's cutie. I need to start a photo collection of other people's pets!)Mike, Andy + BradCute JasonCute Mike

Friday, April 17, 2009

Time management

As in, I am not very good at it. I have all these idease of things that I want to do swirling in my head, but I'm just not very good at the execution. I really need to spend less time on the computer looking at ideas and more time doing them! Like Nike says, Just Do It!

This weekend will be a working one (boo!) but I shouldn't really complain because it's really the first full Saturday I have worked since March 7th. That's over 1 month! And since I will be in big D next weekend I will have only worked 1 weekend this month. 3 weeks of vacation really is a good thing!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Caught up

Eek...I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last blogged! Seriously losing some mojo here!

So what's been going on? The same ole same ole, I suppose. Thurs and Fri were regular work/work out days. On Saturday we ran and went to yoga at the Met. I like her class because it's still vinyasa yoga but we do different poses from my usual ashtanga. I really need to work on my balancing poses like half-moon cause I really suck at them!

For lunch I met Tingaling and Boom at Ruggles Green. And yay, nothing was forgotten and the order was not gotten wrong. Boom's parents are visiting next week so no craft Sunday yet again!

Joe and I went to the Morrissey concert at Jones Hall Saturday night. I am sad to report it was only ok and we left after about an hour. He only played a couple songs we knew and everything else sounded the same!{self portrait taken as we were leaving the show}
Sunday was Easter and we attended a party called Bunnies on the Bayou, which raises $$ for various AIDS charities, but really is just an excuse to be outside and drink! It stormed for about 1 hour around noon but then the sky cleared up and it turned out to be a beautiful day! And that is proof the God loves the gays!{we are "strays:" straights who love gays :)}Marc took yesterday off so we played all afternoon. Richard, me and him stopped by KL to visit DWe then went to Rice Village to shop and enjoy the beautiful day. I only bought a couple books are half-price, but have my eye on a couple bright pink items at my favorite store: The Gap.
Today is the start of another long week (boo - half to work this Sat! and missing Joe run Boston marathon next week!). I am actually going to help a friend learn how to use her new camera tonight. As I am no expert I am not sure what she really wants to learn, but I will do my best to help!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


I think I may have to shell out the buck fifty to watch Adam Lambert on AI because the show ran long and the DVR was not smart enough record the end of the show. I heard even Simon gave him a standing O. I saw a short clip on Itunes, he sang Tear for Fears "Mad World," which is not my favorite song by them but the clip looked amazing. I guess if this is all I can complain about then life isn't so bad.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Crazy weather

This morning it was like 41 degrees outside? WTF? Our heater wasn't working last night so our house got nice and chilly. Luckily it seems to be warming up again. Somehow I don't think being too cold will be much of an issue in the next few months!

In other unrelated news, last night our toaster actually caught the bread ON FIRE. Another WTF? Needless to say, I guess it's time for a new toaster!

Monday, April 06, 2009


We were pretty slow this morning at work and this afternoon was going to be even slower, so I was able to sneak out early! I am so giddy I don't know what to do with myself! I think I am going to clean the computer desk and the scrapbook...yay!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

I need to stop smiling

Joe raced a half-ironman triathlon in Galveston today. This is the 4th or 5th year (at least) that he has participated in this race. I got lots of good photos which I will post sometime but right now I need to figure out how to smile without getting all those crinkle lines around my eyes! Ugh, getting older stinks!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

What happened?

Last night I took Marc and Jason to an EL event my sis was helping to host.It was quite fun with lots of good food, wine and company.I also had the opportunity to meet lots of Tinger's friends in H-town, which I enjoyed. Unfortunately too many glasses of wine led to much goofiness.And then led us to Meteor where we had a shot of something blue, which can never be good.I did enjoy hanging with my boysBut before midnight I was ready to call it quits. Marc drove me home to sleep it off.

It is now almost 3 in the afternoon and my head is still a bit achy but I am no worse for the wear. Next time I need to eat something before I start drinking!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Bayou City Arts Festival

So this past Saturday Ting, John, Mom and I attended the Bayou City Arts Festival at memorial park.
We did quite a bit of walking - probably a mile from where we parked to the festival, a mile looking at art and a mile back! We didn't make any purchases but we did see some fun stuff
We only saw a couple artists whose work we would seriously contemplate buying (Roger Disney and Ray Phillips) but it was a great day to be outside. Blue skies, not a cloud in sight and no humidity. Gotta take advantage of these beautiful spring Houston days while we can!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Mom was in town for almost a week! We had a great time. Makes me realize what is really important in!{I will update soon with more stories of her visit, but it is almost time for bed so here is just an old photo back in the day}