Archive for November, 2008



gpoyw-“spooning” with the aidan edition


new year’s resolutions

no, you have not napped for a month and a half, it is still only november 20th.

1) attend more live music events. i love live music. i love the energy of the crowds, i love hearing my favorite artists play. i live near the “live music capital of the world”, so this should really not be a problem. so far i already have the killers on feb. 3, and of course acl in september.

2) stop talking down about people. i discovered one day that i do this a lot. i did it about a certain someone that i used to work with, then when i stopped working, i did it about people in the neighborhood. this one will be a little more difficult.

3) buy more american made products. locally made if possible. yes, it’s a little more expensive, but a)it will cut down on what i buy and b)i’ll feel better about buying it.

4) convince the angelo that we really don’t need this much stuff. number 2 will be easier than this.



gpoyw-the not-wearing-any-makeup-ok-i’m-wearing-tinted-lip-gloss-hanging-upside-down-ok-it’s-just-the-camera-that’s-upside-down edition

silly rabbit

garages are not for cars…they’re for lego’s:

(because i am not computer savvy, i couldn’t figure out [quickly] how to insert two galleries in the same post with different pictures. the first set was just going to include the garage shots. then:

but that’s not all, lets take a mosey on over to the aidan’s room:

followed by the shots of the lego’s in the aidan’s room [if you’re not sure which is which, i don’t know what to tell you]. then this promise:

purchase or gift lego’s to any members of my immediate family, and i will shave your dog. ‘mkay?

i could have uploaded each picture individually and then put them on as thumbnails, but quite frankly, i didn’t want to upload the pictures again as individual pieces and place them where i wanted them to be…soooo you’re getting the time cheap version.

the end



gpoyw-ridiculously large hershey bar edition.

edited to say today, gpoyw is being held here

a first for me (re: FOOTBALL!)

so i did something on saturday that i never thought i would do after my marching band days were over in high school…i went to a football game. i originally was not going because all four tickets had been claimed, then the fourth went hunting instead (thanks jerry!). normally i would not have really cared to go, because i was not a football fan. quite honestly (much to the entertainment of the amanda), i didn’t understand the game. i didn’t know what a down was, pass interference was confusing to me because i didn’t understand why it was a penalty to interfere with a pass from the other team (wasn’t having the ball the point?). holding was another mystery (again, why was a penalty to prevent the other team from taking the ball to their endzone?). no idea.

so anyway, why i went…oh yeah…these weren’t just your run of the mill everyday tickets…no, the steve had been given suite tickets from brown distributing to the UT/Baylor game. after experiencing the wright distributing suite (and brown distributing’s) suite at the dell diamond, i was pretty sure this was going to be even suite-er.

our suite was in the north end of the stadium, pretty much right in the middle. if you go here, i believe we were either the two windows under “con” in “conference” plus the two windows to the right, or the two windows under “con” plus the ones to either side. anyway, this was our view:


pretty amazing if i say so myself.

anyway, after watching a bit, i figured what a down was, and was then taught what pass interference actually meant, as well as holding and horse collaring. i’m sure there are plenty of other terms i have yet to learn…but i am now willing and excited to learn them.

everyone had a great time, even the olivia


(we were intending to leave all three kids with my parents, but the olivia was being very clingy, so she tagged along). yes, she is wearing a head squisher, but my youngest child, if not wearing pink, could be mistaken for a boy, and i did not feel like fielding that question all day.

i am eager to return, even if it is just regular seating.


more photos on my flickr

happiness is…

being carded