Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mardi Gras Shoes

I am going to a Mardi Gras ball in January in Lafayette with my friends Ameara and Brett. I found these shoes at Nine West for twenty dollars:

and Crystal and I turned them into this:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Learning to read

Audrey has been reading and writing like cray-cray (crazy). Find handwriting samples here: http://audreymorrison.blogspot.com/ This is what she said to her little brother Clark, who woke up cranky and fussy from a nap:

"Aww, Clark. Are you sad because your name doesn't start with a blend? Your name does start with a blend!"

Take heart, little dude. Your name begins with a consonant blend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poladroid


I read about this program that makes your photos look like Polaroids, but I just downloaded it and think that the results are pretty fun.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Boston Visit

Last Tuesday I flew in to have dinner with my cousin Amy, her (cute) boyfriend Ross, and her newlywed friends Sarah and Jesse. Sarah and Jesse did not realize initially what I do for a living and that part of my job benefits includes free flights, so they thought that I must be kind of a big deal to fly in for dinner and fly out the next morning. We had a great time at Billy Tse's Chinese restaurant in Boston's North End followed by a visit to Mike's Pastry, home of the most giant lobster tail (a New England cream horn basically). The filling is, from my web searches, 1/3 pastry cream, 1/3 ricotta (which I normally don't like), and 1/3 whipped cream. Soooooooooo good.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Birthday Girl


My niece Molly had her third birthday party last month at my parents' house and while I wasn't able to attend, her picture is so beautiful that I had to post this. Great job on the cake, Mom. Molly is an adorable little stinker who has inherited my elephant memory, her mother's childhood temper, and her dad's accent.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wicked on Broadway!!!!



The musical Wicked offers a lottery two and a half hours before each performance in which they offer 25 front-row tickets for the evening's performance for $26.25 (tickets in this section go for more than $150 each). I have thrown my name in the hat maybe five times and never won, but on Friday we got to attend the most magical show that I have ever seen. Some combination of emerald eyes and blouses brought Crystal and I luck. If you find yourself in the city, make every effort to go...it is an absolute treat.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brett and Ameara



Last week I went to Minneapolis to visit my dear friends whom I met whilst at the University of Texas. We had a great time eating, drinking, shopping, playing Tetris, and enjoying the beautiful weather outside. It is actually already starting to get a little chilly up there.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Getty



Kevin and I visited the Getty Center in late July. I highly recommend the architecture tour; it really gave me a better appreciation of the (already) beautiful museum. One tidbit: all of the tiles are some multiple or fraction of 30", the average length of an adult arm. This human proportion was chosen to keep the space from being overwhelming to visitors. As per usual, I am a below average human being.

San Antonio Visit



In August I got to visit my uncle Patrick and his lovely new wife, Nastasya. I had fun with her kids at Chuck E. Cheese, but my favorite was watching Zach and Mackenzie feed the stray kittens in the neighborhood.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How to hit on a lady

This morning an older gentleman told me, "If we went to high school together, I would have carried your books.".

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm immature. Sorry.




This is the New York, New York Car Wash that I passed en route to my hotel in Manchester. Their slogan is 'You've tried the rest... now try the best hand job in the North!'