Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Pretty Spring Day

Took a ride out to Old Settlers Park today to see if the wildflowers were blooming... there were some, but the full blanket isn't out yet. At least, I hope there is going to be more! Wildflowers in Texas are gorgeous! Sometimes they cover entire hillsides in color.

Here's one pic, I have more.... but I have to edit them so that they are smaller. Right now they are big enough for wallpaper, but too big to upload to my website!


I know these pictures are boring, but humor me! I don't have much to say it seems, so I might as well share some pics. It could be worse, I could be posting pictures of my dogs.... wait, that's a great idea!! LOL

hugggs all....

Monday, March 21, 2005

Texas Politics

Seems like Texas has more elections than a hive has bees (this analogy is highly relevant)...... at least two or three a year for various local positions, bond issues, blah blah blah. The road leading out of my neighborhood dead ends at a redlight onto a semi-major road. The pasture fence opposite the light is always decorated with colorful campaign signs.... Seems like every couple of weeks (disclaimer: this is likely an exaggeration, but it seems like only a couple of weeks) the current election signs are whisked away and replaced with the propaganda for the next election's hopefuls.

Well, it's boring. But I have to admit that this sign caught my eye. For one thing, it wasn't the usual red/white, blue/white, or red/whiteandblue. This one was bright yellow and black. Rufus Honeycutt????? Would you vote for someone named Rufus Honeycutt???? Particularly charming is the addition of the little honeybee in the upper right corner... Oh how clever!! I couldn't help thinking that I am glad this advertising genius wasn't responsible for the campaign signs of George Bush.... although that could have been pretty funny actually!! LOL

Oh hell, I think I'll vote for old Rufus just because he got a good laugh out of me!


Sunday, March 20, 2005


Why can't spring last forever? This is a redbud tree - really pretty when it blooms in the spring, but after the blooms go away it is skimpy and entirely unremarkable. And they grow verrrrrrrrry slowly. I don't believe I've ever seen one that is taller than maybe 12 foot...


Tomorrow, something a bit different maybe? I will need to be a little more creative.

Time for a glass of wine... night all.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Daily Pic

Since I am really enjoying having a digital camera, and it's so much fun to take meaningless pictures, I'm going to bore you with a picture a day. Why? Just because I can, that's why.

I took the dogs for a walk this morning, and stowed the camera in my pocket (it's so amazingly small, why not?) So here is round one of my aimless and unnecessary and beyond trivial "Pic of the Day".

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Hook 'em Horns

Just for the record, I am NOT a rah-rah Go Texas Bevo-loving burnt orange-wearing gung-ho fan. I am a transplant to Texas, so UT is just another school to me. It also happens to be the best public university in Texas, and it's also only 20 minutes away. So, yes, I do hope that my son goes there.

It's spring break, so we went on a campus visit today. While Greg went with all the other kids on a campus tour, I set off on my own. We've been here many times. This is the first time, though, that I am looking at it as a potential 'home' for my kid. Austin is a great city. I don't even think of it as a city. Seems like more of a big town to me.

Digital cameras are soooo much fun! Here are some pictures of my day at UT.

Monday, March 14, 2005

A brisket, a brasket..... gawd, how lame is that? My "titles" aren't exactly inspiring LOL

Well Linda, it's 10:00 and I just threw the brisket in the crock pot. When I get up in the morning, this house is gonna smell like Dickey's BBQ Pit!!! I can't wait. Thank you soooooooo much for saving my ass (again).

I was just thinking (uh oh, that could be trouble). It's amazing to me how much computers have changed the world. There was a time when we were a small percentage of the population with our secret little society. Now everyone is on-line and it really isn't the same anymore. What exactly do I use my pc for now? Well, I use it to pay my bills. Hell, I even get some of my bills emailed to me instead of snail mail. Save a tree, ya know? But even though my pc has become more useful, it's really not as much fun anymore. Oh well, that's progress.

Oh, and there's one thing that I've had for a couple years that I couldn't live without - Netflix! I used to get so frustrated at Blockbuster because it was so hard to find movies there. If it isn't a "new release", there is no way you are going to find it unless you are lucky! Organization isn't their strong point, that's for sure. Netflix has been great because of their search feature - even if you don't know the exact name of the movie, or if you only remember one of the stars, it's easy to find something. And I love their Recommendations. I have watched some great movies that I never even heard of, let alone thought about renting. "In America" was excellent. So was "Greenfingers".
And they have documentaries, television shows, if it's on DVD, they have it. Just love it.....Tonight we watched The Ultimate Carson Collection. Is there anyone who will ever come close to Johnny Carson? Highly unlikely. Greg was making fun of the clothes! They sure did love plaid in those days - plaid jackets, plaid pants and verrrrrry wide ties! Disclaimer: Netflix is NOT paying me to advertise their service..... LOL

And of course, my pc is great for finding lost recipes that good friends have sent me LOL....... tomorrow I am gonna make some potato salad to go with that brisket on Wednesday.

PS - if any other Netflix users out there that want to get a 'friends' list together to share movie recommendations and stuff, let me know. That's another cool feature.

hugggggs and good night!

Monday, March 07, 2005

Oh well........

It's been over a week and I didn't get a call back. I guess we'll never know then...... damn.

Funny thing is, I have gotten in touch with lots of old friends over the past couple of years. Good friends from high school. Friends that we partied with when we lived in New York. Old neighbors.... and it's really nice to hear what's up with them. But after a couple of emails, you kind of run out of stuff to say. And then you feel guilty because you're not staying in touch. Who wrote the last email? How often should you email?

I love hearing from old friends. People that really were a huge part of my life at one time. People that I still think about. But then, inevitably, you run out of stuff to say. What do you really have in common anymore? You used to be friends and neighbors, now you live thousands of miles away. I envy people who have those 'lifelong' friends. But those are the people that still live in the same town they grew up in. That's not me. And I don't regret a minute of my adult life. But those 'lifelong' pals.... yeah, that would be nice. The people who knew you back when you were goofy. The people that made the trip to Jersey with ya to go drinking when the drinking age in Jersey was 18. ...... the people that you drove around with - too many to a car, and who used seatbelts in those days? Hell, I had a good friend who had a Honda civic. Now THAT was a small car....... We were at the Jersey shore and nine of us piled into that car to go out to a bar..... damn that was fun. Damn I feel old!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well, maybe Lisa will get my message someday. Wherever you are, girl, I hope that you are well and happy!!!!