Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Bronco?

Sunday, December 21, 2008


It is ok to not want to eat something.


It is ok to know what you do and do not like to eat. Please don't take it personally. Please don't get mad. Just let me eat in peace.

No, I do not want to try it. Not even a little piece. No.

No, I still don't like that. No, I have never liked that.

People, please let others eat what they want. It's the holidays.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Robin Sparkles

Crystal here.

My flight to Amarillo was supposed to leave at 7:05 tonight, but got delayed until 11. What to do for 4 hours in a boring airport? Watch Robin Sparkles rock my body until Canada Day, of course!

Add a chair that swivels to my Christmas list.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Let the mourning/groaning begin, Proverbs 29:2...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Reason to vote

With all of the political discussions and debates, I think the majority of Americans have forgotten one of the most important reasons to vote, SNL. Think about it, would you rather spend the next four years having SNL make fun of Obama or Palin.

I think the answer is quite obvious. Vote McCain/Palin!

Friday, October 10, 2008


So, I have also fallen prey to Nicole's demand for 5 quirks about me to be posted for all the world to see. I hope my students don't find this.

1. If you know me, you know that I have serious food issues. If it looks gross, smells gross, sounds gross (meatloaf--disgusting!), or I just don't feel like it, then I refuse to eat it. RE-fuse. I think I have hurt some feelings in the past. But, really--it's not your cooking. It's not because I think you might have made something gross. I just don't want to. Now, some might feel the urge to call me immature or tell me to "grow up"--but, really, what is more mature than knowing exactly what you will and will not do and sticking to those standards?

2. I hate it when the air conditioner blows directly on my face. I would rather be too hot than have it blow on my face.

3. I have a very specific place for my pillow. I have a huge pillow, and I like to sleep on my side. My pillow has to wrap around me and touch my back while I am sleeping. If it gets moved during the night, I wake up to move it back.

4. Ummm...I hate answering my phone. Even if I like you or are related to you, I just hate phones. I don't like talking on them at all. That's why I never answer and rarely call you back.

There is nothing else strange about me that I can think of. And don't leave a comment if you think of something embarrassing.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Have we all gone mad?

So I was in HEB (a grocery store for you non-Texans) and I saw this!

Now I know he is a presidential candidate and could possibly bring Armageddon down on us all. But isn't a children's book a little much? I mean what the hell has he done to deserve a book to be written about him, let alone an illustrated book meant to brainwash and destroy our posterity!

Please somebody, anybody tell me one thing he has done, other than be endorsed by the devil (Oprah) and win the Democratic nomination, which is worthy of a children's book?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tales from the Crypt now filmed in Oakland

Caution this video contains at least one corpse, not approved for the weak of heart

Seriously though, does anyone actually believe Kiffin was in the wrong? Not that I care too much the longer Davis reaches out from the grave the longer the Broncos will be able to continue to dominate the Raiders.

In other Bronco/Raider news, Elway recently married an Ex-Raider cheerleader! Feels like he might have been searching for one last attempt to stick it to the Raiders. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Sighting

Well, we made it 5 weeks into the school year.

There has officially been a weiner sighting.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Private blogs grrrr

I hate private blogs.

They require entirely too much energy for me since I can't read them in Google reader. It's also really annoying when I know someone is linking to my blog on their blog but I haven't even been invited to read their blog! And don't even know who they are...

So if you have a private blog and want me to read it, send me an invitation or better yet, make your blog public so I will actually read it. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quote of the week

"We played 1-on-1 football with them. We didn't outscheme them," Cutler replied. "Eddie Royal beat DeAngelo Hall time after time after time. That's what happened."

I'm so glad Oakland spent all that money on Hall!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Even though he's my boy, I can't not share this pic.

Reason for the Mcdonalds bag and reason for billboard in general

The league lowered his suspension to 1 game so hopefully he has matured and will be able to destroy the chargers in week 2 and the Saints or Cowboys in the Super bowl.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Can you tell I'm excited about football?

here's a great little video of an interception from last week's game.

It's called pinball wizard...

Broncos Video


Saturday, August 30, 2008


FF Roster

Round Pick Player    Position
1        11 Maurice Jones-Drew    RB
2        2 Clinton Portis    RB
3        11 Michael Turner    RB
4        2 Santonio Holmes    WR
5        11 Greg Jennings    WR
6        2 Laurence Maroney    RB
7        11 Dallas Clark    TE
8        2 Felix Jones    RB
9        11 Chris Perry    RB
10       2 Nate Burleson    WR
11       11 Kevin Walter    WR
12       2 Sidney Rice    WR
13       11 Kurt Warner    QB
14       2 Robert Meachem    WR
15       11 Jeff Garcia    QB
16       2 Matt Leinart    QB
17       11 Philadelphia PHI    DST
18       2 Matt Prater    K

There were a couple of players I was targeting that got snaked from me, including Cutler, S. Young, Royal, Marshall, Hall, Stokley and Scheffler. But for the most part I think I got a decent team. I do think I waited just a little too long to pick my QB. Though I think Warner/Leinart will be good if one of them can actually hold the starting job.

What do you all think?

Who should my starting RB's be this week?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Blog List

Blogger just added a new widget called my blog list. Its not as nice as reader but does about the same things, since it tells you when the last time the blog updated was.

So now I'm asking you if you read my blog and your name is on the blog list, check to see when was the last time you updated. I see quite a few that are over a week and some haven't been updated in months!!!

shame on you :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Shaved my head again. I think I'm going to make a time delay movie of my hair growing. I know you all are so excited to watch hair grow!

I'll post it in a month or two when its complete.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monroe, LA

Five years ago about 100 people where I work moved from Monroe to Austin. Our company was consolidating and closing that office. I quickly became friends with quite a few of them as they introduced me to Fantasy Football among other things. So for the last five years I've heard many stories and tales of the great city of Monroe. Well I finally had a chance to go visit this past weekend...

I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll talk a little about Monroe and a little about LA. Monroe is a small city that could have been a pretty nice city but slowly has become run down and pretty trashy. I saw a total of 4 garages as most homes have carports. I live in TX so I've seen my fair share of Rednecks, lawn decorations and cars on cinder blocks but Monroe simply put us to shame. (not in a good way) There was also just a sense of racial tension everywhere you went. I've never really experienced this, the majority of my childhood was in UT and AZ and they have very few African Americans and the large suburbs of Austin and Dallas don't have much racial tension either. But in Monroe you could just feel that there were years of hatred on both sides and neither side was about to act Christian and make amends. It really was quite sad.

LA was settled by the French and like all things French, it is about as screwed up as it can possibly be!!!!! First they want you to know that you are in their state. In Texas and the other states I've lived in we like to put a sign up saying welcome you are now entering a new state. In LA they decided to one up us, they designed all of their roads to be extremely noisy and bumpy to let us know for sure that we were no longer in TX. Then the decide to give everything names that no sane person can or should pronounce. And they even have a different legal system then the rest of the US. Having been there twice now I can safely say that as bad as the federal government screwed up Katrina (and it was bad) I have no doubt that the majority of the blame is on the French settling the state.

Now having ranted a bit, the trip was actually quite fun, I got to eat some pretty good food, participate in a fantasy football draft, and play 36 holes. Now the golf was nothing like TX. First I used to think playing golf in TX was like playing in hell. Well I was grossly mistaken. LA makes TX feel like Alaska! And the fairway grass was about 8 inches tall (I lost many balls in the fairway), the mosquitoes were as big as birds (donated atleast 2 pints of blood), the gnats were not very tasty (I only ate about 3 or 4 thousand as we were driving in the cart), the course was extremely wet and muddy and the water was very stagnant and smelled worse then a sewer. But it was golf and I enjoyed myself anyway.

Well that was my weekend...when/if I go back next year I'll be a little more prepared and will probably enjoy it even more.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Associate Principal

So, we have an associate principal. He was hired about a week ago. He's not a good public speaker. He was giving a presentation on Tuesday, and he would put a power point slide up, be totally silent for a few minutes, then say, "Next slide". Boring! That afternoon, we had another great presentation. We were allowed to ask questions this time. There were at least 22 questions asked (my friend and I started counting after a few of them), and he could not answer any of them. ZERO. Didn't know any of the answers.

The best part of the afternoon was finding all the errors on the presentation. The funniest one was:

"If a student is endanger of failing a class..."

This guy has a degree, right?

Poor Coaches

So, the coaches found out their coaching schedule today. They soon realized that they had been scheduled to teach World History and coach basketball during the same periods. We have high expectations at my school. So, the entire social studies department had to be totally re-scheduled. Rooms are decorated, copies are made, and people are now having to prepare for classes they haven't taught in years, or ever. School starts on Monday! I don't know if the kids will be as entertaining as our administration, but we'll see.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Remember that Superintendent I told you about? Well, she kindly informed the math, science, English, and history coordinators for the district that their jobs were being phased out. They would be required to teach 3 classes at the high school and coordinate half time, and next year they would have to teach full time or find other employment. This wouldn't be so bad, except that she gave them this news last Thursday. A little too late to find another job! To make it even worse for the math coordinator, the classes that she got stuck with are Algebra I Co-Teach, Math Models, and ACCELL Geometry. That's right, three totally different classes. On two different days. To top it off, these are full of what I would fondly call inmates. It's going to be a rough year.

School Drama

Hey, Crystal here. T Jay usually posts, but the school fun began yesterday, and I know I promised you all out there stories. Only the teachers are at school right now, and yesterday we had our convocation. All the schools get together, and it's supposed to be a peppy, teachers are so great and wonderful and you can do it! kind of time.
Our new superintendent was our speaker. She came aboard last year, in the middle of the year, and has not been making friends. Last year, a certain science teacher did not get a paper turned in to the AP board on time, so she canned him. He finished out the last couple of weeks of school, and what do you know, he's the teacher of the year!
Well, yesterday during convocation, all the teachers of the year from all the schools were being announced...only who was missing? That's right, the GHS teacher of the year. Ummm... the high school teachers actually booed. It was kind of funny. I was sure we were going to get lectured.
Thank goodness we didn't. Well, then she goes on to bore us with talk of the TAKS test and how we didn't do well enough, and now we're going to be under a microscope to make sure that we don't let those kids down! Then, a video was shown for a program that gives grants to teachers for classroom supplies. In it, the old superintendent was being interviewed, and the entire auditorium cheered for him. Not just the first time he came on. Every time. Perfect ending, don't you think?

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm a G33K and I like Bawls

So Crys and I went to Houston for 4 very good reasons.

1. See the Denver Broncos play. I can't tell you how excited I am that the football season is here!!! I'm going to LA for a FF draft in 2 weeks and then have another here in Austin the week after.

The Broncos lost the game but it was still fun to see and I don't mind losing in preseason nor to the Broncos part 2. Cutler looked good. Marshall is a beast. Young did pretty good, Crystal kept asking me Selvin Young sounds familiar why do I know his name, I must have told her 5 times that he played college ball at UT.

2. Stop by MicroCenter and buy Bawl's new root beer called G33K B33R

While its not the best root beer I've ever had it was pretty dang good and the fact that it has Caffeine and Guarana is a definite plus. I know a lot of purists will say root beer shouldn't be caffeinated but sometimes I need a pick me up and instead of reaching for a Red Bull or Coke, why not reach for a root beer?

BTW I have been drinking Bawls Guarana since '97 and '98 and its a very good soda, though it is NOT the same as the Guarana sodas in Brazil. My favorite from Brazil is Kuat, Guarana Jesus and Antartica, though the only kind I can find here recently is Antartica. 7-11 used to carry Kuat in a fountain drink but stopped for some reason. (I might have been the only one drinking it) Back to the list of reasons

3. See my cousin Karla, she's my Aunt Sherri's oldest daughter, I haven't seen her in 12 years but they just moved to TX so we had to go see her. Her husband is a doctor and they have a super cute son who is almost 2. We BBQ'd at her house and had a lot of fun.

4. See Shaunna and her family. Its nice to see Emmerson without Grandpa being around because I am then her favorite. (No one compares to Grandpa) Camden is as cute and fat as ever. I think she might be my favorite so far cause she is dang lazy, she just sits there and smiles, she's even too lazy to cry! I love it.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Crazy women and vampires!

So um I got suckered into going with Crystal and Nicole to Walmart to pick up the new book by Stephanie Meyer at midnight of course the good news is that we only waited 10 minutes and the book was only $13. Here are some pics of the event.

One of Crystal's students was there, so I had to get a picture of the three of them and their books.

I only had my phone so the pictures aren't great but if you look closely Crystal and Nicole were by far the oldest people in line. And I was the only person with testosterone in the line...

Can't you just feel the tension and excitement?

Walmart even gave us free stickers, punch and cake. Take that fans who waited at 9am at Barnes and Noble!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

100% Pain and Fire House Subs

Crystal and I went to FireHouse subs for the first time. Its a pretty good sub shop, that was started by fire fighters. They have a huge counter of hot sauces for you to put on your sub sandwich.

I tried one that claimed to be the hottest it is called 100% Pain it was pretty dang good and had a nice kick. While not hot enough to be inedible it did have one strange side effect...

Obama vs Moses

So my brother sent me some interesting articles on Obama, and I thought them worthy enough to share.

The Candidate As Cult Leader
by Michael Medved


The Audacity of Vanity by Charles Krauthammer

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Media Hype, Batman and Politics

So Batman Begins is one of my favorite comic book based movies, I personally even believe it was better then Tim Burton’s Batman. I loved how dark it was and think Christian Bale did an awesome job as he always does, remember the “Newsies” and “Swingkids” and don’t even get me started on “American Psycho”. Anyway I was pretty dang excited about the new Batman movie. And unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably been hearing all the hoopla about “Batman: the Dark Knight” since Heath Ledger’s untimely death. You’ve probably heard about how great Heath Ledger is and how he deserves an Oscar. Heck you’ve probably already been to the theater and watched it yourself; after all the movie grossed $158.3 million dollars.

Well the media has been deceiving you and you probably don’t even realize it or didn’t realize it. (for those of you who haven’t seen it and plan to stop reading now, for those of you who saw it take five minutes and ponder about the movie think really hard about all the scenes and the plot twists and stuff)

Ok so now you have refreshed your memory, you’re probably a little disappointed in the experience, aren’t you? You can admit it, don’t be ashamed. I’m not saying the movie wasn’t fun and enjoyable, I’m just saying it wasn’t done right and wasn’t that great. Of course it could be worse, Mr. Freeze…

So let’s dissect the movie. First off it was not a Batman movie, but a movie about the Joker. Now I’m not sure if the director re-edited the movie after Ledger’s death to make him more prominent or not but the movie was definitely about the Joker and not Batman. It was almost like Bale wasn’t even in this movie, except for a couple of small scenes as Bruce Wayne and some really annoying whispering (and I mean really annoying, Crystal turned to me at least 5 times complaining about it, which ironically was also really annoying whispering) the role of Batman could have been perfectly played by a stunt double. Now the media is raving about Ledger’s performance and it was good, but was it really Jack Nicholson good? Besides crazy is one of the easiest things to play (ask Crystal I play it all the time) I mean all Heath really had to do is not shower for a few days, where a purple suit some funky makeup and smile really creepily. Not really that difficult. Besides how good could his performance really have been when the scariest part of the movie was Maggie Gyllenhaal? I mean I’m not a huge Katie Holmes fan but she was a much better Rachel Dawes, it is totally unbelievable that Bruce Wayne would be constantly with at least 4 gorgeous supermodels constantly and still be hung up on Maggie Gyllenhaal; that just doesn’t happen! Now to her credit, her face wasn’t the only thing bad about her role; her wardrobe designer chose some pretty awful outfits that looked downright frumpy.

Alright back to the movie, there was not very much originality in there. Everything: the bank robbery, the cruise boats almost exploding, the car chases, the Joker lying about Harvey and Rachel’s location, the prison escape, the hostages dressed as the robbers; it’s all old hat. Not only were the scenes unoriginal they were entirely too long and drawn out, I mean I just about died during the ferry scene, from old age! Not to mention Morgan Freeman’s boring big brother rant and the incredibly predictable destruction of the sonar computer at the end. Plus the movie had two endings, one where it should have ended and then the other 30 minutes later, completely ruining the movie and a chance to do more with Two-Face.
This is how the movie should have ended. Two-Face has Officer Rodriguez call Gordon’s family. Batman captures the Joker and the Joker tells him about corrupting Two-Face. Gordon calls Batman and tells him his family is missing. At this point the main conflict of the movie, the Joker, has been captured and you have a cool cliff hanger and another good character to make a third movie. Instead Batman goes and kills Two-Face in 30 long drawn out minutes, gets blamed for being a bad guy (which I also thought was pretty lame) and the cops chase him into the night. What a waste of a character and instead of adding to the movie it detracted from it.
Another thing I couldn’t stand about the movie was the freaking audience! They had been so manipulated by the media they couldn’t help but clap 4 or 5 times during the film. It’s a film people, nobody in the film can hear you clapping.

So all that being said, I did enjoy the movie, I just wish someone would have asked me, a professional movie and TV watcher since I was born, how to make the movie. It would have been better. I think Aaron Eckhart was fabulous and really should have been cast to do Two-Face in the next movie. (BTW if you haven’t seen “Thank you for smoking” you should) I loved the disappearing pencil trick, the sonar cell phone\bat eyes and the sky hook extraction.

Now that I’ve been complaining about the media hype of the movie and how it didn’t really deserve it, I have to point out another place where media hype is killing me and that is politics. The American people bought into the media attention on McCain and Obama and it disgusts me. I mean the only candidates that I think would be worse for the country would be Huckabee on the republican side and maybe Hillary for the democrats though I’m not sure she would be worse, since we know she is completely self centered and therefore fairly predictable on how to manipulate her into at least not bringing on the Armageddon. Obama is completely unqualified to even be in politics and yet he has a 50/50 chance to be president in 5 months. McCain is no better. To paraphrase Tom Delay, McCain has no redeeming values. Now this statement would be 100% true if it was about Mr. Delay, but it’s about McCain so its only 99% true. I can think of two redeeming qualities of McCain.

1. He is not Obama
2. He is not the Antichrist (and yes I am referring to Oprah)

Any who I sure wish we could call a do over and hold the primaries again, maybe we could actually look at the content and quality of the candidates and make better choices on both sides.

Here’s hoping Batman 3 isn’t as screwed up as the Dark Knight and that whoever is elected President doesn’t get us all killed or do anything else equally as stupid.

Oh and if you want to see a good movie this summer, do yourself a favor and see Iron Man, it is by far the best blockbuster of the year and Hell Boy 2 was a close second.

Do yourselves a favor and see both of them in the theater.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

High Adventure '97

I was cleaning out some of my stuff at my parents house and ran across this picture.

Notice that Bryan Van Every hasn't changed at all in 11 years!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese

Great little video that will make you rethink taking your kids to Chuck E Cheese. :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Allen 1st ward part deux

Last week Katrina and Aaron Lawyer moved into the Old Settler’s ward. Katrina is the daughter of Bishop Dalton from the first ward.

That makes the number of former Allen First Ward members in Old Settlers now 4! Bryan Van Every, Jason Bell and I were also one time members of the good ole 1st ward.

So if anyone else from Allen wants to move, you know where you need to go! We might even let some 2nd or 3rd ward members join us. (Not so sure about the 4th, 5th and 6th wards though)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Smell of Death

So have any of you smelled death?

I have

Crystal went grocery shopping yesterday and bought some ground beef. Unfortunately the cashier bagged the meat in a separate sack and when Crystal was unloading her car (I was at work, yes some of us work during the summer) she accidentally missed a small sack...

One hot Texas day later and I got to smell death. Of course I only had to smell it while looking for the culprit. Crystal had to smell it for 45 minutes driving from downtown Austin to home.

The meat is now in the garbage and the car had been defumed...But I will not quickly forget the stench of death!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


So a friend of mine just launched a new website that is designed to help charities.

The website is actually a game of trivia questions. Every time you get a question right the website donates money to a charity. The more you play the more they donate.

Give it a try its quite addictive and its for a good cause!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Yesterday we went to Schlitterbahn water park. While waiting in line for the first ride I decided to rest my arm on the wooden side railing, Unfortunately the scorpion that happened to be resting there did not appreciate it and decided to sting me. We decided to stay at the park and try and have some fun but after about 4 hours, it started raining and the rides closed down. So we headed to pottery barn where we found a crib bumper for $10!!!

Anyway here is the bug bite a day later, the color has gone down a little bit, but it still hurts.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So, as soon as school was out, I needed to get out of the country and away from all memories of a few choice students. so, I went to Mexico! My friends Brian and Janine are living there for most of the summer, so I went to live with them in their apartment in Queretaro. They have a super cute 7 month old daughter, Cora, and I'm pretty sure she loves me. She was such a good baby!!! I never saw that baby lose it even though we dragged (drug?) her all around creation, on buses, in crazy taxis, and through all kinds of museums.

My Spanish improved greatly, thanks to having to order, ask for more limes, talk to the cab drivers, etc. I even got some chocolate all by myself on the way home. I had a blast!! Here's some pictures from my journey. I didn't really take these, but it's still the same.

This is the city of Guanajuato, which was my favorite of the 3 towns that I visited while I was in Mexico. It is built in a ravine, so the streets are tiny and twisting, and everything is built right on top of another. We had to climb lots of stairs and then continue up a steep hill to get to our hotel.

There is a silver mine in Guanajuato, and the silver barons, who were rich, built this church. Isn't this ridiculous? The craziest part is that there are two more panels just like this one on either side of this. All the churches in Mexico were really huge and elaborate, but this is the most detailed and extravagant that I saw.

Because of the way the city was set up, roads went through mountains in all these crazy tunnels to get around town. It was kind of scary to drive through them, but we made it.

This is a church in a city called San Miguel de Allende that we went to visit one of my first days in Mexico. It was a pretty little town, but my first day out in the heat all day was exhausting.

These pictures are of the city Queretaro, which was the city that Brian and Janine were living in and where we spent most of our time. The city was really pretty and had some fun museums to go to. Every morning we would go out and do something, come home when it was deathly hot outside to take a nap, and then go wander at night.

I really loved all the plazas in the city. At night everyone goes and hangs out in the plaza. There's music, you can always find some good food, and it's just nice to be outside.

I need to give a shout out to nieve de limon, my favorite treat in Mexico. It's like a lime snow cone, but so much better! I also had some fantastic gorditas and tacos while I was there. I miss the food already. One day for dinner I ate 8 tacos!! They were small... and it was only like $5 for all of them.

Thanks, Brian and Janine and Cora!! I miss you and appreciate everything!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Charlie Bit me part 1 and 2

Lunchbox and Carlos, from the Bobby Bones Show, thought it would be funny to remake the video! So here is their version!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Os Reis de Sao Paulo Sul

A friend sent me this, It doesn't seem that long ago...

Monday, May 19, 2008


So I have a couple of puzzles I created posted on Tanga. If you get bored, head over there and try and solve them.

here is a link to my puzzles

Thursday I will have two more published. One in the morning and one at 9:00 pm Texas time.

Stimulus Smimulus

So everyone I know has received their stimulus check except me!

I checked their website and it gave me a schedule (it was way past due for me) and then it said, "Please note, our phone representatives will not have more information about your payment than is shown on this website."

Kind of scary don't you think? Even scarier, if the wrong person is elected...these same people could be in charge of health care.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blogging for Colette

So my sister doesn't have a blog, which is a crime since she has a brand new super cute baby. Anyway I'm sharing a video of her baby Stella and might continue to share more until she creates her own blog :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!

This is a video of a child like we hope to have someday.

We finally got a piano!

I'm so excited I can finally play the piano now. T.Jay is most excited about a volume button and a place to plug headphones in.

We LOVE Stella


So I made this wallet tonight. Some (my angry students tomorrow) would say that I should have graded their PreCal tests. I looked at my school bag... Anyway, I like it. If you decide to make one, you should put some boning above the clasp, because it closes a little weird. I love the fabric, though!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day and Don Quixote

For Mother's Day, I took Crystal and my parents to the ballet of Don Quixote. It was performed by BalletAustin in the new Long Center here in Austin. The music and choreography/dancing was great. The Long Center is a really nice theatre which helped make the night enjoyable. My only complaint would be one of the costumes...One should never have to have a conversation with his mother about whether a dancer is wearing tights or body paint, I'm talking about you Basilio.

In my dad's words "you could put a dime there and be able to tell if its heads or tails."

Friday, March 28, 2008

A More Aerodynamic Look

I decided to change my hair just a little bit.

and yes the shirt is 9 years old.

Hoof and Mouth Disease

Just kidding. Crystal has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. It is basically a variation of chicken pox, but it only affects your hands, feet and the inside of your mouth.

We waited a little to long to take pictures, the sores are starting to heal and disappear.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

Yesterday Bryan and Nicole let us babysit Tyson for the first time. He was super cute and did a great job being without his mom. I even got him to play with an xbox controller!!!

Unfortunately he liked me way better than Crystal and it showed.

Picture of Crystal has been removed on threat of death and other unmentionable pains and tortures

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Voting in America

So if you weren't aware there have been some controversies in America lately, most of which has made me scream and think most Americans were ignorant and stupid. But tonight a little bit of faith has been restored in America's ability to vote for the right person. I am happy to announce that Amanda Overmyer has been voted off of American Idol and that she did not make the top 10 so she will not be touring with the show.

Now I'm wondering if America will make the right decision again at the end of the year....

(as a side note I pretty much think Oprah is the devil)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

And now the photos

Stella Marcee arrived 3-11-08 at 2:03 pm. She weighted 9 lbs 2 oz and is 20 1/2 inches tall.