Monday, October 20, 2008


It's a picture of a picture taken with my computer so the quality isn't that great but you get the gist.... my high school didn't have a dress code for prom until I wore this dress... they created one in my honor... I love my life.

cleaning out the closet!

Found my Burton gloves that I bought like 5 years ago when I worked at Sun and Ski Sports in Houston. I bought them with my employee discount, and I also bought snowboard pants and a snowboard jacket and snowboard boots and goggles. To this day I have yet to use any of it. I moved to the islands soon after! Ugh. Since then I have given my snowboard boots and Oakley goggles away to my ex-best friend Laurie. But I still have the pants, and gloves and I take that back, I always wear that jacket. It's a really nice jacket. I found this piratey hat and my fat hippie headband my friend Jess in Australia gave me. I am getting rid of all my old formal dresses, all but my prom dress. That dress is one of a kind and I refuse to give it up. I am trying to keep myself busy. I think I will go empty the dishwasher....

ok ok... this is it.

Yep, a guy riding a horse down the highway. Texas.
I got attacked by that grass by my legs and I had itchy seeds all over my shorts!!! That's what happens when you stop at roadside treasure troves... 
The booming metropolis of Gause, TX
Small town cute.
Blah... entering back into Dallas....
I wish roadtrips didn't have to end.

but wait... more...

It's a deer! Just walking around the neighborhood...

Some Kayakers on the Comal
Old barn on Hwy 77
Entering the Lost Pines area of TX


The crystal clear water of the Comal River, New Braunfels, TX
Comal River scene
Comal River
Ahhhhh I love to get in the water.... 
The Comal River is one of my favorite places in the world.

Road Trip Pics cont...

More views 

Grandma and Grandpa's house.
Me in Gruene...
Mom and I had Sangrita Swirls on the patio at the Gruene River Cafe.

Road Trip Pics

Leaving Dallas in 5 O'clock traffic.
Sunset on HWY 31 in between Corsicana and Waco... 

Traffic between Waco and Austin, we tried to watch Pirates of the Caribbean on my Mac.
Grandma's beautiful deck with a view of the 8th green or something. 

Acai or not to Acai... that is the question.

Undoubtedly y'all have heard of this Acai berry that is supposed to make you just totally Victoria Beckham skinny and make you live forever... Yeah... Well I have decided to try it after seeing just how big my ass has gotten in the past few months. Well, I found a bottle of the purple stuff in the back of mom's fridge and as there was no expiration date on it, I shook it up and poured me a small cup of it. After scooping the chunks of I-don't-know-what out of the cup I decided to get a few things together before downing it. I poured myself a glass of wine first and foremost, then I cracked open a frosty cold Dr. Pepper. I figure one of the two will be a good chaser. The Acai didn't taste all that bad, it was just a little thick. I went ahead and chased it with both just to be on the safe side. I was just reading the lable on the Acai bottle, (something I should have done before I drank it) and it said to drink one ounce twice a day... ONE OUNCE??? Shit... Hope I don't have some kind of reaction... I drank like four ounces. Ha ha! I feel good! They say this berry juice has like 30 times the antioxidants as red wine! So, imagine the benefits of mixing the two... Oh my, there's something wrong with me. Oh! I need to post pics from the weekend!

Tomorrow is another day!

Tomorrow at 10am I have an interview with someone at the Deep Powder House in Alta, Utah. I am super excited about it but I am trying not to be because I have had a run of bad luck with jobs and I don't want to be disappointed. But if you know anything about me, you'd know that I can't NOT get excited. I have far too much faith in myself for someone who doesn't keep a job for more than 6 months at a time. Hell, sounds like seasonal work is right up my alley!
I have been thinking alot about how DIFFERENT life would be on the mountain compared to the island. Thinking about the weather, well, not so much the weather but the COLD. I have been sweating my ass off for about 5 years, avoiding winter at all costs, chasing the endless summer. I feel like it might be good for me to "chill out" for a few months, slow down, try something new, reflect, play the guitar more, meet new people, get out and see some scenery. While I was in Seattle, you could see Mt. Rainer from the boat yard I worked at. But only on certain days when it was clear enough to see that far. Every day that I could see it, I spent my breaks sitting on the rail by the river bank staring at the mountain. It really is amazing, our country, the beauty we take for granted. I guess when I was a kid when we went on ski trips I didn't really pay attention to the beauty around me, I was usually plugged in to my walkman singing at the top of my lungs while everyone else in the suburban suffered.
Have you ever woken up, thrown the curtains back only to see pure, perfect snowflakes falling on pristine white drifts of snow? I haven't. But I want to. Now, if this whole thing falls through tomorrow and I don't end up getting the job we can just put this blog in the "pipe dreams" folder ok? But just for today... let me dream.

cant. sleep.

dreaming. of. snow.