Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bug

Ryan and I had dinner last night with our friend Erica (aka Tiny E, aka Bug) and her husband Scott. Ryan knew Erica from high school and Erica was my suitemate/roommate from Trinity depending on the year. Erica and Scott have an adorable little boy named Isaac who we got to meet before dinner.


Isaac, seen here taking downtown Houston by storm

Also before dinner we got to see Erica's mom Wanda, whom we hadn't seen in years. Wanda is awesome and it was great to see her, even if only for a few minutes. She also hasn't aged in 15 years - it's kind of amazing.


Erica and Wanda looking cute New Year's Eve 1995

We had a great time catching up, eating some good Mexican food at Vivo, reminiscing about high school and college, and debating the pros and cons of Facebook. Afterwards we partied it up by swinging by the HEB before calling it a night at 9:30 because we were all tired. We are getting old.

Here's one more because I can't resist:

Erica, Richard, and Shannon in Nuevo Laredo

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back in Business/ SYTYCD

Well, after three years of service my MacBook finally died. More specifically, the screen died. It started fading to white every so often, kinda like the season finale of Lost except less entertaining, then I'd reboot it and it would be fine. Sunday night it did this and never came back. After rushing it to the "Genius Bar" (I will never get over how pretentious that is. They should call it the "iER" or something), I was told it would be $800 just to get a replacement screen. That's not including labor and fixing the DVD player which said adios a couple of months ago when I accidentally dropped the laptop on it's side. Ahem.

So after pulling my best Puss n' Boots on Ryan:


I went with his blessing back to the Apple store to hunt down an extremely early Christmas present.

I don't really need a fancy shmancy computer. I was planning on waltzing in there and picking up their cheapest laptop, but I kept gravitating towards the MacBook Pro. Of course that's what I talked myself into.


So shiny

Everybody dance!
So the new season of So You Think You Can Dance is in full swing. I love this show so much. It has a great host (Cat Deeley is awesome. She's not afraid to hug sweaty dancers, dance out in the cold with auditioners waiting in line, fix dancer's shoes, and she's also 8 feet tall), competent judges, and extremely talented choreographers and dancers. I haven't picked out a favorite this season yet, I kind of like everyone except the two that were ousted last week. Here is my favorite dance from last night's show:

(You can FF to the actual performance and skip the fluff at the beginning)


My friend Kristi and I did a dance for the school talent show in 5th grade to Howard Jones' Things Can Only Get Better. I'm thinking we should dust that puppy off and seriously consider auditioning for next season.