Sunday, February 11, 2007

I <3 the '80s.

Okay, Austin in a nutshell…

Conference: GREAT! Learned a ton. More than a ton. (Be sure to use Google’s Advanced Search page. Check out the results when you just search the .edu domain!)


Alamo Drafthouse: FUN! Falisha described the ‘80s Power Ballad Sing-along as the most fun she’s had in ages. Then on Friday night, we were also the FIRST EVER people in the stairwell to see Master Pancake Theater’s “maiden voyage” (*snork*) as they made sport of the movie Titanic! Here’s the beer they handed us for being the first customers in line…



Kreuz Market: DELICIOUS! Bethany and Falisha watched me go Crazy Carnivore Cavewoman on the brisket & jalapeno cheese sausage while they split a bag of Cheetohs. They think Kreuz Market has too many rules (see sign).



Love Tester: INACCURATE! The thing the girls liked best about Kreuz’s was the Love Meter on the way out the door. Falisha scored a WILD, Bethany was branded HARMLESS--and the librarian was rated UNCONTROLLABLE. (Insert hilarious laughter here…)


The outlets: TOLERABLE! I hate shopping more than some of the MEN I saw reveling in the materialistic frenzy of consumerism (or is it “consumerasm”?).

Bethany’s apartment: CUTE! We had so much fun watching SNL on tv and DVDs of The Office…thank you to Falisha for remembering to pack those. We laughed until we cried…


My girls: SPECTACULAR! They aren’t just sweet. Or just funny. They are simply wonderful. This morning, they surprised me with a hilarious breakfast in bed…complete with their own rules and the world’s worst coffee and little characters they built out of toothpicks and fruit and a paper sombrero…Miguel and Pancho were delicious, btw.


The trip home: RELAXING! The long drive from San Marcos allowed me to get to CD #5 of The Cry of the Icemark, and the non-fat/sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce latte I picked up in Brownwood kept me awake all the way to Abilene. I got back too late to make it to church at 5:00…oh, and my makeup is still in San Marcos! (I rounded up enough to get to work tomorrow… another tube of foundation and one brown eyeliner. There’s no eyebrow pencil or lip liner. No eyelid shadow primer, either, but that’s okay since I don’t have any eye shadow to use, anyway!) ;-)

The Grammy Awards: FANTASTIC! Anyone who knew me in the ‘80s will verify how much I loved The Police. It was so cool to see them REUNITED to open the awards show tonight!! Here’s hoping they will take this reunion on tour this summer! (This whole weekend has been a celebration of the 1980s, now that I think about it--the Power Ballads and The Police and two special girls born in the Aprils of 1984 and 1987…)

7 comments:

Kirsten said...

No Make-Up?! How will you stand today??? Oh, I am so glad I read this post before work ;-) What fun can I have today "lol"

Steelerfan06 said...

Glad you had a ton of fun...I knew you would. I think I saw that BBQ place on the news once for being so good. Oh, and I'm already actively looking for Police concert tickets.

Melanie said...

Your daughters are absolutely beautiful!! I'm sooo glad you all take the time to have fun together!! "NO MAKE UP" do you mean to tell me that the 'Uncontrollable Librarian' NEEEEDS make-up to 'make it' through the day!! I say not... you have enough natural beauty to never use that stuff again!! :) Have a great week!!

bo_berrin said...

I loved the pictures! Bethany and Falisha are stunning, as always! And the picture of you? Um...I just wish the guy in the green shirt woulda turned around to see what was going on behind him. He woulda choked on his BBQ!

The love meter is hilarious! I haven't seen one of those since we were kids. (Come to think of it, you always got "Uncontrollable" then, too--you crazy love tigress!) I'm amazed they found one that still works. It's from the same era as the Zorba fortune teller that used to give us the creeps. Remember those? Yikes. Who made those things? It's hard to believe that somewhere there was a corporate decision to produce and market them. "Hey Fred, let's dream up some kinda contraption that will scare the pants off kids for a quarter each." "Yeah, Gene--how 'bout a creepy old gypsy in a phone booth that hands out scary fortunes of doom?" Hard to believe they didn't stick around long, huh?

The best part of the Love Tester post was Bethany's Munch-face (as in Edvard). You all are so funny!

How did Bethany get such a CUTE apartment??? Doesn't she know a first apartment is supposed to be an inner-city rodent-ridden roach motel with a rusty swamp cooler and three-year old "peanit faddle" left over from the last tenants?

Kevin and I are going on a post-Valentine's date to Abilene today or tomorrow. Let me know if you want to get together to make our trade (BeautiControl and brass angels for fishing gear and stuff). If we come early enough today, we might be able to come to the school and I could see Kirsten, too. Call or e-mail if you want to set it up. Love you!

mad4books said...

HA! THE ZORBA FORTUNE TELLER WAS THERE, TOO!

bo_berrin said...

And you didn't get a picture of THAT??? I can't believe it! You didn't play it, did you?

mad4books said...

No way! I like to sleep at night without dreaming of scary gypsies in turbans with hinged jaws!

Call me crazy...