So on July 9th, my sister Brandi & I both got tattoos. Neither of us have gotten one before, but on an impulse conversation over July 4th weekend at my aunt's lakehouse, we both decide to do it. So a week later, during already planned visit from my sister, we went to Gully Cat Tattoo here in Austin & took the plunge. We each got a turquoise ribbon behind our ear, hers on the left, mine on the right. The ribbon is for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. My mother recently finished chemo treatments for an advanced stage of this disease.
I was so surprised how relatively painless the whole tattooing process was. After *maybe* 10 minutes of uncomfortable, but not unbarable pricking from what sounded like a dentist's drill, I was done. Two weeks of simple maintenance (wash twice a day with dial soap, use aquafor several times a day) and I don't have to worry about it again.
Now I feel like a badass.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A little Homeslice pizza really hit the spot this Friday. We had to wait about an hour & a half for a table, but the weather was nice, & the wine was cold on the outdoor patio.
|In front of the door at Homeslice. I love the way this came out.|
On Thursday, we visited the Alamo Drafthouse to see Cedar Rapids. It turned out to be a great movie, a quirky, interesting story about insurance salesman (not as boring as it sounds!) starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly. As we were walking in to the theater, we saw a yarn bomb on the drainage pipe and I couldn't help taking a pic. They are popping up all of Austin and I love them. They always make me smile.
Last Sunday, we enjoyed a Food Crawl around south Austin put together by our friend Krissy. We ended up going to the food trailer park on SoCo, eating tasty bites from three of their trailers (fried pickles, pork tacos, and a chicken, avacado cone from Mighty Cone), then sandwiches at Luke's Inside Out, next to Gibson's bar and finished it up with donuts at Gourdough's. It was really fun way to spend an evening, and although I've been to the South Congress trailer park before, it was great to try out a few new places that we've never experienced. Everything we sampled was awesome.
|Waiting for deliciousness at Gourdough's|
|The Puddin' Donut|
Monday, April 4, 2011
So after 3 blackberry storm mishaps, some my fault, some not, I have now joined the iPhone nation. I've been wanting one for quite a while, but haven't had the chance to switch until about a week ago when I dropped my blackberry storm on the asphalt parking lot at work & killed the screen. I have to say...I'm really loving it so far. I was used to having the internet and facebook, but there are so many more apps, fun games & other cool stuff for the iPhone...I've been having alot of fun trying things out. My favs so far are the hipstamatic camera & a photo booth app. I love the texture that both of the apps put onto photos! Here are a few I've taken:
|downtown Austin view, hipstamatic|
|water tower in Gruene, hipstamatic|
|Food Trailer Crawl, IncrediBooth|
|Gourgdough's Flying Pig Donut, hipstamatic|
Sunday, March 13, 2011
So, turns out I'm not great at updating my blog often. I guess it goes along with my New Years resolutions whimpering out a bit. But, it's always a good time to refresh & start again, right? Every day is a chance to begin fresh. So hopefully, this blog will be one of the things I get back on track with. Becoming healthier is also something that I'm renewing my focus on. I started out in January doing alright, but quickly, I starting slipping...it's so easy to do. Here's to second starts!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
After a long, stressful work week, Andrew & I went to a place called Painting with a Twist. I heard about it a while ago, & have been wanting to try it out, so Friday we did. It's a casual painting class that takes you step by step to create a painting. The artwork is set for each day of the month, so you just go online, and pick your painting from the calendar of choices. They also encourage you to bring wine & snacks, which of course, we were happy to do. It was alot of fun, & surprisngly, not intimidating at all. There is one main instructor & a TA for about 25 people, so its easy to get help or ask questions if you need to. In 3 hours, you end up with a completely finished, dry painting. I'm happy with the way my painting turned out (especially since I'm a first-timer) & I am looking forward to doing it again.
|The Instructor's version|
|Ours: Andrew's on the left, mine on the right|
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I'm a couple of weeks late in posting this, but Andrew & I went to the San Antonio Zoo in early January & had a great time. I hadn't been since I was little, & didn't remember anything, so it was a new experience for me! It was a little chilly, but sunny, so the weather turned out to be awesome. It was really cool to see some exotic animals (crazy bird below among them) and of course, the zoo standards. We also made wax figurines from the vintage machines they had around each corner of the zoo, it was really fun & whimsical. It made for a pretty good lil Sunday. : )