Did you have a good long weekend, everybody? I did! First there was the luau:
With fancy food
and the limbo!
Here I am with my soon-to-be-roommate Amy
Gee golly I look short next to her. Always have. And then Sunday night there was farewell drinking at a nearby pub. See how Amy and I, responsible designated drivers, are finishing a night of responsible drinking with very responsible ice water?
And Monday, the Memorial Day party, where normally we shake our heads as the boys injure themselves on the slip 'n slide.
This year, for some reason, it was quite enjoyable.
What else did I do this weekend? Oh yeah.
That vacuum there is a piece of history, kids. Genuine vintage stuff. It still has the sticker that says Thrift Town - Tested, Works NO GUARANTEE. Yes, it makes a squeaky noise and sometimes smells like burning, but it works better than either of the two twenty-first century vacuums in our household. And right in front, you see the final two boxes, the ones marked "Random." I really wasn't kidding about that. Add to that massive pile two end tables, one ottoman, one red table, and an inherited bedroom set complete with the world's largest dresser, and there you have my rather outrageously large collection of stuff. Thankfully, we found out today that we've been approved to rent the house for which we applied, so we're good to go and as of Saturday will be doing our part to keep Austin weird. (As opposed to what I've been doing here, namely my part to keep San Antonio fat. Because the last I knew, we were neck and neck with Houston for Nation's Fattest City honors. If I had my own restaurant or bakery here I would absolutely have bumper stickers made with the name and the catch phrase "Keep San Antonio Fat." And now if you'll pardon me, I have to go trademark that phrase, just in case. Because did I already get a google hit for animatronic LBJ? Yes, I did.)
Oh, and last night was meatloaf night at my parents' house, which, yes, Amy, Holly, and I drove over thirty minutes for. Laugh if you want, but it's really excellent meatloaf. Sadly, I have no photos of that to share.