Monday, September 29, 2008


Saturday morning I play flag football with some co-worker. I really enjoy it!! It was a hot day AND we played a double header.

We are on the line. I am the center.

After a huge lunch and a little nap, three co-workers and I went to Greenville Ave by my house. This is a picture from the roof of The Public House. It was a beautiful evening!

3am snack at Cafe Brazil

Shawn and I went for a walk on the Katy Trail Sunday morning. It remained me of the Greenway in Minneapolis. After the walk, I went to an amazing Indian Buffet with two co-workers!! Then we walked after the Galleria Mall for a couple hours. This weekend was a nice and relaxing.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday September 26th

Today at work, we are having a chili cook-off. Our team name is Donie Andrews and the Meat Fantastics. We had meat chili with fixings (onions, cheese and fritos), chips and homemade salsa, cheesecake and cowboy cookies. I think there was nine teams. They shooed us out of the room for an hour while the judges try all the chilis.

UPDATE:WE WON!!!! Our chili was named 'Best Tastin' Chili'!!!!

On our team, we have eight people and we have matching shirts!!! Our shirts say different things on the back.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday September 25th

Today for lunch, seven of us went to Lover's Eggroll (a chinese restaurant) in Uptown. I got the Moo Shi Vegetables. Pretty good!!! We took the tolley there and back. It was fun! It took a little longer then we thought but I would go on it again. The trolley starts/ends at the edge on downtown and circles around Uptown.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday September 23rd

Roasted portabello mushroom & spinach pizza, Shiner Bock beer and watching the Sex & the City movie......a wonderful way to stayed a Tuesday night!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Weekend

Friday, a couple co-workers and I went to a dance club in Uptown. Its always fun going out with friends!!

Saturday, I played flag football. So much fun!!! I was a little worried at first. Thinking 'what did I get myself into?'. Once we started playing, I really got into. I even caught a ball!!!! We lost but we did really well for only practicing an hour before the game.

After a 3.5 hour nap and running some errands, I went to Oktoberfest in Addison with some co-workers. We just ate. The festival was packed. Went through five food lines, walked around then went home.

Sunday was nice. Just relaxed. Laid out by the pool in the morning then went to Sprinkles in the afternoon to celebrate Sarah's birthday. Sprinkle only sales cupcakes, really really moist delicious cupcakes!!!

I had a red velvet cupcakes and Sarah had a carrot cupcake.

I just relaxed at home for the rest of the night. It was a beautiful night. I opened all the windows and porch door.

Today I am going to go register my car in Texas. Wish me luck. I think I have anything I need but it seems like they always get you somehow.

Friday, September 19, 2008


The link for a recipe to make vegan jager bomb cupcakes. Yes you heard me correct, jager bomb cupcakes!!! I will be making these!!

September 19th

Aye maateys,

Many of you may not know but today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAP Day). Oh yes!!! My fourth favorite day!! For more information, see .

So, put on your eye patch, dust off your pirate lingo, uncover your true pirate name and talk like a pirate all day long! Find your Pirate name click here: .


Cap'n Avalon Greasepalms

Some buried treasure (chocolate coins) at my desk!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ranger game September 17th

Shawn and I went to a Ranger game yesterday, September 17th. Really nice staduim!!!! We went there with a couple of Shawn's co-workers from humane for habitat.

We sat in the center field area, first level. It was a beautiful night!!!

The signs behind us.

MMMMM...garlic fries!!!

Shawn's $1 hot dogs. You can get grill onions on your dog.

Shawn and I standing by a statue in the staduim.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Smart Women Vote!!!

I am mailing my registration to vote in Texas tonight!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Interesting weather weekend

It started on Wednesday while watching the morning news, the meteorologists were predicting that Hurricane Ike could be a tropical storm by the time it reached Dallas. WHAT?!!? I was picturing heavy rain, strong winds, flooding, dark skies and my cats freaking out. It was my topic of conversation all Wednesday. Then on the Thursday morning news, they said the storm was going to miss us and be more east. GRRR, I got all nervous for nothing. I never believed the meteorologists in Minneapolis but this was major. I have never even been close to a hurricane before. Never worried about one. The news on Friday morning said the hurricane could be a category 1. I changed the channel. Whatever. It was humid during the day.

Went out Friday night. A co-worker had a house welcoming party in the Uptown area then we went to the Corner Bar (it was like a college bar).

Saturday morning, the sky was gray, the wind was blowing and it was lightly raining. Flag football was canceled. I guess every TV channel was saying something different about the storm and the people who put the game together did not want to chance it. It was windy and rain off-and-on all day. I had cabin fever. Shawn came home after work wet and mud. He said they built the house in the rain. I baked artichoke heart/spinach/feta cheese calzones. Delicious!! It stopped raining later that night. I saw Burn After Reading at 11:25pm with some co-workers. Interesting movie. I cannot talk about the movie without giving something away.

Sunday was GORGEOUS!!! Sunny and a light breeze! I walked around Uptown then went to Buffalo Wild Wings with some co-workers to watch some football games. I laughed a little this morning. It was in the 50s. Its Minnesota weather.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September 7th

Shawn and I went to an Irish pub called Tipperary Inn that is about 2 miles from our house on Sunday to watch the 3pm Cowboy game.

Shawn said the bar was made in Ireland then shipped to Texas.

fun times in Texas

I went out on September 5th with some co-workers. Very fun!! First we had a couple drinks at one of the co-worker's house then we walked over to Lift Lounge.

Pre-party shots!!!!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Apartment

Shawn and I got an apartment right across the road from the south part of White Rock Lake. Beautiful area!! It is about 11 miles around the lake. Once I get the couch, I will put up new apartment pictures.

This is what you see when you first walk in the apartment. To the left in the kitchen then the dining room. My room in straight ahead and a little to the left. Going clockwise, next is the door to the patio then Shawn's room.

Shawn's room

The patio. I love it!!!

The door to the patio.

some pictures

On August 22nd, my brothers, sister and I went over to my grandparent's house and had delicious dinner!!!
Since Shawn and I would be in Texas went Drew was graduating, Drew brought his outfit to Grandma's so we could take a sibling picture.

Grandma, Faith and I

Then that night Julie, Jena and I went to Dive Bar in Woodbury!!!

The next day, Julie and I just laid around her house. It felt good to relax. That night we went out for Mexican restuarant.

August 28th, Shawn and I started our drive down to Texas. My car was tip-top fill.

Driving!! The drive was looong. We stopped every four hours for gas and something to drink. We drove about 7 hours and stopped in Kansas City, MO to sleep.

Crossing the Texan border. Finally!!!!!