Saturday, March 31, 2007

Little Angel Sophia

I met Scarlett through Corey about 6 years ago. She and her husband John are 2 of the nicest people that I've ever met. I went to Scarlett's baby shower this afternoon (30 mins late after getting lost on the freaking toll roads to Pflugerville), although she wasn't pregnant anymore.....Scarlett had Sophia a week before her baby shower. I met with Scarlett for lunch at the end of February, and she was having a great pregnancy, no issues, complications, feeling great, until one of her dr appointments around 24 weeks. She went in and they told her she had preeclampsia, and that she had to stay on bedrest until further notice. Well, she went into the doctor a week or so ago for another checkup and they took her to perform a c-section that day. Sophia Belle was born on March 22nd, 2 months early. She weighed in at 2lbs 10oz. She'll be in the NICU for about 7 weeks so everyone can keep an eye on her, and she can get bigger. She's really cute and she looks just like John.

Scarlett is in great spirits, and looks AMAZING. When I asked her where John was during the shower, she said that he was playing golf. They were going to head back to the hospital later together. She has it so together. I can't say that I would have been in any shape to be anywhere BUT the hospital a week later, but the doctors are taking good care of her, and you have to continue to live and do your day to day things to keep your sanity, I guess. I've got a lot to learn about being a parent...but I can't wait. :) Anyways, I know that they are going to be wonderful parents, and I look forward to the day when they bring Sophia home and we all get to meet the little angel.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Nae Nae Turns 28!

Tonight I celebrated Renae's birthday at Buca with a few of her friends. We ate GOOOOOOD too. Fun times.

I came home and watched Trust the Man. Good movie...I really like Maggie Gyllenhal's hair in it. Was thinking about heading to bed, but I realized that I have tonight's episode of 6 Degrees on DVR, so I'll watch it and then head to bed. What an exciting Friday night, I know you are all jealous!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ugh, stupid ISO

I was messing with my camera and reading stuff online about ISO settings and when it was appropriate to use ISO 800 and, etc....well, I set it to that, thinking that I'd get better pictures with it on that setting....WRONG. I figured out that was the reason that ALL of my pictures recently were turning out grainy, when they used to be so clear. SOOOOO frustrating since ALL of the pics in Mexico, Cap 10K and book club, were all taken on this yucky setting.

Oh well, good news is that GOOGLE, once again, saved the day, and I found out the reason, and it's been fixed. Back to the days of nice clear pictures. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rodeo Austin...and Taylor Hicks

My friend, Rick, is a HUGE Taylor Hicks fan....has been since the last season of Idol started. Back when it was in the beginning stages last season, I told Rick that I also really liked Taylor. I thought he was different and would go far in the competition. Over the course of AI, I got about 3 emails a week from Rick with the latest news on what Taylor had done, what people were saying about him, etc, etc, etc. Well, he won, as I am sure most of America knows at this point. So, when Taylor was in town last time, Rick asked me if I wanted to join him for the concert at Antone's. I went, and had a great time....Taylor put on a great show, in typical TH form, complete with the funky dance moves and with his old band. So, when Rick found out Taylor was going to be in town for the Austin Rodeo, he asked me to go. We headed out there a little bit early to enjoy the rodeo. The cowboys, the bull riders, horse riders, etc, were so entertaining. Taylor on the other hand, IMHO, wasn't so much. This time he was performing the songs from his album, the ones that the producers made him do, ones that were so snoozefest to me. It was very appropriate to most of the audience though....I think that I might have been the youngest person there. I felt bad for him, because you could almost see that he was also bored, and missing where he came from. But what do I know. But regardless of the show, it's always fun to hang out with Rick Stein. :)

Just incase this ever happens to you...

I was in the middle of working, typing along like crazy, and then all of the sudden my screen went blank....and when it came back, it was sideways!!! I tried to fix it but gave up and just shut down. I thought that maybe when I started back up, it'd be normal, but no go. So, thank goodness for Google. SO.....if you accidentally hit a bunch of keys and end up with your laptop screen staring back at you in a new portrait landscape, Ctrl-Alt-Arrow will get you back to normal viewing. :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Need Digits?

A few days ago, I was looking for something in a cabinet, and in the process of sorting through all of the stuff in there, I pulled out a ridiculous number of phone books! I threw away the outdated ones and after the recycle bin was full, put the rest of them back. And THEN, another one came on the doorstep just another day later! I mean, who needs phone books anymore with the internet. Just can't imagine who still thinks that paying money to make and advertise in a phone book is good business.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

AMALAH in Austin TX!

Corey and I have been reading Amy's blog,, for a little over a year. She, and her adorable family, live in DC and keep us entertained daily. I was so excited when I saw her post saying that she was coming to Austin for SXSW. Even more exciting was that a reader, Jennifer, was having a little party at her house, so dorky readers like me could come meet Amy. Kara and I headed over to a part of Austin that neither of us had been before, and went to hang out with complete strangers. What a strange feeling to be around someone that you feel like you know everything about, and she has NO idea who you are. I hadn't even ever posted a comment on her site...I was just one of the stalker readers. Anyways, it was a great day, and really neat to meet in person someone that had shared her life with me for so long.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Mega Zeros (I didn't get to quit my job)

So, a few friends had this great idea to each put in a sum of money (I'll leave the ridiculous amount undisclosed) and purchase a large amount of MegaMillions lottery tickets. We all got together and went through all the tickets.....bottom line, we didn't win the big one. We DID come out with $42, but not enough to warrant me quitting my job. Boo.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Bringing Sexy Back to H-town

OMG. Love me some JT. Luis, Dana, Lora, and I went to see JT in Houston on Sunday.....MAN, can that boy put on a show. I can't even put into words what an amazing show it was, so I won't. All I will say is that if you have the chance to go, if he comes anywhere near your town, GO. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Girl's Trip to San Antonio

Corey and I decided to take a day trip/night to San Antonio, to see RENT and have a night out, just the two of us. We had lunch at Acenar, went to see the show, and then had dinner at Rosario's. It was so nice for the two of us to get to spend some time together. Makes me smile that our night out in SA was so different than our nights out back in Austin, when we were young and single. We were back at the hotel before 10pm and in bed shortly thereafter. It's fun to see how our friendship has changed and grown over the years.