Thought you might like to know that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day at your local independent comic bookstore. Papi thinks this is better than Christmas.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I bought these for Becca and we're really enjoying them. It's a deck of illustrated cards; you mix up the deck and make up your own story about them. This is the Fairy Tale Mix-Up set. There's a princess, a frog, a witch, a prince, a bag of gold, a message in a bottle, a key, a castle... These would be a great gift.
This post was not solicited or sponsored; if you click the Amazon link I will probably get something (small) out of it.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I landed in Lubbock early Friday afternoon and was greeted by 40 mph winds. Welcome to the plains ...
When I was a kid Lubbock's alleys fascinated me. My great aunt insisted on driving around until she found the most picturesque alley in town for me to photograph.
Hearing: Lubbock makes a BIG deal about Buddy Holly. This is a museum dedicated to him. He died when he was 22!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Two things you should check out:
2. California Baby Tea Tree & Lavender Shampoo & Bodywash. It smells good and didn't make even Becca break out, which is nothing less than a miracle. The tea tree oil is definitely helping with the cradle cap, which STILL hasn't gone away in almost nine years. Kind of expensive, and unlike a lot of expensive shampoo, you can't honestly say that it will last "forever." Anyway, I love it. I bought it at Target, but I've also seen it at Whole Foods.
Disclosure: If you use the Amazon link to buy the shampoo, I might see a penny out of it. Otherwise, this post was not solicited or compensated in any way.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I'm reading up on this restaurant, Haven. It's a new(ish) restaurant started by one of the church members -- he was a chef at Brennan's before. I love how everybody thinks she's Ruth fucking Reichl now with the restaurant criticism. And even the people who liked the place were stingy with the stars.
"Oh they don't have organic wiiiiiiine..."
"Me and three of my friends..." gave it two stars.
P.S. They have bacon spaetzle on the menu. HELL YES.
Of course they LOVED it. The really surprising element was David Cross -- for whatever reason, he didn't mail in the performance; he actually seemed to put thought and effort into it. You could squint your eyes and almost see Dr. Tobias Funke. Amazing.
On Sunday mornings they're allowed to eat the Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs of their choosing. Lately it's been these. They look like kibble.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Emmet was feeling much better by Easter afternoon. We went to Letitia's house, and she fed us ham and pie, so we can declare it an official holiday. Emmet even got to hunt for eggs.
By Monday he was well enough to talk back to me. Today he went back to school after almost FOUR weeks (including Spring Break). He lost a total of four pounds, which is a lot when you only weigh 63 to begin with. He's eating again, though.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Emmet has pneumonia. He's going to be okay, but he's been sick for two weeks and counting. This particularly fun strain of pneumonia includes fluid on the lungs plus an ear infection and hives. Sounds fun, doesn't it? Also, somewhere amidst the three doctor visits (including two finger pricks and a big shot) and the two visits to the hospital for chest x-rays, he has picked up ANOTHER goddamn virus that causes high fever and body aches.
He is just the saddest little guy ever when he's sick. He's just been lying on the couch, limp and too tired to move. He went several days without eating. Fortunately, he's starting to bounce back; he ate a little on Thursday, and a little more on Friday and Saturday. He's feeling well enough to watch tv again.
But for now we're stuck in Houston. Papi and Becca are in Bridge City with the rest of our family. Emmet is very concerned about the Easter Bunny finding him; it's his first time to be in Houston for a holiday. Mine too.