Monday, May 21, 2007

Dear la Madeline brownie,

Wow, we had some really good times together this past weekend. You are everything that I look for: rich and dark. Although you were covered in nuts, I was able to overlook that for the sake of our relationship, and I'm so glad that I did or I never would have known the depths of your chocolaty layers.
I'm not going to lie though, brownie. I still think about the chocolate croissant that I could have chosen. I think about what my life would have been like had I picked the flaky pastry. Who knows where the relationship would have gone. But I picked you, brownie. And I'm so glad that I did. I don't regret that decision; even when other girls wanted bites of you, I didn't mind.
I still think about you. I think about what you must be doing and who must but enjoying you now. But no matter what happens in our relationship, even if I never see you again, we'll always have Dallas.

Love truly,
Emily

Friday, May 18, 2007

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Colin's baseball boys won the state championship on Wednesday night. If you are thinking..hmmm that sounds familiar, you'd be right. That's because he coached his softball team to a state championship in the fall. Wow, 28 years old and already reached the pinnacle of his career. That's either cool or depressing. Now, an update on my booming career: I got Cason to eat broccoli yesterday. So there.

Side note: Did anyone hear about that apartment on NW Classen that was full of marijuana (ok, I spelled marijuana wrong and the spell check corrected it. That's how street I am.) plants? Like for to ceiling in every room. I see a "How to make the most of your small living space" article in the renters' future.

Side note 2: Ok, how good is LOST getting? There was awhile I thought I was going to have to leave the show but the last few weeks, I'm hooked again. And I may or may not have bawled my eyes out while Charlie was making his list.
*Of you don't get the title, go to abc.com and watch all of the last episode of LOST.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hola all. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy rowing around our neighborhood in the crazy rain. Yesterday we lost power for ten hours. Ten hours. Ten. Hours. Thank you Thomas Edison and Ben Franklin for the wonderful gift of electricity. But why couldn't either of you come up with a way to prevent the power from going out? After spending the day without power, I have compiled a list of things you can do without power:

1. Take a nap.
2. Read to your child (but who wants to do that?).
3. You can take a shower but you can't blow dry your dry your hair so you have to scrunch it 80's style (more on that later).
4. Go to your lovely in-laws home (pending they still have power) for breakfast.
5. Obsessively turn the lights on and off to make sure that you didn't miss the power coming back on.
6. Laundry -- oh wait no...unless you are planning on washing in the sink. Apparently, washers and dryers work on electricity.
7. Drive around the neighborhood wondering if the OG&E guys are ever going to come.
8. Take your kids to McDonald's - where they have power - and let them play.

On different note, but slightly related to number 3 (above), I celebrated the 20th anniversary of Dirty Dancing by going to see it in limited release. How deliciously cheesy is that movie? It's supposed to take place in the early sixties but it is SO eighties. Not that is has the best acting or story of all time, but let's face it, that's not why we love the movie.