Dramatic Monotony

Sunday, January 29, 2006

In honor of Freddie's latest 290, I'm going to post a few pictures of my doggies.

Alex is my boyfriend substitute. He gives me wonderful kisses.

Niles will always be my favorite play partner. Look at that beautiful face.

And here's Niles trying to coerce Alex into playing. It's not working too well. Alex is a stubborn doggie... and I think he's the head of this little pack of two.

Now, I can't wait to see this final film of Freddie's. Hopefully he'll put it online.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Okay, due to popular demand, I'm posting my parents' latest surprise purchase... a HOUSE. Yes, folks, you heard right. They've moving out of my childhood home to a big hosue in the suburbs of Houston. Our (now old) neighborhood is going downhill, thanks to an influx of Katrina refugees and nightclubs and shootings. (Or at least that's what I've been told.) My dad decided on a Thursday that he wanted a new house, and on Sunday, they put money down on it. Fast workers, my parents.

It's a nice layout. 4 bedrooms, 3 car garage, a study, and an upstairs media room with extra half bath. Basically, it's identical to the one below, except with another story and a couple of different options.


This is the front of the house. It's on a corner lot, so think about all those sidewalks!

Here's a close-up of the front porch. The arched window is very pretty. That's connected to the study. I would want to paint the door red, but the choice of color is prohibited by the draconian Home Owner Association rules.

The back of the house -- the sod looks like it's about to die. I think it needs some work.

The length of the house from front door to back den.

And a view of the den, with fireplace. The master bedroom is behind.

The kitchen and eat-in breakfast room. We may not be able to salvage our super-cool oven in our current house. That makes me sad.

The upstairs game room was the selling-point of the house. My dad has plans for a projector in the future.

Okay, I thought the master closet was HUUUUUUUUUGE. Evidently there are closets galore in this house.

The master bath is nice, but not as massive as others that I've seen. But honestly, I don't think my parents will ever use that bathtub.

My parents are really excited about moving to the boonies. I'm not so convinced. But my mother likes to remind me that I "don't live there anymore." My dad will have lots of home improvement/painting/landscaping when he retires from his current job. I hope his back fusion heals properly so he can complete all of this work! If I don't get a job soon, I may have to return to Houston to act as free labor. And that wouldn't be good for MY back.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

I'm slowly getting through my pictures that I want to put online.

These are from my trip to San Francisco two weekends ago. I went to see Amy, my roommate from sophomore year and one of my favorite people in the world. And then I dropped by Santa Barbara to see Nicole. Enjoy.

Monday, January 09, 2006

For Mary Louise:


It's online, just for you, sweetie.

And in remembrance of the start of our beautiful friendship, I'll post my "favorite" photograph of the two of us.

Gotta love the Godspell costuming.

You're in my thoughts, babe. And it was great seeing you this past Christmas break.