Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ok so the sibs are kicking my ass on posts. So here goes the long post.....

So I have been volunteering out at KellyUSA. Entertaining kids in an after school day care program. Kelly USA is where they house all the hurricane evacuatees. The cool thing is one of my favorite pair of sisters left on Tuesday for good. Their mom had found an apartment. That is good because I know its old living in a warehouse with your cot 8 inches from a total stranger. The kids were real aggressive, but I probably would be too if my home was destroyed and I had to move to a whole new state with strangers all around me. Mostly you just have to remember these are kids that still just want to be kids so just color, play Dodge ball, jenga, help with home work, basically just play and hang out with them.

The other cool thing is last night Kat and I drove to San Marcos. Maya Angelou was speaking at Texas State. We met up with kat's little brother and then headed off to the student union. It was outside. There were still 100s of people of all race, gender, etc. out in the 105 degree heat to see Maya speak. She basically rocked the house. She is 78 and is still rocking big time and has had such a large life already. She was serious and funny and just down right inspiring. She talked about courage. She started out singing about the rain not coming anymore and how we are all rainbows in the clouds. Then she went into poetry/prose about the rains coming and thinking they were wrathful Gods and taking home and cities and lives, but in the end there were rainbows in the clouds. Then of course all the people in the audience went nuts and cheered and clapped. It probably hit a little too close to home for some. Naturally, I almost cried and it was only the first poem. Anyway, I am sooo glad I finally got to see her.

Well off to get t-shirts for our road clean up at work tomorrow.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Here is a picture of Sam & me. Right now I am at Mom & Dad's and we are ordering wedding pictures. Mom and Dad are deciding on their final selections. Mom and Dad were going to go to the symphony tonight, but now they have decided to go out to eat with Sam and I and go see a movie. We are thinking about going to see Lord of War.

Earlier today Sam and I went to test drive a Mini Cooper. It basically completely rocked! The lady was so nice and no one pulled the high pressure sales techniques you sometimes see. In fact, it was a completely pleasant car buying experience. I was surprised. Well, Sam filled out all the paperwork and his Mini should be here by Nov. So he is pretty excited about that.

Here are the wedding photos for folks that are interested.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Hey, guys testing out the picture feature. Maybe when I grow up I can have a ranch with Alpacas! Look at this cute guy~ So, anyway, nothing going on. Sam is home sick, but is still dragging himself out of bed to play poker with the Moores. Hey, priorities.

The new La Cantera mall opens today. Some of my students have already gone out there. Of course insane traffic and pure madness. But awesome free things. One store is just giving away camis. Like nice ones. Evidently, its an outdoor mall so to get between the stores you have walk outside. Of course right now it is a particular level of gross hot. Ewww. So, anyway, deciding if I should go out to the mall madness or not, while Sam is away playing poker.