An Easter Earful


Though it's just a single extra day, this extended Easter weekend has been a much needed break from school. I was physically and mentally drained after having near panic attacks during my two practice AP exams this week when it suddenly hit me that I might need to actually start studying and actually start caring. Novel idea, really, don't you think? Luckily, I had a few days off to clear my head before I get down to the books these next few weeks for one last hurrah before we say our final farewells. Here's what's been up since then...

Last Saturday, I paid a visit to a spot I hadn't been to in years--Mad Potter. My sister, Erin, used to work there and it used to be a popular spot for birthday parties in my lower school years. So a few of us Longhorn ladies decided to get our craftiness on and paint some pottery for our dorms! Mary Caroline painted a cross; Lexi painted an adorable mug for her morning tea that featured her very own Longhorn drawing which I will admit was very good; Caroline and Becca painted burnt orange frames; Sarah painted a spoon holder for her Rockport house, and I opted for a simple cup to hold my pens and pencils that had my trademark blog signature on it.
We topped the night off with a dip in the hot tub and watching Megamind.

The guys had come over to Lexi's briefly the night before and had mentioned going to Galveston the following day. Even though I scoffed at the thought of tagging along, somehow at two o'clock I ended up in Lexi's car with Caroline on my way to G-town only hours before a grad party that night. We live life spur of the moment these days. Junior year I wouldn't have been caught dead driving to Galveston in the middle of my homework filled Sundays. The trip was perfect though--ice cream by the water and a football game in the sand and most of all good company.

We managed to make it to the grad party that night just in time after driving straight from Galvy and doing some quick outfit switches and car mirror makeovers. It's a Memorial tradition for several boys to throw a party at Blanco's called "True Grit" after the movie. Here's a little taste of that night:
Taylor (I'm gonna miss you!!) with me and Caro



Sometimes I wonder if we were separated at birth. Not planned!

The beginning of my school week started off with back-to-back baseball games. Though I loved football season, there's something about baseball season that I've always liked. Back in the days when the Astros won more games than they lost, I used to like going out to Minute Maid Park a few times a year. Now I stick to my teams where I know the players (and the ones that actually win!) A lot of boys at school joined the local colt league for fun and Monday night two of the teams from my grade went head-to-head, so a bunch of us girls went to support. The tricky part was picking which side to sit on.

{Sophomore Kacy Clemens pitching for the stangs. His dad was a former pro baseball player. You may have heard of him--Roger Clemens? No big deal. He's also dating Josephine for those of you interested in Memorial teen love.}
The following evening the cheerleaders had their first mandatory cheer event in months. It was nice to be reunited with my fellow squad members who I've missed so dearly. And it was even more nice to watch a victory over Katy 12 to 4! I'm hoping and praying for another long playoff run that'll last us into the summer like last year. With the way Carter, Wayne, Beau and Boomer have been looking lately, I think things are looking up.

I finally notified NYU that I would not be coming there next year after they sent me just about 35 mailouts. And no, they have yet to stop. If you're from NYU and you're reading this, I'M NOT COMING. Spend your money elsewhere than on those 'spensy mailings!

I saw Water for Elephants on its opening night and overall, I give it a thumbs up. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting--not as heavy on the romance and I had to cover my eyes more than I would have liked. I can't handle the animal abuse. I know, I'm a softie. Must come from my animal lover sister Carolyn. But Reese is beauty and adorable as always! And I'm being 100% honest when I say I never was and never will be a Twilight-crazed teen, but Robert Pattinson was pretty dang cute. The other male lead kinda freaked me out. And the movie depicted women somewhat negatively as Reese's character is rather helpless and not very independent, but perhaps that's merely an accurate depiction of the time seeing that its set in the thirties during the depression. My favorite part, though, was how visually appealing it was. The colors were beautiful on the screen and the score was very well done. The gorgeous, ornate circus costumes (Reese's outfits were incredible!) paired with the festive circus backdrop were definitely a highlight of the film. So, even if you're not a Rob or Reese fan, there's eye candy for all audiences.

Today, I spent most of my day with family. I started off with breakfast with Lana (she's practically family and I know she'll laugh at that for many a reason). I had what I thought was the most brilliant idea of getting crepes from a stand in Montrose I had heard about--Melange Creperie. Sounds so quaint and French chic, right? NOT RIGHT. It only took, oh, 45 minutes to make the darn thing. And it was out of a stand in the broiling heat, with no seating, so as we roasted on the dirty cement, chilling with the cigarette butts as the Metro bus came by every 10 minutes blaring in our ears, we got the lovely view of the cart owners tats. Sooo, after what seemed like an eternity she finally gives me my egg ham and cheese crepe that was loaded with unrequested ingredients like sour cream and tomatillo sauce! UGH. And it was oozing all over the place that I couldn't even eat it. I threw it away right in front of her and made it clear I wouldn't be returning. Sorry, Lana, you were a good sport. I had major hungries and did not leave happy.

So, after a minimal breakfast, I went to lunch with my dad at The Ashland House since he'd been gone all week on business. And then my mom and I spent the remainder of the afternoon shopping for graduation dresses and some other additions to my wardrobe for my entrance into the workforce this summer! It was so fun and very successful. It's interesting to see how my mom has really picked up on my taste; I think this blog has been a big part of that. So I did things with each of my parents that I inherited loves for from them. My dad: eating and all things food related. And mom: shopping and clothes.

And tonight I got to spend my evening with my two little princess nieces. Ceci is such a smart cookie. She's always surprising me with new phrases like "I must have been mistaken" and "That's really troubling me." How old are you, Cecilia? My eighteen-year-old friends don't even say things like that. You're well beyond your years! And Ana told me she loved me umpteen times and I love her for it. Even better when she's dressed in her Disney Princess floor-length nightgown.

OK. Yes, I'm done. Did you get this far? Congratulations! You've just read a little novella! A happy Easter to all of you! I hope you spend it celebrating with your families reveling in the joy that is the Easter season.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!" 1 Peter 1:3


Lana said...

Literally laughed at loud at all of that. I know it was not what you expected, but I, my dear, had a wonderful time! Company's what counts, aye? :)