Life has lately been getting in the way of my posting about life. Funny how that happens.

This last weekend Marci and her husband threw a UT football watching party. Well, it was supposed to be a UT football watching party. FSN didn’t begin showing the UT game until after the marathon match between A&M and Fresno State. A&M finally won during the 3rd overtime. I was happy with the results (I was raised an Aggie, so rooting for the maroon & white is sometimes hard not to do…even though I like UT better). But even the Longhorns in the room were happy to see A&M win; it signaled the end of only listening to the UT game on the radio.

Sunday night I went to a dinner party with the fiance. It was full of his new MFA friends, so I was a little nervous about going. I could just imagine that everyone there was going to be smarter, more witty, just generally much more interesting than I could ever be. And for the most part, I was wrong. Most everyone was nice and welcoming, and I was especially happy to chow down on the homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Yeah, I even ate a few green beans. I don’t know what came over me.

Last night I found a floor chair (something akin to this–mine doesn’t rock) and a very tall extendable pole for ACL. The chair is for comfort while waiting between bands. The pole will be utilized when my friends can’t find my short body while looking for me in a crowd. Don’t worry, I’ll have a balloon attached to it–I won’t just have a pole sticking up into the air.

After that, I ended up joining Marci (same link as above) and Rebecca for dinner at Trudy’s. The food was good, as always, and the service was “eh,” which is, unfortunately, not all that unusual. We then decided to watch a movie, which ended up being my new favorite film. Tron. If you haven’t seen this movie, please, PLEASE go rent it right now. You should probably watch it with friends. And with the lights turned off. And the sound turned up.

So lately, football, fried chicken, and Tron have been taking over my life. I’m quite pleased, actually.


Thoughts I’ve lately been having

-Every weekday, I get an email from The Knot. It doesn’t matter if the emails are the same from day to day; they really feel a need to tell you several times a week that they’ve got SALES! Lots and lots of SALES! A part of me doesn’t mind this, though. Of course I like getting email that reminds me that I’m getting married (that’s the girly girl in me), and even though I see mostly the same merchandise over and over again, I do enjoy looking at the little things that I should keep in mind. I also occasionally follow the link to the website and spend some time (a few hours) looking at “real weddings.” Those are the best. Oh man, what am I going to do when I’m hitched and I don’t have to look at these things anymore?

-The HEB near my new place is nice, but I find myself missing the old HEB by UT. The old HEB is busy all the time, as there are millions and millions of students descending on it at all hours. Of course I’m exaggerating. A tiny bit. Anyway, even though it was always crowded, there was some comfort in knowing exactly where everything was. My trip to the grocery store was greatly shortened by the second month of living in the area because I had learned the store and grown to almost like it, regardless of the millions and millions of seemingly mindless human beings crowding the aisles. (I don’t really mind students that much…maybe) This new HEB is unfamiliar to me, and I feel like only a temporary visitor. I don’t get the sense that I’ll grow to know and love this store as much as I did the last one. I guess I just need to keep going and hope for the best.

-The salads at Quiznos are wonderful. Especially the bread you get with them. My new addiction, I think.

-I keep thinking about getting a new job, but what would be the point of that? I’d have to find something that pays as much as my current job does, has good benefits, and doesn’t involve an office of any kind. I’m tired of working in offices, at least the offices where I either don’t have enough work or don’t have the right kind of people around. I’m not qualified for much else though; not anything that would pay as well as an office job.

-I like working out right now. Joining the gym was a good idea. Will I feel this way for very long?