Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break Shenanigans, Part the Last

And so we end the Photo Saga. Look for a new post... whenever I feel like it, really. That's the whole point of having a blog :-)

We took Al to see Crazy Heart his last night in town - the four of us were pretty fairly split between "loved it" and "well, that was boring." Personally, I gave it 5 stars as an interesting character study. One thing we could all agree on, though, is that the movie theatre is a fun place to be late at night:
But what has become of the Nautilus? Did it resist the pressure of the maelstrom? Does Captain Nemo still live? And does he still follow under the ocean those frightful retaliations?

I promise you... that if I wanted to kill you, I would resort to more direct means.

Why don't you quit cryin' and get me some bourbon?

Hey they forgot to wind the sundial.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Break Shenanigans, Part the Third

...cont. from previous post.

That evening was a Bob Schneider concert at Threadgills.

Charlie Mars opened and, while I enjoyed his show, it just wasn't on the same level as Bob Schneider and the Texas Bluegrass Massacre.

I'll be honest: I've never really listened to Bob Schneider's music. In fact, at several points a guy walked by wearing this shirt and my only thought was, "wow, that's an awesome top."

It wasn't until Alek went up to get a photo with the "random dude" that I realized who he was.
Heh, oops.

It was an absolute blast, though - the crowd's energy was amazing, and there was some serious talent up on the stage. As an unexpected bonus, they recorded the whole performance. If you ever listen to the CDs, at the beginning of Track 10 he says something like, "extra credit to the people in the back!" Yeah, that would be those of us on the top level of the risers, by the back fence. Whoo!

We even made friends with the complete strangers in front of us, which reminds me that I owe them some video...

Exhausted, but happy.

(It also has to count as a miracle that we did not fall off the risers while dancing, especially when we competed to see who could dance while standing on the highest step.)

Tomorrow: the last Spring Break post!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break Shenanigans, Part the Second

There was a delicious afternoon spent out on a sailboat. The weather cooperated to give us a gorgeous day. We spent the first hour learning nautical terms, tacking like pros, and taking turns at the helm. The rest of the time was spent doing nothing, really - we ate lunch out on the deck and then admired the view.

...to be continued (*cue dramatic music*)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break Shenanigans, Part the First

Spring Break was great: low-key enough that we didn't get (too) exhausted, but not enough to be boring. Alek flew in for the week, and it was great to see him - although I think he was more excited about getting out of the cold weather than anything else.

There was plenty of eating out to be done, mostly places we hadn't been before or haven't visited in a while. We hadn't been to The Oasis, for example, since before it burned down. The tradition of announcing and then applauding the sunset is wonderful. Also wonderful? Unattended signs in the parking lot.

Other fabulous dinner spots included AlborzFonda San Miguel
and a Greek place I've forgotten the name of that had the friendliest wait staff ever.

...more to come!