Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

For ONCE the title of my post is actually what the post itself is about! (Blah blah blah ending a sentence with a preposition in)  Not that it’s any news, but it’s an amazing song and I’m kind of ub-sessed with it at the moment.

So I now offer you a tasting platter of Bohemian Rhapsody five ways, each fascinating in their own right.

The original:


Glee season one finale:


From SNL to the big screen!:




And just to make it even more bizarre, why not:

Friday, September 24, 2010


Goodbye Summer (and these bugs) and hello FALL!!  Or as we like to call it here in Texas, Summer: Part Deux!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pictures at an Exhibition

Last weekend I went to an exhibition opening at a the John Cleary Gallery where my friend Catherine works.  The gallery, which specializes in photography, is a part of a larger collection of galleries in the vacinity referred to generally as “gallery row.”  All of the galleries coordinate their openings for the same night and have a huge open house with the artists in attendance.  For two hours there are throngs of people hopping from gallery to gallery and enjoying wine wine wine.
John Cleary

I really love overhearing people talk about art… there were definitely a lot of interesting conversations overheard throughout the night

artsy girl
she’s so “artsy”!

My NEW friend Monica, a co worker from Pottery Barn, went with me and we had a blast!
waspy benneton
Here we are auditioning for the re-boot of the Friends franchise.  You know, except with us this go around will be funny. 

We both really liked this artist, but I can’t remember what his name was, so … sorry if you wanted to know.

don quixote
We decided to call this one “Anxious Don Quixote and Sancho Panza”

We also agreed that Pottery Barn needed to start selling this lamp.  It’s totes better than the Architects Task lamp.

Sorry I don’t have a photo with Catherine, but as the woman in charge the was schmoozin’ and workin’ the crowd and I didn’t really think it would be appropriate for me to pull her aside for a blog shot!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Don’t Rain on My Parade

Yeah yeah… I get it, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  BUT, in the meantime I have found an apartment in Houston, started my job at the Pottery Barn Town and Country, had my first Sunday at my church job and even gone to an exhibit opening at an art gallery (more on that some other time).
Aaaaaaanyway, after I left Crockett I had the great pleasure of staying with my lovely lovely friend Mallory in The Woodlands, whom you might remember from her guest post while I was away in Europe this summer. She, her husband Matt and their buh-dorable daughter Paige were kind enough to play host to me while I looked for a place to live in the city.  I gotta stress the “kind enough” portion of that last sentence because the day before I got there they were having a new roof put on and a huge storm came up and caused quite a bit of water damage to their ceilings. Basically half of the upstairs and downstairs were cut off to workers for about 4 days.
P8281110“Why can’t I go into my play room!?!?!?!?”

Because of the water damage the workers had to repaint some of the walls, and Mallory decided a new paint color was in order and we spent one night painting the other walls that hadn’t been damaged.
P82811154 EVAR!
In addition to the water damage, the delayed time for the roof to be fixed allowed a group of wasps decided to make their home in the attic, which Matt found later while putting something away.  Matt and I jumped into action with a can of wasp spray and had a great little extermination system going.  Unfortunately I didn't run and grab my camera (oh, don’t think it didn’t cross my mind) so I have taken a still shot from a Doctor Who episode as an appropriate likeness of the hunt:
doctor who wasp

And now for some obligatory cute pictures of Lady Paige!
P8251104Helping apartment hunt in the city!
In her pink shoes because, as Mallory said, it was probably the last day that her feet would fit into them.  They had small wooden heels and you could hear her clip-clopping along throughout the house all morning!