Thursday, August 19, 2010

settling in

So, for the past week or so I have been thoroughly enjoying settling into my new place. I still don't have internet set up, and still not sure if I'm going to have cable (right now there isn't even a tv).

Regardless, everything has its place. Things acquired from Spain, Morocco, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico fill my apartment, instead of boxes in the garage. This makes me very happy.

I also bought a car, which I will save for another blog.

In-service at school has been going on the past couple of weeks, and the kids come on Monday!

(I thought about having people over tonight to see the new place; I don't know what I was thinking!)

Needless to say, it has been very busy as of late! And all without internet to document! My internet in the classroom hasn't worked since I've gone back to school either, so... that's cool...

This weekend I am making myself break away from being consumed with school, and heading to Austin for Leticia's send off to NYC!!

When I get internet I'll post pictures of all the things listed above. I can't handle going to book stores, or coffee shops, or my mom's house every time I need to get online! Any recommendations for the best provider? Comcast, AT&T, Clear? Thoughts?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

houston dynamo game

I went to a Houston Dynamo game Saturday night with Lauren, Austin, and James Brown. I had no idea how intense fans could be and I loved that everything was in English and Spanish! They played the New York Red Bulls, and though they were down one player came back to tie the game in the last minute. The stadium erupted! Two young fans ran out onto the field, and it took the overweight security several minutes to catch the culprits. Very entertaining!

tiffany gets married!

Tiffany, my aide at Yellowstone this past year, got married on Saturday afternoon at Houston Garden Center in Herman Park. She was so beautiful!


Saturday I moved into my new apartment. I don't have pictures yet, but I did get a shot of one of my helpers. His t-shirt says it all!

a midsummer night's dream

Last Friday, a group of us went to Miller Outdoor Theater to see A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lauren and I got there early to claim a spot on the hill close to the front. Lauren made this awesome pesto chicken inside a pita and a pasta salad with feta, and hummus. Yum! No glass bottles allowed so I bought a box of wine (classy, I know) but it was actually pretty good.

mls all stars vs. manchester united

Last week the MLS All Stars played Manchester United in Reliant Stadium. It was the largest attendance for a soccer game at Reliant with over 70,000 people in attendance.

A group of 8 of us went, though our seats were split 4 and 4. Nathaniel, Austin, Lauren, and I sat together and Sarah, Joe, Laura, and Andrew sat just a couple rows in front of us. We had such a blast watching the game, and of course hanging out beforehand.

Houston's own Brian Ching with the Houston Dynamo scored one of the All Stars' goals. There was also an appearance by Landon Donovan in the second half.