>San Antonio, Revisited

>I wanted to share a few pictures and details of our trip to San Antonio.

1) It was really cold when we arrived and of course, we were anticipating 70 degrees and sunny. No such luck – my friend who now lives there arrived for dinner in her coat, scarves, and gloves. The first time she had to wear them since she’s been there. It was great to see her – she looks wonderful and really loves the area.

2) I looove the tableside guacamole. So fresh and yummy. We had it at the Iron Cactus and Boudro’s and my favorite was the Iron Cactus.

3) We heard several mariachi bands and other entertainers. My favorite was the all female group who performed for the opening session of the Junior League. Aren’t they pretty?

We also noticed this Hispanic bagpiper. Good, just not what we were expecting.
And I had to take this picture on our last night. We were at Rita’s on the River and this very flexible duo did a little fancy Texas Two-Steppin on the dance floor. This guy could do the splits and he did them, several times!

4) Of course, no trip to San Antonio is complete without a trip to the Alamo.

5) There was a street fair occurring on Saturday. Some very sad animals were on display.

6) And of course, the real reason I was there … The Junior League. It was a great conference – jam packed with training and information.
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>Tuesday Meme

>Since I’ve been meaning to post, but haven’t yet and Kimba had this up on her blog… thank you, Kimba for the inspiration!

4 Jobs I’ve Had:
1) Waitress in Yellowstone National Park for the summer.
2) Assistant Marketing Director for a Regional Shopping Center.
3) Counter clerk at a Dry Cleaners when I was in college.
4) Marketing Manager for a state wide magazine.

4 Movies I’ve Watched Over and Over:
1) Less Than Zero
2) A River Runs Through It
3) Breakfast Club
4) Pretty In Pink

4 Places I Have Lived:
1) Chattanooga, TN
2) Clarksville, TN
3) Yellowstone National Park, WY
4) Greensboro, NC

4 Shows I Watch:
1) Project Runway
2) Nip/Tuck
3) John & Kate Plus 8
4) Amazing Race

4 Places I’ve Been:
1) Antigua
2) Paris
3) San Francisco
4) Key West

4 People Who E-mail Me Regularly:
1) My friend Karen
2) Our Junior League President
3) Listingbook.com
4) Our Junior League Office Manager

4 Favorite Things to Eat:
1) Hot Tamales candy
2) Twice baked potatoes, preferably my mom’s
3) Raspberry lady cake from Maxie B’s
4) Grilled salmon

4 Places I’d Rather Be:
1) Caribbean (my boss is there and we’re all jealous)
2) At my parents house – it’s been almost a year since I’ve been home
3) Getting a massage
4) Taking a nap

4 Things I Look Forward To This Year:
1) A surprise that will take place in July or August
2) Our 3rd anniversary in November
3) A relatively big birthday for me in March
4) Hopefully a few trips to the lake this summer

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>Off to the land of tableside guacamole

>I’m heading out of town and can’t wait to try out this place. When I read that their menu offers guacamole, freshly prepared at your table, I was hooked. I’m attending a Junior League leadership conference and I’ll also be able to see one of my very dearest childhood friends who lives in the same city, so hopefully a good trip altogether. See you next week.

>"Important" Doggie News

>I had to chuckle when I read this story in today’s paper. Zeus & Zoe aren’t really sure if they like Miss Babe Ruth. I think they may be a tad bit jealous since she does get a lot of publicity and they also think that they are certain they could replace her if she was ever unable to fulfill her role on the baseball team. Call it 1st runner up jealousy if you will.

>It’s snowing!

>After our so called “snow” earlier this week (a little snow that turned into rain with a little sleet), I was excited to hear the weather forecast for Saturday. Our original forecast called for 2-4 inches that would have started early this morning. I woke up like a school kid, saw nothing and went back to bed disappointed. Our new forecast has called for 1 inch of wet snow once the moisture and temperatures finally get their act together.

It’s been snowing for about an hour and is beginning to look like this…

I’m hoping it continues – at least enough to cover the ground and look pretty.

>Let it snow

>According to local weather reports, this is heading our way. What is crazy, 2 inches of snow will shut our city down. As in no schools, plows, salt trucks, mayhem in the milk aisle at the grocery, and overall general mass hysteria. Ok, so maybe not that last part, but close enough.

Our office has a “show even if it does snow” policy, so I won’t be enjoying the day, sitting in my PJ’s, two dogs at my feet while sipping hot chocolate or out building snowmen. We tend to get ice over snow here, which really causes havoc because no one can really drive in it, but everyone tries. Lucky for me, if it’s bad, Hubby won’t have to work, so I can have a built in chauffeur.

>What gives?

>Considering myself the main gadget user in the family, Hubby came home last night with a Blackberry. I’ve been eyeballing them for some time and several of my friends have them. I was always envious as they checked emails while waiting for their lunch to arrive while I sat and fiddled with my napkin. They just seemed to always be on top of things, because they carried around this little device that kept them connected to anyone and everything.

I’ve already started offering a trade of my cool Razor phone. Not sure if it’s that cool anymore, but I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. When I asked him if he knew how to work it, his reply was “no, but there’s a huge book that goes along with it.”

Maybe victory will be mine after all…..

>Do your dogs do this?

>As you may know, we have 2 black labs who make us smile each and every day, and from time to time, make us turn our head to the side and say “what is going through their doggie brain?”. Point in case, they have several different toys – mainly nylabone or other hard rubbery types that are good for aggressive chewers. You can normally find one or two lying around their bed, in their kennel, or near the basket where we keep them. Yesterday I noticed that I had one in my dirty clothes basket, one was in the closet on Hubby’s shoes, one in our bathroom, and one of the coffee table. Today, they are all gone and somewhere else. They probably just bring them along, drop them and forget them, but it really does seem kind of strange. They either must remember where they left them or are such creatures of habit that they reclaim them on their next trip to that spot. Anyone else noticing deposits of doggie toys in your home?