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Jamey, the fish-flogged.

The past few weekends have been so much fun! They totally make up for the not-so-fabulous weeks in between.

For Memorial Weekend Jamey bissfully enjoyed doing absolutely nothing–although I did make some fantastic hors d’œuvre to eat while we watched the Indy 500 (on television this year, not in person), and we went to see the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was fabulous.

This past weekend was much busier: we attended the Shuttlebration on Friday, went to see the Alley Theatre presentation of Noises Off! Saturday, and had a really fun kayaking adventure on Sunday. In case you’re wondering, the Shuttlebration was a celebration to welcome the full-sized replica of the Space Shuttle that used to be at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but will now reside at Space Center Houston. It was a really fun event, and I’m glad we went. Noises Off! is a hilarious play-within-a play by Michael Frayn, and the Alley Theatre did a great production of it. Kayaking is always an adventure here because we always see the neatest things–this time we saw lots of beautiful shore birds, two deer swimming in the water, one small alligator, and lots of jumping fish, one of which jumped right into Jamey’s kayak. Watching him bounce around the kayak after it whacked him in the chest, trying to simultaneously catch the fish and avoid it while it was flopping around was so funny. We both laughed for a long time afterwards, even when we were cleaning the fish smell out of his kayak and his clothes. I wish I’d been quick enough to grab my camera, but I was afraid I would drop it in the water, I was laughing so hard.

This weekend will bring more adventures–we’re going to Dallas to see the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway, which is always fun–I’ll tell you all about it in the next blog post. In the meantime enjoy the lists and have a fabulous rest of the week!

top 20

  1. my parents, who celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary (!!) on June 11. My sisters and I are all very glad they’ve stuck by each other.
  2. Jamey, who was just appointed to be the Component Director of Technology at Region VI. I’m very proud of him.
  3. Peppermint Patties
  4. finally getting to visit the Alley Theatre
  5. Noises Off! I think that was the funniest play I’ve ever seen–and I’ve seen a lot of plays!
  6. Space Center finally getting a shuttle, of sorts
  7. learning that I’ll have a new nephew in October
  8. talking to Jamey every night
  9. beautiful summer days
  10. kayaking adventures
  11. Dario Franchitti, who won the Indy 500 for the 3rd time a few weeks ago
  12. room service
  13. The opening of a new Chick-fil-A in Deer Park. That’s the crowning glory of Economic Development in these parts…kudos to Debbie W.!
  14. support
  15. being an FIP (a Fairly Important Person who occasionally gets invited to VIP events)
  16. volunteers
  17. using the word “rats” as a curse
  18. Jon Stewart. I think I should just give him a permanent place in the top 20.
  19. acceptance
  20. The Queen of England

bottom 10

  1. Overcompensation with the A/C. It is ridiculously hot and muggy outside, but I dress for the arctic because in every meeting room I go into they’re blasting the cold air like it’s literally a freezer–I guess to keep us all from going bad.
  2. missing my sisters and their children
  3. second guessing myself
  4. frustration
  5. malfunctioning apps
  6. Falling. I seem to do it a lot lately, and it’s getting to be quite painful.
  7. lack of motivation
  8. bureaucratic nonsense
  9. people who let their kids run up and down the stairs at the movies
  10. summer re-runs
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