Monday, April 25, 2011

To Kansas and back in less than 24 hours

Last, last weekend, I found myself leaving my house at 4am to what would be the shortest road trip ever.

The road trip whose ultimate purpose was to pick someone up led me through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas all in less than 24 hours. It was a pain.

But while jamming out to classics ("I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by The Darkness, "Yeah" by Outkast, "All the Things I've done" by the Killers, among many many others) I snapped as many things as possible.

Here's what made the cut. (Using a point-and-shoot in a car going 75 mph on average is extremely hard to do.)

Oh and above, yep, that's buffalo!

Our first casino of the day.

I believe this could have been a WW2 vehicle.

A lot of people bash on Texas for being flat, but we aren't the only ones. Plenty of nothing all along the highway.

Nope, I was not the driver. My dear brother did all the driving.


There's a hidden message in this picture ;)

Have I ever mentioned I go crazy for cattle? On our way there we saw plenty, and I couldn't get enough.

Home sweet home!!

We saw many "Welcome to ..." signs.

I needed a lot of stretching after I got out of the car! And the next day at work was horrible! Sitting in a chair for 8 hrs had never been so awful.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Popular Mechanics for Lovers

Although roses are in fact popular mechanics for lovers, my title actually refers to the awesome song "Popular Mechanics for Lovers" by Beulah. The lyrics and video of which can be found at the end of this blog.

The music is so contagiously happy (even if the lyrics are a tad bit more complicated) and upbeat, I can't help dancing to it. But overall, the more I listen to the lyrics the more I fall in love with it.

Anyway, these roses are beautifully adorning our backyard. They are blooming all over the place. And I had to take pics of them.

This is the only yellow rose that has bloomed so far. The pic above was taken right before heading out the door. When I was back, an hour and a half later, it had fully bloomed as shown below.

I wish I would've seen it. I like it when the Discovery channel fast forwards through the roses blooming. It's so pretty.

Who doesn't love dandelions?

"Popular Mechanics for Lovers" by Beulah.

I know he knocks you off your feet.
You're so bitter, you think he's sweet.
Well, he's wrong for you, I swear.

Did you forget to read the script?
There was never a role for him.
It was always you and me. Just me.

Popular Mechanics for Broken Hearts could help me now.

I know you never felt romance,
and we always lacked suspense.
But I can edit those parts out.

I never made you feel complete.
I'm a fault line beneath your feet.
I would never bring you down, so down.

Popular Mechanics for Broken Hearts could help me now.

Just because he loves you too,
he wouldn't ever take a bullet for you.
Don't believe a word he says.
He wouldn't ever cut his heart out for you.

I heard he wrote you a song, but so what?
Some guy wrote sixty-nine, and one just ain't enough.
And there's no sense even trying.
I know, cause I've been
trying all the time to find the song that would make you mine.
But all I ever find, my love, are cliches that don't rhyme.

Popular Mechanics for Broken Hearts could help me now.

Just because he loves you too,
he wouldn't ever take a bullet for you.
Don't believe a word he says.
He wouldn't ever cut his heart out for you.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coppell Farmers' Market

I visited the Coppell Farmers' Market yesterday and had a blast as always. It's such a small market, especially compared to the Dallas one which is huge and fantastic, but quite a ways from home.

So I got me some goodies. We mainly go for the farm, organically raised meat - beef, pork and chicken. Their pork ribs are awesome. But besides the meat, they also have other pretty awesome goodies. Plenty of herbs (I bought some genovese basil), veggies, fruits, honey, hand made pasta (bought some too), even organic soaps.

Anyway, plenty of pictures to show off my morning. And I'd like to quickly mention how every one thought I had on a rather silly outfit. I thought it was fun, and I needed the sweater since the wind was pretty chilly. Still I dress for me, so it's whatever lol.

I bought two cases of spinach angel hair pasta. It's so good! I typically get the regular pasta but they were out.

Dog treats! and Honey!

This basil smelled amazing; however, after smelling it all the way home, I totally got a headache.

I'm extremely sensitive when it comes to scents, which allows me to wear one drop of perfume only, but any more than that and I'm miserable.

This dandy purse has proved very utilitarian.

Coco absolutely loves the wind. When the wind is blowing hard, she just sits back and relaxes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fresh off the Press

My five weekly sketches are due today (it's 1am), but since I didn't do any during the weekend, I just spent the last four hours drawing.

This was the best sketch of them all.

Oh well, I really gotta go to sleep, waking up early in the morning - to have my car's oil changed - is going to be super unpleasant.

Sweet dreams everyone.