Tuesday, November 30, 2004

babies. burning. blah.

wow. had a really great week!

started off with Sam and Megan coming into town. they stayed at her folks place which is really close to Anne's so that was convenient. Mom and Dad came as well and stayed at the Huston's friend, Alethia's, across town.

only before the 'rents came Craig and Alecia drove up from visiting his sister's in Houston for some pre-thanksgiving fun!

they are coming along about 10 weeks into her pregnancy. i guess they are going to find out what it is when they get home. man, it's that time of the year i suppose, i know a lot of people having babies now!

it was great hanging out with the family. Sam and Megan are always really fun and nice to be around. i was so happy to see the folks too. they were in great spirits the whole time. Mom always cracks me up.

we did more stuff than i can mention. seems like we had every kind of food i can imagine.

we saw "Polar Express" at the giant 3D Imax theater. that was insane!

while at dinner one night we tried the "Love Tester" machine that was standing by the doorway while we waited for our table.

i tried it once and got "sexy". Sam was next and got the lowest rating..."blah". Ted got "clammy" and Sam tried again and still got "blah". i tried it once more and got a bit higher rating, "burning". oh yeah!

when they got home to Minneapolis there was news on their machine from the doctor. turns out Megan and "Blah" are pregnant!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


saw Willie Nelson last night!

it was supposed to be outdoors at Stubb's but they moved it to the convention hall cause the weather.

i'd never seen the red headed stranger before.. great to see him here. it seemed to be a holy ceremony of sort for Austinites. and he definately brings out the ladies... yow!

people throw their cowboy hats on stage and he puts them on his head and throws them back to them. he also went through about a dozen bandanas through the night.

he played for about two hours, did all the hits.. he had a great band. totally effortless playing.. his voice sounded wonderful.

he did some Waylon tunes, other standards, "Georgia on My Mind", "All of Me" and a cover of "Me and Bobby Mcghee"..

his crew started unmiking and tearing down some of the backline before they were even done but they kept playing..

they also had a woman on stage doing a painting of him in the band during the show.

saw him last night and another madcap texas legend, Ornette Coleman, the night before..hee haw!