Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some Funny Pictures from Around Austin

The other day I was coming out of the Barton Hills Grocery Store and saw two giant poodles in car. it really looked like they had driven themselves there.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Milo learns to Fetch

Hello Blogosphere,

It has been awhile since I've posted. I've been busy with my new job, driving back and forth to Waco, yoga workshop in Dallas, beginning to look for a house in Austin, and just generally enjoying life. Yesterday, Mom and Dad drove up to see my new office and I took them to lunch at Baylor's new faculty center. Then we shopped a bit, well Mom and I shopped a bit, Dad waited in the Books a Million store while we checked out Belk's and Cold Water Creek.

This morning, I'm catching up on various writing tasks and playing with Milo.

Here are some recent photos of Milo learning to fetch.

Here is the ball.

Milo running after the ball

Milo, returning with the ball.
Milo, giving the ball to Jeff.

Milo, running up the stairs.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Photo montage

Here are some scenes from the past week or so.

Great sunset from the balcony.

Milo, enjoying the sun.
Milo Pre bath
Milo wearing a T-shirt. He was jealous of the dogs at the dog park with t-shirts.
Q happy.

Q sporting homebrew shirt.

Milo with squeaky goose.
Milo pre bath.

Milo post bath, all blow dried and fluffy.
Milo checking out the Greenling box.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Random Things

On the off chance that you read this blog and are not on Facebook (which as far as I know is Lisa, Mom and Dad), there's a little game going around where you write 25 random things about yourself and sent it to 25 people who are supposed to do the same. Like Pam, I figure why trust the ephemerality of Facebook when there's the oh so permanent blog... So here's my

25 Random Things About Me

1. I am having a hard time figuring out what counts as random.

2. I wrote my dissertation on Plato’s Symposium.

3. I have a golden retriever puppy named Milo.

4. The auras of at least two cats have appeared to me in dreams.

5. I like singers who can’t sing.

6. I’m a dual citizen of Austin and Waco.

7. I look a lot like my sister.

8. I’ve been to Greece three times.

9. I signed my contract to work at Baylor the day the compound burned.

10. Macaroni and Cheese is still my favorite food.

11. I’m trying hard to be vegan, but I really like cheese.

12. I practice yoga.

13. I meditate.

14. I played soccer in high school.

15. I played clarinet also.

16. I like spicy food.

17. I think Facebook is fun.

18. I desperately need a pedicure.

19. I’ve been to the top of the pyramids in Tikal.

20. I really dislike laminate flooring.

21. I have to make myself read novels these days.

22. I have three blogs.

23. Sometimes a fat cloud follows me around.

24. I’ve been almost finished writing a book for a while now.

25. I have a great boyfriend.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Spontaneous Trip to San Antonio

Friday Meg and Jesse came over and we had a great time.

Saturday I went upto Waco to talk at Winter Premeire, a Baylor recruiting event. I met Mom and Dad for lunch at Chipolte Grill on the way up.

Sunday, Jeff and I decided to go down to San Antonio Sunday morning to take George Purvis' class. He was doing an all levels workshop down there (more on that to follow on the teaching philo blog). Here's the yoga studio and pictures from the Pearl Brewery area.

On the way back we stopped in San Marcos to buy a pair of Sun Glasses and also to commemorate a trip we took to the shopping mall to pick up a coffee table for Randy. When we were looking for Pottery Barn, we called to get directions and they said it was across from the gondola.. what Gondola? So yesterday we went in search of the Gondola. It turns out there is no Gondola, only the space for a Gondola to move back and forth across a very small water way in the middle of a very large parking lot. Here is the sign for Gondola Park. Here is me looking for the gondola
Jeff wondering where it is. Jeff in his new sunglasses.

then the dog park