Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We had been there about an hour and the juke box wasn't really playing much songs. The place wasn't cowarded at all as it was a Tuesday night. We got our dinner and pretty much enjoyed watching a single lady at the bar hit on every guy that walked in the door. She was talking so loud we could hear everything. Comical. It was then we deciede Elbow Room is a lonely place. It is the place you go, alone, to just...sit. Granted we love the joint! But, it is in fact a lonely place.
The juke box had stopped playing and you could hear the lady talking and then the regular noises of a bar/grill. All of a sudden we heard the low rumble that was increasing. It started as a drone and picked up. Of course we quickly realized it was the next song. But it got us laughing as we both made the comment that it was as if Elbow Room was taking off. Can you imagine? The whole place starts shaking, the rattle of the bottles and glasses. Pizza's are sliding off of patrons plates. A few chairs tobble over and everyone braces themselves. Gaston Ave starts to go down...or are we going up?!
Best. Reality Show. Idea.
The places shoots out rockets from underneath the foundation and away we go. Up into space. mask drop down and a stick comes out of the floor. We reach for the stick and we are driving the Elbow Room!
So - that is how our night went over dinner. It was enjoyable. Not ever going to happen, but it would make a great show, or at least a good movie!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
27 days later the most precious thing came into my life. My Niece. My sister had told us that she was having a girl, but they weren't telling us her name. I was anxious to know the name and had asked Jill if I would like it. She had said to trust her I would love it. So I did. And sure enough, Casey came walking out of the hospital hall and annouced that Reese Mary was here. Reese. When Jill and I were younger we loved the movie Man in the Moon with Reese Witherspoon and would talk about how much we loved that name. It was perfect, and so was she:
In this picture above she looks just like me! That is a picture of me in my baby book the week I was born.
It was then time for my birthday! I was turning 27. I love the resturant Cremona's here in Dallas. It burnt down in 2008 and I cried. But it has since been rebuilt in uptown and I just ate there on Tuesday. Off to Cremona's we went for my 27th birthday with all my friends. Karen and I laughed so hard that night, we had the biggest giggles. There was a picture taken of us laughing and it looks like the perfect ad for shampoo. The flash made our hair look shiney!