Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April, You're Here Too Soon

Yes, I realize this is the name of my last post on 12 Months of Resolutions. It's also the name of this month's playlist. Ready? Set. Go!

40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet) - Bob Schneider
Kandi - One Eskimo
Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) - The Script
Lisztomania - Phoenix
Kick Drum Heart - The Avett Brothers
Dog Days are Over - Florence + The Machine
1972 - Josh Rouse
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Cousins - Vampire Weekend
Makin' Pies - Patty Griffin
Love this Pain - Lady Antebellum
Look So Easy - Dave Barnes

Enjoy each and every moment of these treasures.

Well, hello there.

I promise, April is the month for blogging. I'll be back. But in the meantime, check out 12monthsofresolutions to see what April has in store.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Real World: Baton Rouge

So Bob, Kay and I surprised John for his 8.5th birthday! We moseyed on down to Red Stick after Greg so graciously planned everything. A few notes of the weekend:

- On the drive down I-55 just outside of Jackson, I smelled a burning odor and asked Bob what he thought it might be. His response? Burning chicken feathers. What? You've smelled chicken feathers burning? He claims he has.

- Baton Rouge is surprisingly like Jackson, only with a really large college in the middle of the city.

- I ate crawfish at two meals on Saturday....once fried in a po'boy, once boiled in a huge tray all for the eating. And eat I did. My love for mudbugs was something unknown to my family. GET TO KNOW ME!

- Here's the kicker...You may see the McDonnell clan on next season of The Real World: New Orleans. Apparently, one of the Miss. State basketball players knows one of the girls on the new season. So she and another girl from the house (you know the lingo) sat in our section. We didn't know why these cameras were following these random girls. Somehow we find out that it's for MTV's The Real World. They are filming a second season in The Big Easy, this time after Katrina. Of course we have to explain what we're talking about. Kay claims she's never heard of this. She then proceeds to tell us that we shouldn't know what it is either and that she knows that we used to watch it in her house even though it wasn't allowed.

Of all the nerve! Truth be told, we did watch MTV even though we were forbidden to. One time I walked in on my dad watching Singled Out. I told him that I was going to tell Kay and he begged me not to since she'd have the cable taken out. Hilarious.

Back to the subject, you may want to watch the next season as there were multiple times one or two of us were on camera. Kay even strategically placed herself behind one of the girls for a while. She's "taking a picture of the scoreboard" least that's what she'd say.

- Story of the weekend: Bob is a trickster. He and Kay met in the early 70s when he still had dark hair and a spring in his step. Apparently, he convinced Kay that he was Jewish for the first few months of their relationship. He went to the trouble to drive her by the Jewish synagogue, talking of Jewish holidays and the such. So for months, she's believing he's of the Hebrew nation. Until one family dinner at her grandmother's house, Bob got asked what religion he was. He replied "Episcopalian". I guess he felt obligated to tell the truth to the elderly. What ethics he has!