Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Baby Hoo Hoo

I think I'm about 6 months in this one. What's up with my hands?

4 years old. Baby dyke.

6 years. Budweiser?

9 years. First day of school. Thrilled.

10 years.

Dinner at Mooey's

Weenie and I arrived at Mooey's with charcoal, wine, corn and eggplant. Mooey had already procured the shrimp and grouper. Turns out, this Asian market around the corner has an unbelievable assortment of fish for cheap! Four giant filets of grouper plus 1.5 pounds of cleaned and shelled shrimp for $20! At The Fresh Market, at least $40.

We poured the wine and started preparing dinner.

I lit the fire while Weenie marinated the shrimp. Then, while she prepared the fish I put them on skewers.

Then Weenie put me in charge of the shrimp. Bad idea. See, she's the chef. Me, I can boil hot dogs and make a mean frozen pizza. She was truly throwing caution to the wind! I took them to the grill and placed them as best I could.

Meanwhile, the fish was about to go in the foil.

Weenie put the lemons on the bottom and then put garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil and white wine in the little aluminum foil boats.

I was watching the shrimp cook drinking.

I managed to not totally ruin the shrimp. As soon as I took them off the grill, we devoured them in about 3 minutes.

Other items for dinner.

Everything was finally done and we plated the food. Mooey had whipped up a simple aioli to put on the fish. Basically, it was Hellman's, soy sauce, whole grain dijon mustard and lemon juice.

Everything was great but the fish was truly some of the best I've ever had. Weenie cooked it perfectly and coupled with the sauce, it was fantastic.

Then we proceeded to get our drink on.



I know it's been a long time since you've seen Booger so here is a montage for you complete with commentary.

So tired.


Can't go on.

Goddamn flash.




You're welcome.

Monday, July 30, 2007


See, here's what happened. I washed my camera.

I decided I was going to keep the "incident" from Weenie and simply replace the camera without her knowing it. I felt so stupid and irresponsible I didn't want her to know. It's not an inexpensive camera either but it's less than 1/2 the price now that it was when we originally bought it. So, I secretly bought it online and waited patiently for it to arrive. Weenie didn't even ask where it was because I'm usually the one to take the pictures. So Friday came and the camera finally arrived. I was really excited because I'd been worried sick my ruse would be discovered. I gently opened the box and removed all the contents. The camera was at the bottom and as I opened up the bubblewrap I noticed something was amiss. IT WAS THE WRONG COLOR. Who knew they came in other colors?! Here's the color I had.

This is what I got.

As you can see, there's no mistaking the difference. Weenie can tell if a letter has been moved on the dining room table. So, I had to fess up.

I started out the Instant Message by saying "I have something to tell you" which I knew would brace her for the worst. She asked me if she needed to call me and I told her that wasn't necessary. Then I said, "Here's what happened." She knew what that meant. Then I told her I washed the camera and she said "I'm speechless." Then there were crickets on the screen. I thought I was in trouble for sure but she forgave me. She was more mad I didn't tell her than the actual camera. Oh well! I got a new camera!

The problem now is my computer is not recognizing the new camera and I'm going to have to get a USB adapter. It will not outsmart me!

So, I've been waiting for the adapter to arrive to post pictures. I have tons to share. Hopefully, it will arrive tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

10 Days of Texas

Weenie, DP and I left Friday after work to make the long drive to San Angelo. It takes between 11 and 12 hours to get there. Luckily for me, I'd made my nest in the backseat and slept most of the trip. It was awesome!

San Angelo is completely flat. You can see for miles. I'm always amazed that I can see it raining 60 miles away.

Lake Ivie is where we normally fish. Due to all the rain, it had risen 10 feet in 3 days. The lake was very muddy but we were able to find some areas that weren't too bad. Weenie's dad had put out a trotline. Here are some pics of our catches.

Here are the 5 pounders off the trotline.

As Danny and I were bass fishing I snapped this picture of the sunset.

Up at camp, I took a few pictures of the deer that hang around. JoJo doesn't like the deer.

Check out these tarantulas! They were as big as my hand.

I didn't hang around to see if they knew each other. They gave me the creeps!

We headed back to town on Tuesday and went fishing on the Concho River. It runs right through San Angelo. We fished at the loading dock.
We caught so many tiny fish here. We would throw out our worms and our bobber would be under the water before we could get our line straight. Isn't this baby catfish the cutest thing you've ever seen?
Giant Turtle!
Here's the snake that watched us fish every day. I named him Mikey.
On July 4th, Weenie and I went up to Mejor Que Nada for lunch. We ordered 2 top shelf margaritas made with Patron. They come in little shakers. After all is said and done, there's enough in there to make 2 giant margaritas.
Then we ordered. Weenie got the cheesy cheese enchiladas and I got the taco plate. The food it so great here. I think it's my favorite.

We left there and stopped off at Cheddar's for a couple of beers before going back to the house. We were all going to Lake Nasworthy to ride on the big boat.

The lake was packed with people. We had margaritas and Tecate! It was one hot mother out on the boat!

We just rode around and then grilled brats on the boat. Oh, and drank a shit load of beer. Weenie likes to drive the boat.

We stayed until dark and then went home. Of course, Weenie and I had to go shoot pool after that. And after that, we went to let her sing karaoke. We got home at 2:00.

We also went fishing at Twin Buttes. The last time I saw this area it didn't have any water in it. I can't believe how much water there is now! Weenie and I were with Danny and we were trying our hand at actual bass fishing with an artificial lure. It's kind of hard when you have 3 people on a boat trying to throw at the same area. I wasn't able to throw against the bank without messing up Weenie's line, so I gave up and went back to my worm fishing.
Weenie however landed her several fish and so did DP. We started calling Weenie Bill Dance and then it progressed to Dancey which progressed to us singing Fancy by Reba McEntire but replacing it with Dancey. I think I sang that damn song all freaking day! The fish were biting good. I even caught a bass on my real worms!

After a long day fishing, we decided Mexican food was in order so we went to DP's favorite place, Henry's.
Dancing peppers. OMG! Fucking awesome.

Margaritas all around!

I can't remember what I ordered but it was good. The salsa was so hot here. You could see the jalapenos in big chunks.

We left the next morning around 9:00. Somehow I lucked out in the back seat again. No driving for me! We had a great time. Until next year!