Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Black Crowes

On Saturday, Ronny, Susan, Weenie and I headed to Tunica to see the Black Crowes. They were performing at Bluesville located in the Horseshoe casino.

As you can see, we had awesome seats. The people in the middle had to stand. Of course, Weenie had to rush the stage about 5 songs in. They were really awesome. They sounded great and Chris looked like he'd actually put on some weight. He looked like he might not blow away! After (and before) we gambled all our money away.

Cory Branan

Cory Branan (go listen to Tall Green Grass) was next door at Ardent and came over for a little fellowship. He's working on his new record and I can't wait to hear it. He brought me some signed goodies. Be nicer.

Gracie Jean

Weenie and I babysat for Gracie two weeks ago. She liked to sleep on Weenie's head. I snapped this shot at around 5:55 am.


Our trivia team was once again victorious last Wednesday. It's the best when we win.

Our faithful server Leila. She takes our shit and gives it right back!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Julie's Top 25 Lists

I put these lists together in about 10 minutes.

Things That are Good:

1. Weenie
2. Finding money in your pocket
3. Your boss telling you to take off early on Friday
4. Patios with friends and beers
5. Live music
6. Naps
7. Days you never get out of your pajamas
8. Books
9. Laughter
10. Ice cold fountain Coke
11. Thai food
12. Fishing
13. Pizza
14. Winning trivia
15. Pontoon boats and the lake
16. Traveling
17. Best friends
18. 3 day weekends
19. M & M's
20. Cupcakes
21. Flirting
22. Cheap gas
23. Taking pictures
24. Air conditioning
25. Shoes

Things That are Bad:

1. Douche bags
2. Guns
3. Racism
4. Hangovers
5. Bills
6. Teaching hate
7. Doubt
8. Unrequited love
9. Paper cuts
10. Stupid people
11. People who yell out the answers at trivia
12. Diets
13. No raises or bonuses due to the economy
14. Getting older
15. Standing in line
16. Traffic
17. Mean people
18. Forgetting where you put something important
19. Greed
20. America's fascination with celebrities
21. Poverty
22. Organized religion
23. Biting your tongue
24. Allergies
25. Uncertainy

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

4th of July

On the 2nd, Weenie and I took off for west Texas around 1:30. We arrived at the lake around 11:00 that night.

We were up early the next morning and got out on the boat. It wasn't long before I was hauling in giant perch.

Weenie was making fun of my outfit. I thought it was pretty sporty.

This is a shot at the campsite. If you look real close, you can see all the deer in the distance.

DP and Weenie's dad caught a bunch of big bass and so we fried the perch and bass for dinner. Delicious!

The next day we were at it again. DP scored a 4 and 5 pounder that morning. Look at those keepers!

This is a picture of my first try at crappie fishing. We didn't catch any.

It was so hot that we took refuge under a bridge for shade. It was quite pleasant there but we didn't catch many fish. I caught this nice perch though.

We went back to camp around 3:00 and I napped until around 5:00. It's just too hot to be outside. DP cooked steaks and then we got back out on the lake to fish until dark. Weenie caught this monster right away.

I caught about 6 more perch and then it was dark and time to go in.

We left the next morning around 10:00. It was a quick trip but next year, we'll stay longer!

Big Weekend

Friday, June 19th, a whole bunch of us went to Overton Park to the newly refurbished Levitt Shell to see Susan Marshall, Reba Russell and Jackie Johnson perform. It was really hot but really fun.

After the show, we went to the Blue Monkey for more beers. It was ON!

The next day came to soon and I had a terrible hangover. We headed downtown to Ronny and Susan's place to predrink before the Eddie Vedder concert at the Orpheum.

After a couple of beers and shooters, I began to feel better and we went to the show. It was amazing. He really put on a great show. After the show, we met Leila at the downtown Blue Monkey for karaoke. It was her birthday.

Leila in the middle!

Group sing.