Saturday, March 29, 2008

Aunt Caroline, Part Deux

I'm an aunt twice over now!
Jackson Everett Shearer was born today at 2:03 p.m.! He was 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Everyone is doing well!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

Do I not have the cutest niece in the world? (Other than my own aunts and uncles, of course. :P )

I'm about to be an aunt twice over. Little Alivia here is about to have a baby brother - any day now!

I hope you all had a Happy Easter! I came home with lots of organic dark chocolate so I'm definitely happy!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, and may everyone with a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" button be really cute!
Four leaf clovers to the lot of ya'! : )

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Live Music Capital

I've been really bad about posting lately. I'd say nothing interesting has been going on, but that wouldn't be accurate. It's more that what has been going on is a.) not stuff I can put on here or b.) stuff I cannot put on here. :D

I have been trying to hit a few SXSW events, along with the thousands of music-lovers who have descended upon our city, the live music capital of the world. There literally have been parties and live music and movies every hour on the hour, every day for a week. This will seem random, but Rachael Ray, the delightfully likable food celebrity, had a party with some indie bands. (Apparently, her husband is in that scene so there is the connection.) I missed seeing her, but I still made the party. I also went to an Ice Cube concert, which was pretty cool. It was old school - You Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It and Today Was a Good Day - meets new school - Gangster Rap Made Me Do It. It was fun.

My dad will be proud that I am taking advantage of the music scene. He doesn't understand how I usually just let it slide on by me. There really is this whole other world here.

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday to my little brother!! : )

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Texas Woman Receives Silver Star

Yesterday, March 8, was International Women's Day. This story, then, from the AP, makes a timely appearance.

A 19-year-old medic from Lake Jackson, Texas will become the first woman in Afghanistan and only the second female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for valor. Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province in April 2007, the military said. After the explosion, which wounded five soldiers in her unit, Brown ran through insurgent gunfire and used her body to shield wounded comrades as mortars fell less than 100 yards away. "I did not really think about anything except for getting the guys to a safer location and getting them taken care of and getting them out of there," Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday at a U.S. base in the eastern province of Khost.

Monday, March 03, 2008

FOX Report in College Station

Have y'all been seeing my dear Aggies each night on the FOX Report with Shepard Smith? Looks like they are in the MSC (Memorial Student Center) on the Texas A&M University campus and are behaving so well - decked out in maroon and whooping only when appropriate. ;)
The segments are part of their ongoing election coverage. If only Shepard could pull some strings and get those political callers from non-stop calling my house!