Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Get Ready Freddy

Julie and I went away for our 13th weddin anniversary. Headed west to Fredericksburg. Mostly full o shops and the like, but still has lots of cool old buildings around, like this here Keidel Memorial Hospital down the street from where we stayed.

We enjoyed us a required two nite's stay at the Roadrunner Inn... It was perched atop a couple cool shops on Main Street. (above: Julie checks baby status from cellular)

Twas full of swanky mid century modern type artifacts, as well as this flat screen tv, which was in direct eyesight of the super cozy bed, and could play The Soup like nobody's business.

We ate a tasty meal at what was known as the Cotton Gin, now not-as-cool sounding Cabernet Grill. Romantic topics of discussion ranged from attic renovation, to baby schooling, to property tax protesting. Upside to the meal, other than its taste: I didn't pull a dead fly out of my mouth as I had the night prior at a different fancy restaurant, which shall remain nameless.

Trendy cool shop, Red, was directly across the street from where we stayed.

Sad how many cardboard animals are killed each season.

Austinite woodworker cool brah, Brian David Johnson, gets around! Spotted his wood vases right away. Someday, when I have more time than my daily allotted babynaptime, I'll get on the ball and make stuff, get stuff into stores, and sell the stuff. Til then, I'll blog about others that do it. BRING IT YEAR 13! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JULIE!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bathroom Chronicles: Cabinets. Thine Last Enstallment

So I had me this wild notion that if I started with some veneer and some MDF, I could make bathroom cabinets.

Boo to the Yah. I had to include some white paint and hinges, but besides that, and some basic math, it came to fruition. I went ahead and put some veneer on the edges of the cabinets as well, in case my doors didn't line up, they could act as a mistake eraser and make the cabinets a bit more pro.

Luckily, the doors worked out, and nothing came crashing down when we loaded them up with our titanium weight towels, and my wide array of hair product.

I also did some book matching with the veneer which turned out looking purty good.

After removing Julie's bathing suit from the shower walls, the green tape from around the window, and making the messy bed seen in the mirror's reflection, I took this shot. Photography is hard work, yo. Currently looking for a maid with a keen eye.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pools, Wood Books and MORE POOLS!

It's summer yo. Tons to do, but I've made a pact with Claire that we are hitting every public pool in the city of Austin this summer. That may/may not be a diseasey disaster waiting to happen, but life is to be lived, right? Yeast, be damned! I originally thought there were 19ish pools to hit throughout the city, but I just checked, and it's more like... 40ish!! Best we get started! So far we've only attended one Splash Pad near our house (which ruled), and ma'n'pa's backyard pool, which does not count. Also going to go to some fancy FOR-HOMEOWNERS-ONLY pool next week, which i ALSO don't count, but the little lady and I will happily be snuck in. It's a wet wet wet wet world out there, and we are here to get sogged.

In other news, I've been tentatively asked to participate in a book about chumps making crud out of plywood. We shall see if it comes to fruition, but it sounds good. Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding wet diapers and wood books!
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