Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Gorgonzola-stuffed meatballs with a tomato-cream sauce and garlic spinach mashed potatoes!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We got onto the USC campus around lunchtime, so we decided to grab some lunch at the Carolina Ale House before heading out to tailgate. Lots of our fellow Tiger fans had the same idea to pre-load: the upstairs area was packed with people wearing purple and gold! The food was less than stellar and the beer wasn't their own creation, but we still had a good time.
Carolina Ale House
Paulan and I with 3 pimps
Some of the Tiger Pimp Nation
What's going on here??
Game time! After meeting up with Jackie and Brian, we climbed all the way up to the east upper deck to watch the Tigers play their way to victory. It was mighty chilly up there but at least we were surrounded by lots of faithful LSU fans. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Jackie and I lovin' on Kenny
Although the Saints' performance was terrible, Ken and I still enjoyed our visit to the Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. Our seats were great (thanks, Jackie!), and it was a beautiful day with a gorgeous Carolina blue sky. Once the game was over, we bid farewell to Jackie and Brian and then headed to the Rock Bottom Brewery on North Tryon Street. Good grub and tasty beer filled us up for our drive back to Atlanta, where we fell into our hotel bed for some much needed sleep. A fairly early start the next morning got us back to Lafayette by 5:30pm. Needless to say, it was another great road trip. Who knows where the next one will take us?!?
Friday, October 17, 2008
According to the note, we were supposed to pass on a Halloween treat to two of our neighbors who hadn't been "booed" yet. Once you receive the surprise, you need to post the sign in a prominent window and leave it there until Halloween. I discovered there were lots of "booed" houses on my street when I went out yesterday to get some Halloween things to pass on.
This craze is apparently spreading all over Acadiana: my husband was talking about our "booing" at work, and two colleagues admitted their neighborhoods were falling victim to the game as well. Although it's not exactly like our version, check out http://www.kraftykid.com/Craft_ideas/Youve_Been_Booed.htm for more details on starting the fun in your neighborhood!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
New York's own "Naturally 7" opened for MB and were very impressive. They describe their music as "vocal play," which is fitting because they use no instruments. Instead, their voices themselves create the sounds of drums, trumpet, bass, guitar, keyboard, and harmonica. Very cool.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Another driving force was the potential to see Jackie! She was able to score us free tickets to the Saints-Panthers game on Sunday afternoon, so we'll be heading to Charlotte early Sunday morning to meet up with Jackie before the game. We can't wait!
Lots of driving, lots of football, lots of FUN. We figure we won't be able to do these kinds of things when we do have kids, so for now it's Carolina, here we come!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Just us girls
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
While subsequent seasons could never quite compare to that first one, the show continues to come back fresh, with unique plots and interesting new characters. I was not a big fan of Kiefer Sutherland before getting to know his character of Jack Bauer, mostly because of an unexplainable detest of his father, Donald. (That guy just creeps me out for some reason.) But I have become an admirer of KS through watching "24." There's just something about Jack Bauer.
I'm on episode 6 of season 5 right now, with one complete season left after that. "24" returns with all new adventures in January 2009; I know I'm excited to see where the show goes next!