Woke up today at my best friend’s house in one of the most comfortable beds I know. Soon after repacking our belongings, Derek and I drove to the Original Pancake House for a late breakfast. I was disappointed they didn’t have the pancakes they do carry at the Austin location, but finally decided on some banana pancakes (with tropical syrup), a tomato/bacon/egg omelette with salsa, and some hashbrowns. It was all pretty darn good. They also gave Derek and I complimentary mimosas for New Years, but I ended up drinking his because he’s not a fan of orange juice.

Afterwards we drove back down to Huntsville, stopping once to get some Australian liqourice and dark chocolate at the Russell Stover factory. Once home, Derek immediately hopped online to start uploading/tagging pictures from his phone. I had craptons of laundry to do so I started on that, and now as I’m typing this I’m about 3/4 packed for our trip to the Bahamas tomorrow. We’re going with my parents on a Carnival cruise, but I’m a little less than excited, seeing as all four of us will be sharing a stateroom about the size of a large walk-in closet. I keep telling myself the weather is going to be uncomfortable as well (since we’ll be visiting a usually warm climate, but in the winter). Everyone else says I’ll have a great time. Hopefully they’re right.

Happy New Year!

Firefox, But Not The Browser

A couple months ago (around the time I was moving out of my old apartment and into my new one) Derek and I heard a meowing sound outside our front door. Seeing as we’re both cat lovers, we opened the door to see what was going on and lo-and-behold a fluffy kitten was walking around our porch. Usually I’m a little cautious of stray animals, but this cat was SO adorable and friendly I had to play with him… if only for a minute.

We decided to give him some food and water, then let him inside the apartment for a little bit. We knew we wouldn’t be able to keep him, but sometimes it’s nice to pretend. We gave him the name Firefox because his bushy tail and bright orange color just seemed appropriate. I called him my little “open source browser”. 😛

Once we moved into our new apartment, we went back to look for Firefox at our old complex. We eventually found him at the local Humane Society but after discovering from our landlord that the pet deposit was a non-refundable $400, we sadly had to let kitty stay at the shelter. 🙁

Record Store Day 2010

A few weeks ago while in Fort Worth, Derek and I discovered it was National Record Store Day. In the spirit of things we decided to go hang out at the closest store we could find, and lucky for us, Doc’s Records and Vintage was providing free food/drinks and a storewide discount! Derek recorded a bunch of clips and put this nice little video together, so I thought I’d share it with you all 🙂

Music by Clint Niosi / @clintniosi