Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


We had our trolling reunion trip this weekend with some of our fave trolls from college. Natasha was kind enough to host us at her parents' place in Gulf Shores. The trip actually began as an elaborate fly-in in an exotic locale, but we may have gotten a little out of hand. Just as Plan A was losing steam, N magically remembered the condo on the beach and we jumped for joy and set a date.

this was happening.

Ah well, what can you do?

The oil was everywhere, so we couldn't really go swimming, or walk on the beach for very long, but we found plenty of other things to do - including shopping, eating, TV-watching (of course), chatting, and playing games. We had an awesome time visiting with everyone, and in the end I think we were all glad we got to see the impact our own greed has had on one of our favorite places.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I (MW) was in Fort Worth for my annual research meeting this past weekend, and I had a blast! It was my first in the city, and it's just adorable - so friendly and very quaint. I just loved it. I would definitely go back for a quiet weekend getaway. We stayed at the Worthington Renaissance, and it was just a wonderful property. Of course it helps that I had a super pimp room, but it's a great location too. Right in Sundance Square, you walk out the doors and you're surrounded by great restaurants with rooftop bars, cute shops, art museums and concert halls, etc. etc.

We got in Thursday, so Damian and I did some shopping before our pre-con meeting. Some of our favorites were Leddy's, EarthBones and Retro Cowboy. During our pre-con, they toasted our meeting with a Sunrise/Sunset - which is just cranberry juice and champagne - but I'd never had it before. It was delish! So festive and yummy. That evening a group of us had dinner at Del Frisco's (of course!). And it was awesome. And very Texas. ;)

Friday was all-day meeting, but that evening we had dinner at Billy Bob's Texas - it was a total blast! We raced armadillos, compared handprints with country music celebrities and got this awesome photo on a bucking bronco. Saturday and Sunday - meetings all day and then on to the airport, passing (but unfortunately not stopping at!) several Whataburgers, making my mouth water... mmmm...

It was a great trip and a very successful meeting - I'm looking forward to going back!