Saturday, March 24, 2007

Boom/Bang, Blogs, Balls, Bars and Best Buy

What a weekend! This Saturday started with a bang, literally, for Jim and I. We were watching Mona Lisa Smile, with Julia Roberts, and Jim actually was enjoying this chick flick with me. We got to the part about the chubby girl invading the boys' dorm, and getting her guy! Herself... alas didn't get to see Julia let the lying SOB have it, for pretending to be in the war, WW II, I presume.

We heard a large crash and Boom.. then, we ran out, and sure enough, this poor devil ran head on, into a car parked on the curb...(bad idea, as we've have 2 accidents in 3 years, along the same lines, on our street, Woodcombe Dr.) This chap, with an A & M t-shirt on, cried and apologized profusely. We thought he was drunk, or high, as his behavior was a little erratic, not to mention he never even hit the brakes!! Needless to say, his car is totalled, and so is the car he hit. Sadly, he's divorced, recently, and his wife took their 3 kids...

Added two new blogs to my list, and will add to the list soon. Meadowgreen and Peace Covenant group, for BAUUC and the other for our neighborhood.

Alex and his gang were in a Dodge Ball Tournament at ClearLake High School! They made a good showing, the top seeded team, beat all the upper class men, only to be ousted by the other freshman team in the 4th round!! Alex was the last man in, caught the ball twice, brought in Russel and Chase and they won!! the first round... won the next two, and lost in the Main Draw, as the top seeded team!! Poor kids, they were disappointed. Next year, as this is the second annual Dodge Ball Tournament at CL High! what a fun tradition, we had 20 teams paying 30 bucks per team, and 5 $ per spectator. I think it's a fundraiser for the Project Graduation. The seniors started it last year, post the movie, "Dodge Ball".

Then, off to Taco Milagro Bar and Restaurant, over by the new Best Buy and Borders. We had nachos chips, great salsa with lots of cilantro, fish and pork tacos.

Had a nice chat with the bros, got all of them, Peter, Jessada and my little bro, Isra. Missed Daddy, his line was busy.


Sa baa el nour, arabic

Latri Sawad~

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Coach Alex!

About tennis, we were in Austin, at the CMZ, and Alex got the most games off the winner of the tournament.

He's busy with coaching this week, as mentioned below.

Didn't meet Nitya, as her daughter, Hensa, was not too well.

Almost spring, and that darn daylight savings time is here! What a pain, hate to spring forward and lose an hour of sleep!!! We should rescind DST....

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Tennis, OA, De Lange and Rodeo!

March is here, and weather is gorgeous here in Houston. Spring is in the air, those with allergies are just miserable, thank goodness for Benedril and the like.

Alex had his friends over, Ian, Russel, Dillan, and Harris. It's hard to get 15 year old boys to go to sleep at a reasonable hour! They decided to power-bomb each other, and I had to monitor them for about an hour at 5 am until they would power-down their computers. They did have a nice LAN going, and behaved for ...the first 10 hours. After that, things got testy. Punches flew and some harsh words exchanged. Jim slept through the whole thing.

Then, Alex got his first job! Joel Hoffman, a friend of ours, offered him a coaching job for 10 bucks an hour! He'll be spoiled now, and never take a minimum wage job!! He's working over Spring Break.

I will be taking my own unilateral Spring Break this Friday, and maybe Wednesday, too. UH(university of houston libraries), my old job, gets Friday off! Lucky ducks!

I went to Rice U for the De Ranged Conference, I mean De Lange Conference. I missed the opening, as I thought it was next week. Thank goodness for NPR, national public radio, and as soon as I heard it was in town, I zoomed up from Galveston to Houston in record time!! Met all my old UNT peeps, see Poom's Pics.

As for osteoarthritis, am fine. Got in some tennis, am trying starvation dieting. Meaning, will eat less, and feel hungry, in order to lose some weight.

Jim, Julie(real name is Bieu), Sitara and I went to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo show to see Pat Green. We had great tickets from USA, $30 bucks! So, I invited Bieu, aka Julie, to come, along with Sitara, who is suffering from spring allergies. Poor thing coughed all night, and Jim got her Benadril at the convenience store. Bieu is from Thailand, and has been here for about a year. She was working in LA, at a Thai restaurant. It's hard to be treated like an indentured servant... but, perhaps more opportunity than back home?!@!

and... my new blog is linked! See Rosenberg Library Blog to the side. It's my first professional blog, and my library's first blog, as well!

Sawasdee, shalom in Thai

Lai la tov, good night in Hebrew


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