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Friday, March 02, 2007

It's Friday - Thank God!!!

Ok, so last night was just so much fun! MC and I went out to a little celebration called SoCo First Thursdays. It's in a really eclectic shop/restaurant area on South Congress (hence the SoCo name). Anyway, on every first Thursday of the month they have an outdoor celebration with the vendors and restaurants participating. They have street musicians and vendors and in the warmer, lighter-later months they have magicians and balloonists for the kids and it's a HUGE deal b/c it's a free thing (the music and access to vendor areas) and MC and I figure free is good. :) So we went and had drinks and appetizers and people watched and listened to good music. I got some cool new earrings that I am wearing today. I took a pic to post b/c the description can't really do justice for the awesomeness of these earrings (2nd picture)! They are red pearl Fender heavy guitar pics with a dice on top of each one. I shouldn't have gotten them but they spoke to me – not literally, I hadn't had that much to drink despite the beer bottles on the table in the picture with me and MC (they weren’t all mine, really) – oh, yeah, the other person in the 1st picture below is my very dearest friend MC. I’ve talked about her for a long time on this blog, but I’ve never posted a pic...so blogreaders and friends, that is who I talk about in such glowing terms if you ever read anything about MC that I post.

So after that we went to this little dive bar that we went to Saturday for the first time. Yeah, Saturday was fun and so was this. To digress for a moment (you notice I do that a lot), we had met a group of guys out Saturday and I laughed more Saturday night than I have in a very, very long time. Anyway, again, we went to this dive bar last night and one of the guys from Saturday was there and MC and I spent the next two hours playing air hockey and video games with him and having a real fun time. It was an unexpectedly fun evening – definitely better than my expectations. So after the pictures, I have posted my Friday’s Feast answers.





Appetizer
What does the color pink make you think of?

My daughter, cotton candy, the inside of a seashell – mother of pearl, flowers, big fluffy clouds at sunrise/sunset, poodles, soft cashmere pearl-buttoned sweaters.

Soup
Name something you thought you had lost, but later found.

My sense of self, my self-identity. It’s been gone for so long but I have recently started to get reacquainted with myself.

Salad
In 3 words, describe this past week.

Swamped, hectic, flirty

Main Course
What are you obsessed with?

No comment. My obsessions are my own and not for public speculation.

Dessert
What kind of perfume or cologne do you like to wear?

I wear 2 perfumes depending on my mood. Kingdom by Alexander McQueen which comes in a beautiful bottle that is actually a dark red upside down heart with a silver shell – this has a little spicier floral mixture of Neroli, Ginger, Rose, and Jasmine with muskier notes of Cumin, Sandalwood, Copahu Wood and Myrrh. Then there is Michael Kors by Michael Kors. This is what I wear most right now. It has a strong gardenia/floral base but is also smoky and a little woodsy/musky too making it very sultry and exotic as well. It’s a “crowd” favorite – meaning I get a LOT of compliments on it. A lovely friend of mine from Switzerland via South Africa introduced me to it a few years ago but I just got some of my own for Christmas for the first time this past year.

Happy weekend! I will be working the Zilker Kite Festival this Sunday doing my emergency management thing. I’ll see if I can get pictures and post them after. If you are in the Austin area, please come out. It’s free and all food court proceeds go to the Prevent Child Abuse programs in the CenTex area. A very worthy cause!

7 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Great pics, Nic. You and MC must have been fighting them off in the bar. Nice earrings, too.

John

Laurel Wreath said...

I love the pictures!!! You are adorable.

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Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wish I could come to the kite festival, Nic!

Two first class pictures; you both look super.

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one4JC said...

Those Bottles look a lot like the Shiner Bach (sp?) I used to drink in Texas. That was the only beer I ever liked...I was always more of a sweet drink with umbrellas kind of girl ;o)

I have relatives in and around Dallas and Austin but when they came to visit us in the "north" they would always bring me a case or 2.

Alas my drinking days are behind me somewhat along the lines of your no comment from the post.

But maybe one wouldn't hurt :o)

Shelley said...

You look just fab dahling! Glad you had a super time. HUGGS!