Thursday, July 20, 2006

Flood Pictures!

Yay! I found flood pictures at, I figure that I shall post them here, because you're interested right? If you want to get an idea of where each of these were taken, click Here

Here is a picture of Shoal Creek after the 1981 flood. The car lot is between 5th and 6th on Lamar Blvd. In this picture, the photographer is standing on 5th street looking towards 6th.

The Blue Line on the building shows the high water mark (about 7 feet) for the 1981 flood. This building was the original Whole Foods Market. It was located at 10th and Lamar. It is now the home of Cheapo Discs. Cheapo Discs was flooded with about 3 feet of water in 2001.

1935 flood overtops Congress Bridge. the picture is taken from the south side of the river. You can see the capital building in the background.

1915 Waller Creek (?) probably around 12th and Waterloo park.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A cat and her furniture

Not much to say, just some photos that may be of interest.

This is Ivy in HER chair. This was about 10 minutes after the furniture guys left.

These are the 2 blocks that I made for the Lima Bean. Everyone at the shower seemed to think they were great...wonderful, now I'll be sewing for the next 2 years. I would like to point out that I did the needlepoint, and Shawn did the sewing of the blocks together. Hey, don't give me that look--he's the one that wanted to learn how to use the sewing machine.

And here's Shawn's Grill that came in today. He's currently getting the coals hot so we can finally have our freaking chicken and potato about 9pm tonight...yay.

Veronica Mars Season 2

No no no, we haven't finished the season yet, in fact we just watched episode 13 last night, so we're half way through the season. But, my thoughts:

Donut needs to leave. I think he's probably a good actor, but the powers that be want him to be mysterious...which just makes him seem psychotic. Besides, all I can think of when V and D are together are how they just act like they're the sex scene...ick. (btw, Donut does least he's gone right now. yay!)

Logan and Veronica need to get back together. This is mostly because I love how they're so witty with each other...alright, they don't really need to get back together, they just need to be friends again and hang out.

I dislike the Wallace and Jackie thing...I like the Wallace and Jane thing.

Awww! Beaver and Mac are so cute together. Too bad she was switched at birth with an 02er baby, and he's a psycho.

I like Weevil...except that his name is "Weevil"...I mean come on...but at least it's better than "Thumper".

And Keith and Lamb and Vic and Cliff...why they just sell the show...and they make it awesome.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Movies, glorious Movies

Well, here's my list o' movies. Let me know if you would like to borrow any of them.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
50 First Dates
The Alamo
American Beauty
American History X
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Reunion
American Wedding
Army of Darkness 
Argo (BluRay)
Austin Powers 1: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers 3: Goldmember
Bad Santa
Batman Begins
Batman: Dark Knight
A Beautiful Mind
Big Bang Theory (Season 1)
Blood Diamond
Bourne Supremacy
Braveheart (auf Deutsch--region 2)
Brotherhood of the Wolf
The Butterfly Effect
A Christmas Story
The Complex Rock Tour Live (Blue Man Group)
The Count of Monte Cristo
CSI: Season 2 and 3

The Day after Tomorrow
The Departed
Die Hard
Django Unchained (BluRay)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Eyes Wide Shut (auf Deutsch--region 2)
Family Guy (Season 3, 7)
Fight Club
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Get Him to the Greek
Good Eats (Season 1)
Guardians of the Galaxy (BluRay)
The Hangover
The Hangover 3 (BluRay)
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
House, M.D. (Season 1)
How I Met Your Mother (season 1)
The Hunger Games 
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Illusionist
I Love You, Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Inside Man
The Interpreter
The Italian Job (2003)
Jurassic World
Kill Bill (1, 2)
Kiss the Girls
Knocked Up
L.A. Confidential
The Lake House
The Last of the Mohicans
Lock, Stock & two smoking barrels
Lord of the Rings (1, 2, 3)
Lucky # Slevin
March of the Penguins
Men In Black 3 (BluRay)
Master & Commander
The Mexican
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Must Love Dogs
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Mystic River
NCIS (season 1)
Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Ocean's 12
Old School
Phantom of the Opera
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pride and Prejudice
The Prestige
The Princess Bride (BluRay)
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
The Shawshank Redemption
Sherlock Holmes
Shrek the Third
Silence of the Lambs
The Simpsons Movie
Simpsons, Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (BluRay)
Starship Troopers
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Story of Us
Thank You for Smoking
Total Recall (BluRay)
Transporter 3
Tropic Thunder
The Ugly Truth
The Usual Suspects
Van Wilder
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit
The Watch
What Dreams May Come
World War Z (BluRay)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (BluRay)

Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me
Boondock Saints
Bram Stoker's Dracula
le Divorce
Face Off
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
In Dreams
Legally Blonde 2
Life of David Gale
Lilo & Stitch
Love Actually
Jurassic Park
Kate & Leopold
Kentucky Fried Movie
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
The Mexican
The Mummy Returns
Ocean's 11 (2001)
Original Sin
Panic Room
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The Ref
The Scorpion King
Training Day
Young Frankenstein

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Banned while pregnant

So then, as everyone knows, Lon and Daniella are having a Lima Bean (aka a baby) (Note: "Lima Bean" should probably be replaced now as the baby looks like a real baby)(Note: Said Lima Bean is now approximately 2 pounds in weight).

Listeriosis: Bacterial infection, relatively rare, causes abortion, stillbirth and preterm labor. Usually associated with unpasteurized dairy products, occurances in pasteurized products are usually in plain ol' milk.

Toxoplasmosis: Parasitic infection, causes serious eye or brain damage at birth. May also be a cause of schizophrenia (or perhaps schizophrenics are more likely to get toxoplasmosis). If you've had toxo before, you've got an immunity to it, ergo there is only concern if the mother contracts toxo for the first time during pregnancy. are some foods that are forbidden when pregnant with a Lima Bean and why:

Raw meat (is this usually a problem?)--Listeriosis
unwashed raw vegetables--Listeriosis
raw milk/raw milk products--Listeriosis
Feta, Brie, Camembert, Bleu cheeses--Listeriosis
delicatessen foods (unless reheated)--Listeriosis
Leftover/ready to eat foods (ie Hotdogs) (unless reheated to 'steaming hot')--Listeriosis
raw or undercooked meat (again) especially pork, lamb, and venison--Toxoplasmosis
drinking water infected with toxo (untreated drinking water)--Toxoplasmosis
raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products (again) especially goat's milk--Toxoplasmosis
unwashed vegetables (again!)--Toxoplasmosis
salt-cured or smoked or dried meat--Toxoplasmosis

Things banned while pregnant:
cleaning cat litterboxes--Toxoplasmosis (note: only cats that have killed a rodent or bird infected with toxo within the past month will have the parasite)
gardening--Toxoplasmosis (stray cats could have used the area as a litterbox)
sand boxes--Toxoplasmosis (see above)
Of course, in all the cases above you can do them, but use disposable gloves and wash your hands immediately afterwards. And above all else, DO NOT put your unwashed hands in your mouth.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Veronica Mars Season 1

So, we just finished "Veronica Mars, Season 1". Ross had let us borrow the DVDs as he likes the show and thought that we would get a kick out of it...and let me tell you, I love it! It's totally like a Buffy/Angel type show, so you know, something on the WB or UPN. But I do have a few issues with it....which aren't bad by any means, it's more about the fact that it's the first season.

1. It follows the formula: Sassy Lead character, token new person bestest friend, ex-significant other and their jackass/bitch best friend....hmm, it's really like a sentence really...there's the Noun, the Noun's best friend, the Adjective, the Verb who is directly connected to the Noun and the Adverb, who is always trying to mess with the Noun and the Adjective...weird...But I believe the part that I called was the part where the Lead character starts doing either the ex or the ex's best friend. Poor Wallace, he is doomed to being a friend forever.

2. The show goes truckin' along, giving more and more clues as to who killed Lilly, and then at about episode 13 the clues plummeted. It's okay, this is probably because the powers that be didn't think that it would be around for a second season so when it got the green light for the rest of the season they were shocked and didn't know what to do.

3. Veronica starts going out with Logan! This is doomed. mostly because it's close to the end of the first season, which means they're trying to get ratings to get the green light for a second season.

4. Logan and Veronica pretty much all but call it off a few episodes later...looks like the show is coming back for a season 2...

But, as I said I like then, ON TO SEASON 2!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Yay! Furniture!

I never remember being this excited over furniture...that would probably be because I've never been the one to buy it, it's always been furniture for someone else's home. but anyhow, here are some pictures:

Here's Shawn providing some scale for the new couch

The chair alone is about the same size as our previous loveseat. The ottoman is almost big enough to sleep on.