Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Update: Pool, Rodeos and Music

Hi there! So summer pool session is officially over. And to be quite blunt, last night's matches aren't worth talking about. We lost horribly, myself included. But we all had a good time doing it, and that's the point. :) I played a wonderful lady named Mary who is half my size and incredibly cute. I also got approached by a very drunk woman and her less drunk mother-in-law (strange...) who wanted to know why I was on the pool team. Apparently there was some bet going on about if I was dating one of the guys, because they just couldn't believe that I, of my own volition, so sweet and pretty-looking (her words), had up and joined a pool team. Apparently there are better things to do at 9:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night. I happen to think being a pool shark in incredibly acceptable. Huh...

On the upside, I got recognition by the league for winning 5 out of 9 games this session. My name got put on a special list, and I was very proud.

So I took a quick trip to Boise (more specifically, Homedale) this weekend. It was a grand ol' time. The first stop was a bar, of course, where my cowboys were getting loaded and talking about girls. We didn't stay long because the bar closed at 1 a.m. (this was very outrageous to the boys, of course), but I managed to fit a dance in with Brian before the doors closed. The band that night was fantastic. I had a kick seeing April's digs and her adorable son. I also enjoyed seeing her hubbie and step-son, who are about the best people around. The rodeo rocked my socks off, and the dance that followed shot any other country dance I've been to out of the water. A HUGE dance floor, a ROCKIN' band, and not an inch of open space to be seen! Everyone was on their feet. I danced quite a few songs with Brian, watched quite a few, too, and danced one with Tim. Good stuff.

I've been listening to a lot of Tracy Chapman in the mornings lately, and not a whole lot else. I'm looking for new stuff, by the way, so feel free to send some suggestions my direction. Kara sent this video to me today, though, and it made me smile in a 'I think Jaima will like this song' sort of way. So... here it goes:

Today I am a happy, colorful lizard sitting in the sun.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

I read the book last year and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure how great of a movie it will be, though, because it is entirely lacking in action (every movie is made a little bit better with an exploding helicopter). In any case, I'm looking forward to watching the movie because I haven't seen Julia Roberts in anything for a while. I'll probably wait to rent it from Redbox, though.

Despite how the movie may turn out, I do LOVE the new song that came from it. It is reminiscent of Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack, but has its own originality. Although I originally LOVED the Into The Wild soundtrack, I don't listen to it much anymore because I can only think of the movie when I hear it. The songs no longer stand on their own to me. This song, though, has that same comforting sound, but (until I see the movie) is entirely its own. :)

And by the way, let me know what you think of it, damnit! You people don't post comments anymore!

I lost my pool game last night, but had a good time. Chan's Red Dragon... hahaha... I think we're ranked fifth right now, which isn't great, but o-well. Next week is a 'bye' week, and then just one final season game before playoffs.

Today I am a red panda.