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first time at the rodeo

March 5th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Thought I’d share some pictures from our trip to the Houston Rodeo this weekend, since many of you guys have probably never been to one!  I had so, so much fun — I wish I’d brought my SLR so I could get some really good photos, but the iPhone plus Instagram combo is so much easier to lug around.  And obviously I had to keep my hands free for fried pickles, smoked turkey, and the best food that has ever been invented: Cookie Dough on a Stick.  (Yes, seriously.)

I went through a phase a few years ago where I really, really wanted a miniature pig — they’re so cute and they’re supposed to be as clean and sweet as dogs if you raise them in a house.  The only thing that held me back was I found out that even if you think you’re buying a miniature pig, they don’t always stop growing… so you might well end up with a pig this size instead.  Definitely not fit for a Manhattan apartment (or even a Houston backyard)!

The actual bull riding wasn’t really my thing, but the carnival games, heaps of fried food, cowboy hats, boots and baby animals were pretty great.  We didn’t actually stay for the afternoon’s concert, but I’m definitely going back for one before it ends!


{inside the stadium}


{eating cookie dough on a stick}


{chad with a smoked turkey drumstick}


{day-old baby chickens!}


{trying on a cowboy hat}


{the best cotton candy}


{a bull and a calf}


{snuggling goats}


{every style of cowboy boots you could imagine}


{again: Cookie Dough.  On a Stick.}

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testing 1, 2, 3…

February 29th, 2012 · 20 Comments

This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week are basically miserable for me. 

As you guys have probably picked up by now, I’m taking the Texas Bar Exam.  Each state licenses attorneys differently, so when I moved here, I hadn’t practiced long enough to be eligible to waive in.  So, after practicing law for several years, it seems that I have to start back over… with the Bar Exam.

And that’s fine.  It’s a tough test, but I’ve studied incredibly hard — probably harder than when I passed in New York!  And in two more days (I can literally count the hours at this point), this insane period will be over. 

So send good luck thoughts and prayers my way through Thursday, and I’ll be back on Friday with pictures much prettier than my (epic, if I do say so myself) flashcards. 

Thanks guys!

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NYFW: Ruffian

February 11th, 2012 · No Comments

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From the Ruffian finale this morning.  Just beautiful.

Now I need some coffee, because it is seriously early!

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