Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas Everyone!!


I most likely will not post during the holidays. However, I will be posting pictures during the winter break here... Love ya!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

University of Houston Cougars

Congratulations to the Houston Cougars for clinching the C-USA Championship game against Southern Mississippi . What an awesome game to be able to attend. I had so much fun, even though it was so damn cold, but at least it wasn't windy and cold.

We went to a tailgate party to get our spirit-groove on and here is a small video clip of some U of H fans giving Southern-Miss a beer shot gun chant.



Not only was the parking lot full of fans, Robertson Stadium had a record breaker attendance of 31,818. As mentioned here in the Chronicle.

Here is a picture I am most proud of to share with the world. Timmay passed out?!? How ironic!
READ THE SIGN!  NO PASSOUTS!!

I am a loser.

First off... I want to send my sincerest apologies to Timmay & Mike

I am a loser. I am.

I talked Timmay & Mike into joining me to a Pre-Thanksgiving show, the Dimes at Walters on Washington. It was suggested to have dinner before the show at El Tiempo Cantina. I enjoyed two (only 2) regular frozen margaritas during our meal. After dinner we went to the venue. The Dimes were headlining the show with 4 bands on the bill. We entered while the 2nd band was playing (I can't remember who, right now or ever). We were there for maybe about 20 minutes and I desperately felt the need to go to the rest-room. I started to feel really ill to my stomach. It felt as if I had motion sickness. To make a long story short.... I realized I was drunk, drunk and confused. And not the confusion of my surroundings, confused as to how I got drunk and sick with only two Rita's. When I returned from the rest-room to join my friends I had a Lone Star waiting for me, but I could not drink it. No way! I told them I needed to leave and go home.... RIGHT NOW, Please! So we left before the Dimes ever hit the stage. I blame my sickness on the regular Rita's with regular tequila instead of my usual premium tequila- Don Julio. Is his name. The good news is, I did manage to buy an EP. Which is really good, in case anyone cares to know.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A weekend getaway to Lake Livingston


lake. big lake.
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

The weather was nice and comfortable. We managed to play croquet- Milkbone won. Oh and we went fishing too, but didn't catch anything.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Childhood memories....circa. 1974

I'm in the middle of these two crazy-fun sisters, who are my cousins. Bonnie lives in Lake Ozark, Missouri with her husband and their three lovely children. Lease lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and their cute boston terrier, Ruggie. As for me, I am still living in the hot-humid city of Houston with my darling husband and our mutt, Miss. Chica. If I can recall, I was told this picture was taking at Northwest Mall, which to my surprise is still there.

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I am a fan of Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic @backyard

If you ever see a Widespread Panic show live, be prepared to camp out. I’ve been told that is the best experience and it is true. Our Denver & Bust friends asked us to join them for the last leg of the WSP tour - two nights @The Backyard near Austin and camp at Pace Bend Park. This would be my first to see WSP to which the others, I think they’ve seen too many shows for me to count over the years, but I shouldn’t be shady. Since I have seen QOTSA –like- a lot too.... I really enjoyed the show. It was a bit long and the hippie dancing didn’t distract me as much as I thought in the beginning of their set, but the music was good and tight.
I am a fan.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!!


Halloween is here!! This is definitely one of my favorite holidays, since I can remember. It is so much fun to play dress up, attend the parties, and eat loads of CANDY!!

I also loooove the terror that surrounds Halloween. I can remember watching this movie, Sleepaway Camp. Ohhh Yeah! Now that is scary when you are only twelve, at a slumber party with no adult supervision. **sorry, mom**


Here is Miss. Chica dressed up as a kitty cat.
Well, almost...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Moo Mini Cards. Yay!


moo mini cards
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

I took advantage of the free offer from Moo (pro-account members) to print my photos on mini cards. The photo quality is really good. They are a bit small, but cute.
http://www.moo.com/flickr/

Thursday, September 28, 2006

False Alarm



Last night we heard sirens, as if they were right outside our door. We looked out the window and saw a fire truck zoom past our house. By the time we went outside to find out what was going on. There were two more fire trucks with an ambulance not to far behind. We didn’t smell or see any smoke, but we wanted to make sure our neighbor was okay. It was a false alarm, something about a spark that frightened her to call for help. We were all glad she was alright and to know if we ever need help, our local emergency services do respond quickly. Thanks!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Monday. Monday. So good to me....

a nice day to spend at the park. i spent my time reading, taking pictures, and watching chad play frisbee golf with chica by his side.


naked lunch

frisbee golf

Friday, September 22, 2006

Need a boost?











Yet, another energy drink. I may have to give it try, at least for the name. Pretty clever.
Source: Tabloid Whore!

my art


fun with flickr
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

having fun with your digital photos
created by dumpr

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just finished – Just a Geek




Do not let the book title fool you. It's beyond being 'just a geek'. It's
a collection of his blog entries. Wil Wheaton is a
brilliant writer and FUNNY too. I literally could not put this book down.


Visit his webblog; WWdN: In Exile

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!



This is one of the gifts Chad gave me for my birthday {kisses}. And I LOVE IT! The opening sequence is so cool. One of the many hand-held cameras they gave to the fans to film, to my surprise - Jeff Tweedy from Wilco.
Yeah, awe-some.




Check out this interview from A.V.Club dot com


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Hey, Dimes!

Hola!

Long time, no see, or hear from the Cookster..... been kind of
busy.
I want to pass along the word of a local band, The Dimes. Jay,
Chad, & I saw them open for Linus Pauling Quartet at Rudyards a while back,
as Jay mentions here about the show. They've just released an EP on August
8th, says David A. Cobb, writer for Houston Calling website. I sure would
like to get my hands on that EP, but I can't figure out how to order it or
if it is even available to purchase. Their next show is at Walters on
Washington
opening for The French Kiss on Sept. 22nd.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Solcookie joins Alice in Wonderland – My 35th!

I had an intimate birthday party hosted by Chad & Rebecca Saturday night.
The theme was Alice in Wonderland.






Rebecca made this homemade spectacular cake (on her own) and it was sooooo delicious. Very detailed too. She did a wonderful job and I'm honored she baked it for me.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

another annoying geico commerical!?!

But not this one...

Summer Vacation 2006 **overdue post**

We went to Denver to visit Amy and Corey who moved from Houston earlier this year. We had such an AWESOME time. During our stay we managed to go to Pearl Street in Boulder, camp at Rocky Mountain Park, play TX hold em at Colorado Casino Station in Black Hawk, and attend the WEEN/Flaming Lips show at Red Rocks. Whew!! Yeah, it was difficult to say good bye.


I'd like to send a big thanks to Amy and Corey for their gracious hospitality during our stay in Denver. Barkley too...WOOF!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me


Today is my 35th birthday. Yay!



I just got back from a week of vacationing in Colorado visiting with Amy & Corey.

I'll post pics soon.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

linus pauling quartet @rudz

I enjoy live music. I really enjoy live music.

We went to see Linus Pauling Quartet and the Dimes at Rudyards last weekend. There were other bands, as Jay mentions here.

The Dimes were great. Their set was rock solid. I'd like to try to see them at this event......

Keanu Reeves



An article about Keanu the actor from Slate dot com.

Thank You for Smoking

I think this ashtray is funny.

I think I might see this.... just not sure.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

To the movies..... A Scanner Darkly

We went to see A Scanner Darkly - opening night at the Angelika .
A good movie. I thought the roto-scoping movie-effect gave more depth to the storyline. The cast is perfect in this movie. Keanu is Keanu at his usual best.Woody Harrelson and Robert Downey Jr. are hilariously interesting to watch. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.

Tom Yorke's song, Black Swan plays over the closing credits.

Welcome Home

Flickr?!?



Flickr is down. What's a girl to do..... Ah, yes. I could post.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Don Julio


I highly recommend it!

I can shoot. I can shoot.

Have you ever been to a shooting range? I have. And I will go again soon.
It was an interesting experience. We went to an outdoor shooting range. I got to shoot a .357 revolver and .45 semi-automatic. I got very comfortable with the revolver; it’s a better grip for me. I can’t remember the total amount of bullets I got to shoot, but I only made it near the target twice. Go figure! Photo set here








Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ron English

I mentioned this artist name to several of my friends about several times over the weekend. They didn't know who the hell I was talking about?!?
Until now...




Here is an interesting article featured in the chronicle here.

And thanks to Jay for the reminder, because I would've forgot (yet again) to post about this amazing artist.

Italia di congratulazioni!



Not sure If I will ever understand the head butt incident from Zidane. I guess that is between him and Materazzi.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Monday, July 03, 2006

¿Qué onda güero?


click on image

Just to see PONG?


Yes. It is true. Chad, Jay, Kris16, & I did drive to Austin to see PONG at Room 710. And Room 710 happened to be celebrating their 6th anniversary since opening the doors to the public. Check out what Jay had to say about the mini-PONG-trip and check out my photo set via flickr.

Friday, June 30, 2006

I love 80's music too.

From reading Goferboy's post... I love 80's music!

It does bring back memories of being able to watch music videos 24 hours a day. As the kids would say, "I want my Mtv."

Like...







Does anyone have a bottle opener?

How many times have you been without a bottle opener, while you are staring at your ice cold beer? Too many, right? Here is a tip I read over at Lifehacker dotcom.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

shopping at waterloo

Chad bought...






I was looking for something similar to Os Mutantes, Y'know, something brazilian-tropicana feel. Jay suggested Grupo Fantasia*. We didn'’t find anything; instead he showed me this brazilian compilation cd

Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound


a couple reviews from pitchfork & av club.


*{edit correction: Grupo Fantasma}

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lipstick vs Lip Balm

I buy lipstick.
I can sample all sorts of lipsticks for hours at a time, especially at Sephora, the store .

Now, do I wear lipstick? Not as often as I'd like to, but I do need to
keep my lips moist with lip balm aka My Chapstick.

It is a must. I do not leave home without lip balm. In the past, I have bought Carmax, Blistex, Burt's Bees Wax, but the best is ChapStick-Cherry flavored. ChapStick is the most reliable brand and inexpensive too.

And I enjoy tinted lip balm, such as Rosebud. I hear it's good for
treating a diaper rash. Who knew? My favorite is a brand called MISO
Pretty.






You can find it at Urban Outfitters, Jubilee in the Heights
and most recently I picked one up at Waterloo records in Austin over the weekend. If you are a girlie-girl, give it a try. It's a great gift idea too.

Let me tell you about Clinique-Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. It is awesome! If I'm in a hurry and don't have time to put any makeup. I'll just dab some on my cheeks and lips.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

St. Arnold Pub Crawl - Summer Pils

Friday afternoon we decided to participate in a pub crawl, first stop...

The Brewery Tap
Market Square Bar & Grill. great outdoor patio

st arnold

PACE PACE PACE

St. Petes Bar. skip to..
The State Bar & Lounge. nice decor
Flying Saucer

Click here to view my flickr pub-crawl as a set and here to read, "Crawling through downtown" by Lance Scott Walker for the Houston Chronicle.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Barley, the beer-brewing dog.

The other day I went to visit Barley. She is huge and still growing! She can give you a handshake...

Barley

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

06-06-06 DVD Releases



Jesus is Magic - Sarah Silverman. I haven't yet had the pleasure to see this movie, but I soon will. Maybe I will learn something...like Doug Henning was a prophet? Well, God did show him the way to immortality.

Anyway, I used to not really care much for Sarah Silverman. Why? I only knew of her from the Saturday Night Live cast in the early 90's. 'Nuff said. Anyway, over the years I got to watch some of her comedy stuff, her work with Mr. Show, and realized she is a hilarious bitch.



UPDATE: I survived 06-06-06. I did not survive through Jesus is Magic DVD. And I didn't learn anything.










NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!

Sympathy for the Devil

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Swimming over to Fishtankonia


fishtankonia
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

a gathering of friends on a saturday night. good times. good times.