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."


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

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


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...


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 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.


Sympathy for the Devil

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Swimming over to Fishtankonia

Originally uploaded by solcookie.

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