Saturday, April 4, 2015

Amber Adventure Day

Near Amber's house is the Southlands Cinema

I haven't been to the movies in a long time, and after today, I may never go back to regular old movie seats again. 

Seriously... giant red leather motorized recliners?


So we saw Branagh's Cinderella which was pretty fun, since so much of the film was story-boarded straight from the animated version.

Amber had never tried Pho, and there was a place right next door, so, for lunch...


This would have been a fine, relaxing little adventure, except about 30 seconds after that picture, I reached over and grabbed the Sriracha sauce to add to the soup. 

I gave it a shake and apparently the prior person had not turned the top closed.

In typical Tori fashion, the splash of Sriracha sauce flew directly into my right eye.

(Actually, that last part is atypical. All my injuries are on the left.)

Couldn't hit my hair, or face, or shirt, or table. No. Right into the eye.

That's liquid chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, and salt. 

The almost brand new contact was toast, and by the time I'd flushed my eyeball thoroughly so it would stop blazing fire through my eye socket to my brain, it was bright, bloodshot red. Pretty! (Nope, no pictures.)

But the Pho was good. 

It was such a gorgeous day, we walked around to the yogurt place and ate outside near the tulipss and bears and budding trees. 


Then I drove home with one eye. 

4/4/15 Blood Moon Eclipse


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Morning

and afternoon . . . 



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pho Day

Rained all day here, so it was the perfect time to introduce Nick to Pho.

Since he's the only other adventurous eater in my crew, I was excited to share it with him.
And we got larges, just so we'd have a ton left over. Like stew, it gets better and better. The man that brought out the order put it in a cardboard box because two larges would break a sack. 

Nick is gone again tomorrow, but only for a couple of months and then he'll be back the whole summer. Yay!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Delight

Nick arrived Saturday for Spring Break and he got here just in time for some amazing weather.

(Pi Day, of course. Even better, our waiter gave them to us for free!)

I have an unhealthy obsession with light fixtures

from the Village Inn parking lot

And today?

It was warmer in Houston and Melbourne, FL (where one of my dealers are located)!

please note that humidity

After work, the dogs and I spent a long time soaking up our Vitamin D on the deck. 

My view from above as I laid out:

And right behind my head, waiting for me to throw the ball

Sam and Jason and I hit up all the resale shops Saturday before Nick arrived, primarily to raid their stock of large matted framed prints during 1/2 off day, none of which we bought for the art, but because new frames and mats for the size of art she's putting in shows is ridiculously expensive. During that run, I came across a classic Winnie the Pooh box that I snapped up for 50% off. Sam saw it she tried to wrangle it from me, but since I was paying for everything, I won. Anyway, I can now transport all our nail supplies out of doors in one convenient cute carrying case. Sunshine and pedicures, not a bad way to end a Monday!