Friday, August 22, 2014

five booty anthems you should be listening to.

Y'all know I'm up always up for a booty anthem. They make me feel... validated. (In case it isn't obvious, some of these videos are NSFW.)

1. This song is great - but the video is better!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

and the bump is bumpin' bumpin'.

Wow - it is so weird to look at bump pictures of yourself. It's also weird to look in the mirror these days - I don't even recognize myself! I've now hit my 3rd trimester and am at 28 weeks. I haven't been great at taking the bump pictures weekly, more like bi-weekly but that's better than nothing, right?! It's fun to compare from where I started. Here's a little comparison starting at 11 weeks when we took my first one. Baby girl is now kicking around like crazy - especially at night when I'm trying to sleep! I'm not even mad though. It's so fun (and reassuring) to feel her being active. I'm also feeling pretty good aside from a little back pain here and there. This is the golden period of pregnancy. Everyone tells me I'm about to start feeling really uncomfortable so... bring it on, I guess! I'm okay with it. That means the due date is closer and I am super excited to meet my daughter. 

It's hard to believe that I will keep getting bigger. Even my maternity clothes are feeling tight around the tummy. What am I going to wear!?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

hubcap grill kemah.

Let's talk about some benefits of Twitter, guys. I love Twitter, I check it way too often, but sometimes it really is beneficial and not a waste of time. I'll give an example.

I've been obsessed with this particular burger - the Cheeto Burger at Hubcap Grill - for about a year now. It's just so good. But the Hubcap Grill's two locations have both been really hard for us to get to during the hours they are open (traffic.) So, I'd only been twice. But I dreamed about that burger all the time. So when I started following @Hubcap_Grill on Twitter I found out that they were opening a third location only 20 minutes from my house. They were Kemah Boardwalk bound! So I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, yesterday, the owner tweeted that if anyone wanted to come for a "Private VIP Tasting - on the house" today, naturally, I asked if super fans count as VIP? And he said YES.

Cue angels singing. Oh you guys. It was so good. As good as it has always been. It's not just that they put Cheetos on a burger, but every part of the burger is good. The bun? Excellent. The patty? Flavorful, juicy, seasoned to perfection. Then there's the cheese sauce and the actual Cheetos. I mean. Look, I know I like food way too much, but this burger deserves the hype I am giving it. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

houston art car parade.

Hooray you guys! I got to go see the Art Cars last weekend and it was quite the experience. This was one of the goals I put on my 26 things to do before I'm 27 list. I am slowly burning through it! I should not be so proud of myself this early in the game, but anyway... 

We went with the whole fam when my in-laws were visiting so we decided not to watch the actual parade but to go see the cars as they were parked along the street before the parade started. I think this worked out for the best. I took probably 100 pictures but I narrowed it down to just a few to show you here because nobody likes to scroll forever. 

As we walked around there was a lot of debating on whether each car was street legal or not. We decided most of them probably aren't but I do see some driving around Houston once in a while at other times of the year. 

What a good puppy! Jacob loves German Shepherds. There were a whole bunch of these uh, what to call them? Cholo cars. With hydraulics and crazy sound systems in the trunk and gorgeous sparkly paint jobs. They were a sight to see! It reminded me of that show Pimp My Ride. I loved that show. What do you think Xzibit is doing now? 

Then we have this scary fish thing?

A monster of sorts...

Just to give you an idea of the detail people put into this, a close-up of one of the cars. I mean, that must have taken for-ev-er. 

I'm glad I got to see them all in their parade day glory! It's one of those things that I probably don't need to do every year but maybe every few? 

There were a lot of people on roller blades there and it made me jealous. I used to roller blade all the time but I haven't broken mine out for a couple years, mostly because they are old (my mom's hand-me-downs!) and they hurt my feet now. Maybe I should get a new pair...