Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Mansion, The Bodies, The Greatest

This past weekend, M and I visited my sister up in Denton. Her and 3 friends somehow managed to rent this huge 4 bedroom house that has a garage, a huge living room, and a huge gameroom on the second floor, and a heart-shaped hot tub in the master bedroom. Swank! Rent is $1600 per month. Get the fuck out, you say? No its true and in classic irony the best party house ever is rented by people who know better.

On Saturday, we went to see the Body Worlds exhibit at the Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park in Dallas. It was not as creepy as you'd imagine. The only part of the bodies that retained any humanity was their finger and toe nails. The exhibit was very informative and really made you want to keep healthy. Other than the bodies that were splayed in various positions, there were also diseased lungs, livers, kidneys, and hearts. There was a aortic aneurysm the size of a tangerine. Totally cool!

We also visited my brother and his wife and their 3 month old daughter. She was cute and had a very amiable personality. She also made a lot of faces, some of them were a reaction to me, some to poop.

Later that night we went and hung out at a smoky bar with my sister and her friends and the Booklahver, who I remembered lived nearby. Though I'm sure to be the only one to have nostalgia for the noxious cloud that hung just above our heads but just below the televisions, taken in small doses I really do miss that unhealthy bar scene. I'm sure in the future it will be looked at with as much disdain as smoking during trial, in the cockpit, or in the cock pit.

Interspersed through our activities and the eating of fine cuisine was the greatest sandwich every made. It had been calling to me for several weeks, but when my sister told me that the hype was true, I had to have it. Yes, I'm talking about Whataburger's Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich. Since I don't work for them, I won't urge you to get one (especially since it has 1110 calories), but it is a damn good sandwich to enjoy every once in a while. However, because it is "here for a limited time only," it kinda makes me want to go on a Ribwich-style tour.

BTW, M got into grad school!
If you haven't e-mailed her to congratulate her, you have until June!


Michelle said...

Congrats to M! Although we law school snobs have attitude about the LBJ :) Yeah people coming back to Austin!

baby guanaco said...

Congrats again, M! You will kick some policy ass in grad school, I know it!

Dude, that sandwich sounds really dangerous. I can't believe you saw all that stuff in the museum and still managed to do something so unhealthy. At least though, fun was had, and that is always the most important thing.

tiny robot said...

The milkshakes manage to pack in even more calories. Dammit. Why do the tasty things have to make up half of one's daily caloric intake?

M, we are putting all our hopes in you --- you're going to graduate and take over the TX legislature, leading them toward the light. No, not that light, the light from the "lamp of knowledge."

Can I get any dorkier?


Before I do it again, Congrats!

jane said...

Congrats to M. They don't have that sandwich here in Edinburg so I had a whataburger instead.

Dad loves the idea of the easter coup.

Katy A said...

OMG They don't have it in the valley??? It's only for a limited time, what if I go home and come back and it's gone???? Check out my blog for a picture I photoshopped of myself in the ad.

jane said...

Screw sandwiches! Congrats to M gift is on its way! Gotta go. baking bread pudding with nanners.\
From Dad.

G.J. said...

Yay! Now you can grow a beard and drink with all the grad school snobs at the Crown & Anchor! Wait ... do they still do that?

Uncle Joe said...


Good luck at grad school. (Hope its in a better neighborhood than mine - NJIT).

Uncle Joe

jane said...

Check your e mail dude. YOuve got comix mail.