HELLO
Mom to Iris. Wife to Todd. Our little family lives at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We love it here and I love sharing little bits of our life.

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My mom got arrested today

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…and I couldn’t be more proud.

She was one of 370 people (including Cindy Sheehan) who were charged with a misdemeanor at an anti-war protest in Washington today. That’s her under the letter R with the pink bow in her hair (she was with Code Pink).

Go mom!

"so cute when you’re slurring your speech"

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So we have a few hurricane Rita evacuees staying with us till everything settles down. Todd’s dad, step-mom, and their huge poodle Louie(see above) have been here since Thursday. It took them almost 24 hours to get here from Houston. Normally it would be about a 9 hour drive. I seriously can’t even imagine.

As for this weekend…
Another Friday night that actually began Friday afternoon. Laura and I set the weekend off early at Jose’s with some girl talk right after we got off work. From there we continued down the street to the Dickson Theatre, where we met up with Cory Branan & friends. The night ended at Maxine’s just before it closed. A fun, but long evening that left me feeling a bit rough on Saturday. I took a bunch of pictures, but here are the few that survived..

Cory playing an early show
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Laura and me at the show.. I think there’s one of these pictures of us every time we hang out.
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All from Maxine’s (the new JR’s)…
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An old guy dancin past our booth
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By the way

Bill Clinton totally just talked to me.

I was at work when all the sudden the place is buzzing with body guards in fancy suits. As he walked out he came by the coffee shop and waved at me. He then said hello, I said hi and waved back. Then he said, “It’s beautiful.” As much I would like to think he was admiring my new necklace, I’m pretty sure he meant the library.

FANatics

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I went to my very first Razorback football game on Saturday! We bought tickets at the very last minute but somehow ended up on the third row from the field. Todd and I had to walk to the stadium as soon as I got off work, so I didn’t have time to change out of my black shirt and gold dangly earrings. I was kinda disappointed that I didn’t plan ahead and wear a red shirt like every other person in the stands. However, I was ultra disappointed to see that when we got to our seats and looked out in the field that the rivalry team’s colors are, of course, BLACK and GOLD. Boo.

Hog wild:
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Walked past a baton twirling show at the pep rally the night before:
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My new friend Jessica who just moved here from Milwaukee.
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BB at a party last night
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Walking and picturing.
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Then there’s me.
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Now it’s Sunday… my one day off of school and work. School by the way is going great. It’s already a lot of work, but most of my classes are at least interesting. Oh and in other news, my mom and step-dad just bought a house in Memphis (they’ve decided to leave DC). It’s a big, yet cozy, old house over by Rhodes, but the best part is that it comes w/ a hot tub inside a screened-in porch. All in all I’m just excited to have my mom in my home town again.

what a weekend

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Another insanely busy week has passed. Friday I met up with some friends for for pitchers, pizza, & plenty of girl talk.

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Earlier in the week was the first Canadian Tuxedo softball game, (the softball team Todd is on w/ a bunch of his friends). Even though they got creamed, it proved to be a lot of fun. One member is just the boombox player for when the guys go up to bat. The totally sweet selections included 311 and the theme song from the Lion King, just to name a few. Totally hilarious… AND this happens every Tuesday for the next month or so.

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Saturday my mom & step dad rolled into town for a short visit. Todd & I took them to Eureka Springs where we randomly happened upon a surprisingly delicious hippy restaurant. Turns out it was owned by the first person to ever open a vegetarian restaurant in Greenwich Village. That was about the most impressive thing we found there. The visit with the fam was quite nice though.

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On to more important news.. I simply can’t get over what has happened in New Orleans. I can’t stop trying to wrap my mind around the fact that so many lives are changed in so many different ways. I want to help, but how does someone who doesn’t have money to donate contribute?