Monday, November 16, 2009

happy bday

Saturday was Where My Feets Have Been's one year birthday!

so, in celebration, I'm posting some Feets highlights from the past year. get ready for a lengthy post!

we took soo many trips to get street food:

relaxed on some beaches:

fed some monkeys:

ate lots of korean barbeque:

prepared for below 0 temperatures:

wished you a merry christmas!

danced in the new year:

took LOTS of trains:

experienced monsoon season in malaysia:

walked above the jungle:

were pampered in vietnam:

took some tiny planes:

admired the streets of central asia:

and made it safely back to houston.

wow, what a year!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

the f-a-r-m

this weekend I went up to Willis / New Waverly to visit my grandparents.

They live on our family farm, and I hadn't been there in soooo long!

i drove down the country road to get to the Womack gate:

My grandparents live in a big house, but I stayed in the little red guest house. It used to be a milk house, but my other grandma transformed it into a guest house in the 50's. this is where my family always stays when we come up. When I was a kid, we would get excited about sleeping in the 3-tiered bunk beds.

we hand fed some babies...

and i took the required jumping pic by the pond.

ps. we have to spell out 'farm' because the dogs know the word, and they'll go crazy if they hear it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

this one

goes out to the one i love.

this is a post to show my collection of b&w fish eyes. i know you are all dying to see them. hah

first up, bday celebrations..

just cause i really like my shoes. :)

bday roses.. thanks stephie!

now off to santa clara..

carolyn's favorite house.

oh the palm trees.. i've been kind of scared of them ever since i heard of people being killed by falling palms :/ makes those 9-story tall palm trees in Berkeley a little scary

and greg and I at the air show weeeee

it was game day.. even though cal is embarrassing me this year, i still have to represent.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

all hallows eve

this year, I got to dress up as one in a mighty duo.
none other than wayne campbell.

Greg, my trusted sidekick, was Garth. and we spent the evening sharing many high fives, psych-ing people out, and saluting the numerous babes at the party. I also got to make an acceptance speech.. yes, we won "most original costume" haha

hope your halloween was as exciting!

ps. the b&w pics were taken with my lovely bright orange fish-eye lomo. I had this b&w film sitting around forever and needed to use it up. more lomo's coming shortly.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

leaving my heart in the bay area

all over again.

yep, i took a trip out to the 'left coast' (as my father so lovingly refers to california) this past weekend to visit my loves.

i was SO GREAT!

I went to berkeley to visit Jess and eat frozen yogurt. I took a trip to wurster to visit a professor, and went up to the 8th floor for my favorite view of the bay.

I stopped by the house Ellen and I used to live in, and the former residence of the purple velvet couch. the couch has since moved to Stanley Hall for safe keeping. Sadly, I was not able to visit it. :(

oh how i miss you, 2539 durant.
and i found this outside our house: weird?

It was great to visit Carolyn's new 'hood, and I think I know my way around south bay prettyyyy darn well.

look at my little law student, all grown up.

and we of course had to pick up the school newspaper and try the sudoku... none of us could finish it. :/ but the santa clara library is hella tight.. you should check it out.

on sunday, we got all swanky and set out on a surprise adventure...

to a tea house!

mmmmm so good..

this past weekend was a much much needed retreat from tx and the job search. i am coming home refreshed and re-energized (except for the migraines that keep attacking me). i love you guys so much, and miss you like crazy. Maybe the job search will lead me out there and then i will never have to leave you again.
and i have to mention coopy somewhere:

i loves him the most.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

rainbow cake!

yesterday, i embarked on the crazy experience of the making rainbow cake.

the gel colors my dad purchased for me (thanks dad!) turned out to be more My Little Pony rainbow rather than Rainbow Brite... but thats ok!

even dakota liked it!

with that chocolate frosting, it tasted GREAT!

if you want to try and make your own rainbow cake, you can get the really easy recipe here

the recipe says to double it.. so I did.. but it made the cake rise really high in the middle, and i figured if i cut the top of one to stack them, i would cut some of the color off. So, I decided to just make 2 separate cakes. which turned out fine because i had one with chocolate icing, and the other with vanilla... but my family isn't picky at all so it didn't matter.. ha
Also, I made this cake using the low-fat recipe (which calls for clear diet soda instead of everything else) and I think the soda made the cake a little flimsy and crumbly. Usually my box cake doesn't do this, so i am attributing it to the use of soda. One of my cakes completely fell apart as I took it out of the mold.. I ate some of it, and stacked and mushed the other parts together as best I could and then covered it with frosting. In the end, you couldn't even tell!