Sunday, December 14, 2008

It certainly IS what's for dinner...

I have not been slacking.

I have been traveling. Travelin' west. Through windmill farms, cotton fields, and dust storms.

I visited my friend in Albany, Texas... Photos and stories will come soon. Now I am in grand ole Odessa spending some (little) time with the folks before heading back to Austin for the week- possibly with my two children (pooches).

I have eaten more beef these past two days than I have in months!

One Chicken fried steak, one large hunk of Prime (and it was PRIME indeed) rib, a cheeseburger, a filet mignon, and one stewed beef mexican something or other. Luckily my marmy made tuna caserole last night, one of my faves, so that was a small change from beef.

That's been my weekend in a nutshell. Speaking of nuts, went to the Nutcracker in Midland with my mom and niece and I got a CHEF nutcracher. It's awesome!

I'll be posting more once in Austin. Yee-haw! I hope to stop at Cooper's in Llano tomorrow for lunch, truly the best BBQ you ever will taste.

P.S. My Peace Corps interview went really, really well. Apparently having experience working in an IT field, teaching experience (and soon to be degree), having worked with deaf children and taken sign language, and having worked with underpriveledged children with chronic illnesses have all served as extraordinaryly rich life experiences. They do things a bit differently for these interviews- For two hours I basically answered questions and he sat there typing away all of my answers to send to more Peace Corps people. Now I must wait to see if the Dallas people will like me and "nominate me"... Should know in a couple of weeks.


Flapjacks said...

beef. coopers!!! jealous. get the big chop! and those beans! who know when those beans got started. i think they just keep adding to them as the years go by...

TexasDeb said...

Yay for the good interview - no surprise, really.

Travel safely back to Austin and we will wait for more good news after the Dallas people have their say.

PassivePastry said...

Totally got the big chop and a bucket-o-beans. sooo good. I'm still partial to the brisket, but it was fun ordering a giant hunk-o-meat.

Thanks for the angel, debadeb.