When it comes to contests i consider myself pretty lucky. I win stuff all the time, and people always ask me how i do it. I guess it's because i try all the time! The more you try, obviously, the more chances you will have of winning something. I've won everything from $50 gift certificates to sport boutiques and spas (twice), concert tix, a 55 inch tv, and most recently this beautiful matted photograph in a blog contest from Jeremie Hollman Photography--http://jeremiehollmanphotography.blogspot.com/. Maybe i should buy a lottery ticket.
My pretty mommy and I went to the World of Sound concert at the newly remodeled Bass Concert Hall Friday night. It was a lovely blend of symphony, a jazz trio, and a couple of classical vocalists (and i got a fab new pair of shoes for the event!)
The finale was a big shocker! Ghostland Observatory played, a duo from South Austin that combine their electronica/punk/rock music with a laser light show. The UT marching band even appeared on stage at one point. There was fog, and strobe lights, and quite a few dancing fans with purple dreadlocked hair. Not really my style, but hey, good to get out of my comfort zone every once in awhile.
We ended the evening with a late dinner at Kerby Lane Cafe on 183. They just moved to a new building across the highway; food is still awesome, but they lost a lot of their charm and local Austin feel by being in a strip center.
Steven had surgery Tuesday, Jan 27th, to repair his collarbone. It went well, and only took about 30 minutes. Because of all the bone fragments to be put back together, the doctor chose not to use a metal plate on the bone. Instead they got all the pieces back in place, then wrapped them up using soft tissues inside him. They sutured those tissues together, then stitched him back up. He came out of the anesthesia swinging, but calmed down after a few hours and was able to go home the same day. I have some funny stories from the recovery room, but he doesn't remember most of what happened. I was able to figure out why he was so angry at the nurse when i got there. He had a dream/hallucination that the doctors tried to amputate his arm with a chainsaw--poor guy was just fighting back! The next few days were rough; Steven has had a lot of problems with the meds they gave him. After being nauseous, having chills, body aches and a migraine Friday night, he got completely off the Oxycodone. Now, just 3 days later, he is able to do many things by himself around the house and is feeling so much better! We even went out to lunch yesterday, and took a walk at the park, and a walk around the neighborhood with Rosco. He slept better last night than he has in 3 weeks. Things are looking good!