Team H is exploring the SA music scene with gusto... Thursday we took in a show by Country Mice, a Brooklyn band, and Friday night Luke saw Sean McConnell, a Nashville singer-songwriter, while I was down for the count, sinus-wise.
On Saturday we headed to Austin to pick up a desk on Craigslist and then decided to make a day of it - we explored Barton Springs (feels like a little beach community), ate Stubb's barbeque (delish) and saw Ben Sollee at the Parish (awesome). Betwist and between we played pool, strolled and people-watched ... Austin has no shortage of zaftig sidewalk belly dancers (working on a volunteer basis) and other colorful characters.The new desk matches my desk, the first step in getting our office together. Which now consists of matching desks, a credenza, a Looming Green Lamp and many many boxes of professional books awaiting their home on the to-be-located bookcases.
Today we took shelter from the heat in the movie theatre, watching the British comedy The Trip. Highly recommend. Giggles, guffaws galore. Headed home to make dinner -- a first-time attempt at moussaka, the planning, ingredient purchasing, execution and consumption of which prompted two days of quotes from this priceless SNL skit:
And then, so fittingly, we took a lovers' walk around the neighborhood.
Tonight, Those Darlins at Jack's Patio Bar! A favorite band of mine.