Friday, July 13, 2007

Bet You Can't Guess Where I Am Right Now!

I'll give you a clue: it's flat, boring, and 4 hours north of College Station.


You are correct!

Little Elm, Texas!

I got home from class today and Carolyn and I got hungry, so I suggested going to get lunch. While we were getting ready to leave, Carolyn said, "I wish I could go home right now."

So we did. We packed our bags and 20 mintues later were out the door, headed towards Dallas. We ate lunch at the new Blue Baker (recommended - it's excellent!) and spent the next 4 hours on the road. We didn't even tell my mom we were coming! Actually, Carolyn called Christina and I called Sarah Green (we were supposed to meet her in Houston tomorrow, but it turned out that she wasn't going. Perfect!). We agreed to meet at someone's house for game night, where my mom and younger sisters would be arriving later.

So my mom arrived at the house, and didn't even see us sitting at the table. Sarah introduced her to a bunch of other people at the table (I thought my mom would see my hair, seeing as she was standing RIGHT behind me), and once Sarah realized she wasn't catching on, she said, "And have you met...."

We turned around and my mom screamed.

There's nothing as fun as surprising someone. :) Or being surprised. It really is one of my most favorite things ever.

I'm so glad we came. It's gonna be a fun weekend.


The Hall.

I went last night, for the first time ever. I can't tell you how scared I was. Who knows why I get worked up over weird things. I just do. Maybe I was scarred in my past, or something. I spent 15 minutes laying on the couch, practicing my pilates breathing exercises to calm me down. Finally Austin knocked on the door and I almost threw up.

Oh. My. Gosh.

I am pathetic!!!!!!!!! I had the best time of my life, almost.

It was definitely up there.

I got to go out to eat with Austin and his sister Kristin, and it was a blast. Kristin is hilarious! Those two are so funny together. We talked about pot roast, fish and chips with malt vinegar, gangs and jokes written in bathroom stalls. I was laughing my head off all night.

After dinner we went back to Austin's house and he taught me how to dance. It wasn't half as difficult to pick up as I thought. I learnt some spins and twirly things, which were a lot of fun but tended to make me dizzy if I did too many.

We sang musical songs the whole way there. Well, Austin and Kristin did -- I didn't know the musical -- but maybe one day I will learn them. Those two are funny.

When we got to the Hall, I learnt to play pool because we got there pretty early. It was hard at first, but I did manage to do okay. It was a lot of fun. I have been missing out, for sure!

Once the gang got there, we danced. I got to use everything I had just been taught, and it was SO much fun! I even did a flip. Well, two actually. But not in the middle of dancing, because I probably would have killed someone. Maybe with a little practice I will master it.

We left at about 1 am, and that was probably a good idea because I was getting pretty tired and shaky. I smelled like B.O., sweat, smoke and bad breath when I got home. Mmmm mmmm. Haha!!

I have never felt more Texan in my life. The past few weeks have opened up a million new doors for me: fishing, shooting, two-stepping, pool... and who knows what I'll get to add next!

Now, I just need some boots. I will begin the search for some!

I seriously can't believe I'm home right now. It feels funny. Hopefully I can get a haircut tomorrow... I know that sounds random but I really need one! My hair is getting out of control!

The picture at the top is called "Twostep" or something like that. I thought it was very artistic. I like art. :)

Ok so I am amazingly pooped. I need to get something to eat and then sleep. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

-Katie Lou (ha)