Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lights, Camera...

As Good As It's Going To Get!!

I had all intentions of getting the assignment done last week, but never got downtown to take the picture. Each day I thought I would get it done something came up, or I decided it was too much work to drag Maryn along, find a parking spot farther away then I would like, and then walk several blocks to get the picture. I know sad excuses but it's the truth.

After last week didn't pan out, we went out of town for a few days. I had this great plan of getting up this morning, after I ran, to head down. Guess what? This lovely thing called a thunderstorm ruined my plans. It hasn't rained here since sometime in January and the one day I needed to just about an hour, I couldn't get it. It stormed. Thunder, lightening, buckets of rain, all day long. Yes, we needed it, but I'm all about it raining at night.

So my choice for this self-portrait Tuesday would have been...



REMEMBER THE...







Alamo



If any of you have ever been to Texas, you know the saying of everything's bigger and better here. Well for some reason that doesn't hold true when talking about the Alamo. Even though it's history is very big, that isn't the case with it's physical appearance. If any of you have seen it, it seems very small (not as small as my knick-knack) to what you would imagine. To learn more about the battle that took place you can go here.

Another landmark I thought would be fun to add to my post is one that makes the Blogging World News at least weekly. I couldn't resist taking my picture in front of, none other than the infamous...





CHUY'S


Not a special place in the movies or history books, but since Jenny & I talk about our favorite place to eat so often, it's pretty special to us. Not only to us, but to others whom have lived here travel back here to experience the taste of creamy jalapeno again.

20 comments:

Jenny said...

I miss Chuy's and you for that matter!! I know I am pretty pathetic. Doug thought I should have done the Alamo. I think Chuy's is a great landmark since we have made it famous. Good luck with the dejunking. Talk to you later. Jen :)

sista # 2 said...

Good thing you have that knick knack! What a crack up!! Cool SPT anyway ;) ciao

lelly said...

this post really tickles me! it is so creative!! never let it be said that a little thunderstorm got in the way of an awesome post...

Anna said...

I think Chuys is a historic landmark in your and Jenny's lives...so fitting! I only wish I had known about it when I lived there. Maybe I should come for a visit!

Kelly said...

This was a very cute post! Who would have guessed it would rain on the one day you needed to go to the Alamo. I loved your substitute picture. And, I really think Chuy's needs to put you and Jenny on the payroll for all the free endorsements!

andrea said...

Love the creativity! Way to still participate in SPT.

Anne said...

I'm so curious about Chuy's! Maybe someday I'll make it down your way and check it out! I'm glad you didn't let a little thunderstorm get in the way of your participation in SPT. Nice work!!

Kari said...

Oh, I've been missing you -- wondering if you're okay!! So glad you're back!!

Darn it anyway, for missing out on your self portrait in front of the Alamo!! But the Chuy's pic is cute and makes up for it!! :)

donna said...

When we lived in Oklahoma City, we took our kids to San Antonio for spring break and we went to the Alamo. What a cool place!
Great post:):

Stephanie said...

So cool! I love the knick knack. Even better is that you wrote about Chuy's. That is great. We read about it weekly for sure....it deserves a spot on famous landmark Tuesday. Great job.

Elizabeth said...

Glad you picked something near and dear to you. It is fun to hear about your and Jenny's adventures at Chuy's.

Price Cream Parlor said...

I love the Alamo and the riverwalk! I think that it is so funny that you put Chuy's on! That place is famous because of you and Jenny! So funny!

Amanda said...

I love your picture in front of the Alamo, hee hee. I loved visiting San Antonio, several times--and you're right, the Alamo isn't very "BIG", but it is still neat. I've never been to Chuy's. Is it just in the west?

Kristi Brooke said...

of course you had to do the Alamo! I went there when jeff was doing a 6 week rotation in SA. I loved the tour and all the history there. it is so great!

Jill said...

You're cute and innovative too to take your picture with your mini Alamo, I'm glad you participated.

carlo said...

i am not sure how i missed this one but how fun! i love that you improvised and i should have been creative instead of skipping the challenge. dang!

i really love that you made chuy's a part of your post. it makes me want to schedule a trip out just for a blogging lunch at chuy's!

Kristi Brooke said...

St. Patrick's Day is here, you see.
We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.
We'll count the leaves and look them over,
And maybe find a four-leafed clover.
I'll sew green buttons on my vest,
Green for St. Patrick is the best.
I'll wear a green hat, very high,
And dance a jig--at least I'll try!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Such cute pictures of you!! I have always wanted to visit the Alamo and after you and Jenny's posts about Chuys I want to go there too!!

becca said...

I totally missed self portrait Tuesday this week! I love that you posted a picture of Chuy's because I have read Jenny's blog enough to know how much you guys love it! Definatley a place I will stop if I am ever in that area (oh ya and I should probably visit the Alamo too...after Chuy's)!

Crystalyn said...

i'm going to have to make a trip to texas just to meet you girls and try out the chuys. it sounds so yummy!