Hello and happy Wednesday! Sorry for being blog-absent on Monday! Jake and I didn’t arrive home from Austin until close to 8 pm on Sunday, so once I had stepped foot in our apartment and realized I still hadn’t meal prepped my lunches for the work week, and still had laundry to take care of, blogging quickly fell off the agenda. Hopefully I can catch up in time for a Friday post, but if not, please forgive me and I’ll resume my normal blogging schedule next week once I stop looking and feeling like a Cathy cartoon. All of that super fun stuff aside, I still managed to have a (kind of) celeb encounter, vote, and dress up as celeb encounter all within 48 hours. Let me explain.
I had to miss a 5k race in order to leave for Austin in time with Jake, so in lieu of a run, I woke up a couple hours early and did some at home Blogilates videos and then proceeded to get ready in fast forward speed like the McAllisters in Home Alone. We managed to leave a little after 8 and make to Austin in pretty good time (Naturally going into Austin wasn’t a problem). One small detour was made to the Baylor campus so Jake could swing by the campus bookstore and so I could see the live bears on campus (#casual).
We met up with Jake’s sister and her husband to attend the UT vs Baylor game, and while I have zero affiliation with either school, it was still pretty fun to watch. However, the best moment of the game is when the jumbo tron cut to Matthew McConaughey who was also in attendance as well. He did the chest pound scene from Wolf of Wall Street which I still don’t understand, but it was wonderful and it made my entire life.
I am now two for two on celeb encounters at the UT stadium, as last time in 2012 Natalie Portman was there. I guess my luck is dependent upon waiting every four years before going to a game? Get back to me in 2020.
Jake’s sister and her husband were hosting a house warming party at their new home, so we assisted with putting everything together before guests arrived, which for me mostly just included how to arrange a thousand cheese cubes in an interesting way because oh my god there was so much cheese! It was catered by Central Market and I swear there had to be 5 lbs were of cheese cubes. It was outrageous. I don’t know why I felt the need to tell you about all of this cheese, and I wish had taken a photo, but it was unreal. Anyways, sorry for that cheese meltdown. Once I had that squared away, guests began to arrive and party moved to the backyward where we all played giant board games! I beat Jake at both Connect Four and Jenga, and as you can see below I take giant Jenga very seriously.
After party festivities, Jake and I made the (unbeknownst to us, five hour) trip back to Dallas, with a quick stop to Thundercloud Subs for a late lunch. I feel like I’ve mentioned Thundercloud on this blog like 30 times without ever including a photo, so next time I’m going to try and take a photo before devouring my sub like a mad man.
I opted out of wearing a costume to work since no one really participates in Halloween in my office, so I powered through work and then drove to my parents house so I could meet up with my Dad to go to the rec center and vote!
I could have easily voted in my city, but Grapevine’s polling center is still in my county, plus it takes place at my favorite gym. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for “Exercised my right to vote” pun by voting and working out all in the same place. After leaving the rec center heading back home, I went into full costume mode, which surprisingly took 15 minutes and $0. My end game was to be Matthew McConaughey’s character, Rust Cohle, from season one of True Detective. The result?
I borrowed the button up from Jake, the cowboy boots were my Grampa’s, the mustache courtesy of the Naked 3 eye shadow palette, arm tattoo is eyeliner, and the Lone Star beer cut out was designed by Jake. I rolled a small piece of notebook paper to act as my cigarette, poorly tied my hair back, and boom. I was everyone’s favorite Louisiana detective with a troubled past, Rust Cohle. This costume lasted about as long as it took to put together, as I literally just did it for the Insta, so I showered and spent the rest of Halloween watched Doctor Who with Jake (we finally got to the David Tennant years!). I’d blame the low key celebration on it being a Monday, but you and I both know I would have committed the same amount of effort on a Friday or Saturday. I’m just glad I was able to perform my civic duty by voting, and participate in Halloween all in one day!
Did you dress up for Halloween this year?