Friday, August 28, 2009

Maximus Eli Day

well blog, there is another fantastic man in my life who makes me melt at the site of him, and has a great head of hair, and a very sweet disposition.

his name is maximus eli day and he's 3 days old. i think we'll be life long friends.

i need to make sure mom and dad day are okay with me posting his pic but i will upload a few shots of him soon. (they are proud to show him off!)

d is an amazing friend, and wife and now i know she will be one of the coolest, kind, and greatest mom on the planet.

well done days. well done.


aunt corky

bed blogging

its a new favorite past time of mine. i love being in my bed, i believe if someone did a study they would find mine is the coziest. i love reading in bed so the other night i wrote my "i have thoughts" post in my bed. and its so fun to sit their with pillows propping me up and type away.

i will admit i also feel a little bit like carrie from sex and the city, when i type in my bed. one time i even smoked a cigarette while working and typing in bed. i opened the window, there was a great breeze and i smoked the cig and typed and thought i was way cool. for just a minute and then i was over it.

so this morning i couldnt sleep so i woke up and wanted to blog. I grabbed my computer opened it up and propped it up on my knees, next thing i know the whole computer is flying towards my face and bonks me on the nose, it hurt so bad and is still throbbing, i am praying it does not turn black and blue or leave a mark. i am never smoothe.



Thursday, August 27, 2009

patience is a virtue...

that i do not possess as of late. i move too quickly and and if people, ideas, thoughts and feelings dont keep up i get frustrated.

i am praying for patience and kindness towards others as we are all just trying to exist and you never know what people are going thru or where others have been, so how can i say that they should know what i know, or think the way i think. maybe they are just as frustrated with me?

in college i would probably write a verse about patience on an index card and put it on my dash to memorize but i think for the next week i am just going to stop and pray. whether its a quick 5 second prayer in the middle of a meeting or being on my face alone in my apt and asking god for peace and patience i am confident he'll meet me where i am at. he's good like that.

Monday, August 24, 2009

grimsley family "staycation"

this just in...the grimsley family vacation to south carolina has been re-routed to the great city of austin. with everyone's meetings, vacation time, and hunter's workaholic mentality we couldnt get the week to work out right. BUT that's okay as long as we get to be together for a handful of days it doesnt really matter where we are.

lounging in the pool yesterday with my mom and dad we started brainstorming the itinerary for the labor day weekend. i thought i'd document and welcome any suggestions as well.

-take hunter to the austin children's museum
-mandola's winery for wine and dinner
-hamilton pool or barton springs
-dinner at Frank
-tavern for football and white wings (my dad still has not been)
-grimsley golf --i said i'd play a few holes, i am the ONLY grimsley who doesnt play regularly, even Hunter plays more than i do. (he carries his golf club with him everywhere). :)
-Lakeway waterpark
-drink great wine on dad's tab
-lounge in the pool and eat good bbq, and drink margaritas

so family let me know if this list sounds good, and if we want to add or remove.

looking forward to staying in austin with the fam.


aunt corky

Sunday, August 23, 2009

i have thoughts.

i saw Julie and Julia last night with Brooke and Sam and i loved it. both brooke and i said that half way thru the movie we were so glad that we chose to go see that movie as i wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else.

we laughed thru out the entire film as Meryl Streep did an amazing job as Julia Child, but even more i was so intrigued by the person of Julia Child. The word JOY kept coming to my mind over and over. she had this gift of engaging with everyone she met, and passionately pursuing something she wanted to do and believed in. they worked so hard to make the cookbook happen. didn't know i would love her so very much.

both brooke and sam have great laughs, and so it was so fun to laugh at parts of the movie together and hear such great laughs. i got overwhelmed with happiness during this film, it was an experience. fo sho.

julie (who cooks and blogs her way thru the entire julia child book) was quite great herself. i titled my post after a favorite line she says. "i have thoughts", i feel that way all the time. i have all these thoughts swirling around in my head and wonder do i share them all? do i keep them to myself? are they weirder then anyone else's thoughts in the world? either way, i do have thoughts and it makes me to continue to write and blog and share so i can look back and see what i was thinking about the small and big things of life. thanks blog.

then we shared beers with jg, b and erik who were in the theatre next to us seeing the glorious bastards (not my cup of tea) at the draught house.

I love going to the draught house. It is one of my most favorite places in austin. roone (my favorite bartender) came out from around the counter to give me a hug, poured me a beer and had a bowl of goldfish waiting for me when i came out of the bathroom. it was good to be back--it had been a while. btw--my new favorite beer right now is a brooklyn lager, its fantastic.

i bet now every blogger in the world is wondering if someone will stumble upon their blog, cause a frenzy, have a book published about it, and then turn it into a feature film...i do not believe that will be the case with this blog, but it definitely crossed my mind.

Friday, August 21, 2009

parkside, frank and the other boom boom room.

well i didnt want the week to go by without blogging about last weeks fun friday. as mentioned in previous blog post "austin social scene" some friends and i have come up with a list of things we'd like to do in our great city. on friday--we knocked out 3 great ones.

The night started with drinks and fun appetizers at Parkside. parkside is newer and none of us had been. they have fabulous drinks, great atmosphere and some tasty tasty treats.

next stop was Frank. a fabulous new gourmet hot dog restaurant downtown. the space is fabulous and a real cozy place with amazing tasty bites. i had corn dog nuggets that tasted like little bites of heaven.

fast forward to about midnight and you've got a car full of friends ready to shake it on the dance floor of the boom boom room. we danced and sweated till 2 AM, danced on the table that is there for just that purpose and had an absolute blast. the boom boom room is about the size of my living room and people just cram in and dont stop dancing till they turn on the lights. it was a late night but one for the books for sure.

thru out the night you could find me pulling out my brown moleskin to scratch each event off the list. we knocked out 3 things and each was as fun as i had hoped.



Monday, August 17, 2009

a picture debut.

well it is 2009, i am a digital producer (meaning my entire life is spent thinking about how people use the digital space), my sister does it, and so does the entire world. I will now start using pictures (when appropriate) on my blog.

blog--i reached out to you about this issue quite some time ago and never heard back so i assume you will be okay with this new addition.

i thought i'd throw a few pics up of my favorite subject: Hunter William Blalock.

he is getting so big, and funny and i miss him dearly. i am so thankful my sis is so good at documenting the random and fun moments so i can pretend like i am there when he eats doughnuts, plays in the backyard and tries new food. i'm hoping to see them in the next few weeks.
supposedly he says "court" (which is my name) when he sees my pic, which makes my heart melt and my eyes tear up. didnt know it was possible to love something so much.

that's all. stay tuned for more stories, deep thoughts, and now pics.
aunt corky

Monday, August 10, 2009

austin social scene.

driving home from port a with the "road trip gals" we decided to start making a list of things we havent done but always wanted to do in the great city we all reside. austin-one of the best cities in the world in my opinion. i need to get the list down and out of my tiny gurnal so here i go. i can't wait to do these things with some of the best people on the planet.

i titled the list Austin Social Scene in my book so i will keep it at that.

Austin Social Scene:

-Round Rock Express game
-Fonda San Miguel
-Frank's (new gourmet hot dog restaurant)
-Parkside for Oyster's and Champagne
-Live on the Lake
-Cafe Blue for Brunch on Lake Travis
-Boat Dock
-BBQ Roadtrip (luling, lockhart, etc)
-Midnight Bike Ride
-Master Pancake Theatre
-Alamo Drafthouse Sing Along
-Chicken Shit Bingo
-tailgating for UT game
-Float the river
-Farmer's Market
-Rolling Road Show
-Port A (twice a year) --special request by B
-Ski Trip ( i really want to make this happen)
-Ranch 616-Bachelor Meet Up ( meet my FH Jesse, the winemaker, from the bach)
-Temple Road Trip ( Souder's boat, lake belton, beers, tour Dr. Chris's hospital, and lots of laughs)
-Wine Tour (dinner at Mandola's)
-Party at the Greer's (with live band)
-Rib Rocks aka Rib Off
-Spring Awakening Broadway Musical (girls only)
-Austin Ballet
-Dance at the boom boom room
-Night Swim at the Grimsley's house (girls only...for obvious reasons)
-Scoot Inn for skee ball and beers
-Longbranch and Lustre Pearl
-Brown Bar in the historic Brown Building for drinks
-Volunteer/Serve at a homeless shelter
-Ski Shores for burgers and floating in the water
-Mushashino (i've never been and my friends say its better than uchi)

wow. we've got a lot to accomplish, but its fun to have these down so i can reference and check them off the list!

i can't wait to blog about port a. stay tuned!