girls with guitars, so-so cheese plate and 50's swing dancing.
kat and I had another chance to get out this past friday night. we started with some snacks at malaga. the dude is so tired of just OK cheese plates. the calamari was good and the flight of spanish wine was also just OK, but I'm not a big spanish wine consumer so...
then we went to antone's to catch a neighbor's band; the bluebonnets.
it was fun to see kathy valentine work her magic on the guitar. it looks so easy in the hands of somebody who really knows what they are doing, like ringing a bell. the guitar is not so easy (for me). kathy is also in that most famous of all girl band, the go-gos.
The first time I went to kathy's house I was struck with a bit of panic. I noticed the back of her house faces the back of the AMH master bathroom; our bathroom wall is all glass and no curtains. it'd never bothered me before if anybody could see in there... but now that I actually knew somebody in one of those houses... I was relieved to find a lone treetop slightly obscuring the view of my shower and toilet.
after the blubonnets, we caught the texas guitar women
it was another good night in the live music capital of the world.
kat says that bob schneider looks like the dude, and the guy behind him looks like the dude with his blueblockers on.
we stopped at qua (it was near the valet that had our car). they have the dance floor that is over an aquarium stocked with live shark and stingray.
we celebrated our ethnicity the next morning by attending the lunar celebration at the asian cultural center. the lion/dragon dancers were some of the best we've seen. little dude blockin the blues.
they had many different hula dances. photographers love hula girls. and the pictures from above had led us to the conclusion that we need a new take out camera. I don't want to lug a dslr around but the small camera we are taking out is just not up to the job.
they got FIRST PLACE at the cotillion 50's swing dance competition. they got blue ribbons and an eisenhower silver dollar.
these are the other kids that attend cotillion from her school.