Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Web Log

I started this web log 4 years ago as a way to force myself to see something new when I lived in Marin County.
1st Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 2nd years web log birthday, I moved to another state, became a professor at a college teaching music and made some new friends.
2nd Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 3rd years web log I met Jennifer. A sweet, caring, cool, intelligent, calming and very pretty girlfriend who really compliments my personality and makes dating easy and so much fun.
3rd Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

Last year I began composing compositions again. I had written a string orchestra piece, reorchestrating my older compositions and composing new pieces for the steel band.
Last Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

This year I am still with my very pretty perfect girl, still a college professor and music department chair (I have been consistently building the music department with more classes, more students and more ensembles).
Off to compose more music.


Posted by Eric at 10:14 PM

Friday, February 15, 2008

Unusual Restaurants

Since I like food and food like me I wanted to show some unusual restaurants I have found online.

How about eating in the sky in Belgium.
Dinner in the Sky

This next place in Kirkland, Washington describe themselves as an upscale voluntary payment cafe/deli.
Terra Bite

An interesting sushi place in Hollywood, California where nyotaimori or body sushi take place. It is eating sushi from the body of a woman though the food never touches the models skin but is presented on banana leaves.
Hadaka Sushi

Moto in Chicago is were it is known for creating "high-tech" dishes which incorporate elements such as edible paper, lasers and liquid nitrogen.

And we end with an undersea restaurant. Ithaa

I am hungry! Time to eat!

Posted by Eric at 1:40 PM

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fat Tuesday

Ron and I went to the Fat Tuesday parade in the historic downtown Galveston. The tourists have left by now and mostly the locals [BOI's (Born on the Island) and LOI's (Live on the Island which is me)] are left to enjoy the parade. While we were waiting for the parade to begin Stephen and Zane happened to find us and stayed with us to watch the parade. We saw the parade on Postoffice Street (yes that is how it is spelled). Cool floats and lots of beads. Since the parade starts on Postoffice then curves around and goes down the Strand, after we finished seeing the parade on Postoffice, Ron and I walked to the Strand and saw the parade again and collected more beads. They people on the floats seemed to be slower in throwing beads and they were not throwing as many unique beads as they had in past years. After the parade we walked under the Strand balconies to see if there were any unique beads being thrown. I did get 2 unique ones. The 1st was a medallion type bead. The medallion was black and red with a bat on it. The other was a really cool bird bead. The birds head, tail and feet move. It might be the best bead I have ever caught. Then back to Ron's were made dinner. We had meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. A good tasting bottle of a Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon. And a lemon square for dessert. It was fun evening.

Posted by Eric at 10:44 PM

Sunday, February 3, 2008

DD Going Home

Got up. Made sure DD packed up everything. We then went to Chilli's near the airport for lunch. Then took DD to the airport. Thanks DD for visiting me. It was a lot of fun as always.

Posted by Eric at 1:22 AM

Saturday, February 2, 2008

DD at Mardi Gras on a Balcony

This is the 1st year DD has come here for the 2nd weekend. He has usually come to the 1st weekend where that is not as much of a crowd downtown. So this year he really wanted to come on the 2nd weekend. So the Z Krewe Zestival tickets we got this year was for a party that went longer that the 1st weekend. It goes from noon to midnight which also includes lunch and dinner. So we got there at noon and had lunch which was hot dogs, hamburger, salad and desert (brownies, cupcakes and cookies). I got a hot dog. We then watched the Z Krewe parade processional. We then started throwing our ok beads. I has a whole bag of them that I have collected over the years and finally decided to get rid of them. A nice crowd wanting to catch them.

DD continued to throw beads and Jennifer and I wanted to walk around downstairs for a bit. Since the theme this year was pirates there were some people dressed as a pirate.



We then brought out our special beats. We were bad. DD and I got a lot of cute girls to flash. This is the crowd we had to work with in the evening.

Now that is a crowd!

We also got to see the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade from the balcony. I always wanted to see a Mardi Gras parade from the balcony. Now I finally got to. Here are some pictures of the parade.








It was a lot of fun.

Posted by Eric at 10:24 PM

Friday, February 1, 2008

DD Having Bento Box

DD and I just hung out and has peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We then picked up George on the way up to pick up Jennifer. We then all went to Oishii for sushi. DD and George got a Bento Box and Jennifer and I got our usual array of sushi such as ell roll, Philadelphia roll, radish roll, cucumber and avocado roll, yellowtail roll, and some salmon nigiri sushi, and super white tuna nigiri sushi. It was a great dinner. We then went to downtown Galveston to walk around and catch bead off the the balconies. Which is something we will be doing tomorrow.

Posted by Eric at 10:12 PM