On Friday night Amy and I braved a few rain showers to drive out to Gruene Hall to see the Old 97's. It was a really fun show. I used to listen to the Old 97's way back when I was in college and early law school, but somehow I had sort of forgotten about them, which was a dumb thing to do. Amy's a fan, and her enthusiasm for the band helped return them to their rightful place on my radar.
|(the Old 97's play a dancehall in what I can only assume|
must be in Ohio)
|(photobomb by random drunk guy|
notwithstanding, I like this picture!)
|(it turns out that Amy can appreciate|
a dusty ol' dancehall!)
|(somehow Rhett Miller snuck on during|
Caitlin Rose's set to get a better look at Amy)
|(Mom getting props for the cake |
Dad got for Amy!)
It was good to see Barb again and have a chance to hang out with the fam.
Saturday night we hung out at home and watched The Spanish Prisoner. I had only seen it once, a long time ago, and I wanted to watch it again. It's an interesting movie. Like a lot of David Mamet's stuff, it sort of feels like a play. Anyway, it's probably not for everyone, but I enjoyed watching it again.
|(somehow musicals make Jaci, Heidi, |
and Amy smile)
Wicked, true to the reports, was really good. It was funny and clever (I didn't really know the story, so it was interesting to see how it dovetailed into The Wizard of Oz), and the music was really good. I'd heard some Broadway hopefuls singing songs from Wicked when I was up in a bar in New York a while back (performers worked at this place when they were between performance gigs), and I've been wanting to see it ever since.
It was a really nice night.
So that was the weekend. Very fun.
Life is good these days. ;-)
Hope everyone is doing well!