Monday, April 10, 2017

San Antonio; Hedwig; Matt and Nicole Get Hitched

Hi! How's it going?  We had a really busy work week, and a really nice weekend.
Both Amy and I have been a little swamped with the lawyerin' lately, but things are going pretty well.
On Wednesday Amy handled Raylan transport duty, giving me a chance to ride my bike to work.  Thanks, Amy!  The weather was nice, and it felt good.
The morning view from the South 1st Street bridge.
This weekend my mom and dad took care of Raylan.  Mom and Dad took Raylan on Friday afternoon, so Amy and I headed to Cypress Grill for some tasty Cajun food Friday night.  Amy and I got up and headed to San Antonio on Saturday to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Tobin Center in San Antonio.    We'd gotten the tickets a long time back as a birthday present for Amy, so we'd been looking forward to it for a while.
It was a really good show.  For those who aren't familiar, Hedwig is a rock musical about a transgender aspiring rock star from East Berlin who's suffered a botched sex change operation.
It's probably not for everyone in that it's, of course, got some profanity and some pretty adult subject matter.  On the other hand, the overall messages of the show are about universal love and acceptance and the struggle that everyone goes through to find their place in the world.  So it's for everyone.  But it's probably not for everyone.
It was an excellent performance, though.  Funny and irreverent and poignant.  And the music was outstanding.
We had a really good time.
We got to San Antonio earlier in the afternoon and went to the Mexican Market, el Mercado.  We bought a few pieces of clothing and a gardening pot.  I also got a piece of street art for my office at work.
Afterwards we wandered the Riverwalk and had a sort of contemporary Mexican dinner at Acenar.  We got to sit outside and enjoy some really nice weather on the river while we ate.  

Always fun!

Happy birthday, Amy!  We're really stretchin' out this 30th birthday
celebration, huh?  ;-)
Meanwhile, back in Austin, Mom and Dad took Raylan for a haircut...

Pay no attention to the scissors, boy,
Focus on the phone.
After dinner we walked back to the Tobin Center through part of downtown San Antonio.  People in fancy clothes were gathering outside the Majestic Theatre for a play that was getting ready to start, and we passed through a local park where people were gathered for a free ballet performance that was taking place on a temporary stage.
 
Headed into the Tobin Center as the sun was starting to go down.


Our friends from Austin, Ruben and Miguel, were also at the show.  We caught up with them, had a chance to chat a bit, and managed to get a picture.  A few months back they had come out for a karaoke night that we'd all attended, and we'd sung some Hedwig songs that night.
It was great to see them.
There was a Q&A after the show, and we stayed for a bit of that before hopping in the car to drive back to Austin.

Miguel, Ruben, myself, and Amy after the show.
Back in Austin, we got up the next morning, and Mom and Dad dropped Raylan off with us before heading to church.
It was good to have him back.  We'd missed him!


So on Sunday we did a few chores and spent time with Raylan.
Sunday night we headed to the wedding of our family friends, Matt and Nicole.  My brother, Ryan, presided over the ceremony, and he did a really good job.
It was a really nice wedding.  It took place outdoors at a venue off of South Lamar.
It was sort of a medium sized wedding, and there a number of people there that I've known for many years now, mostly because they were friends of Ryan (and Matt and Nicole) through college and through work experience at UT.  I got to briefly catch up with quite a few people, which was really nice.
They also had really good food- fajitas with chicken and meat prepared by Nicole's sister's family (apparently they do this as a sort of side business back in their hometown).  Very good stuff.
I have a few pictures of our family from the wedding, but I didn't take too many photos.  There was a professional photographer there, and she took some pictures of all of us, so hopefully sometime we'll get to see those.

Sitting with my folks.  Waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Ryan, sporting his clergy badge.

Anyway, that was our weekend.  It was really fun,  It was also really tiring.  I feel like we squeezed two weekends into one.

Hope everyone has a good week!











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