grrfeisty: September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011


October is approaching :)

Make sure to get your ad space before the Zombies eat your brains!

i've been saving these photos for a while :)
images taken while playing Zombies!!! board game
images edited with my memories digital scrapbooking suite

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

up close

See that fence back there? By the tree? Oh it sure looks all calm and peaceful....but...
Behind that fence lies a vicious dog.

See that little snout?? That tiny little thing drives my dogs insane. Ohhhh...the barking!

Why can't that chihuahua just leave my pups alone?? :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

quick like a fox

i spent most of the weekend with my family in Dallas, Texas. We went out to eat, met up with friends, and! I posted about my newest sweater recently :)
not that i can wear it any time soon in this heat...

Surprisingly, I didn't take many photographs in Dallas...I kinda napped a lot...
Lately, time seems to be running out a bit too quickly. And when I have a moment to myself, I don't want to do a thing! You know what I mean?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcoming October Sponsors :D

if you are interested in purchasing some ad space on the grrfeisty blog,

october is a great month to sponsor, as i expect a lot more readers and fun [&wiggy!] posts!
i am also revamping things, so that should get us some extra hits as well <3

i greatly appreciate your support and readership.
thanks so much :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

roller derby bout debut

last wednesday, a few fresh meat gals and myself were asked to participate in the september 17th bout. the opposing team, spindletop rollergirls, needed a few extra players due to injuries, etc.
um, YES?!?!? :)

we were up against one of our very talented houston teams, but dang if we didn't play as hard as we could :)

photo 1: waiting for introductions

photo 2: amazing jammer, foe toe finish picking herself up after a crazy rad jump

photo 3: push fail! i am on the floor :)

thanks to my memories for the rad digital scrapbooking software! giveaway coming soon :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

talented friends :)

my bff runs reigruche studio. i am constantly surprised by the amazing things she is producing! and her husband has started creating some awesome things, too :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

happy birthday, osa

my little osa turned two!
 isn't she precious? ;)

i tried to make her a cake, but it ended up looking like a peanutbutter and carrot meatloaf!
then daniel and i took her to petsmart and picked up a toy and some bones :)

happy birthday my lil' baby!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

two things :)

I visited my sister in Dallas, and we went to our All Star team's away game
against Assassination City - we won :)

And on a whim I purchased some mathy Toms! You mave have seen them online.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

dystopian book wormz

so far, like a lot of you, my favorite book of all time is hunger games.
as well as catching fire and mockingjay.
i picked up this trilogy because i saw students with their noses buried in Hunger Games [same reason i read the Twilight saga]. i had to know what the deal was, so i checked them out from the school library [thanks paula!]. and could not put them down. i seriously love the kind of book where i will arrive at my destinations a bit earlier just so i have time to read in the car...

because i have noticed a lot more people getting into the series, i thought i would make a few recommendations...sort of an "if you like this, read this" type deal :)

Divergent [by Veronica Roth].
i went through it so fast that, months later, I forgot I read it!
which is crazy because i really enjoyed it. strange...i know.

a student noticed that I was reading the Hunger game trilogy and recommended Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore. I liked Graceling a tad more, but they are both awesome :)

more recently, i finished reading Ashes, by Ilsa Bick. it was a pretty VIP read because the book wasn't out yet [librarian friend, remember?]. this book is a LOT darker than the Hunger Games...
and there are a couple twists that make you go "WHAT!!!" definitely worth the read...and the wait for book two that doesn't come out until next year! ugh! anyone that has read any of these books...what can you recommend to me??? i am in dire need of a book i don't want to put down :)

and i tried getting into the girl with the dragon tattoo...but i couldn't do it. i will try again at a later date...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Touristy Houston part 3

Mam's House of Ice snocones are so delicious! When Daniel and I lived in the Heights area of Houston we were over there a bit too often :)
 Daniel loves ordering his snocones with a scoop of ice cream. So far the yummiest snocone/ice cream combo he has ordered is Dreamsicle, but in this photo he's got a Root Beer Float thing going on.
and [how color coordinated!]

Everyone else ordered Tiger's Blood or Cherry :)
I stick to Wedding Cake because a) it is delicious, and b) no stained lips, teeth, or tongue! ;)

Other than eating and walking around, we took my family out a LOT. Below is a photo of my sister playing a game of Giant Jenga at Barcadia. We also checked out Catbirds, Poison Girl, and a local place called Hunter's Pub.
I wish I had an extra day to rest after such a "touristy" weekend!

p.s. happy birthday to my dad :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

what i wore to work...sock hop!

I've worn socks to work in the past, but this combination had a co-worker of mine inquiring about tickets to the sockhop. haha :)
top&skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
shoes - Guess
socks - H&M

some people think they are soooooo funny ;)

disclaimer: all photographs were taken during lunch break. you can never be too safe. thanks!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Touristy Houston part 2

 As previously mentioned, a few relatives visited during Labor Day weekend. This photo was also shot in the vicinity of the "We <3 Houston" sign.
And so was this one :)

In case you forgot I am a shorty... L -> R roxy, ely [cousin], sandy [sister]

Baby Barnaby's is a Houston breakfast must in my book. I don't care if we have to wait 30 minutes or so. The food and service is dang good.

my significant other, and theirs :) still waiting outside baby b's - and it was great!

And because we are on the topic of food - Whataburger does not exist near Miami, Florida.
This is what happens when you only get to eat a Whataburger every few years:
 It's the size of her face! Mwah ah ah ;)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Touristy Houston

My cousins visited us from Miami, Florida [and my sister and her boyfriend as well] this Labor Day weekend. I made a random list of fun things to do [most involved eating!] while in Houston. :) So's not to overload anyone with photos, I am breaking this down into 2 or 3 posts. :D
Why does my cousin [center] look like jumping in the air requires no effort? :)
The famous "We <3 Houston" sign in the Heights area...for obvious photo ops.

 Rode the Metro Rail around downtown Houston.

 A few of our metro rail stops included Discovery Green for some snocones, Bombay Pizza for some grubbin', and the Japanese gardens for some sight seeting. The most interesting sights we saw included massive coi fish, as well as a group of L.A.R.P.E.R.s :)
We also stopped at Hermann Park for some paddle boating.

 Ended our metro rail traversing at the Flying Saucer.

Ely [cousin] and Javi [cousin-in-law] have driven my sister and I around Miami time and time again when we visit over the holidays and summer. I am so glad they could come to Houston so that I could have the opportunity to drive them around and show them some cool stuff. :)
I am sad that they have departed, but will see them soon over winter break!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

what i wore to work

 so...i'm a little chesty! bahaha
 reigruche studio & gift from D :)
so i have one of these now...a gift from my cousin :)
[ew alligator skin!!]

disclaimer: all photographs were taken during lunch break. you can never be too safe. thanks!