Friday, March 19, 2010

Rodeo Houston

I finally pulled a bunch of pictures off my camera, including those from the Houston Rodeo! John and Nujoud invited us to join them in a suite to see the Black Eyed Peas. The suite was, well, sweet! (Sorry, I just had to say it.) Of course before we went to the suite we had to enjoy one of the most important parts of the rodeo: the food! For those of you who haven't had this experience, the rodeo is known for everything fried, batter dipped, and on a stick. This year we discovered a new delicacy: chicken fried bacon! We had to try it.

The good news for our overall health is that this was disgusting! You could barely even taste the bacon was just greasy. Two bites were enough for me and it was time to eat the yummy food. Dinner included a roasted turkey leg and a corn dog I split with the Dude. Mmm! Then we headed inside for the actual rodeo events. I had a great time watching the bull riding and calf roping, but my favorite event was the new "mutton busting." This is where 5-6 year olds are put on the back of sheep as big as they are and hold on as long as possible. It was hilarious! Unfortunately it was at the other end of the arena so I couldn't get many good pictures, but in this one you can see a little girl holding on tight.

The final event of the evening was the Black Eyed Peas concert. They put on a great show, although it was strange to see their super-futuristic costumes in the middle of a dirt floor.

I never thought I'd be the type of person who'd like the rodeo but I surprised myself! Who else has been surprised by something you never expected to enjoy?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Howdy Strangers!

I have been neglecting the blog lately and had great plans for a big post today about one of my favorite holidays. Then, 4 slices into prep for our beef and Guinness stew, I cut my finger (my middle finger, of course). So now I have a big paper towel wrapped around it which makes typing a challenge. I guess you'll all just have to contain your excitement for a few days; not a challenge I'm sure. In the mean time, happy Saint Patrick's Day!