Wednesday, June 29, 2011

t-7 hours

...till birthday time. in the infamous words of my friend alex casselberry, 'swish'.

the plans for tonight are thusly:

1. go to work for an hour. (rehearsal)
2. come home and shower and get all ready.
3. go out with my dear friends rachael and adam. :)

i cannot WAIT.

on that note, this song is adorable. i hope you enjoy.

m. wilson

Monday, June 27, 2011

birthday box

i got a birthday box in the mail today! my mother called me a few days ago asking what the name of my face powder was, and told me to be checking the mail for a birthday package. i was so excited when the ups man knocked on my door just to find a wonderful box of goodies sent by my awesome parents...

it included:

1.) a hysterical card filled with gift cards (i've been asking for them for a while now, knowing i can't just blow a gift card like i would with cash).
2.) a really incredible draped, pocketed shirt made by kensie. (ironic?)
3.) a houston starbucks mug (i don't know when my parents have been in houston recently, haha) filled with a tea strainer and loose-leaf earl grey tea, which is my absolute favorite. :)
4.) 3 organic guacamole mix packets. my roomie and i can't WAIT to use those.
5.) my clinique face powder -- in the color 'fair'. yes, it is the lightest available.
6.) delicious rice cakes. yummmyyyy. mom recommended them with peanut butter.
7.) last but certainly not least, THE BIRTHDAY HAT! this hat has been in our family for 12 or so years, and it is velvet and entirely too small for my head and wonderful and i love it.

thanks mom and deddeh. you guys are the best. this was a wonderful and perfect surprise. :)

m. wilson

airport beach with mr. giese, where the freckles come out to play

one of my best friends here in waco has got to be mr. adam giese. since most of our friends are gone this summer, we are spending copious amounts of time together! (fine by me). so yesterday, we decided to go out to this place on laco (= lake waco) called airport beach. the water was a lovely hue of green, and the beach was packed with families going crazy in the water, and we had a grand ole time.

when we first got there, we were handed a parking pass for the day and a lovely little flier that told us that "couples that play safe, stay safe". this brought up two thoughts: 1.) do they only hand this flier to groups of two people that come to the beach? and 2.) since adam and i aren't a couple, do we get to go nuts in the water? basically we ignored the flier and swam out to the buoy. we stayed out and just tread water for a while and discussed movies (which is perfectly normal for us) and just enjoyed ourselves. also, as we are both german (and i'm partially irish) our freckle count EXPLODED (see the last picture). it was fun. we then went out to red lobster and visited our friend who was working there. we split a lobster pizza and each got a bowl of soup. we might as well have been a couple, ordering the exact same thing...

on another note: BIRTHDAY = 3 DAYS.

my parents just sent me a fabulous birthday package (as they are currently living it up in nyc) and i can't wait to share it with you!

have a great monday, all.

m. wilson

Saturday, June 25, 2011

on the road like jack kerouac

*whew* sorry for the overload of pictures, but so much has happened in the past week! i started off my adventure by going to fort worth to visit some friends and my favorite boy, david. as david had to work quite a bit, i got to spend times with my great friend, brian. we went to this AWESOME coffee shop called avoca coffee shop, where they roast their own coffee beans literally feet from the front counter. it was so cool! brian got a mocha and a tea and i got a latte and a tea. (everything was local -- go texas!)

david and i got to have a date a few days later (he was so busy with work) and we went to the cheesecake factory in arlington, where i had the most incredible burger ever. i can't believe i've never had an egg burger before! my life is changed for the better.

note the picture of david trying to not smile: he recently got braces. :) precious.

and then the big switch to austin pictures, starting with the iron man slippers. i decided to take a trip to austin to visit my best friend hayley as she'll be in kyle (just south of austin) all summer doing an internship at a wedding venue. we spent most of our time watching movies, eating, and thrifting. it was so much fun, and we came across quite a few treasures on our trip...we even had a chip party. we had guacamole, queso, beans, and tomatillo salsa. it was amazing. we also stopped for italian ice and custard at rita's. if you live near one of these, (which you probably do), you should go by and get a mango italian ice. it was soooo yummy. the custard there wasn't half bad either.

i also got to spend some time with my friend hanna, her boyfriend rob, and their roommates sarah and paul. we had a great time running around and hanging out at the house. we watched an incredible mini-series called "dead set" which is probably the best zombie film i've ever seen. if you're a zombie addict like myself, you HAVE to check it out. on the other hand, we also watched a movie called "rubber" which was a "horror" flick about a tire named robert who was telepathic and could blow things up with it's "mind". it was so dumb.

hanna also invited me to go to a party with her out in wimberly. her old theatre teacher invited us to go out and jam at this INCREDIBLE house (shaped like an octagon) and hang out with the most select older hippies i have ever come in contact with. it was the house of the man who does dirty car art, scott wade. if you haven't seen his work, check it out, cause it's awesome. also, the world famous accordion player ponty bone was at the party. he has played with bands like the clash: he is the real deal. basically, ponty and his friends got up on the stage the wades created on their porch, and jammed all night. it was a sight to see, this party was full of some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. (sorry for the poor quality of some of these pictures, my camera was unfortunately dead for part of my trip and i had to use my phone).

last but not least, i saw this...piece of art (?) inside of the epoch coffee shop. i thought it was very reminiscent of "a christmas story".

it was a fun trip, all in all. i got to see a lot of friends, eat a lot of great food, and hang out at a lot of really cool places. and now onto bigger things! BIRTHDAY WEEK. my birthday is in t-5 days, and it's going to be wonderful. i will be back in austin (duh) and hanging out in fort worth afterward in order to celebrate my anniversary with my boy. :) it's gonna be good.

enjoy the coming week, everyone.

m. wilson