carpet, or lack thereof

Well, Diann and I have decided to tear out the carpet in the living room. Going for that trendy, concrete foundation look. (Not really, but I'll have pictures with the end result in a few days)

At any rate, we spent yesterday evening cutting up and ripping up carpet, padding, and tack strips with the help of Micah and James. Pulling up tack strips was a PITA until Diann found some tool at Home Depot designed for, well, pulling up tack strips. It made the job much faster. Then we had to putty/level the little holes made by the nails, and clean the concrete. More work continues tonight…

Oh, and the pets are freaking out..

yay blue man!

Diann, Philip, Leigh, Dave and I went to the Blue Man Group concert in the Woodlands last night. They still crack me up, and the music was awesome to boot. Definitely recommend going to see it if their tour comes to your town. Well worth the money. And there were guys on the lawn seats dressed up as the BMG, but they were wearing red paint instead of blue.

Guess you had to be there, as I imagine all of you reading this not laughing.

yay for vacation

Well, I finally took a real vacation. Loaded up the gear and flew down to Belize for a week of beaches and SCUBA diving. Was very relaxing: just what I needed after finishing 11 hours of class this summer (oh, I passed Electrical/Optical Physics without taking the final!) and before starting up with 17 hours of class this upcoming fall. I'll be worn out by the end of it for sure.

I bought an underwater housing for Diann's digital camera to bring to Belize for SCUBA diving and took just under 400 pictures (well, I took more, but only 400 were worthwhile). They're online for your perusal. Vacations: I highly recommend them™.

I had something I was going to make a really long rant about here, but I forgot, so this will have to do now.