the secret lives of prothros.

October 28, 2008

ponderings from a random mind.

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 8:06 pm

I’ve always been interested in the way people think and how their minds work, that’s probably why I became a Psychology major, because it certainly wasn’t because Psychology was in any way, shape or form a prosperous undergrad degree. Well, I started thinking about my own brain today and how it jumps from tangent to tangent always eager for the next distraction and I decided to share some of the musings I had on this typical day.

  • Driving down the street I sometimes envision getting t-boned as I drive through an intersection (which I hear is a pretty normal thought) but today I envisioned something else. I envisioned the truck approaching in the opposite lane popping a tire, skidding to attempt to maintain control and ultimately, tipping over on top of my car. This particular truck was transporting four teal port-a-potties, looking ripe from use, which fell on the roof of my car spilling their contents. And here’s the kicker: my sunroof was open. It’s like Back to the Future, but so much worse. I then decided they should make yet another Bach to the Future.
  • Started wondering if people mess up on applications as much as I do. In order to fill out a 5 page application, I printed a total of 11 pages, so I could make random corrections. I thought one misprint was especially poor:

Position Applying For: Literacy Assisstant

So I had to reprint that one.  I was thinking of how assistant looked kind of like assassin.

  • I realized I’ve never actually seen squirrels catch each other, not for all the chasing. Spent several minutes pondering what one squirrel would do to the other if it ever came to that. The answer to that question would undoubtedly answer one of two other questions I had. 1) Where did the dead squirrel on the side of our house come from? 2) Why is there such a large squirrel population?

Well those are a few musings from the day, off to learn Spanish.

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October 23, 2008

The forthcoming pictures I spoke of….

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 5:14 pm

Pictures of Lone Star Marina weekend, compliments of Brad.

a celebratory glass of scotch.

a celebratory glass of scotch.

because that's what WE like to do on a friday night.

doms: because that's what WE like to do on a friday.

matt in small places

matt in small places

watching football.

watching football.

croquet attire.

croquet attire.

at the park with mrs. beardo.

at the park with mrs. beardo.

wrestling for first hit.

wrestling for first hit.

argyle.

argyle.

a croquet master.

a croquet master.

preparing the stuffed jalepenos.

preparing the stuffed jalepenos.

the boot. and the brad.

the boot. and the brad.

geoff and ashley.

geoff and ashley.

lots of people on one couch for the movie.

lots of people on one couch for the movie.

pumpkin excavation.

pumpkin excavation.

carving.

carving.

attention to detail.

attention to detail

brad's drowning pumpkin.

brad's drowning pumpkin.

ben and katie's happy pumpkin

ben and katie's scary pumpkin

prothro 1 up pumpkin.

prothro 1 up pumpkin.

bearden hangman pumpkin.

bearden hangman pumpkin.

matt's scary face pumkin.

matt and lauren's scary face pumkin

ferm and geoff's amazing stock market pumkin

ferm and geoff's amazing stock market pumkin

More posts would be like this if I bought a battery charger for my camera (sigh)…

October 21, 2008

The Best Week(s) Ever!

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 9:05 pm

It is now time for your feature presentation.

The past few weeks have been exceptionally wonderful. First, I got to visit Arizona. Evan had a business trip so I tagged along and got to visit family and friends. We got to play with my brother and sister-in-law and their precious baby Colin. Being the aunt that lives two states away, I had to take full advantage of all opportunities to chase him with alligator arms and hear his precious laugh. I also got to see many dear old friends. Some were just back from Israel or South America, and now had families of their own. I got to go with Lynsey, my precious maid of honor, to try on wedding dresses for her upcoming Bahamian wedding. I also got to cook Shabbat dinner with Ariel, meet Brad’s wonderful wife and eat Oregano’s with Kristin and Josh, a rare moment where the company outshined the pazookie!

Winding Sedona Road

Winding Sedona Road

I also got to see my wonderful parents and take a trip North to Sedona with them. Despite the rain, we enjoyed some amazing views. The theme of the trip really became food. We had In-N-Out, Richardson’s and all the other tantalizing treats that only grace out palettes once or twice a year. Awesome trip.

This past week was equally amazing. Friday night I went to the Domain for Lane’s bachelorette party. It was a lovely evening of wine, roses and chauffeurs. then I came home to Lone Star Marina and Co. who all came in for a weekend of hanging out in the new house. the weekend had all the essential elements: 42, grilling out, croquet, movies, and pumpkin carving. We slept 11 people at our house! So it was definitely a breaking in of sorts. It was great to all be together hanging out again. There are not words to describe the blessing the men of the LSM are, and they pick amazing wives as well.

The LSM exodus marked the arrival of another guest, my sweet pregnant Laura, who came to play in Austin. We spent the vast majority of our time going to cute baby shops which was far more fun than I ever would have imagined. I also now understand why babies are so expensive. You can accessorize babies to no end, this was one of my personal favorites.

We spent a large portion of our week with the newest additions to Austin, the Rocks. We shared dinner five days in the last week, which is impressive by any standards. Friday we all got together with the PA for a movie night, featuring sour apple cotton candy, pizza, a star-studded sky, blankets and Hot Fuzz. Quite the evening.

Saturday we celebrated my birthday and learned Spanish with to my new toy, Rosetta Stone, I may or may not already be addicted. We celebrated again with a delicious meal at the PA and then again last night at the Oasis.

It was awesome. (more pictures forthcoming)