the secret lives of prothros.

October 19, 2009


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Here are the links to those Austin birthday freebies.

Enjoy the birthday frugality when yours rolls around. Just remember several of these require you to register to receive the birthday freebies so make sure to do that in advance. ūüôā


October 15, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 1:41 am


30Rock is the best comedy on television. Don’t argue, it’s a fact and Tina Fey has the Emmys to prove it. So in honor of it returning to the air, I present to you my favorite quotes from 30Rock, let your mindgrapes enjoy.

Toofer: I’m doing good.
Tracy: Nah-uh.¬†Superman does good; you’re doing well.
Tracy: So, here’s some advice I wish I woulda got when I was your age: Live every week like it’s¬†Shark Week.
Pete: So, first you thought he was illiterate and now you think he’s lazy? Liz, you¬†are racist.
Liz: No, Tracy took advantage of my white guilt, which is supposed to be used only for good, like over-tipping and supporting Barack Obama.
Tracy: I believe that the moon does not exist. I believe that vampires are the world’s greatest golfers but their curse is they never get a chance to prove it. I believe that there are 31 letters in the¬†white alphabet. Wait…what was the question?
Jack: Lemon, I’m impressed. You’re beginning to think like a businessman.
Liz: A businesswoman.
Jack: I don’t think that’s a word.

Tracy: Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky scary. Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves.
Tracy: Stop eating people’s old French fries, pigeon; have some self respect! Don’t you know you can fly?
Kenneth:¬†[about coffee] I love how it makes me feel. It’s like my heart is trying to hug my brain!
Tracy: What is this, Horseville? Because I’m surrounded by naysayers. Wordplay!
Jack: I heard you singing night cheese. Lemon I’ve had a crazy night. We all could learn a lot from Tracy Jordan. We went out clubbing, his life is like¬†Enron 1999. It’s wild.
Liz: We have a show tonight. I’ve never missed a show. Not even the time I had that virus they kept saying only raccoons get.
Jack: [to Liz] Top front? Good lord, Lemon, that’s your worst quadrant.
Jack: I’m Lizzing!
Tracy Jordan: Hi, I’m Tracy Jordan. I’m black NBC. Very proud, like peacocks. Right, Janet?
Get excited about the 30Rock tonight.
Lemon Out! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Shut it Down…..

October 14, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 4:18 pm

Do you ever notice how some words seem to lose their meaning the more you hear them? It is as if, with every repetition of the syllables, the very substance of the word is slowly squeezed out of it. The bright side of that problem is that on rare occasions you can come back to the word and have a serendipitous discovery of its true meaning. You can discover, all over again, the lost substance of words.

I had one of these moments this week.

The word: “lord”. I hear it so often. It has become somewhat of a prayer punctuation. “Lord God we pray for healing Lord God that Your hand would be on this situation Lord God that your will would be done Lord God.” Does anyone know what I’m talking about? It’s not a bad thing. It’s just that I’ve kind of been numbed to the word. I haven’t been hearing what it means.

Well this week I got a serendipitous slap in the face. Yes, those can be serendipitous. The greek word for Lord is őļŌćŌĀőĻőŅŌā and here is the definition:

1) he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord

a) the possessor and disposer of a thing

1) the owner; one who has control of the person, the master

2) in the state: the sovereign, prince, chief, the Roman emperor

b) is a title of honour expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants greet their master

c) this title is given to: God, the Messiah

A nice reminder. I like weighty words. And I like belonging to God.

Does anyone else have words like that?

On a completely unrelated note, it had been way to long since I’d seen a great hill country sunset. So Evan and I drove down 1431 towards Marble Falls until we found one. And it was just what I needed. Yummy light drenching into wispy clouds over big gorgeous trees on a winding road. Sigh. Feeling blessed.


October 12, 2009


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Remember that movie Sweet Home Alabama? The scene where she asks “Why’d you want to marry a girl like me for?” and he confidently comes back and says “So I can kiss you anytime I want.”

Well that’s not the reason I married Evan, but it’s definitely a big marital perk.

Well I’m posting just to say that I hate the flu.

It sucks.

It has become my viral villian.

My nauseating nemesis.

My ill invader.

My afflicting antagonist.

My diseased disputant.

My sickly saboteur.

My foreboding foe.

Evan’s been sick for five straight days, causing us to miss Tri-Fecta, forcing us to sleep in separate beds, and most insulting of all, forbidding us from kissing. And I’m so sick of it. So far we’ve thrown heavy artillery at the enemy, 6 liters of sprite, 9 movies, plenty of soup, Day/Nyquil and TLC. All to no avail. But never fear, for hell has no fury like a woman scorned. And I’m scorned.

So the flu is going to die, compliments of this ticked off, unkissed wife.

October 10, 2009


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Mmmmm…delicious balls of fluffy cake, covered in chocolate and sprinkles and coconut and icing. Absolutely heavenly.


What could warrant such delicious treats? It would have to be something big.


No, ¬†not Ian’s frightening fire shenanigans. ¬†That was a bad guess. I mean really people that has nothing to do with cakeballs.


Yep, something that big. You’re getting closer.

That’s right! The beautiful, talented, fun, orphan-loving, deliciousness-cooking, passionate, Jesus-serving, ¬†hospitality queen, Mrs. Ronne Rock turned 50!

So we had cakeballs. And a lovely evening! Love you Ronne, hope you enjoy your 51st year.


October 8, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 6:28 pm

Lasers are awesome. You know a good bit of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Good stuff. Well lasers are making a pretty big new showing in the Prothro house.

You may remember that I’ve had some trouble parking my car in the garage recently. Well super-Evan, in typical fashion came up with a clever and highly technical solution. He rigged the garage door to set off a laser after it’s opened. That laser lands on my dashboard, showing me precisely where to park.

No more broken garage doors. No more un-centered cars. WAY MORE AWESOMENESS.

Added bonus: I feel like a member of the SWAT team when I come home.

Another bonus: LASER PICTURES. Thank you internet!

(also hubs is sickly–so pray he gets better so we can go play in san antonio)


October 7, 2009

cleburne boys.

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So you may not know where Cleburne is, I didn’t. So when Jessica picked me up Friday and I started to map it in my phone, I was surprised to see that we were basically going to Fort Worth. Luckily, there are few people in the world I enjoy spending five hours in a car with like Jessica, and the Mahaffey boys and their mom were a pure delight, so laid back and fun. And beautiful too. One of those families. Here are a couple of pics.


October 5, 2009

me – in bits and pieces 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 12:05 pm

So here is the second installment of the sixty random facts challenge:

21. I’m horrible at checking voicemail, as of this morning I had 24.

22. I like my steaks medium rare.

23. I have had two broken bones. Both in my arm, one was a bicycle accident, one was a snowboarding incident.

24. I love games. 42, catchphrase, spades and backgammon are some of my favorites.

25. I used to play the flute in junior high. I was usually second chair.

26. I drink very little water on the average day. Once in high school, I had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital for dehydration. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson but you’d be wrong. (That day was a pretty major embarrassment-maybe at some point there will be a blog about it.)

27. I was born in Jersey Village, TX but moved to Scottsdale, AZ when I was in 3rd grade. (I snuck my fish Frisky on the plane, instead of paying $50 to bring him.)

28. I still go to the dentist and doctor for regular check ups. Only because my husband makes me.

29. I’ve beaten guitar hero on medium.

30. I prefer red wine.

31. I usually only get my hair cut every six months. Oops.

32. Every winter I knit scarves. In college, I’d average three a winter. This year I’ll continue work on last year’s scarf, which is still only a foot and a half long.

33. I know those twisty light bulbs are better for the world, but I don’t like the color of light they make, so they’re only allowed in the garage. It’s one of my strict rules.

34. I’ve never smoked a cigarette. I have had some cigars.

35. My proudest academic accomplishment was getting an A in the lab of A&P319. Leaving that last test was like leaving prison. My Shawshank moment, complete with rain.

36. At a casino in Santa Fe, I won $75 with three quarters. It all happened within the first five minutes I was there.

37. I used to think my brother had a secret trap to release sharks into our pool while I was swimming alone. I got the idea from a James Bond movie.

38. My favorite candle smell is Volumspa’s Santiago Huckleberry. Sometimes I lay in bed holding the unlit candle to my nose and just breathing it. (please don’t stop being my friend after finding out how lame I am)

39. My vision is 20/40 in my right eye and 20/100 in the other. I also have hearing loss in the high pitch ranges in my left ear.

40. ¬†Running is my least favorite activity. I’d rather clean toilets than run. No contest.

The final installment is still to come. Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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