Monday, January 01, 2007

I Guess I'm Officially a Texan

Rachel and I went out last night to a dancehall called Midnight Rodeo to celebrate New Year's Eve. It's the first time in my life I've ever been able to go out on New Year's Eve (or Amateur Night, as Becca calls it!). We weren't too worried about getting home safely, though, because it's only about three blocks from my apartment.

Rachel's brother Greg spent the night to babysit the kiddies. I bought them all they needed to make Shirley Temples for them to drink for New Year's Eve. That's a family tradition my mom started and one I've faithfully upheld for Jamie. In fact, this was the first year I wasn't the one at home with Jamie fixing them (sprite/7-Up, grenadine syrup and marachino cherries).

Anyway, so Rachel and I went out and shot some pool, danced, shot more pool, danced some more. Then one of Rachel's friends made me officially (sort of) a Texan. Yep, he taught me how to Two-Step. It's loads of fun! Now when I go out again in about two months I'll actually be able to dance to the country, twangy music, instead of just watching.

I say it will be about two months because Rachel made me promise that I would go out with her somewhere without the kids at least once every two months. It seems the fact that school, kids and work was wearing me down was getting quite obvious to everyone last semester.

Anyhoo, Happy New Year to you all!

7 comments:

Becca said...

Don't worry if you're officially a Texan. I still love you!

Jenn Hacker said...

Just because I'm quasi-officially a Texan does not automatically make me a Republican. Remember that.

LOL!

Becca said...

Thank goodness for that! Obviously, if you become a Republican, I can't love you anymore. It's in the bylaws for liberal progressives like me.

Tiffany said...

Hey girl! Glad you enjoyed your "out without the kiddo" New Year's eve! You and Jamie have been on my mind, so I thought I'd send a quick "howdy" (now that you are a Texan, and all). Keep me posted on you two. And, Happy Birthday Jamie!

Becca said...

Happy Birthday, Jamie!

Animal said...

I guess you officially need to update your blog...?

Jenn Hacker said...

Ha ha. Hint taken. Blog has been updated. Sorry I've been away so long, guys....