Hey kids! Do you know what time it is?
It's Random Tuesday Time!!
It's Random Tuesday Time!!
Don't know how this works? You head over to Keely's place, grab the button, and relieve your brain of all those thoughts that won't make a complete blog post. Easy Peasy!
Let's get the ball rolling:
I just found out that my friend Sally is going to be a grandma. I'm too excited! I get to be a quasi-great auntie again. Being a quasi-great auntie is like always being the bridesmaid but never the bride. I have to be a great auntie/grandma vicariously through my friends because Brilliant Oldest Son and his Lovely Wife won't spit out any babies for me. Christ, how hard is it? Am I asking too much? Even JR who doesn't make much of the whole baby thing mentioned how all our friends kids are having kids. Uhhhh.....does this sound a little "crazy grandma wanna be"? Val, you can not answer that question. It was totally rhetorical.
While looking around for museums to go to this weekend (yeah, I am a museum geek) I came across The National Museum of Funeral History . (Who thought THIS was a good idea? Whoever it was was an effing genius) Some of the fascinating exhibits include: Civil War Embalming (yeah, I've wondered about this), 1900s Casket Factory , and Fantasy Coffins.
They also sponsor a golf tournament because everyone knows that several times a year deaths occur on the golf course from lightening. Great promotion and sales opportunity right here. The best part of the museum has got to be the gift shop. JR wants to go get a coffin key chain. Me? I'm going for the embalming jar coffee mug. Yes, I do start my Christmas shopping this early.
We ended up at the San Jacinto Museum and Monument. It was very interesting. All about Texas gaining independence from Mexico. There are your artifacts, paintings and my favorite the gift shop. They even had a movie that told the story of the battle of San Jacinto; where General Sam Houston taught Santa Anna not to screw with Texans. Yay, Sam! FYI, here in Texas they are all about who's ass they've kicked. This museum exalts in the ass kicking.
That being said General Santa Anna really did deserve a major ass whopping and the Texans were just the men to do it.
They did have a section of the museum dedicated to the city of Houston. JR and I (the oldsters that we are) loved this poster in the exhibit.
That would be the LIVE Beatles as opposed to the dead ones. I love the English dudes with a giant cowboy hat. And, that side bar; "IT WAS MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO" That makes it sounds like forever ago. Which is a little disconcerting to me because in August 1965 I was a month away from my 6th birthday. I'll save all of you from doing the math. I'll be 50 in September.
Now, everyone head over to Keely's place because the randomness is well worth your time.