Most of the states that I've run in - I still need Hawaii, though.
And here's the view from the 24th floor outdoor balcony of the Hilton:
The Toyota Center is right next door, and the logo is lit up in red at night - looked cool, but of course I didn't get a picture of it. Weirdly, neither Jeff nor I realized that this was so close - the Houston Rockets (basketball) play there, and you could win tickets for their game on Friday night at the expo...but we had our own game to play with our Renegades!
Near the same area where we found the cool "Houston" graffiti wall, we also came across a Simpsons graffiti wall - you know I love The Simpsons, so I had to get a picture:
I especially like the Principal Skinner graffiti tag by El Barto...
My friend Andi went to Ikea after we were finished on Sunday, and very nicely offered to pick up the chair that I've been wanting for my office - it's too big to fit in Jeff's car (I tried - bought the chair and had to return it about 5 minutes later when we couldn't finagle it into the car), but she has a van, so now my office is stylin':
I took the sweet quilt that Debby made me a few years ago off of my wall and draped it on the chair, thinking it needed a little bit of color, and was pleasantly surprised to realize that the black accents in the fabric worked perfectly with the black color of the chair and the whole set up just popped! Love it when things work out like that.
Speaking of things working out, last week at the hospital gift shop, our boss asked Rosalie and I to make up a display with some new handmade Valentine's Day themed jewelry. It was a little overwhelming at first, because we had to make it fit using whatever jewelry stands were in storage, plus we still had to display the watches and other jewelry, but we were really happy with how it turned out:
I love getting to be creative at my volunteer job!
And now, I have to apologize to Ikea. Remember when I bought that set of drawers with a filing drawer? And remember when I showed you how the file folders wouldn't fit into the drawer? Well, I ended up setting up my new files and was just going to have them sit in the drawer all wonky-like, but the more I looked at the drawer, and the two metal rods that came with it, I realized that they were supposed to go in the plastic rails...only, I couldn't fit them in there for love nor money. Neither could Jeff, until he got some funky awl-like thing from his toolbox and made the holes in the rails bigger - and now, I have a file drawer the way it is meant to be:
Have a great weekend!
In my defense, the holes on the plastic rails are much smaller in diameter than the metal rods - in fact, one of the rods is slightly bent from how much we had to force it in to fit. Still, I was wrorrr...wrorrr...WRONG (see Fonzie if this doesn't sound familiar to you). But I'm happy it worked out and I have a proper file drawer now.
Have a great weekend!