Austin: I discovered that they have a place called The Enchanted Florist in Austin. I love the name! The driver delivers flowers in a dark pink van. (g) We had supper Monday night at a restaurant called China Star, which has beautiful Chinese decor and tasty food--a buffet with a very wide variety, including sushi. I was mainly oohing and aahing over the interior decorations, though.
While Mark watched 24 in our hotel room, I went down to the hotel bar and had a couple of Guinness shandies. The bartender wondered if I was English, since I like English and Irish beers. I guess they don't get asked for those often over there.
I bought my Mom a stuffed armadillo wearing a black cowboy hat for Mother's Day. It's a cute little thing. I bought myself a wooden harp ornament and a painted ceramic figurine of a cat curled up in a wicker chair. I also bought t-shirts for my two nephews who live here in Houston.
I intended to give Mark his present right after 24 was over, but since he insisted on watching a movie about Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and sucked me into it too, he didn't get his present until 11pm. :P
Wicca: My new athame and the ebony wand arrived today! Once the chalice arrives, I'll have everything I need except the actual altar. (g) I'll buy that either this month or later in the summer. I want to wait a while before I start spending money like a madwoman.
Death-Eater Humor: During lunch yesterday, Mark and I had this conversation:
Me: "The little Paul in my head tells me he would be willing to vote for Tony Blair this time, if he could vote in this election."
Mark: "But why? Paul is a country gentleman. Blair is the guy who banned fox-hunting."
Me: "Paul doesn't go fox-hunting. It would upset the thestral herd at Gravesend."
Mark: "True. And being Death-Eters, his friends would probably go Muggle-hunting, instead."
Me: "Ew. Paul isn't into that." *pauses* "But I can picture it. There they'd be, in those little, red fox-hunter jackets, on broomsticks..."
Mark: "But they'd need to have somebody like Arnold from Hard Target. Instead of a dead Muggle, one of the DE would end up tied to a tree."
Me: "Heh...Yeah, with a sign taped to his forehead reading, "I'm too stupid to be a Death-Eater."