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The first thing I thought when I saw this box of cereal was me, then immediately I thought of my friend Bea. Unfortunately the cereal sucks compared to the original fruity pebble cereal but it did make me think of my friend. Love you Be Bot.

Boy do we have our hands full this week in Dallas. Infocus Dentistry booked us for the Uptown Dallas Festival, the Dallas Fair is in full effect, Ben’s kids are having their birthday party and he wants me to be in charge of the games, and as an added bonus Bea and even Mable are in town. Wow! First we celebrate the twin’s birthday by going out to eat with the family.

The next day we hit the Texas fair. Now I’ve never been to the Dallas fair before but I’ve been under the impression that it could well possibly be the grandest fair of them all. I mean, have you heard of all the fried crap they come up with. Now I’m not the biggest fan of fried shit, but when you have things like fried snickers, twinkies, and even fried coke, you definitely have my attention.

Gotta take a photo with the iconic Big Tex. Now is it me or does he look like he’d just had a breast enhancement procedure? He’s all square and boxy up there like they were freshly done yesterday. Hey, to each his own Big Tex, to each his own.

Me and my fried snickers.

This year the big hype was fried peaches and cream. That sounds pretty safe and boring compared to some of their past concoctions.  And the verdict . . . well fried, nice crispness yet a bit greasy, cream was too runny and bland, serving size was too small and like everything else, way overpriced. Hello people, we’re in a recession here!

Unfortunately we didn’t ride any rides this year. I’ve never been a huge fan of fair rides, just not my thing ya know.

And we ended it with a BMX show.

I don’t want to say I was disappointed but I’m not gonna be rushing to next years fair.

Oh yeah, and everyone had a photobooth this year, but they were all ghetto rigged.

Oh and I also forgot to mention, Bea brought Brixton. He’s so effing cute and I can’t stop plotting new ways to kidnap him.

The next day was the Dallas Uptown festival. Infocus Dentistry had hired us to lure innocent pedestrians to their booth and you know what, it worked like a charm. Seriously, who comes to a festival to see a dentist? But you throw in a photobooth and everyone is instantly interested. Ingenious!

Now while that was going on I headed off to Cloe and Lyric’s birthday party because I was told last minute that I was to be in charge of the games. Alright Ben next time some notice would be nice, you know so I could do some planning, get some props, but hey I’m amazing and I’ll make due and make it happen because I love you brother.

We had a sack race where the girls totally opened a can of whoop ass on the boys.

We also did a few games of tug-a-war.

Where the girls reign total domination.

Oh and then Cloe decided to rub some salt on Lyrics wound by kicking his ass in front of his friends. Bad Cloe!

There wasn’t enough props to play all the games I had in mind but it was quite all right because all the adults had had enough. We handed out prizes, kids got their face painted and now it’s time for cake.

Cake, sometimes it’s better than love.

And of course I got my face painted too, old school like Jem and the Holograms.

After the birthday I headed back to the festival and guess what, Dallas Morning News came by and took a photo of me which later that week ended up online.

Awesome! Here’s a link if you want to check it out. It’s on page 10.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/pt/slideshows/2009/09/nq_1001_uptownfest/

Looks like we have a busy weekend ahead of us. Bea’s is flying in for her baby shower. My best bud, Jack, is flying in from Florida and Ray and I couldn’t be more excited to see everyone. We make plans to meet everyone at Snuffer’s when we arrive in Dallas. After dinner we drag poor preggo Bea to Loft 1610 where VIP table side service awaits us.

I got really drunk and got scolded for getting my own drinks by both the wait staff and the bouncer. I don’t really remember the situation but I’m sure it was funny.

Loft 1610 in Dallas from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

The next day was Bea’s baby shower. I was in charge of the games because I’m totally awesome.

The boys sucking apple juice out of a bottle. Come on guys, it’s just like sucking on a nipple.

Kuya Ben mentally preparing himself for the pudding shit he’s about to consume out of a diaper.

And the winner is awarded . . . a lovely photo of preggo Bea!

The boys listening carefully to my instructions.

Kimmy’s little boy, Max.

Bernh’s little baby.

Little Cloe wrapping a toilet paper diaper. This doesn’t look good. Please don’t photo shop this anyone.

Lyric gets one too. Man, Jackie’s good at this.

I get one, but McKayla wasn’t very gently and the paper kept ripping.

Team Cooper.

Kuya Vince, I have no words for you right now.

Winner!

Next is time for Bea to get some practice feeding the baby, blind folded. If you ever wanted to get Bernh back for anything Bea Bot here’s your chance.

So close.

Good job! Your mother instincts really kicked in there. Way to go!

Bea and Mama. I love them both very much.

Next was musical diaper shit. This game sucked.

After baby shower extravaganzia Jackie and I went on a trip down memory lane to see her old house.

But it was gone. The house was apparently knocked down awhile back. Sorry Jack, you can cry in the car lets move on shall we. It’s dinner time.

Oh God, am I drunk already. Sheeesh!

After dinner we all wandered to some club.

I always have so much fun when I’m around Jack.

All I remember is being in a totally crowded elevator and getting everyone involved in a high five session.

It’s morning and I’m still not home. What a night.

Bea’s flying in which means we have no choice but to drive up to Dallas to go run her belly. Oh, don’t know if I mentioned it yet, but Bea’s prenant. Yay! I’ve never seen a pregnant woman so effing adorable.

Kuya benn looks good in a hat and I don’t care what anyone has to say I rock in my clip-ons.

I snapped a photo just as Ray threw a ball on Ben as he was sleeping. Oh how we love to torment him. Poor Ben.

Before we head home Ray finally gets to work on his car with his dad.

Astronaut Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream

Normally you couldn’t get me to pay 1.99 for one ice cream sandwich, but this isn’t any ordinary ice cream sandwich, this is astronaut ice cream, the stuff they eat in space . . . NOT.  Actually my friend Marco’s works for NASA and he said this stuff never made it to the moon. Well it might not have made it to the moon but rest assure it will make it to the cavernous abyss of my mouth, where it will get swallowed up never to be seen again. I promise you that.

Astronaut Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream

I couldn’t wait to get home and sample this foreign object. I examined it first. It was hard, not hard like I could use it as brass knuckles and beat you with it because it was super light, like hard styrofoam.  It’s not something I would crave on a hot summer’s day but if it were lying around the house and I happen to be walking by I would definitely pick it up as a quick snack out of mere boredom. You know, this would be the perfect dessert food to bring along while camping.

Here’s Ray’s analysis of it.

Astronaut Ice Cream from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

There you have it, Astronaut ice cream. Go out and try it for yourself.

Dallas here we come again. I don’t remember exactly why we drove up this time but it was a busy trip. First we met Steven at Ten on Main Street. Frank a.k.a D.J. Love was D.J.ing that night and I finally got to see him in action. Check it out.

Frank a.k.a D.J. Love @ Ten on Main from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

The next day we met everyone at La Cubanita.

Me and pops.

My order and it was so good.

Mable was in town, yay! Wow, they totally already look like a family.

After brunch we headed to Dallas Black Dance Theatre where Nycole teaches dance.

We got the V.I.P tour of the place and even got the see her students perform an African dance for us. Check it.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

Then a bunch of us went to the mall with where we met Bernh and her family for movie time fun.

For dinner we went to Benihana or was it Kobe steak house?

The next day we ate at some well known burger joint.

But the best part of our trip was going to Sprinkles. Can you believe I never heard about this place until today?

It was amazing.

And later we went out for Vietnamese, another one of my favorites.

The next morning we took pops out to Cafe Brazil.

Ray’s food.

My food. What can I say, I like salads.

Game Night @ the Semmlers

Game Night @ the Semmlers

It’s game night @ the Semmlers again. It’s not often that we get to hang out with our good friends Chris and Tiffany so when they invited  us over for game night and even offered to make us dinner we were so there. Really, you guys had me at dinner.

Snapped a photo of Noah before his bedtime.

Dinner @ the Semmlers

Dinner @ the Semmlers

I forgot Chris just had knee surgury so he’s cooking with crutches and all. I almost felt bad for the guy and then I forgot he’s indestructible. Carry on, carry on. Bread, shrimp fettuccine, and steaks and wine for dinner tonight. And for dessert we had strawberry short cake ala mode. It was money.

The Semmlers

The Semmlers

Aren’t they just the cutest?

Semmlers

Semmlers

Are right already, get a room, or go to your room and I’ll help myself to more strawberry short cake ala mode. So dirty.

Semmlers

Semmlers

After dinner we played Pictionary Man. It’s a lot like Pictionary, but with a man and a block.  Here check it out.


Pictionary Man from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

I’m not gonna lie, they sucked donkey balls. I don’t know if the girls did that bad, probably not. But just so I don’t have to hear Ray cry, here’s another video where they stepped it up a bit.


Ray Plays Pictionary Man from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

Good job boys, way to not completely suck.

Austin Green Living Convention

Austin Green Living Convention

The day after the  Austin Cake and Sugar Art Show Convention was Austin’s Green Living Convention held at the Austin Convention Center. The Cake and Sugar Art Show should of been here because this place was awesome.

Austins Green Living Convention

Austin's Green Living Convention

Just pass these doors lies an eco geek’s dream.

Austins Green Living Convention

Austin's Green Living Convention

It was pretty spectacular.

Austins Green Living Convention

Austin's Green Living Convention

It gave Ray a boner and now he’s got all these ideas on how he wants to go about building our home.

Austins Green Living Convention

Austin's Green Living Convention

I saw some chicken coops on Planet Green television once and ever since I wanted one. Guess I’m really a country girl at heart. Well they had some chicken coops here and they were awesome. For as many eggs as we go through we’re definitely getting one of these when we have a home of our own.

Austins Green Living Convention

Austin's Green Living Convention

I’m thinking Ninja Fries.

I think the Austin Green Living Convention was a success. They even had tons of edible samples, lotions, scrubs, etc. Austin Cake and Sugar Art Show take notes will ya. We left with lots of great ideas and contacts to assist in executing out those ideas in the future. The day was still young so we headed to one of my favorite stores ever, Anthropologie. I swear they always have the most creative design in this store.

Anthropology

Anthropologie

I love this store but everything is always so expensive. A cheap Asian in an expensive store is not the best mix so soon we left to grab a bite to eat. After a long and thorough process of elimination we decided upon the Waterloo Ice House.

Waterloo Ice House

Waterloo Ice House

Not really the best place to dine for a non-meat eater like myself.

Waterloo Ice House

Waterloo Ice House

But the important thing is that my honey seems to like it.

Waterloo Ice House

Waterloo Ice House

And they have lots of beer.

Waterloo Ice House

Waterloo Ice House

The button mushrooms were bomb diggitty, crispy, piping hot and not greasy at all.

Waterloo Ice House

Waterloo Ice House

And my small green salad was fresh and crisp.  Yep, no complaints from me today. I’m as happy as a scary clown.