Apr 182011

Giddy Up!

Howdy folks. Spring Break 2011 is long gone. San Antonio has been left in the dust. Jeans are a little tighter, got my new boots on (see inset), and I’m still, quite possibly, the whitest woman in America. All is right with the world. San Antonio, it turns out, is a delightful place to visit. I can’t say exactly what I was expecting—more pistols in holsters and spittoons in the corner, I suppose—but what I found was a delightful little river walk, and delicious food (and margaritas) aplenty.

If you have the time, check out a place called Bohanan’s. We had dinner there on Friday night—Fr. Dan’s choice. Excellent food, a little pricey, but my brother-in-law picked up the tab, so…you know…well worth it from my seat. I took advantage of a Canon Law loophole—something about the Feast of the Annunciation falling on a Friday during Lent, and the Blessed Mother Herself giving the green light on red meat—and ordered the rib eye and the white Bordeaux.  I know, I know, white wine and red meat, not exactly an Emily Post pairing. But don’t knock this lovely little combo ‘til you’ve tried it. I doubt Ms. Post ever took her cowboy boots for a spin in her bathing suit either. Giddy up!

Book adventures continue…

Reading last Wednesday at the Vintage Brewery in Madison was a smashing success. What a gem of an evening! Thanks to everyone who attended. Also, attended my first book club at Susie Pop’s house. Great fun. Lots of laughs—lots of chats. Was told that I do not, in fact, have cankles. I’m looking at them right now, and I have to say…I disagree.

Next Up:

Reading at Nina’s Café, St. Paul: Saturday, May 7th, 6:30 PM.

Morning Blend: Monday, May 16th, 9:00 AM. (Note to self: lose 15 pounds).

Reading at Next Chapter Bookshop: Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 PM.

Reading at Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn: Sunday, May 22nd, 2:00 PM.

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  One Response to “Giddy Up!”

  1. Very nice Julie!! I have worn my cowboy boots with my swimming suit and it is like red meat with white wine….a lovely combo. I really like your blogs, they are good stuff. Keep on keeping on. with love, your very best friend.

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