Sunday, October 25, 2009

The weekend

Saturday was really a pretty great day. The weather was perfect, and we had a whole day and night of activities. Started at Waterloo Park for Oktoberfest, where Dustin Welch (above) started it off around 1:30pm (the crack of dawn for musicians). Admission was $2 or 2 cans of food for charity. Saw some friends, had a couple of microbrews, and headed out to So. Congress.

I had brought my old Victorian-style dress to see if any shops would be willing to take it off my hands. It's a gorgeous thing in burgundy ruffles and ecru lace, came with a matching choker and hooped petticoat. Stopped into Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds costume shop, which was a absolute ZOO with people frantically Halloween shopping. They weren't willing to look at anything new until November, so I just donated it to them. I was happy enough to find a good home for it (the thought of selling it on eBay or craigslist just carried too many hassles with it).

After some iced coffees at Jo's, it was off to Goodwill for our own Halloween shopping, and really not sure how we did in the costume department, but did find the corner table above. They had just put it out 15 minutes previous, and lots of people were checking it out. We really liked it, so one of us stood claim while the other paid for it - $19.99! Turns out it's a 1950s-era chrome and formica corner table made by "Royal Metal Manufacturing Co". Have been looking for one like it online and can't find anything just like it, but some similar items (contemporary or by the same mfg) are bringing very nice prices (in the hundreds) - what a deal! Also couldn't resist this little guy. Normally I don't do figurines, but love this Invisible Man or shady noir character - $1.99.

Finished up the day by going to see Zombieland at the Alamo Drafthouse. It is really funny and very very graphic (not for kids). Woody Harrelson is an absolute hoot! (I hear he's in town right now for the Austin Film Festival) Bill Murray is also in it. Anyway, two thumbs up for Zombieland.

Saturday was the redeemer for Sunday. Today we had to work in the house all day, cleaning. There were mops... and high-dusters. Furniture was moved. Another weekend gone and the alarm will start going off again tomorrow morning at 4:30. Ugh.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You cats know how to have fun. ;o)


oh i love that table. sounds like a fun weekend in austin..i miss that about austin, but dont miss the traffic..
which reminds me keep an eye out for the next time james hand plays in austin..he's a local west,texas(actually Tokio)boy and if you like the music of hank williams sr. you'll love james hand..if you go see him tell him jackie from west said hi..

Blueberry said...

Oh yes, I know who James Hand is, and I love Hank Sr.! Have seen JH a few times, and one of the times was at the Continental Club - Dennis Quaid was standing next to me in the audience (he is a huge fan of James H), I don't think DQ was recognized by everybody because he had his beard from the movie The Alamo... although people here don't bug the movie stars as bad as they do in other places. I know I behaved myself. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love that little figurine too. He's too cute! :)