A friend suggested I start a blog. I wondered if my life would be interesting enough to share. She assured me that my life was interesting. So, at least I will have one follower of my blog. (love you Caitlin)
Here's some background info to get started. I graduated from the University of Texas in December 2009. I then went to work for the State of Texas. I got married in June 2010 to my best friend, Lee. Lee graduated from Texas A&M in December 2010. We recently moved to Houston because Lee got a job. When we moved, we left behind our roommate Kyle. As a consolation, we got him a Lego AT-AT. I think he was pretty happy about the exchange.
We also have a dog. His name is Yoshi. That should give you and indication of exactly how awesomely nerdy we are. We named our dog after a Nintendo character. Our favorite Nintendo character. The character we fight over when playing Mario Party 8. Yes, we are that cool. Yoshi is like our child. We proudly show pictures of Yoshi to people we meet. We brag about how smart he is. We take him to the park. I even made him a birthday cake for his first birthday. Which is no small feat. I had to alter the ingredients because he is allergic to gluten. Seriously. I have a gluten-intolerant dog.
Our move to Houston has been mostly uneventful. If one forgets about the cable and internet mishap, the furniture debacle, and that time that I ran into the pole holding up the carport. All is resolved now. We have cable and internet. (Thank goodness. We were actually having to spend time with each other.) We finally received all of our furniture, fully intact. The pole is totally fine. Well, mostly everything is resolved. My car will need a new front bumper, a new passenger-side front fender, and a new headlight. All from backing out of my parking spot at home. Not that my car was really in that great of shape before the run-in with the pole. It runs because a paper clip is jammed into the battery cable somewhere.
Anyway, we are still trying to get our heads wrapped around the fact that we live on our own in Houston. We know next to nothing about this city. From what we have gathered, Houston is the land of shopping malls and dentists. Everywhere we turn there is another mall or a dentist office. I have never seen so many dentist offices. We live near at least three malls. My favorite of these malls is the Memorial City Mall. It treats Target like it was a department store. Really. There is a Target, and it opens up into the mall. I have found heaven on earth.
Stay tuned for future updates from the DeBooms. Yeah, Boom. Like the explosion.