As many of you know, Pete is moving to Austin, Texas tomorrow afternoon to pursue his dream of becoming a BMX groupie. He also said something about managing an “authentic” Mexican restaurant with “fresh flavors” and “home-style recipes.”
All joking aside, Pete is one of the best friends I’ve had over the past 10 years. Even though he always smells like a burrito, he’s a great guy and we’re really sad to see him go. Tonight we are meeting at Carabar for his final goodbye party. If you weren’t able to make it to the three previous parties he threw for himself, tonight is your chance. Come say goodbye to Pete, have a few drinks, listen to some sad music, and stuff yourselves with $1 coney dogs.
We’ll miss you, Pete!
Early this morning my grandma passed away. My sisters and I took the day off work and we spent the evening at my parent’s house. They have been taking care of my grandpa for the past 6 months and we wanted to make sure we were there for him during this difficult time. The mood was somber at first but my mom brought out boxes of pictures from early in my grandparent’s marriage and the night took a turn for the best. My grandpa told us stories and we spent most of the night laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
I think celebrating someone’s life is so much more rewarding than mourning their death. I found tons of pictures of my grandma, grandpa, my parents, and even a few pictures of myself. I scanned them so I would have copies and I decided to share a few.
This is a picture of my grandma, my sister Christina, and myself taken at Clinton.
This is a picture of my grandpa and Mickey Mantle. He was a newscaster in Houston and also spent some time playing minor league ball and even had a short gig with the Detroit Tigers. Sadly his ability to play sports at a professional level did not make the generation jump to me.
This is my mom and dad early on in their relationship. Check my dad out! Looks like I didn’t “get it from my momma.” Haha
Here is my grandpa doing some squats. Killer tanktop Popsie.
I laughed so damn hard when I saw this picture. Don’t front because I’m pretty sure the shirt is Polo.
Pete was fortunate enough to be in Austin, Texas, for the Austin City Limits music festival. He sent me a few pictures from his iPhone and I figured I’d share them with everyone.
The crowd @ the MGMT show.
Mt. Bonnell Bridge
Eli Platt doing his thing
Daniel Johnston wall