Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Badass Weekend (Part 1)

Helllloooooo girls (and guys?)!!!!
I think I have FINALLY recovered from my punk rock weekend and oh man, did I have fun! 
I was in dire need of getting out and taking a breather from life here and this was right up my alley. 
It ended up being four of us that went up to Houston to listen to good music.
The mini fest, Badass Weekend, happened Friday and Saturday nights.
We literally got to Houston at 7:15, checked in to the hotel, and headed straight to the venue.
The music lasted until well into the wee hours of the morning.
So, I am a total punk rocker at heart but I honestly LOVE all types of music. My second favorite has got to be swing/big band. I know, totally opposite spectrums. That's just me. 

I don't have a lot of pictures from Friday because we were just at the show the whole night. Here is what it looked like inside a house show around 3 AM. I had SO much fun!
These aren't very good quality but you can totally get the energy and the excitement that was surging through this room. I just love being around music it soothes my soul.

So after staying up until around 4 in the AM, Bob and I got up and went sight seeing around town. I refuse to waste ANY time in a city that I visit. 
We did tons of stuff on Saturday but for this post I will show you Hermann Park!
The park itself is located in the downtown area and is actually really close to Rice University. Part of it are across the street from the campus. It has so much stuff inside of it to see and do but honestly just sitting outside on a bench enjoying nature is an awesome way to pass the time.
All of the pictures above are from the Garden Center. They have rows and rows of rose bushes that are , i'm assuming, beautiful to see in bloom in the spring! We found a couple of roses to enjoy though.
I was planning on looking for more caches but this was the only one we searched for. See?  I told you! They're everywhere.
They had several of these busts around the Garden Center but this one was my favorite, the explorer, Cabeza De Vaca.
Then.. we found Confucious. He's  pretty rad dude who takes care of the park. 
Bob and him are now BFF's!
Then we took a walk to the Reflection Pool and the Japanese Garden.
I promise you this was the best take. GRR.
We found a punk rock ducky! He kept diving for food. It was pretty hilarious.
This boulder is at the entrance to the Japanese Garden, and says that the 77th prime minister of Japan secured funds in 1990 to open up this garden inside of Hermann Park. It was not opened until 2010 but I think it was worth the wait!
They had Cherry Blossoms! I'm sure there were tons of other spring blooming flowers as well. We're going to have to take another trip up in a couple of months for sure!
In case anyone cares about what I'm wearing, the jacket and the scarf are thrifted. I'm wearing a black skirt, this t-shirt from the movie plan 9 from outer space (watch it if you haven't), some tights, and my vans. It was a walk around and be comfy outfit.
Aren't these views amazing?! I wish we had more time there to just take it all in! Bob freaked out when he saw there were fish in this little pond. That's his shadow and a fishy.
We even found a little butterfly. There were more but this was the only one that sat still for me, thanks little friend!

Cannot wait to make it back to Houston soon. It was a blast!
We also toured a cemetery and ate at some delicious places. Stay tuned for those posts this week.

Jacket: Thrifted
Scarf: Thrifted
T-shirt:Relapse (The rest of the stuff is pretty much band merch)
Skirt: Target (super old)
Tights: Target
Shoes: Vans

With all my love,



  1. What a fun weekend! I gotta say... even reading about a punk rock show lasting that long made me tired, and a bit hungover. ha! I just don't have that kind of endurance anymore. wa-wah. Also, I thought I was following you, but I guess I wasn't. Totally following you now!

    1. We took breaks! I would've died if not. The first night I was sober ...the second I had a little help (I was falling asleep standing up).

  2. Looks like a great weekend!

    xo Jennifer

  3. It's been so long since I've been to a good show, and it's good to see another blogger into live music. Also, I'm sure you've heard this a lo,t but your hair is pretty bad ass!

    As far as Doctor Who goes ... it's an undertaking, but I've thoroughly enjoyed it. If you feel like investing time into the series, I would start with the 2005 reboot and go from there. :)

    1. OH man, I make it a point to go to a couple of shows a month. It's seriously a stress reliever. It also helps that the boy is in a band and also loves live music!
      I will totally start with the 2005 reboot.. I've been wanting to watch but I always get tangled up in other shows.

  4. Looks like an absolute blast!!!!
    Those are some gorgeous photos too! Your hair is too cool!

    1. Thanks Renee! We had a blast for sure. I'm so glad I'm doing a good job with the photos. I've always loved to take pictures and I finally have a good camera to do so. Your words are encouraging.

  5. So happy you were able to get out and do something for you!!!

  6. It looks like you had a great time, thats awesome! :) The show sounds like an amazing experience, I've been to some of Daniel's heavy metal concerts and those are always interesting and intense, haha! So glad you got away and had fun :)



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