Two grants are done now and maybe will be the end of grant-writing for this year. (fingers crossed)
Went to Tenshi Sushi & Japanese Noodle up in NW Houston with J &LA. Food was excellent (their on personal terms with the chef) but service was spotty - mine came out immediately and zen_oven's came at the end of the meal. They gave us some extra spicy tuna roll and an appetizer with a crisp wrapper that was unique and filled with different sectors containing tuna, veggies, and roe. Afterward we saw Zombieland at Willowbrook theatre. Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray were excellent!
Today went to the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival. Had low expectations and about 60% were met. Lots of odd looking people (but less than the horror show on Thursday). I had some crawfish pie and heard the last quarter of the set by the Zydeco Dots (http://www.zydecodots.com/). I was mostly interested in hearing Cajun and zydeco music. Unfortunately the rest of the afternoon didn't have any. They are playing at the Katy Rice Festival (http://www.riceharvestfestival.org) tomorrow, but they are a local band so I'll wait until they play in Houston again.
We stopped afterwards to buy a skeleton mermaid holding a bouquet of roses for our Dia de Los Muertos display at Las Manos Magicas (http://www.lasmanosmagicas.com/). I'm slowly collecting holiday decorations for the holidays that people don't typically decorate for (Mardi Gras, Valentines, Halloween/Dia de Los Muertos). I need to find some paper flowers that look like the Mexican marigolds that they normally put on their altars.
Here are some of my other favorite places to buy Mexican art available online too.
Tesoros (Austin) http://www.tesoros.com/homepage.html
Milagros @ Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA) http://www.milagrosseattle.com/index.html
It's Cactus (Carmel, CA) http://www.itscactus.com/catalog/Peruvian_Retablos-62-1.html
The retablos with the bakery, flowers, and cloth shops are really cool.