Well, we're about to get off (no, really) on a road trip down to Austin for a party. I certainly hope it's going to be fun. I'm not used to wearing formal wear. I bought a tux jacket on sale yesterday, and borrowed a bow tie. I'm sure Brindle found it quite humorous last night watching me try it on. In order to learn the ways of the bow tie, one must first accept Troy Dungan into your heart as your personal saviour, then repeat: "Om, mani padmi omni, Om, mani padmi omni..." Once you have reached a state of enlightenment, your tie will mysteriously be tied. I can only hope to attain such a state of consciousness by 9pm this evening, when the party starts.
We're having a difficult time leaving today. We had originally planned to leave around 10-11am, but I couldn't get Brindle out of bed until almost 11. Oh, well. I'm sure we'll get there in time for the party. We'll just have to pack lunch *and* dinner with us, I guess.
Update: It's after 3pm, and we're still getting ready. We should be leaving soon.