|Friendship at first sight...|
|Meet Ollie, the wino lab...|
And, since I'm just telling our entire itinerary at this point I might as well mention that prior to granny pool time we hit up the downtown El Fenix after visiting the Perot Museum (of Nature and Science, if you wanna be formal.). And you guys... it was just awesome. We were insanely impressed. Without a doubt Perot is the best museum in Dallas right now. Every employee we came across (which was many because Staci and I talk to everyone) was friendly and beyond professional. And I must give a huge shoutout to my girl Eveline, one of the most genuine and fabulous humans that I'm lucky to have as a friend, for hooking us up and getting us involved. It takes a lot to impress Staci and I if we've had no sleep, no Starbucks, and/or are surrounded by 9,250 school children field-tripping. But the Perot won us over so much that we gave fancy, little, 5-star Yelp reviews, so snaps to everyone.
|Many snaps of appreciation to |
Ms. Lyda Hall for this here gem...
|Biscuits for dayz...|
Chit-chatting about mental illness makes people uncomfortable, but I think attending a funeral is more uncomfortable than having a conversation, no? I've dealt with depression for seven years. And I know the thoughts, and pains, and I've played the denial game. It sucks. And I beat it, barely, but this is why I think talking to people and making them feel human and loved is so important. Acknowledging someone costs nothing. Because how nobody cared enough to notice the agonizing pain and loneliness plaguing Robin Williams to the point of death is beyond me.