Dallas and Houston (and to some extent, Austin) walk around with noses in the air, either sincerely believing that they are all that and a bag of chips, or wanting everyone else to think that…or probably both. But pride indeed goeth before the fall, verdad? Truth is, these cities aren’t so great. Plagued by aggressive … More Why San Antonio kicks Dallas’s ass
There are your plans, and there are some higher power’s plans….and in the end, yours don’t count. You see, I had today all planned out, a year ago. Yep, we were going to start a tradition. Remember how, last Thanksgiving, my mother, my partner, and I all went to the Texas Renaissance Festival just outside … More Thanksgiving, or Forgiving?
Now that you know what you’re up against and what to expect, it’s time to plan a strategy for getting through it. At over 9,000 bucks for the privilege of working for free for 4 months, and so many requirements to meet, you’ve got to be proactive if you plan to finish on schedule. Here … More The "P" is for Purgatory (or Plan of attack)
I’ve written some “getting through Parker”-themed entries before, but this deserves its own post (or several), because clinic is its own beast. If you’re in Tri 6 or above or you’re close to someone who is, you know what I’m talking about. When our class had just started outpatient clinic and we dared to compare … More The "P" is for Purgatory (or Pain)
Hello, my bosom partners in music piracy crime, who partake in that lovely musical P2P program we all love and about which we keep mum. It is indeed Spitfyre, in case you’re wondering. You’re in the right place. Guess what? After seven and a half faithful, glorious, uninterrupted years on Slsk, I am moving. I … More A message to my peeps of the blue bird…
Hi-ho, it’s your favorite massage therapist, even if it’s for a limited time only. And I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, as we get ready to close one huge chapter of our lives and venture out into the pitch dark to open another. I feel like a neuron (nerve cell) who knows it’s … More What your massage therapist wants you to know
In no particular order (why start now?) 😉 1. The Verve – Urban Hymns (1997) 2. New Order – Low Life (1985) 3. Pearl Jam – Vs. (1993) 4. James Asher – Kali Thunder (2001) 5. Tragically Hip – Trouble At the Henhouse (1996) 6. Voice of the Beehive – Let It Bee (1988) 7. … More 25 CDs one should never be without – part 3
How pathetically ironic is it that someone born under the astrological sign whose logo is the depiction of a fair golden-haired maiden in tender guardianship of a basket brimming with freshly harvested wheat, has, after an entire life of peanut butter sandwiches, been relegated to the ranks of a population known as the “gluten-sensitive”? Somebody … More Separating the wheat from the shafted