We hadn’t been here long. (Maybe a year? A year and a half? It was less than 2 years, because we were still in the old neighborhood–that much I know.) My partner went walking amongst the houses a few blocks from our “apartment row”. While he was gone, I heard sirens. Lots of them. Waves … More San Antonio has drug cartel activity…but covers it up
The San Antonio Mission Trail is one of those no-brainer must-dos on every Texan’s Bucket List. The Alamo is just the head of an entire trail that includes 4 other Missions. I didn’t end up embarking on such a trail until I had long since reached adulthood. We got our start a little too late … More Waking the ghost
I went to sleep Friday night knowing that I had gotten bitten. Itchy little bumps had formed on my legs, just below the kneecap. I scratched, as usual, and said to myself, “aw, hell.” But I put it out of my mind and didn’t give it another thought. I woke up yesterday morning in physical … More Chiggers!
Fiesta San Antonio, our annual 11-day arts-crafts-and-music-that’s-really-an-excuse-to-get-tanked hoedown begins this Friday, and by the time I’d been back here long enough to prepare to attend, I had also already learned enough about it to decide I didn’t want to. As it turns out, it’s relatively overrated anyway. It’s one of the few times all year … More Don’t be that guy: Tourist season edition
I’ve started taking “me” time at night, which usually involves leaving the laptop in my backpack and opting for the iPad instead. This way, I can leave in-progress work projects alone without any temptation to peek at them and instead, I can simply surf the web for pleasure at night in front of the TV. … More Playlist: San Antonio Songs
Yep, I still love San Antonio. Nope, this isn’t going to be a bash-fest, so if you’re a San Antonio hater, you might as well give up now, because I’m not going to allow you any satisfaction. It is, however, a caution to all of those out there who fit in to certain groups: 1) … More Alamo City reality check
It almost slipped past me. Credit goes to my partner for pointing it out. Has it really been 10 years? Apparently, yes. It’s amazing how fast that went, too. It’s also amazing how little I remember of anything before that. Memories disappear fast, and not always in order – some hang around more strongly than … More 10 Years (back) in Texas