Category: travel

  • I’m special (special), so special (special)

    I gotta have my own lane in traffic…give it to me. The drive to work was congested this morning. According to the radio, in addition to an accident at I-10 and Washington, a woman went into labor. I think they were two separate incidents, but who knows. What I do know is the shit was […]

  • changing lanes

    On my drive to work this morning, a man driving a big black Range Rover was riding my ass, inches from my back bumper. Perhaps he wanted to get a closer look at my fight stupidization sticker. After tailgating for a while, he made a few herky jerky moves to stumble through thick traffic, only […]

  • dilettantes and assholes

    Recent search terms that brought visitors to my blog: big naturals brandy untightened lug nuts dilettante psychology dilettante prostitute what to do with a dabbler dilettante my husband is a dilettante and an asshole don imus throat fungus something rotting in the walls masochist getting in a fight dead fish galveston july local houston armwrestling […]

  • lug nuts

    As soon as I saw the hickey, I should have known how the rest of the transaction would go. I needed to replace a tire on my car. I bought the tire on tire rack and had it shipped to an NTB five miles from my house. Even with $18 shipping, the tire was still […]

  • belaboring the point

    I feel like this issue got lost in the shuffle of my blog (and I’m not willing to let it go), so let’s revisit this topic. Above, you will see two pictures taken at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York in 2006. The image on top features some sort of large, black misty blob while […]

  • Galveston, oh Galveston

    Spur-of-the-moment, James and I decided to go to Galveston for lunch yesterday. Neither of us had been down there since before Ike hit, so we weren’t sure how much the town might have changed. The first thing you notice as 45S turns into Broadway is that it feels very wide open. Almost naked. It’s because […]

  • what’s old is new again

    James and I briefly shared a computer four years ago. Considering how much time we both spend online now, I can’t imagine going back to sharing a device. I had a Compaq desktop for almost a decade – at one point the monitor was dying, and I had to put a blanket over my head […]

  • gray hair(s), traffic

    Over the past few months, a light sprinkling of gray hair has landed on my head. I’m really hoping that I’ll develop some kind of cool Bonny Raitt-esque streak in front. Because that would be awesome. I’ve never colored my hair and don’t plan on starting now, so it’ll be interesting to see how things […]

  • trip to California, story 2

    We went to California in May, and it is now August. Sadly, I’ve only managed to tell one story about the trip. Here’s another. Maybe I’m keeping you alive by never finishing my stories, like in that Twilight Zone episode. But probably not. I do extensive planning before we travel. That planning turns into a […]