Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bloodshot Records Anniversary Party

One of my co-workers tipped me off about the Bloodshot Records 15th anniversary party they held at Yard Dog in south Austin a couple weeks ago. We stopped by, listened to Ha Ha Tonka and took a few photos. It … Continue reading

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Art Class: Day 1

On Tuesday, I had my first day of Drawing I, an informal evening class at UT. Our first task was an upside down drawing, working from a Picasso drawing of Igor Stravinsky. I thought mine was looking okay. But then … Continue reading

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A Mighty Fine Burger By Any Other Name…

A few months ago, the folks who run the Austin franchises of Rudy’s BBQ stopped by our office to give a presentation about their business practices and culture. I have to admit, my jaded ass was and is pretty skeptical … Continue reading

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Umm… Nevermind

Plenty of writers retract errors after publishing them. But me, I’m issuing a preemptive retraction. I’m advanced like that. I wrote a snarky post last night about an online ad I saw with what appeared to be a significantly Photoshopped … Continue reading

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Bedroom Recordings, Vol. I Pt. 2: Meanest In the World

Sometimes a song just pours right out of you and other times it’s more like giving birth. And then there are times when it’s a blend of the two. This song was a blend. I’d had the idea for the … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Tacos: Taqueria Arandas

Taqueria Arandas has locations all over town. On a recent rainy day, we stopped by #3. Arandas is what’s called a “Jalisco style” taqueria, a term I picked up over at the excellent Taco Town blog. Nice lettering on the … Continue reading

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Hini Flu Fever

I work at a boarding school and H1N1 has taken a toll on our population in the last couple of weeks – 15% of our kids have been sick. Fortunately, it seems to have cycled through and folks are feeling … Continue reading

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What's My Name?

Alright, I admit it. I have now been married to Ben for almost a year and I still haven’t legally changed my name. I decided a long time ago that that changing my name would be more of an aesthetic … Continue reading

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Bedroom Recordings, Vol I: Meanest In The World

I always thought it would be fun to have a songwriting blog. I imagined myself posting little snippets here and there, possibly even collaborating with musicians around the country. I would upload a file, they’d add something and send it … Continue reading

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Holga: The Accidental Genius

I get it. I’m not breaking any new ground here by telling you about the Holga. You have one. Your friend who’s a graphic designer–the guy who wears denim cutoffs and oversized ironic sunglasses–told you about it and you bought … Continue reading

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