I Wear a Purse Now. Purses are Cool.

Someone must have dropped an estrogen enhancer in my coffee, because I was standing in a Target aisle thinking, I have got to have that bag. My wife, a veteran of the Target’s trenches, excitedly told me to try it on, which made me feel like I was in a romantic comedy where the main…

Ten Things to Do While My Wife is Out of Town

1 – Watch five seconds of every My Little Pony movie that I can find on Netflix, just to see the look on her face the next time she sees our “Recently Watched” queue. 2 – Cover her Kindle screen in catnip oil and see if she ever gets any work done, again. 3 –…

Christmas in Bed

Apparently I was on the “naughty” list, this year, but instead of giving me a lump of coal Santa threw fistfuls of pollen into our air vents. I woke up on Christmas Day (eventually) and struggled to open my eyes. After eating breakfast and opening my wife’s thoughtful presents I retreated to the covers. I…

Concerts

There’s nothing I love more than good, live music. Here’s most of the live acts that I’ve seen in my search for great music. Andrew Peterson B.B. King Bebo Norman Beck Bo Diddley Bob Dylan Booker T and the MGs Boston Buddy Guy Caedman’s Call Charlie Peacock David Crowder David Ramirez Deep Purple Delirious Eric…

The Dallas Zoo and Free Will

The Dallas Zoo is a lot neater than I expected, since it’s the red-headed stepchild of zoos around here. I thought it was cool, but some things there were odd. First, there’s these birds that just stay in that tree, all day. They aren’t fenced in. They just sit there on their own volition and…

Adventures in Academia – Albuquerque and Pop-Culture

The wife and I traveled to Albuquerque to the SWTX PCA/ACA Conference. (Is there a worse title for a conference? When people ask me the name of the event I usually panic and run out of the room, feigning illness. I’m not even sure if I know what all of the letters stand for.) I…

People I Meet on the Train: The Happy Iraqi

Usually, when someone approaches me at the train station they want money.  Or a smoke.  Or to use my phone.  Sometimes they want to shout their new rap song in my face (I’d rather be robbed).  But this guy didn’t want anything; he was just in a really good mood and wanted to talk about…

Coffee Experiment: Candy Corn (C+)

This was a disappointment.  In retrospect, it should have been obvious. These candy corns are a symbol of Autumn where I’m from and since it was below 70 degrees when I took my coffee I thought it would be a good idea to try them in my drink.  I mean, they’re just compressed sugar with…

Coffee Experiment – Wether’s Original (B-)

When I unwrapped the Wether’s Original from it’s golden package, I instinctively needed to yell at some kids for walking on my lawn, and I could no longer remember how to use modern technology. Then I put it in my coffee.  I actually forgot it was in there because it didn’t do anything, at first,…