Every now and again here in Austin, we get a little snowfall. Sometimes it’s icy and therefore dangerous in a city where a light rain means a significant increase in traffic accidents. But mostly, it’s pretty white shapes drifting down and melting as soon as it hits a hard surface. And yet, still, the schools… Continue reading Snowpocalypse 2017
Moving furniture for other people is some kind of rite of passage for a certain kind of college student around these parts. Often, when I was younger and helping someone move a couch, say, I’d think it was a viable career option for me. It was not. And now, as I head with increasing speed… Continue reading On Moving
2017 was bad. Let’s not pretend otherwise. At least globally. And nationally. And possibly even locally. But, personally, it could have been worse. I remain, somehow, in full employment. My family moved from an apartment with what seemed like a family of tap-dancing rhinos above us to a house with a yard that the dogs… Continue reading Best of 2017
Around me as I write are packed cardboard boxes, blank walls, and weird shapes in the carpet where things used to be. We’re moving to a proper house with an office for me to play Xbox in, a yard for the dogs to escape from, and whole new swathes of carpet that needs new furniture… Continue reading On Saying Goodbye
When we “rescued” Jordan, as I like to say, swishing my superhero cape as I do so, we knew she had some medical issues. We took her to our vet for a thorough look under the hood and learned she had two main issues: a dodgy hip and even dodgier teeth. We have twice-a-day pills… Continue reading On Jordan’s Teeth
If there’s someone you can think of who might have lost a brain, I think I know what happened to it.