When I got a new phone, I got a new phone number. Or, at least, a new-to-me number. It was clearly a number that had been around a bit. At first, this was a bonus. I get extra seasonal texts from people I didn’t know – who were more willing to wish me well than… Continue reading On New Telephone Number Adventures
This was a bumper week for people making offerings to the Sofa Eating Dumpster God of our apartment complex.
So, summer’s over. It’s going to starting getting cold again. Sure, it happens (almost) every year at this time, but we’re always surprised, right? A little snow on the ground and the only place open is…well, nothing. Nothing is open. However, I am not from here – I am a proud and hardy Northern European.… Continue reading Advice for Austinites in Winter
Look, I don’t know…I just love Halloween. Not everything…not having a costume. Not having kids banging on our door for candy. I like the creepiness. I like how, for one night, we all pretend to embrace the things that scare us. We allow ourselves to admit we’re afraid, and then we spend money on those… Continue reading On Halloween
I’m not here to tell you how to do your job, Mr Muscleman, but I will admit to some doubts as to how much of a piano expert you are, based on this image.
Buying a house is what grown-ups do. They pair up, they save a deposit, and then they move in to begin their happily-ever-afters. They don’t live in apartment complexes with the single people, the students, the recently arrived. There’s no reason why it should be like this, no reason to believe this is really how… Continue reading On (not) Buying a House
What, all of them?