The Student had not yet seen the house-in-progress, so we took the opportunity to get him up there. As it’s a Monday, of course, people are working on the house, so we can’t take him inside. And that, for me, is the magic: this is the frame of the house we are going to have. … Continue reading Vacation Diary, June 2021
Look, we're not born knowing how to do everything. Some things needs to be learned. How to dress for the job you want, rather than the job you have, for example. Or when to laugh at a Shakespeare comedy on a school trip (answer: when your teacher does). And, for me, it was beards. Oh, … Continue reading On Beards
The market for meat substitutes is wide and varied - and not entirely made up of obnoxious people who will tell you what they don't eat, and why, at the least provocation. There's me, for instance. I am an avowed carnivore. The double-bacon cheeseburger is my spirit animal. My birthday cake looks like this. But, … Continue reading Veg Burger…taste test!
I don't know anymore...is there a typo on this label or does it just have an accent?
I'm a compulsive list writer. I write lists for everything - favorite books and movies, obviously. But lists of bad movies too. And a timeline of my life (under construction...my memory is really working against me there...). I have a shitlist, so I can remember the names of the truly terrible people in this world. … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
We really wanted – and deserved – a weekend away. A get-away-from-it-all 48 hours. But Life and all its complications meant that this wasn’t really possible right now. But watch out Next Year – we’re going to vacation the hell out of you. Hopefully. So, instead, my bright idea was to plan a mini-road trip. … Continue reading Snow’s BBQ
Happy Monday! This below video was taken, I think, in Florence, TX. Maybe. It was definitely on one of our infamous BBQ Road Trips. Being in Austin means we have a world of great BBQ an hour or so away from our home base that we can visit on a whim. You...you just have to … Continue reading Video: Smoke
Recently, Guardian columnist Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote about how oppressive the current news cycles are and then suggested a list of things that make her happy. I think this is both an excellent idea and a relatively stress-free exercise for someone looking to maintain a weekly blog-posting schedule. In that spirit, here is my list. … Continue reading On happy thoughts