“I haven’t really gone anywhere…” she said. I just about freaked out. “ You live in GALVESTON! How can you say, you haven’t gone anywhere? What’s wrong with you?” I scolded my friend, Febbie, when she apologetically admitted that she hasn’t explored Galveston. “Galveston is a vacation spot, with a beach AND near Houston!” I… Read More Galveston Island: Some Place Good
I finally started writing again. Over and over, I have conditioned myself to update my blog and Instagram account but only to have something or the other get in the way. It is only when I moved to Galveston Texas two weeks ago for work did I finally say “You gotta start writing missy!” The… Read More Galveston Island: Blog Series Kickoff!
The Texarkana Post Office and Courthouse must have a dissociative identity disorder. Have two personalities. I mean, it IS a post office AND a courthouse. It has TWO zip codes. Surely there must be confusion and blackouts going on. And really, how can you blame it? When you serve two purposes, have two zip… Read More When a building has a split personality
“It’s moving! It’s moving!” my mom exclaimed. I stared up at the Gateway Arch and replied, “Ma, it’s the clouds that are moving, not the arch.” Secretly though, I agreed with her. From my vantage point, down on the ground, the Gateway Arch looked like it was swaying in the wind. My mom and I… Read More Gateway to the West
“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate,” sayeth William Sidney Porter, better known as author O. Henry. I have never heard of William Sydney Porter or O. Henry, until I stood in front of the house he rented back in the 1800s. A house, which apparently, is also a… Read More Keep Austin Weird
Every year I make the resolution to get thin, slim down, lose inches, fit into my old jeans. Every year I fail to do so. I’ve always wondered why. I thought maybe because I don’t exercise, I eat a lot, it’s in my genes, blah blah blah. It’s only through the years of wondering that I’ve… Read More Food for Thought
Sitting in my scrubs and hoodie and watching Karate Kid 2 tonight seems a bit anti-climactic considering it’s the last day of the year. Between battling gooey Christmas brownies and working through nasal congestion, I somehow missed the fact that 2014 is about to pass. My 2014 has been awesome. Not mind-bending, front-of-rollercoaster awesome, but,… Read More 2014 is a Nice and Steady Awesome