Archive for July, 2009

1. Family vacations are always weird. Combine that with the kind of people who go on Carnival Fun Ship Cruises (everything is fun – even the cash registers read “FUN TRANSACTIONS” at the top) and I had a very strange week, involving many outspoken Republicans, depressed piano players, and magic-performing Indians. As well as a […]

i know a place


1. Fourth of July is always a strange holiday. What I would like to do, every time: get a red and white checkered blanket and have a picnic on a hill. Somebody should be grilling cheeseburgers. There are fireflies everywhere as the sun goes down, and then we watch the big fireworks show and ooh […]

on the road


1. I took 290 home this time. There was a “scenic farm” and a ghost town right out of an old West movie and a peach stand on the side of the road. For comparison’s sake, if you are like me and have to speed or you feel like you’re going too slowly, stick to […]

1. I’ve been driving between Houston and Austin all the time lately – car wreck, funeral, family vacation. It’s giving me a strange feeling of being temporary. How long does it take to find home again after you leave? On the bright side, I am getting to know I-10 and 71 pretty well. I am […]