I’ve Moved

I’ve Moved

New site.  New moniker.  New life.  Same me. Find my musings, rantings, and other -ings over at:   I'll be keeping this site up for posterity.  Because at some point I might try to run for office, and this repository of random thoughts from a mid-twenties misanthrope will provide fecund soil for all anti-Jeremiah sound bites that might be necessary for my opponent. Also, I just might want look back on this stuff someday (that or my daughter will...yikes), and be entertained by cringing for hours at a time. Regardless, I'll see you fine folks over…Read more …
Dispensing Indiscriminate Justice

Dispensing Indiscriminate Justice

It's been an interesting facet of my life that I've never been chosen for jury duty.  Not once in the 20 odd years that I've been of legal peer judgin' age has the State of Texas summoned me to serve in the courtroom. Until today. And I think I've figured out why.  After we covered emergency exit locations, and where to properly store snacks (you can bring snacks?), our drawling judge arrived and let us all know (repeatedly) that he expects "people of good moral character to serve on my juries."  I have…Read more …
Pale Leo – Part II

Pale Leo – Part II

[[Part 1 can be found HERE]]   And so now, 90 days after cutting all bread, refined sugar, potatoes, rice, pasta, dairy, and anything else that's even remotely carbohydrate-related out of my diet, where exactly do we stand? The answer is...I'm not sure.  (How's that for a payoff?) Honestly, I haven't weighed myself in the past 2 months.  So the actual amount of weight loss is all theoretical until I visit the doc for my follow-up next week. That being said, I dropped down to a comfortable size 36 after just 6 weeks.  I assumed that…Read more …
Pale Leo – Part I

Pale Leo – Part I

Three months ago, I went to see my doc to have him pop the hood and do my annual check-up/blood work.  To my surprise, though perhaps not to those around me, he recommended I get more exercise and, "like all of us, you need to lose some weight." Me? How is that possible?  I'm svelte, lithe, fashi-oh my God I'm almost 40 and wearing a size 38 jeans, aren't I? Thus began a bout of honest introspection.  Am I really that big?  Surely someone would've told me if I'd ballooned into a gelatinous suburbanite cliché,…Read more …
Maybe We Should Go Back?

Maybe We Should Go Back?

Ahoy there. All that time spent browsing, uploading, customizing, polishing...  And in the end I still hated the way it looked.  So much so that I let it all go, and stopped writing completely.  I suppose, at the time, I was enamored with the concept of being both published in print and having a professional-looking blog.  So naturally I needed a sleek new Wordpress theme that would convey my hilarious takes on modern life with the proper style and verve... But who am I trying to kid. Trees around the world breathed a collective sigh of…Read more …
Pinion

Pinion

I was still in bed this morning, reading very important things about the fallout over Blizzard and Valve double-booking their upcoming tournament events, when a sudden bass thump jolted me fully awake. I looked over to where the sound had come from. There, stuck to the window, was a small spray of spittle and a dust mark that was vaguely wing shaped. So I swung my legs out of bed, walked over to the window and looked down. Crumpled in a mess of feathers and tiny scaled claws, was a dove, brown against…Read more …
Still Here?

Still Here?

Ahoy there Bleuxpee. Yeah, I know. Been forever since I tapped some nonsense into this little white box. To be honest, it's been forever since I typed anything at all...which is not good. Makes me all dull and rusty. So let's start the honing! I'd like to talk about commuting for a moment if that's okay... It sucks. A lot. With rocks and broken glass in it. What's worse is that I have a lovely vista of the I-10 freeway from my office window, from which I have an unfettered view of outbound…Read more …
Brothers of the Briar

Brothers of the Briar

Albert Einstein William Faulkner Bing Crosby J.S. Bach Bertrand Russell Mark Twain Gandalf Jeremiah Shaw That's right bleuxpees, I'm smoking a pipe. And despite what that picture might lead you to believe, I am still awesome. I actually started about a year ago, but found that I hadn't quite exorcised the ghost of Philip Morris from my system. So, out of a concern that I might get pulled back into sucking on those little, white, filter-tipped devils, I promptly set the pipe aside. I don't ever want to have to go through quitting…Read more …
We Interrupt the Dew Report For This…

We Interrupt the Dew Report For This…

The rumors are once again true. I have purchased a house. Er, I think. I mean, we've been approved for the total mortgage loan, and signed/initialed an awful lot of paperwork, and we're meeting with "design center" people next Wednesday to discuss things like cabinet wood, floor tiles and paint color... All of these things would lead me to believe that we've actually bought a house. Well, that and we keep getting these pamphlets that begin with "Congratulations!" which seems a rather promising indicia of actually purchasing something as well. Outside of nursery…Read more …