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 …
Welcome to 1998

Welcome to 1998

So, since I'm seriously considering moving to this little town, I had to do a quick search for their local paper. The Fulshear Times Horrifying. Simply horrifying. Now sure, I could scoff at their probing journalism, given that the only headline on the page is basically: "NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL/DAYCARE TEACHER STARTS AT LOCAL CHURCH" And the copy under the photograph... Not only does it inform us that this woman attended "Texas Tech in Lubbock" (protip: the inclusion of the city is unnecessary as it's the main branch of that university. Now if she'd…Read more …
I Like Texans.

I Like Texans.

It should be no secret to anyone that I'm a fan of the NFL, given that I've been blogging the travails of my Chinstrapped Yardgnomes (through this site's many iterations), for almost a decade now. But what might be surprising to many of you is that I'm not a fan of the Patriots. No, my New England loyalty resides solely on the shoulders of the Boston Red Sox who, by the way, gave the best exiting "fuck you" to the Yankees that they could muster on Sunday. (In the final game of the…Read more …
And Hell’s Coming With Me

And Hell’s Coming With Me

So, we cracked the 90 degree barrier yesterday. Which means it's time, once again, for my obligatory post-winter whine about the impending swath of unbearable heat that's on its way to my front doorstep, and of how it will refuse to subside until October. By which time it will have ripped my will to live into little, sweaty, shimmering pieces. God, I hate Texas summers... j.s.Read more …

Snow!

Hmmm...Been a while since I've felt the weather change like this. Not to jinx anything, but having spent 5 years under "Mt. Snow/Valley Rain" forecasts, I can say that it really does feel like it's going to snow...Strange.j.s.Read more …

Crotchpot Cookin’

[[Placeholder for my obligatory "It's Ock-fucking-tober and the heat index outside says 108°!" whine session.]]I lose a little more of my sanity every year when it's this hot in autumn...j.s.Read more …

Dear Senator Hutchison,

I don't imagine the following will do one bit of good...but I feel a helluva lot better after sending it.Senator Hutchison, I've written to you on several occasions and your usual response it to either ignore me, or mail form letters to my home address featuring the latest in non-sequitur arguments. As such you'll at least understand, if not forgive, that this time around I'm going to be less than cordial.If I wanted to understand why people wore coonskin caps, how transistor radios changed the face of America, or the origins of that…Read more …