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March 2008

A list of sorts

1. Several people have written to express their frustration over the fee to get into SXSW to see my panel next week (I totally understand), so right now I’m trying to arrange a meet-up somewhere in downtown Austin, probably at a coffee shop, for Saturday morning (March 8th). Once I know the specific details I [...]

Abstract acrylic painting

I got several requests this week to post a picture of the entire painting that was in the background of an earlier photo, and so here it is. It’s called Melody and Counter Melody, acrylic on canvas, and the artist is the wife of one of Jon’s best friends from high school. I’d seen her [...]

Guard dogs

Since Coco is on leash at all times, she only gets to peek out the window when we are lounging in the living room. And that’s all she really wants to do when we’re in that room, assess all security risks, and she’ll be standing there making the hugest fuss while Chuck calmly rests his [...]

In the morning when I rise

The Raveonettes Go to that link and listen to the song “Hallucinations” in the little music player. Perfect soundtrack for the transition from winter to spring, I think I’ll be listening to it once or twice or four thousand times in the next few weeks.

Saying goodbye to February

This is a bird feeder hanging from the deck over the downstairs patio. It was left there by the previous owner, and one thing after another happened last spring and summer so that I didn’t have a chance to fill it with seeds. But this year is going to be much different, I am so [...]

Dinner with the Southern in-laws

Jon: “What are we having to eat at your mother’s house?” Me: “Ribs, I think. No, wait. Country ribs.” Jon: “There’s a difference?” Me: “Is there a difference? Did you really just ask me that question? Oh that’s right, you refer to biscuits as muffins, so we already know that your brain is a little [...]

Christmas 2001 Mix CD

Years ago when this website was just a baby I used to post a weekly MP3 playlist of the music I was listening to, and the only reason I stopped doing it was because there was that one month I racked up $2000 in bandwidth charges (does anyone remember that nervous breakdown?). During that time [...]


This is almost insulting to Chuck because it’s so easy, except that he’s got to sit there as still as he can while listening to Coco go nuts in the other room because we’ve tied her up to the dishwasher. So although he may look remarkably calm here, inside he’s thinking HOLD. IT. TOGETHER.

Home library

Our main bookshelf is in the downstairs utility hall next to the laundry room, and as I was sitting on the floor this morning sorting out the darks and the lights I saw this particular arrangement of books and was amused at the juxtaposition of the World Masterpieces I collected in college as an English [...]