Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Spirit of Aggieland

January 29, 2010

Even in the cold cold north, one man shows his Aggie Spirit.

Jeffrey honors the 12th man.

Olive is suddenly grateful for her undercoat.


The view from my dream house.

July 8, 2009
Near Oakalla Tx

Near Oakalla Tx


April 17, 2009

I would like to know the name of the man who invented the side-zippered dress so that I might curse it.

Brought to you by the Home Depot

February 16, 2009

My knee after reduction of a tibial plateau fracture.  Healing nicely, but I’ll be on crutches for the next 6-8 weeks.

Tibial Plateau Fracture. Right Knee.

Tibial Plateau Fracture. Right Knee.

Tee Hee.

February 3, 2009

Wedding chapel

Wedding chapel

Andy in a kilt.

Tattooed bride

First smooch

First smooch

Photos thanks to Matt.

It’s kind of creepy here.

December 2, 2008

The dogs are in Austin with Andy till tomorrow so it’s quiet and solitary. Much of my stuff’s in boxes which are stacked up in corners and taped neatly. There are bare nails in the walls and dust on the floors from all the things pulled out of long packed places. My usually tidy hobbit hole is in disarray. Things are just strewn about waiting to be boxed out of sight.  I always think, in this stage of moving, of what it will be like when somebody else does this to my house someday and they don’t understand how the twist ties are treasures, the quilt still under the comforter on the bed to be hand carried later reminds me of sharing the couch with my sister on cold Saturday mornings, and that it’s perfectly normal to store your double sided tape with your cookbooks.

Mortification Underpants

November 1, 2008

Good name for a rock band?

I’m getting married.  This seems to necessitate the purchase of something called Spanx. This is underpants that comes up to your armpits.  My friend Cathy got me liquored up and took me to try the things on.  This was the most compassionate thing anyone has ever done for me.  I’ll admit they make me look really smooth and slimmer than normal, but there’s this silly little butt shaking dance I have to do to get into the things.

There’s also some sort of plunging neckline bra thingy that we’re calling “A boob job in a box.” Also does great things by way of foundation undergarments.  Also mortifying.

I just put on both of these things and tried on bits of my wedding dress, which will be very pretty when finished.  For now though, I’m thinking about what kind of songs my new band will play.

Live from Austin Texas, it’s MORTIFICATION UNDERPANTS!

What shall I cleave…

October 22, 2008

with my brand new Global cleaver??  Chicken? Duck? Winter Squash?  I thirst for culinary violence!!

Wedding plans

October 5, 2008

I just got back from a trip to Vermont with Andy to make some wedding plans, visit new family, and set him off on a motorcyle trip back home.  Here’s a few pics.  Unfortunatly some really great ones were spoiled by my ability to pull a face.  The rest are available here:

Ragweed Pollen

September 30, 2008

It’s of the devil. The only thing worse is probably cedar season or millions of paper cuts and a boil at the same time.

Hot Toddy:
Equal parts bourbon, water, and fresh lemon juice. Cinnamon and lemon zest for flavor. Maple syrup to sweeten.  Hold it under your nose till it clears up a little.