Saturday, April 30, 2011
We had a smooth drive from Missouri to Texas, spent the night outside Houston, and this morning, after a necessary last refuel at Chuy's to stock up on proper Mexican food for the next 6 months, we headed to IAH airport to catch our flight home.
TSA confiscated Rich's arrowheads. Said they were too pointy.
Not, mind you, that they were potentially valuable historical artifacts. Not, of course, that they were of archeological significance.
Nope. Pointy. Too.
Because, you know, if *I* were going to take over a plane and kill people, I would DEFINITELY do it with an arrowhead found in a mud-ridden, tick-filled field in rural Missouri. Nothing like some home grown, hand carved terrorism to really get the old juices flowing and make me feel alive.
Imagine the fear in their eyes as I brandish all 1 1/2 inches of pure carved ancient Indian stone at helpless people all around me. Whooping and hollering in my Cherokee accent, I take over the plane wearing my best feathers and war paint. YES! I OWN this plane!! Me and my arrowhead! My evil, pointy, scary found on the ground arrowhead!
Which is why I have given Rich his Indian name.
Flies With Pointy Rocks.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
And so for my first book purchase I wanted the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Reckoning, which comes out May 3rd, when I will be back in Norway, having just missed the release date in the US.
WTF? They are charging more for the Kindle version than the hardback on Amazon!!!!!!!!!
That's just EVIL. Apparently that is the publisher's doing, no Amazon's. Seriously? $16 for a book in a digital format? Highway robbery. No paper, no delivery costs, nothing. MORE than the hardback!!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011
- Cities visited since April 14th: London, Houston, Navasota, Washington-On-Brazos, Brenham, Giddings, Bastrop, San Antonio, Blanco, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Austin, San Marcos, Waco, Waxahachee, Dallas, Muskogee, Joplin, Springfield.
- Number of times it rained in Texas: 0
- Number of times I managed to lay in the sun by the pool: 2
- Approximate wind speed as I lay by the pool: 25 mph
- Amount of rain after Texas: Started raining as we drove through Oklahoma at around 1pm, and has not stopped since arrival in Missouri at 9pm last night. Still raining now.
- Number of times I wished the rain would just GO TO TEXAS: 500
- Number of miles put on rent car: 1400 so far
- Number of times we had to stop to add air to a leaky tire on rent car: 1 (in the rain)
- Number of times I mis-ordered a beer at BlackStar Coop called "Recalcitrant Dockhand" by calling it "Recalcitrant Dickhead": once, but then the joke stuck and I kept doing it.
- Number of Lucchese boots I bought: 1 pair (to replace my black cherry classics with the exact same thing)
- Number of times I had BBQ: 5 (once a year is my usual, so I am good for a while)
- How much I love my friends in Austin: 1 jiggity jillion times
Sunday, April 24, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
I went wandering around in the lovely weather today. I love to putter around our neighborhood as there are gorgeous old farmhouses and grand old apartment buildings from the 19th century (and a very few 18th century!). Such elegant architecture with such grace and charm.
Which made coming upon this monstrosity all that much more jarring. This is a private home, not the American embassy or a doctor's office. What really kills me is the thought of the house they probably knocked down to build this crappy place! The 60's were not a good time for architecture in Oslo.
I don't know why the GOP thinks it's ok to wage war on women, or why they are so afraid of anything of a reproductive nature. Hey Republicans! Uterus! Fallopian tubes! VAGINA!!!! Menstrual cycles! Pap smears! Labias! EEEEEEE!!!!!! Scary woman stuff! Planned Parenthood deals in SCARY WOMAN STUFF! They help women take control of their lives and their SCARY FEMALE BODIES! We can't allow that!
Hey Republicans, really, what are you so afraid of? Why don't you go focus on something important, like, oh, I dunno, the economy and the fact that the US has lost all respect in the world and is no longer a relevant super power?
Sunday, April 03, 2011
THAT'S what you want to have carved into history?