Alice Wouldn’t Dare Slip and Stumble

Alice Wouldn’t Dare Slip and Stumble

From the Middle Easy, I raise my hand and salute you “Salaam”. Due to the nature of my profession, I can’t exactly make you cool cats keen to where exactly I’m currently at.  Let’s just say that I’m in the Middle East.  In the desert.  Vague enough for you?  Don’t worry, I ain’t no Top Secret super spy or anything.  It’s not like I’ll merck your insipid caboose for reading this.

Painstakingly Trite and Abundantly Cliche

Painstakingly Trite and Abundantly Cliche

Clark Howard’s blabbering away on the telly (imploring folks to refrain from giving out their social security number) while a toddler’s irrepressible cadence of cries resonate in the background of Gate 29 at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, TX. I am headed back to the A after spending another week in the Boondocks for a site startup in the wonderful, glamourless city of Franklin, TX. I, momentarily, am back from a nearly 6 month hiatus from this blog. …

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Have I Missed my Spot in the Rotation of the Passing of the Crack Pipe?

Have I Missed my Spot in the Rotation of the Passing of the Crack Pipe?

Here I am, 10,000+ miles in the air on the way to the Left Coast (‘Frisco) and I’m listening to the Phillies vs. Yankees World Series game and blogging.  I know Wi-Fi on airplanes ain’t nothing new, but the fact that I’m surfing the ‘net AND getting my sports fix on has popped my top.  So, for anyone that ain’t in the know, Delta is offering free Wi-Fi on any of their flights until 12/31/2009 (use promo code “DELTATRYGOGO”).  It’s…

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A Bootlegger’s Guide to Surviving the Recession in The A

A Bootlegger’s Guide to Surviving the Recession in The A

The title speaks for itself, no?  Well well well, my uniformed readers, I am here to enlighten you on various (bootleg) ways to financially survive the recession.  Now, here’s the thing:  this isn’t some kind of recycled, inapplicable guide that you’d find on Yahoo.com or whatever other website you use to inundate your mind with nonsensical rubbish.  This is simply a guide of sorts that will detail a few of the things that I’ve done to pocket a few extra…

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Determined Wherewithal and Gumption

Determined Wherewithal and Gumption

Once a month has been my M.O., so why rock the boat? Here I am punching my timesheet for the month of August. I cut it close, no? No different than last month I suppose (when I posted on July 30). Maybe it’s better to refrain from inundating the masses (all 3 of you) with too much of this arbitrary mess. Better to keep them wanting more, huh? So, the question that must be incinerating your brain steam like a…

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Sweltering Foreplay of Hot and Mild sauce

Sweltering Foreplay of Hot and Mild sauce

I’m tempted to extract my eyeballs out of their sockets and rinse them in anti-bacterial soap.  All I’ve done all week (and pretty much every week I’m out here in Texas) is stare at a computer screen for 12+ hours a day.  I’m gonna absolve myself of apathetic responsibility and point my finger at that as the cause of my literary lethargy.  Eyeballin’ a 20″ flat screen for 12 hours a day doesn’t exactly incline ambition or inspire one to…

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If I Stack my Pancakes Right

If I Stack my Pancakes Right

Am I the only friggin’ schmuck in the States that was disappointed by “The Hangover”? I mean, it had its moments (a grown ass man simulatin’ a baby playing pocket pool is priceless), but not enough of them to warrant a seat in first class next to legendary rib ticklers like “40 Year Old Virgin” and “Superbad”. A classic? I respectfully disagree. Maybe the wise, all-knowing Hamster was right: I am more affected by hype than others. Transformers 2. Again…disappointed….

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$4 FLAT

$4 FLAT

While my cool cats twittered away the evening from the rooftop of lofts overlooking the A, I turned my stag on in College Station, TX. Jason’s Deli and Star Trek. It’s what I do. So, Star Trek was definitely as dope as expected. But, that is an inexpensive, albeit savory, appetizer in comparison to the mouth-watering entree which I’m about to explain to you. I paid $4 FLAT for a 10pm movie ticket to a Saturday show. $4! How is…

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Canoodling the Negative

Canoodling the Negative

Another day gone by, another week spent in the quaint town of Franklin, TX.  I might as well take out a 2nd mortgage for my (ostensibly) 2nd home here.  Although, there is a faint, meagerly discernible splinter of daylight fracturing through the ominous stratus clouds.   My time here will progressively (hopefully?) diminish with each coming visit over the course of the next few months.  Like all business trips, I’ve gone through my Ike and Tina love/hate relationship with this assignment. …

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Pilfer Second Like the “Man of Steal”

Pilfer Second Like the “Man of Steal”

4:35 AM.  10:40 AM.  Went to sleep.  Woke up. Am I a minority in only being able to sleep well on weekdays?  What is it about the work week that makes me want to call in sick every day so I can squeeze in a few more hours of sleep?  I was rubbing my hands together yesterday, salivating at the prospect of a full 8 hours of sleep.   I’ve been averaging a fistful of hours of shut-eye the past…

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