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14 Sep, 2006

Everybody’s working for the weekend

Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Travel|Vacation

We need to get out of Houston for a little bit, so we’re headed to Galveston for the weekend (where there is very little hustling or bustling). I may post once or twice with my phone when I’m there. Looking forward to getting out of the city for a short while. – Dave

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03 Sep, 2006

The Christian Wrestling Federation

Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Weird

(Wrestling announcer) Saul grapples with The Bishop using his signature Christ-Clutch and – OH MY – The Bishop executes his famous turning-of-the-cheek maneuver.  Praise God, I wonder if Saul will be able to come back after such a move?!?! I’m not joking, here people.  They’re from Texas. -Dave

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26 Aug, 2006

Dear Ernesto…

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Science|Texas|Writing

Dear Ernesto, We regret to inform you that our busy schedules next week can not accomodate your planned arrival. Do not expect us to pick you up at the airport, take you to dinner, offer you our spare bedroom, or show you around town. We’ve been through all that with your loud and obnoxious cousins […]

From the Houston Chronicle: A refrigerated truck full of penguins bound from the Indianapolis Zoo to Galveston overturned on U.S. 59 in East Texas early Tuesday, sending highway patrol and animal control officers scurrying to save the flightless birds. “I have never petted a penguin until this morning,” said Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard […]

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02 Aug, 2006

Houston Curling Club

Posted by: Dave In: Humor|Texas|Weird

Um…so…yeah… Houston has a curling club. Who would have thought? -Dave

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01 Aug, 2006

Free tax weekend

Posted by: Dave In: Texas

Not sure why it’s done, but once a year during the summer there is a “free tax weekend” where certain items require no sales tax. Someone told me it was to promote more affordable shopping during the back-to-school shopping season for poor families in Houston. If that’s the case, I’m confused by the list of […]

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26 Jul, 2006

A little wet in Texas

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Texas

It’s been raining for the past day or so here in southern Texas.  Fash flood warnings and overflowing streets have been making folks in Houston late for work and a bit more cranky than usual.  This seems pretty normal to me for this time of year.  I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that the good […]

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It is extremely amusing to me to see the little chrome Christian fish symbol on vehicles that are exhibiting road rage tendencies while I’m driving to work in the morning. I’ve recently moved south of the Mason-Dixon line (where Christianity was invented, by the way) and there are legions of soccer moms and golf dads […]

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18 Apr, 2006

Rolling blackouts in Houston

Posted by: Above The Aether In: Texas

It’s hot in Houston. Supposed to reach the upper 90’s today. We’re expected to have rolling blackouts due to massive A/C power consumption in the city. For the love of God, it’s only April. I expected this in July or August, but it’s only April. I need to move. This is crazy. -Dave

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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