Archive for May, 2012

Sunday in Houston: Revival Market

| May 28, 2012 | 4 Comments
Sunday in Houston: Revival Market

Breaking from the Epic Eastern Journey of 2012 to talk about Houston, because who else is going to talk about Houston? We get no respect. EVEN THOUGH half the country is moving here because, ca-ching – jobs. I’ve even seen people from Indiana here (according to the license plate). It is my understanding Indianians don’t […]

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Self Portrait Friday

| May 25, 2012 | 3 Comments
Self Portrait Friday

It’s been a while since I posted a Self Portrait Friday entry. I’m posting one picture from now one. There’s only so much narcissism one can unleash on the world without melting under one’s pointy witch hat. I snapped this at The Get Go, a little specialty grocery store across from our nightly apartment rental […]

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Good, fast, cheap

| May 24, 2012 | 4 Comments
Good, fast, cheap

You can have two, but not all three. Good and fast? It won’t be cheap. Cheap and fast? It won’t be good. Cheap and good? It won’t be fast. I’m sure there’s a joke about a cheap hooker somewhere in all this, but we won’t go there, Gentle Woodland Folk of the Blogisphere ™. We […]

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Yarnorama

| May 23, 2012 | 5 Comments
Yarnorama

Before I get started on The Great East Coast to Midwest Adventure of Thelma and Louise, we took a day trip to Paige, TX last month to visit one of the queen’s favorite yarn stores, Yarnorama. And an ‘orama’ it is. A veritable cornucopia of all things yarnish – from spinning to knitting to bunnies. […]

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What about the lights?

| May 22, 2012 | 3 Comments
What about the lights?

No, we did not attempt a viewing of the Marfa Mystery Lights. If you are not familiar with the Marfa Lights, you know what to do. I certainly wanted to see them. The deal is, you can go out to the viewing place and return with nothing but a hangover the next day (if you […]

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Last go round in Marfa

| May 21, 2012 | 3 Comments
Last go round in Marfa

On Sunday we went to the Chinati Foundation to see Donald Judd’s permanent installation of aluminum boxes. I always want to pronounce it Chianti, like the wine, but it’s chin-ati, named after the Chinati mountain range in west Texas. There was no picture taking allowed but here’s a page of pics. In a vast field […]

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I was … delayed

| May 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
I was … delayed

That’s what Gandalf told Frodo when asked why he missed their meeting in Bree. Turns out he had this whole wizard smack down with the ee-vil Saruman, wizard who turned to the dark side. Hair was a flyin’, robes were a kilter but Gandalf’s staff wasn’t as powerful as Saruman’s staff. Saruman had the bigger […]

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Be my…

| May 3, 2012 | 3 Comments
Be my…

In the comments, the queen alluded to some awesome wonderfulness. But this isn’t it. I’ll save the awesome wonderfulness for the very end. If you think about it, you’ll guess the wonderfulness. In the meantime, we finished our little pilgrimage to Prada Marfa and headed back to Marfa Marfa. Prada Marfa isn’t really in Marfa. […]

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Knock knock

| May 2, 2012 | 5 Comments
Knock knock

Who’s there? Land art. Back in the 70s, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas. Working in Marfa allowed him to realize his work on a grander scale in concert with the stark landscape of west Texas. Some of his work is housed in two World War II prisoner of war camp warehouses. German […]

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