2011 status updates
In reverse chronological order
December 23, 2011 at 10:28pm CST
Funny mistaken request: “Strokin’” by Clarance Thomas.
December 15, 2011 at 12:46pm CST
December 12, 2011 at 2:03pm CST
December 4, 2011 at 2:44pm CST
I dug my sole remaining crate of vinyl LPs out of the back of the closet for the first time in forever. Spent the early afternoon listening to things I hadn’t heard in decades.
- Bach played on organ by Anton Heiller.
- Tunes from Honor Band concerts I was a part of from 80-84.
- John Williams soundtracks I never got on CD: 1941, Superman, Return of the Jedi.
It’s been a very nice relaxing day.
November 20, 2011 at 11:49am CST
It is hard to continue to be nice to someone who is passive-agressively hateful to you. Yet I know that love is always the right answer. Not fighting fire with fire. Not hurting the person back, no matter how good the thought of revenge feels. I will stand up for myself when necessary, but I will not let this person’s behavior change me from the person I want to be (filled with love) into the kind of person they are (nasty).
October 21, 2011 at 1:30pm CDT
The children of the 90’s are all grown up and drinking in bars now, and I’ve been noticing an increase in the number of Spice Girls requests. So if what you want, what you really really want is “Wannabe,” I’m ready for you.
October 14, 2011 at 11:03am CDT
My iPhone 4S came in today at 9:37 AM. I’m loving playing with it and especially talking to it! In fact I made this update orally by dictating it to the phone. I’m having a Nerd-gasm.
October 8, 2011 at 12:50pm CDT
Not pictures. Descriptions of what would be cool pictures. As in, “A giant black tortoise with a human skull resting on its shell walking around an entirely white art museum”
October 6, 2011 at 1:34pm CDT
Very excited about going to see the very funny Louie Ceekay tonight.
September 9, 2011 at 9:11pm CDT
WARNING: if you see tweets offering free clip of the new Nickelback album DO NOT CLICK. It links to a free clip of the new Nickelback album.
September 6, 2011 at 11:25am CDT
August 28, 2011 at 12:51pm CDT
Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results Do you think that people on welfare are more likely to use drugs? Since Florida began testing welfare applicants for drugs in July, about 2 percent have tested positive
July 20, 2011 at 10:21pm CDT
We all love passing on the interesting things found on the net, and social networking has provided an audience. We are all bloggers now, whether you realized it or not. But I’m on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google Plus, and it’s getting hard to manage it all. (And what happens if/when those all go the way of GeoCities, Friendster, and MySpace?)
June 30, 2011 at 4:43pm CDT
My dad is convalescing at home, with my oldest sister Lynette staying there to look after him. It only hurts when he coughs, she said. He even got out of bed and made coffee by himself this morning. Hope I’m as tough at 80. (Who am I kidding, I’m not as tough now!)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 3:59pm CDT
My dad had gallbladder surgery yesterday (at Ochsner Hospital). It was too infected to do it with the laparoscopic method, so he had the full old-school cut-em-open kind. Saw him today. Ooh, it’s painful, he says!
June 27, 2011 at 2:49pm CDT
In my lifetime, homosexuality will have gone from flat-out illegal in 95% of the country to full equality and recognition by the govt. (soon!)
June 18, 2011 at 2:45pm CDT
The last four years of wars have cost 500 billion dollars. That’s $500,000,000,000. Dream of what we could have done domestically with that money.
June 17, 2011 at 12:57pm CDT
Can’t get enough Broadway! We went to the cinema last night and saw this production of Sondheim’s “Company” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton.
June 8, 2011 at 8:00pm CDT
New York: Museum of Modern Art - wonderful. “The Book of Mormon” - lived up to the praise it’s been getting. I walked out of my first Broadway show positively giddy. Cuban for supper. Back home tomorrow. This has been a fantastic trip!!!
June 7, 2011 at 4:09pm CDT
New York: saw the Dakota, and Strawberry Fields in Central Park. Then down to Chinatown for lunch. Back up to 68th street for an art installation at Central Park Armory, then the observation deck at Rockefeller Center. Now resting at hotel. Tonight: down to the Village to see the Stonewall Inn and go to the Comedy Cellar for some stand-up.
June 6, 2011 at 8:37pm CDT
New York: got to Manhattan via a very aggressive shuttle driver. Entertaining. Lane stripes seem to be just a mild suggestion here. Then walked to Times Square - OMG - I was in total sensory overload. It’s like nothing else anywhere! We walked through Grand Central station and past the Chrysler building. Supper at “Five Napkin Burger”. Awesome. I’m loving the energy here!
June 5, 2011 at 3:09pm CDT
Leaving tomorrow morning for New York City. I’ve worked myself into a anxious frenzy for the last few hours trying to integrate the subway with my itinerary…
May 15, 2011 at 2:18pm CDT
Always loved this Rita Rudner joke: “Neurotics build castles in the sky, and psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.”
April 30, 2011 at 10:48pm CDT
“Donald Trump says he may run for President as a Republican. That’s funny, I thought he was running as a joke.” - Seth Myers at the WH Correspondents Dinner (with Trump in the room)
April 18, 2011 at 2:20pm CDT
Hooray for old-school film effects. CGI is so overused that I’ve actually been watching movies and thought, “Ouch, that was a horrible CGI shot.” And then I watched the making-of and found out it was real. Damn you CGI for making me doubt everything.
April 1, 2011 at 3:16pm CDT
We were at this meeting last night. Tense. Today we are very depressed over the whole damn project. Mood is grim in our house.
March 23, 2011 at 6:22pm CDT
Was a special guest of Gary Mouton’s 2nd grade class today. Spoke about being a musician and took questions and requests from the kids. Fun!
March 22, 2011 at 2:38pm CDT
After weeks of dust clouds and houses shaking so badly that our neighbor has cracked drywall, and after days of several of us speaking with various city officials, the destruction of the Colton School that we live next door to suddenly paused at 1:47 pm and the workers went home.
February 7, 2011 at 4:41pm CST
RIP to Mr. Alvin’s boxer Lil’ Dude, one of the sweetest dogs ever. He was 14 years old, which I understand is very old for a boxer.