Archive for the ‘pop culture’ Category

Monday, May 7, 2007


Sunday I drove to a point north of Austin, like I do every other week. I turned on the radio when I reached the city limit, because Austin’s radio stations are more exciting than Houston’s.

In the town of …

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Posted in domestic, parenting, pop culture on 05/07/2007 01:17 pm

Friday, April 27, 2007


Two creative writing students record their observations of Alec Baldwin’s Yale visit. “She grabs my neck and pulls me towards her. ‘He’s looking at me like this and them he says, what are you doing after this?‘”

You’ll …

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Posted in links, pop culture on 04/27/2007 11:21 am

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Questions on my Mind Lately

1. Why would a teacher tolerate bullying in his classroom?

2. If a divorced mother is “bat-shit insane,” how does that justify a divorced father verbally abusing his own child?

3. Is it just my …

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Posted in pop culture, psychobabble, venting on 04/24/2007 11:24 am

Monday, April 16, 2007

dream post for Rose

I had nightmares all last night. First, a crazy person I know had swelled to eight feet in height and was trying to get at me through the chain-bolted door. The instruction manual said that, to …

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Posted in dreams, pop culture, superstition, venting on 04/16/2007 02:19 pm

Friday, April 13, 2007

Racist Houston, Racist America

For a good long while now, it’s been freaking me out that Houston’s Craigslist Rants & Raves seem way, WAY more racist than those of other American cities. Also, our Houston Chronicle is littered with more …

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Posted in culture, pop culture, venting on 04/13/2007 02:28 pm

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Beat Up

Do you ever wake up mysteriously sore? Feeling like someone hit you with a bag full of hammers all night? That happened to me this morning and I don’t know why. All we did last night was play …

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Posted in pop culture, venting on 02/20/2007 02:35 pm

Friday, February 16, 2007

God, I love YouTube.

1. The best video clip in the world, in which Buck Rogers, 20th century space pilot displaced inti the 25th century, in two fell swoops, with nothing but intuition, teaches a DJ how to play …

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Posted in pop culture on 02/16/2007 11:41 pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Now that I’ve scared everyone away…

It’s time to talk about good things.

1. We finally saw Little Miss Sunshine and, oh my god, it was one of the funniest, awesomest movies I’ve ever seen in my life. I bet …

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Posted in Houston, pop culture on 02/13/2007 10:15 pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ice Storm

There was an ice storm in Houston overnight. An ice storm means that a bunch of ice gets on the freeways, and SUVs slide into each other. Then the city closes a bunch of freeway entrance ramps because …

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Posted in parenting, pop culture, venting on 01/17/2007 05:13 pm

Wednesday, January 3, 2007


So now I’m in the post-holiday, early new year phase where I feel all pumped-up to start new projects. Why does this happen every year? Because Christmas fuels creativity, I think.

I have one writing project that’s almost done, …

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Posted in Christmas, pop culture, writing on 01/03/2007 05:39 pm