Archive for August, 2006

Aspy update

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Aspy came home from the vet today. Genna and the vet decided that it would be best to let him come home and keep an eye on him for a few days. He’s heavily loaded with pain killers, and his leg is swollen, but he’s up and able to get around. Wendy said that the [...]

More about Terry’s Pizza

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Huntsville Times feature write Lee Roop has a nice article today about Terry’s Pizza: Pizza lovers recall times at Terry’s ‘cheesy heaven’. If you read this blog, some of the words may sound familiar to you. Oh yeah, the “woman at the other end of the phone” — that was Wendy.

Sad news

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

We learned tonight that Aspy, one of our favorite horses at Genn’s barn, has broken his leg and will have to be put down. Apsy is a beautiful big gelding in the color that is called “flea-bitten gray” (Wendy had to explain to me that flea-bitten does not refer to the horse’s hygiene, but to [...]

Chris becomes a blogger!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Christopher has a new weblog:
http://chris.jimthompson.org/wp/
This will be the last weblog I offer to host for anybody. It’s not that any one weblog is a lot of trouble, but I’m now taking care of six in addition to mine, and that’s enough for any one person to manage.
However, if anyone else out there wants to get [...]

Temperature inversion

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Conditions at 8:21 PM CDT:

Update: At 6:20 AM, my Google home page still shows exactly the same conditions as listed above. I think their weather station needs a reboot.

Nineteen cool things in the greater Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake metropolitan area

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

A meme has been going around the Houston-area blogs on the theme of “Twenty cool things in my town.” It was started by a Chronicle article entitled 20 Cool Things About Houston, and it spread to the blogs. Dwight at TechBlog has a roundup of the current spate of lists.
I’ve made my own list of [...]

Hot enough for you?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

How hot is the heat wave sweeping across the US? It’s so bad that houses are exploding in Illinois and New York. People who have trouble with 100-degree weather get absolutely no sympathy from me. The funny thing about this summer’s weather is that the summer here on the Texas gulf coast has been one [...]

Time-Warner bailing out of Houston?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Channel 13 is reporting this morning that Time-Warner cable is leaving Houston. It amazes me that a big company like T-W would abandon such a large market, but I guess stranger things have happened. This interests me not because of my cable service, but because of my Internet. I have Earthlink cable Internet, which is [...]

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Happy Birthday to my darling bride, who turns 29 today! (…for the 15th time.)
That’s Wendy on the left.

More about Terry’s

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Today’s Hunstville Times has more about why Terry’s Pizza closed shop:
Faced with a lost lease, the death of their father and increasing family demands, the children of Lou Pejza, Terry’s owner, decided last week to shutter the restaurants.
“We determined it was best for the family, especially our mom,” said Carol McBroom, one of Pejza’s five [...]