Archive for November, 2006

Episode 13, in which our protagonist falls from his horse and so becomes a better rider

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

I’ve been taking riding lessons since mid-August, and I’ve been meaning to write about it for some time now. I guess now’s as good a time as any, because last night it began to get fun.
I ride Porsche, a big bay mare with a white blaze up her face and two white socks on her [...]


Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Vanderbilt beat them. Kentucky beat them. Four of the last five teams they played . . . beat them. But we couldn’t beat them. Why? Will somebody explain why? I have my own idea: we’re just not a very good football team. I don’t see any other explanation that makes sense. And we’d better improve [...]

Tiger VI retires

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Auburn’s golden eagle known as Tiger VI will be retiring before the Georgia game:
Tiger, Auburn’s famed 26-year-old golden eagle, will be retired in a ceremony beginning 25 minutes before kickoff Saturday.
Serving as War Eagle VI, Tiger has represented the university since 1986 and has been flying at home football games since 2000.
In 2002, she flew [...]

Clap Hands

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

This is just too much fun:

Spotted on Think Differently.

No respect

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I took my lunch early this morning to drive back to Pearland and cast my ballot. By leaving early, I was able to avoid the lines; I walked right up to the table and got my access code, a four-digit number printed on a piece of paper. It was my first time to use the [...]

Excuses, excuses

Monday, November 6th, 2006

So I thought I’d indulge in a little shameless schadenfreude tonight and tune in to the playback of Paul Finebaum’s radio show to listen to the Bammers whine about their football team and their coach. Best comment so far: PF said of the Alabama board of trustees, that they’re a bunch of guys who “were [...]

Happy Birthday Suzie Q!

Friday, November 3rd, 2006


Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Not sure where to vote in Brazoria County next Tuesday? The Houston Chronicle has a list of the polling places for Brazoria County. We’re in Precinct 68, so we vote at the church just down 518 from here. See you at the polls.

Happy Día de los Muertos!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Today is Mexico’s Day of the Dead:
The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos, Día de los Difuntos or Día de Muertos in Spanish) is an ancient Aztec celebration of the memory of deceased ancestors that is celebrated on November 1 (All Saints’ Day) and November 2 (All Souls’ Day).
The holiday is especially popular [...]