Maybe it’s because of fashion week or the September issue of Vogue, but I’m really having the urge to get rid of all my clothes. But I don’t want to get more clothes or anything…I just want to get rid of things. The stuff is weighing me down, man. And if I haven’t worn it [...]
Because we traveled so much in July and August, we completely missed planting a Fall Garden. But I’m ready for winter. It’s been cleared. Compost has been dumped in. And we’re ready to go. Now I just need to decide what I can grow in the winter. Lettuce, anyone?
It’s a rainy weekend and everything planned for today (soccer game, baseball practice, vegetable planting, kitchen cabinet building) has been cancelled. Hooray! So I’m just going to sit on my porch and drink coffee. Oh. And I posted the above photo on Instagram today and Karen replied… I will tell you. Zappos. Gabriella Rocha Adair [...]
My favorite greenhouse in the world is in Martindale, Texas. It’s large. The plants are giant and happy. And the oxygen is everywhere. I can breathe better in this spot than probably any other place in the universe. It’s a place I used to visit with my grandmother. And it’s where I spent my 40th [...]
Oh Boy Scouts. (In the words of our Sassy Gay Friend…) “What are you doing? What? What are you doing? Look at your life, look at your choices.” Boy Scouts, you are awesome. So stop sucking. My little Bobcat (whose great grandfather was the 11th Boy Scout Troop Leader in the US) is so into [...]
At night I hear owls in my trees, hoot-who-whoing outside my windows. Yesterday evening there was a gray fox on the porch. ‘Tis the season, friends. It’s time for the pumpkins.
(Photo by John Anderson, Austin Chronicle) I dare you (dare you) to listen to Bobby Jealousy’s Rainbow and not find yourself singing it throughout the day. Seriously. Go on. Consider yourself dared. This band is swell. Austin-based, and comprised of the fiercely entertaining Sabrina Ellis, Seth Gibbs, Mark Stoney and Clint Simmons, they were named one of [...]
Harry had a half day at school today…which actually, when you do the math, was really about a third day…and since we drive about eleventy seven miles to school everyday, we decided today was a good day not to do that. So we stayed home to go to the library and read. Which really meant [...]
I met Brene’ four years ago through a mutual friend in Houston. We went to lunch. I asked her about what she was daring to dream…what she really wanted to do. Without skipping a beat, she said, “Speak at TED,” as nonchalantly as I’d say, “Bush my teeth.” Just like that. She put it out there. Boldly. [...]
Remember yesterday’s Football Season flowers? Well, today they have friends. The Frightday Night Lights are taking over the porch. I made these bad boys last year, and they’re still burning like Tim Riggins. So easy. So great. Clear jars, orange paint, can’t lose.