Archive for February, 2005

Stealth mode

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Erin conveniently provided me with a ready-made Skeletor deflector: purse-sized books. She’s recently loaned me a couple, and one of them accompanied me to Chipotle at lunch today — stowed away inside my purse — with nary a comment from any staff. Thanks, Erin!

Ways to know if the NBA game you’re watching is taking place in the Midwest

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

No dramatic lighting. Newer and flashier big-city arenas dim the lights in the stands and focus stage-like lighting on the floor only. Midwestern arenas flood light everywhere, making it look like a high school gym. La Cucaracha plays over the loudspeakers. Not so many Hispanics in the Midwest who might find it stereotypical and/or offensive. […]

You may already have won!

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

I’ve always had a sort of uneasy feeling about eBay. It’s kind of cool, but at the same time, people get really into it in a way that I just can’t get behind. I’ve used eBay to find rare video and board games that I want to reacquire and to track down an out-of-print DVD […]

Skeletor update

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

Skeletor’s been absent from Chipotle the last several times I’ve been in there, and I ventured back today without Dan. Not only was he back, but he’s grown a goatee. Maybe he’s seen me too often with Dan and thinks that’s what it’ll take … He also picked up my book (Lost by Gregory Maguire) […]

For Jeremy, because he asked me to

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

I’ve been on a nearly two-year quest to find the perfect spa in Houston. “Perfect” being defined as “just like Watercourse Way in Palo Alto.” I hit another this past weekend on this quest, but sadly, I’m still searching. What makes Watercourse Way such a great spa is both the atmosphere and the consistent quality […]