Archive for the 'Life' Category

Burger report: Five Guys

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

We saw that Five Guys Burgers and Fries had opened a Sugar Land location last weekend. On President Obama’s (and my in-laws’) recommendation, we decided to check it out. Considering the source of the recommendation, we had pretty high hopes. However, Five Guys didn’t make the cut among our burger testers. Dan thought it was […]

Summer Lit

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

This has been the summer of the faux Victorian novel for me. It’s a genre that I’ve enjoyed for some time (Think Mr. Timothy, The Poe Shadow, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, etc.), but somehow I’ve chosen to really steep this summer in it. Last week, I took in The Dark Volume, the sequel to […]

Separate and unequal

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Is it OK to like one of your classes better than the other? This is pretty typical for me. I often have one class that participates eagerly and another that sits there like lumps every day. The same lesson plan will get the first class enthusiastically buzzing and then fall flat in the other. I […]

Pottery Barn Robots

Friday, February 27th, 2009

We got the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalogue yesterday in the mail, and since I had nothing else allotted to the five minutes before I left for class, I flipped through it. I was seriously creeped out by the lifestyle they’re promoting. Now, don’t get me wrong. I loves me some Pottery Barn. Dan and […]

Checking IDs

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dan and I finally went to see Slumdog Millionaire this past weekend at the AMC theater in Sugar Land. (Verdict: outstanding. It would get my vote for Best Picture, although I’ve only seen two of the other contenders (Milk and Frost/Nixon)) Anyway, I had occasion to notice, as I passed by our theater a couple […]

Burger report: Smashburger

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The title of this post should properly be “Holy crap! Smashburger is Awesome!,” but for consistency’s sake, I’m leaving it as it is. Dan and I tried Smashburger the day after it opened last week, to see if it would be worth taking my mom to to try for our burger hunting. It was amazing, […]

History lessons

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Dan and I saw Frost/Nixon last weekend, and it brought up a point that he and I have talked about many times before: When were we supposed to learn about contemporary American history? It didn’t happen in school, but we’re too young to have lived it ourselves. We were born just after the Frost/Nixon interviews […]

Burger report: Lankford Grocery and Tornado Burger

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

The burger detectives went to Lankford Grocery over Thanksgiving. Incidentally, any place that doesn’t have a website I can link to is a good candidate for “best burger,” because that means it’s a one-off kind of place and not a chain. Anyway, Lankford was incredibly crowded, which affirms its status as a lauded Houston institution. […]

Fall TV ’08

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I only picked up two new shows this year: Life on Mars and My Own Worst Enemy, and one of them has already been cancelled. Fortunately, it’s My Own Worst Enemy that’s been cancelled, because I have really preferred Life on Mars. Life on Mars, ABC, Thursdays 10 ET/9 CT The 2008 version of Detective […]

Burger report: Southwell’s Hamburger Grill

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

We went on our first post-Natal burger excursion today. As you can see from the picture, Nate geared up for his first adventure by resting up. He also napped through the whole lunch, too. We, including our guest burger judge, Dan, tried Southwell’s today. We ended up there after realizing that all the burger places […]