Archive for the 'Life' Category

TV cutbacks

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I’ve been giving some consideration to my TV watching schedule, now that Nathan has arrived. It’s clear that things will have to go. Friends, Office, and Law & Order reruns have already been axed. We have a massive pile-up of Earth: The Biography and Shark Week shows waiting to be watched. And it took us […]

Here’s what happened

Monday, July 21st, 2008

So, on Saturday night, the 12th, we had been sitting around talking and playing video games. As I got ready for bed, I realized that I hadn’t felt Nate move in awhile, but I couldn’t be entirely sure of that, because I thought maybe I’d just been engrossed in what we were doing. As I […]

Vampire books and the women who love them

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I feel compelled to weigh in on the Stephenie Meyer phenomenon, with apologies in advance to those who love the series. I got introduced to it by Amanda, who knew that I was looking for things to pass the time until Nathan’s born. I’ve consumed all of Twilight and New Moon and about half of […]

Making a Mom

Monday, July 7th, 2008

As I’ve mentioned before, I read BabyCenter discussions pretty regularly these days. They’re often interesting, but I’m increasingly noticing that I’m out of the mainstream of the discussion. Recent discussions have posed questions like, “Would you, for $100k, defer to your husband on all decisions for a year?”and “Do you think that every mother should […]

Burger report: Criteria

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I had promised before that I would lay out some of the criteria for judging, but the Pappas post seemed like it was getting too long to include it there. I’m coming to understand after these two trials how much the bun matters. It needs to either be completely unobtrusive, which means a low bun-to-meat […]

Burger report: Pappas Bar-B-Q

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

We were finally able to sample Pappas Bar-B-Q’s burgers today after an aborted attempt earlier this week. It seems that not only do certain locations not serve burgers, which we found out about two weeks ago when we tried to go to the location on S. Main near Reliant Stadium, but even those that do […]

Summer lovin’

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Unlike last summer when there were a whole bunch of replacement shows to watch, this summer, there’s not much on. Unfortunately, we don’t get Showtime, so we’re not catching The Tudors or Weeds or shows like that that do seem pretty good. Instead we’re limited to My Boys and CBS’ new show Swingtown. My Boys […]

Burger report: Chronicle picks

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Huh, more proof that the Chronicle’s website is just weird: They have the burger slideshow back up now. It wasn’t there when I made my post a few days ago, and it wasn’t there at 8:00 this morning when I did my daily read of the Chronicle’s headlines. Maybe the fact that I’ve searched the […]

Burger report: Prince’s

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

About ten days ago, I saw a slideshow on the Houston Chronicle’s web site on the best burgers in Houston. They weren’t actually ranked or reviewed, nor were their locations even listed; it just showed photos of burgers and named where they were from. I found some of their choices immediately suspect, given that they […]

Go away, Coldplay

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I’m so sick of Coldplay, and, in particular, I’m annoyed that their new song, “Viva la Vida,” keeps getting stuck in my head, because the iPod/iTunes ad that features it has been running incessantly during the NBA Finals. I’ve never liked Coldplay, mostly because I already hate U2. More than ever, especially in that ad, […]