Midnightferret Munches: Torchy's Tacos Spicewood

I thought I might make another effort with my blog, so I decided to review a restaurant. I love restaurants. Mostly, I

This is not my picture. This is Torchy's picture, from their website. I ate my taco before I could take a picture of it.

loveĀ not having to cook. Last year, we […]

Just wash your hands!

I have four words for the masses regarding the swine flu, and they are: “Give me a break!”

I admit, that when the whole thing began, I was a little nervous. I would be fine during the day but then I would go home and see the news, and people were totally wigging out. Last week, many drugstores hereĀ  sold out of their supplies of anti-virals. That means that doctors here were prescribing them for people who weren’t sick and might not even become sick.

A few schools have been closed here, to the point that my students haven’t been coming to class, even though it’s adult education and we just use the building of a school that has not been closed.

Sure, I got a little creeped out when I saw the reports about how fast the virus was spreading, but I managed to get over it. More and more the evidence is that if you take reasonable precautions (wash your hands! don’t touch your face!) you will probably be fine. My issue is that otherwise reasonable people are jumping on this bandwagon.

Continue reading Just wash your hands!

Establish Your Writing Authority

I got an email on the Austin Zealots (http://http://www NULL.austinzealots NULL.com/)‘ Yahoo group today. (The Zealots are a local hombrewing club here in Austin, and a great bunch of people.) A member was expressing his disappointment with the contents of this article:

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I read the article, and went to reply on the list, but as usual I waxed verbose and was forced to move my opinions to a forum in which I (mostly) reign supreme. I did this to avoid spamming the list with my copious rants and opinions. I’m sure people everywhere are grateful I have my own website.

In short, I share the disappointment of my fellow Zealot. Allow me to elaborate. Continue reading Establish Your Writing Authority

More From Austin

Saturday night we had a little dinner party. I made gumbo with a butter roux. It was eventually delicious, but I will remember two things about gumbo: 1. start much, much earlier 2. butter roux is harder to brown than oil roux. Also, I’m not making gumbo again until the winter.

My friend Kevin […]

We Are Moved

We arrived in Austin, TX at around 5pm Sunday evening. Our friend Craig was waiting for us and even had supper ready! How cool is that?

Monday, we got our bearings and went to the employment office. Tuesday, James (http://www NULL.ambardia NULL.com) left at 8am and came home at 12:30pm from a job search, […]

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