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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


High Tech Info for Low Tech Travel

The Houston Marathon is occurring as I type, and HP has a bunch of cool tools to help spectators track their runners. So from the comfort of my home, I can see that my trainer (the green dot) is kicking @$$ (she reached mile 18 just while I was cropping the screen shot and typing this), my cousin (the yellow dot--now at mile 13) decided to run the full marathon instead of the half like she said yesterday, and my co-worker (the blue dot) appears to have stalled at mile 9 of the half. He's been having knee issues, so I hope he's just tired and not hurt.

Update: Hmm, there must be something I'm not understanding, because now the "Live Split Updates" page is showing Cousin and Coworker as finished, but the Map page still shows their dots in the middle of their respective courses.

Update 2: Okay, I think I get it. Cousin ran a half-marathon but on the full marathon course (her last checkpoint is at mile 13). Coworker just stopped early :-(

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