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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.


If I'd Had a Laptop

I'd have live-blogged the parts of the Miss Texas beauty pageant that I watched this evening whilst flipping channels. I had a couple of glasses of wine, so my catty remarks were quite amusing to me ;-) But really, I have only two questions about the whole thing.

  1. Who makes up the geographical divisions? Why does River Oaks (a neighborhood--not even an entire suburb--in Houston) get their own contestant while the entire Hill Country (including who knows how many entire counties, if not as much moolah) also gets one contestant?
  2. Why did so many of them choose the aqua bathing suit over the brown one? The brown one was much more flattering. Maybe they thought the aqua one made them look more tan.
  3. Okay, three questions. Why do these chickees, presumably young women, already look like they've been botoxed within an inch of their lives?

That's it for the social commentary.

In other boob-tube news (ha, a pun ;-) I've decided that Footballer's Wive$ is pretty much fun to watch. Go tivo!

Oh, I just thought of

  1. Who taught Miss Laredo to walk? She galumphs. Even I walk better in heels than she does, and that is not a compliment, as I suspect that I look like I'm in mortal fear of breaking my neck. Which I am in anything over 1/2 inch.

Oh. And Jason Varitek, Brad Wilkerson, Juan Encarnacion and Jason Kubel? Collectively, you all SUCK for taking tonight off ALL AT THE SAME TIME, thereby blowing my chance to upset the #1 team in Texas League V. Thanks a lot.

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