Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away

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Just type in your zip code and it will provide you with a simple Yes or No if you are going to need your umbrella today. Easy enough for me. (and thanks Daily Candy for that tip!)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Learnin' to Talk Pirate

In case Texan isn't your dialect of choice, try this:

and learn to talk like a Pirate instead!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

And then there was one.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, it's hard to believe how much damage a little wind can cause. But when that wind picks up momentum and begins to spin at about 100 miles per hour over the open water, it can do pretty much anything it wants to! Including flood, or destroy, entire towns.
I was planning to take a trip down to Galveston Beach before the end of the summer to enjoy the restaurants and views from the Sea Wall. Looks like that trip will have to wait for quite some time now. This is what much of the coast looks like now.

Can you even imagine? Everything is gone.

Except this one house.
Makes you wonder who that lucky person is...

...and if they're really all that lucky afterall.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Ike.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"We Don't Promote Drinking..."

"...We Promote Saving Money."

And I love you for that,!

Thank you for making it easy for me to look up the drink prices at area bars and find out where I can get drunk while spending the least amount of cash. Also, thanks for allowing me to register for free and gain points by posting drink prices at my favorite places. That's so nice of you. I will be sure to tell everyone I know to visit you at and find out where they, too, can go get drunk on the cheap.

A Grateful Money Saving Drunk

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome Weather

I know that I say I prefer warm weather to cold, but today I woke up smiling because there was a chill in the air and I was wrapped up all cozy-like in my bed.

I had slept with the window open and was feeling very well rested. It was the perfect morning weather and it actually made me smile. I guess you can call it the first sign of Fall in Texas.

Don't worry, I won't get too excited. Fall only lasts about a week down here anyway. (and it looks nothing like this picture)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Gate 1: Secure.

I admire people who take their job seriously. They have a passion for what they do and they do it to the fullest.

Unless, of course, that passion gets in the way of something I am trying to accomplish. Like today. I was simply trying to raise some money for charity, but Mr. "I'm-the-boss-of-gate-one-and-no-one-gets-in-without-a-parking-pass-even-if-they're-not-parking-in-a-spot-and-it's-7-hours-before-game-time" made that task incredibly difficult. Maybe it's the excessively long name I just gave him, or maybe it's the fact that every other person in line was probably trying to get in the gaet without a pass, but seriously man. Come on! We're just trying to set-up a bike and sell some simple tickets. I know you're watching your gate, but let's look at the big picture here. Is this one motorcycle really going to hurt anything?

Luckily Miller Lite came to the rescue and everything was solved. The bike got in, we sold tickets, and everyone was happy. (Except that guard, who eventually came looking for me to kick me out. Oh well. The rest of us were happy at least.)

You can take a look at this controversial bike (and maybe buy some tickets) at

...the end has come.

Well, it had to happen eventually.

I guess I'll just come right out with it: I am no longer on-air with The Texas Hardtails Scooter Show on Live 105.3.
Sad, I know.

It's not that they don't want me anymore, or that I don't want to be there anymore, we've just grown apart. Actually, they're changing formats a bit and I'm getting super busy at work, so we all figured this was a good time for me to part ways.

I'm ok with it. Really. And you can keep listening to the show, it won't hurt my feelings. In fact, listen every week and send in texts asking where I am. That will make me smile :)

You can listen to the shows online at

...and my last Talkin' Texan with Meghan: "Bye, Y'all!"

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Against All Odds

"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Phil Collins

That was the number one song on the day of my birth. Want to know what song was rockin' the airwaves when you made your debut? Check it: Billboard Birthdays