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December 2011

FUZZY CRUSHES & GIANT WOMEN, AGAIN

So if you thought Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the hottest thing coming out of Scandinavia these days, think again. He’s 34 days old as of today. His Facebook page has 20,000 followers, and I’m sure there will be many more before the day is through. His name means …

Triple shot of rye, espresso + chocolate = Xmas A.M.

If it’s bourbon balls for breakfast it must be Christmas morning. My wife, Lois, makes the best bourbon balls in the land. This year they’re made with Canadian whisky, which we bought a half gallon of for Dashiell’s Thanksgiving holiday trip home from Whittier College and somehow he did not …

METAL BIRD, EAST AUSTIN

UPDATE: A reader informed me that this bird and the surrounding work is just part of the immense and fabulous output of Barry George. I should have known that, but I didn’t, and I’m looking forward to meeting him soon. One of many, many reasons I love the East Side. …