Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Worst Days

My former colleague, Dave Ettlin, paints an accurate picture of what our newsroom suffered through the past couple of days.

In case you were wondering, my job was spared, but I am not okay.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Austin, Texas

I made my first trip back to Austin, Texas in nearly eight years last week. It was technically a work trip, but it's hard to go to Austin without making time for a little fun, food and music. I pretty much summed up the good stuff in my weekly post on Rob Kasper's beer blog.

Another personal imperative while there was my quest to obtain a dozen Round Rock Donuts to bring home to the family. Anybody who lives in Central Texas knows the addictive qualities of these sticky, orange, melt-in-your-mouth donuts. Every Sunday - and some Saturdays - found us waiting in line with the other RRD junkies waiting for a score.

I was without a car for this trip, so was unable to make the run up to Round Rock to pick them up. I also struck out with a couple of hopeful rendezvous with old friends who I had hoped might be able to pick up a box and run them down to me. And my search downtown for RRD resellers also proved fruitless. However, bless their little cholesterol-clogged hearts, RRD now sells their product at the Austin airport. I was able to grab a dozen before boarding the plane.

When I got home, the family was much happier to see the donuts than the man bearing them. But that was okay with me. I got to eat them, too.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Drinking the "Backbone of a Puppy"

This week's guest post on Rob Kasper's beer blog looks at the Beer Activist blog and explains why South African's drink the "backbone of a puppy."

Tuesday, April 07, 2009