I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN

Oct 28, 2014 by

What’s up with Halloween?  It really is the bipolar holiday that goes and comes.  Just a few years ago, there were aisles and aisles of Halloween stuff to buy.  But, this year—mmmnnnot so much.  This year it seems we glossed over All Hallows Eve and went straight to Thanksgiving.  What a shame.  I look back on the good ol days when kids could put on a cute little devil costume or old sheet and have one heck of a good time.  Remember when we could walk around the neighborhood, knock on strange doors, and come home and gorge on candy that was not hermitically sealed while listening to The Monster Mash?  Yep, gone are the days of cake walks and spook houses at Halloween carnivals-thank you very much political correctness and extreme fanatics.  Now, we have milk...

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WAR LETTERS

Oct 21, 2014 by

Marble Falls usually is off the radar for people who have been on the Today Show.  Much less authors who have been on the New York Times best seller list.  But, today was one of those lightening in a bottle days in River City.  Andrew Carroll, by serendipity, came and spoke about his organizing and chronicling experiences and sacrifices of our military and their families throughout US history.  I say serendipity because it’s one of those right time, right place things that got him here.  My friend, Georgi, was at a DAR meeting where Andrew was speaking.  Being the shy person that she is, she not only introduced herself but found out his speaking tour dates and realized he would be in the area and bahding, bahdang, bahdaaah – here he is.  Click here to get...

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WEIRD, WEIRDER, WEIRDEST

Oct 11, 2014 by

Since we’re coming up on Halloween, let’s talk weird.  Just the word looks — well, weird.  Whether you use it as an adjective or adverb, I bet you say it at least once a day being it’s synonymous with strange and heaven knows there’s some strange stuff going on in this world.  But for now, I’m just talking about the fun weird things – things you may not have heard about.  For instance did you know that celebrities have weird beauty secrets?  OK, that’s not a shocker.  But, did you know the weird stuff that’s in make-up?  And what about Austin’s weird home tour?  I know, that’s redundant.  I’ll bet you didn’t know the weird beauty fixes for hot weather and by the way, will we ever get cool weather?  (For all of you in far...

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IF I WOULD’VE GONE TO AUSTIN……...

Oct 5, 2014 by

I think I mentioned my neighbor, Teresa, and I were going to Austin to see the GONE WITH THE WIND exhibit at the Ransom last week until we remembered it was the first weekend of ACL.  So, instead of turning on Hwy 71, we just kept going on 281.  Thanks goodness I remembered because not only was it ACL, but it was the Texas-Baylor game and downtown would have been just holy hell.  And what a shame.  I’m overdue on an Austin run.  Even tho it’s only about a 45 minute drive, sometimes Austin can be very far away.  I’m now down to going when I run out of freshly squeezed orange juice that I get from HEB on Bee Caves (I used to get it at Whole Foods but I’ve discovered it’s much cheaper...

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