January madness?

After the holiday season died down this year, I emerged relatively unscathed and ready to take a gander at the winter sales. I’ve discovered that Austin has a real shopping advantage in that the “cold-weather” season (I’m using quotes because people here will have a roaring fire going in the fireplace when it’s 60 degrees outside, which is totally my jam) starts much later than in other parts of the...

how sweet it is

My 2013 started like this: Thanks to an incident involving a lethal combination of my own laziness and stupidity, I managed to break the screen on my month-old phone (on New Years Day!). I took it as a sign: was this a bad omen for the new year? Shattered screen; shattered hopes? It certainly seemed like 2013 and I had already gotten off on the wrong foot. Fast-forward 10 days:...