Friday, November 30, 2018


Wherever in the Universe you go, there' Truth. Another wall behind the Brick Oven.

Yes they do!

Dog lovers speak out. Saw this on the side of a vehicle the other day.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Election night

Linda and I decided to go check out the election night at some bars around town. Here she is at The Headliners Club. The only other table had already decamped for a victory party.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Big burger -- and fries

A lunch mate had this massive burger at Cenote the other day. We had just gotten through with taping a podcast for a friend. I don't know how you'd get your mouth around this one. Luckily, they provided a knife and fork!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Truffle tots, yes, truffle tots

Yes, the old and the new -- tater tots with truffle oil. We love them. Another shot from Dirty Martin's.

Monday, November 26, 2018

BLT-- old-fashioned and just right

We went to lunch at Dirty Martin's the other day and Linda ordered this delicious bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. I want to try that one myself next time.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Chicken Paillard

Yes, well, I love this dish at June's All Day. Some of the best Chicken Paillard we have ever eaten.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Beet salad -- hard to beat

I was out lunching with a friend the other day and she ordered this beautiful beet salad.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Retro stockings

I loved these stylish stockings at the Terrence McNally party the other night.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Blogger Forrest and Broadway performer Christy Altomare. She is currently starring as Anya in "Anastasia."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

John-Boy and Terrence McNally

We attended the 80th birthday party for Terrence McNally at Zach Theatre here in town a few days ago. Here you see actor Richard Thomas who some of you might remember from "The Waltons," with Terrence.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Quite a lineup

Here is a shot I took at the Birthday Party for Terence McNally the other night. Do you see Chita Rivera in the shot next to Terrence? Also Michael Learned and Richard Thomas, who played "John Boy" on The Waltons.

Sunday, November 18, 2018


I confess that all I know about this photo is that it was found in my shots after a walk around South Lamar. Do you ever take a photo and not remember doing it or exactly where you were?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

And now Free!

Scooters have overtaken Austin and now Uber has added incentive of FREE to the mix. These things are everywhere and threaten us on sidewalks and in crosswalks and risk their own life and limb in the street by running lights and stop signs.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hopping down the Garage Sale Trail

Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter games -- lots of fun items are available for kids and adults at this sale. Plenty of folks were snapping up bargains here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins and more

Lots of collectible books were available for interested people at the Settlement Home Garage Sale. It was fun to see some of these titles.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Expand your book collection at this sale

This gentleman is looking through the selection of books available at the Settlement Home Garage Sale. Lots of terrific tomes were there for the buying.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Silver anniversary, anyone?

If you can't find it at the Settlement Home Garage Sale, it doesn't exist. Here is a selection of silver plated items that would grace any interior.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Crystal for miles

If you need to supplement your crystal collection, this sale is the place.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Nice brand at the Garage Sale

This pair of fancy jeans was available at the Settlement Home Garage Sale in the Palmer Events Center recently. Lots of bargains were on the shelves and racks.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Silk flowers to brighten up decor

Yes, lots of silk flowers at the Settlement Home Garage Sale. All colors and sizes.

Friday, November 9, 2018

What a doll!

If you can't find it at the Settlement Home Garage Sale, it doesn't exist. Here is an array of dolls to choose from at the sale. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Settlement Home Garage Sale -- rugs galore

If you can't find it at the Settlement Home Garage Sale, it doesn't exist. At least that's the way it looks to us.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Writer worship

We got front row seats for Susan Orlean's presentation at the Texas Book Festival. She talked about her latest book, The Library Book. That is her on the left. The lady in green is Elizabeth McCracken, also a fine writer, who was Susan's moderator.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


That's us on the left, with two of our tablemates at the Texas Book Festival gala.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Nice table decor

This was the centerpiece for our table at the Texas Book Festival. We heard readings from some terrific authors.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Grand floral arrangement

We went to the Texas Book Festival's gala a few days ago and this was one of the pretty floral arrangements on display at the silent auction.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Water, water everywhere

We had a drinking water crisis in Austin and stores were offering bottled water at low prices, as a public service. Trader Joe's pitched in here.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Castaway clothing

We saw this perfectly good top just laying on the bushes along South Congress the other day. You wonder what happened here.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Theme Day - Friend

The theme for November 1 is "Friend." I couldn't think of a better photo for that concept than this one of us sitting on our couch right after we got married over 42 years ago. And yes, we are still best friends. It will will be fun to see what our fellow bloggers around the world post for their interpretation of this theme.