Wednesday, February 26, 2003

More Ice

(26) We have had an ice and freezing rain storm the last couple of days, and white is everywhere. There is a heat wave on, it is almost 25 degrees. We haven't had cable for three days, and I have finally gotten Time-Warner to beleive that I am smart enough to change the channels correctly. Hopefully, I can watch Star Trek tonight.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Golf day

Dad and I played golf at Packsaddle Country Club. Let's just say that if I had been bowling, I would've been proud of the score. I would have been the butt of all the jokes at the alley, but I would have been proud of the score.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Chasing the Sun Website

Okay, folks! LISTEN UP!

In an effort to keep pace with Rodney's array of personal websites, I have created another one!

My new site is an effort to cash in on the comic book I have been working on since 11/2001. Called Chasing the Sun, it is a fictional account of my stay in Japan. In other words, only the first five pages actually happened. I have opened a small store on the site as well. Buy lots of things! Daddy needs a new pair of shoes!

Saturday, February 08, 2003


A panoramic photo of our neighborhood.

It has been almost ten years since snow was able to stick in the Hill Country. That was about 12 years since the previous time. So check out the pictures on the right!

The San Antonio (where no snow fell) news stations reported that people got up in the wee hours of the morning and drove their kids out into the Hill Country so they could show them what snow looked like. These were, no doubt, the same people who had called us eleven days ago to cancel their reservations because they didn't want to drive in the snow. I hate customers.

Saturday, February 01, 2003

RIP Columbia

In January of 1986, I was doing something completely frivolous in my room when Mom called and asked, "Did your hear about the Challenger exploding?"

I asked, expecting a joke, "No, what about the Challanger exploding?"

"No. Really. It blew up."

I spent the next day in a fog, counting the flags flying at half staff.

On 9/11 I was far from home, and had other things on my mind.

Today, I was at work, doing something slightly less frivolous when I learned about Columbia.

Seven heroes died today. But we can't let their deaths stop our exploration of space. In an age where our country seems to be ruching headlong into war, the peaceful exploration of space must continue.

Of course, I watched the news. The Austin stations were quick to point out that there were Austin ties to the tragedy. Just like 9/11, they were eager to connect the horror to the city. After Challenger, they did the same thing. When Clinton was impeached, they found an Austin resident who was an intern. I hate the Austin news stations for that. It's like, "The World Trade Center has fallen. Let's talk to a Central Texan who walked by it a decade ago."