Monday, October 31, 2005
- LOTR - Tolkien - Halloween - Movies -
You can send this e-card or others from the Humane Society website. Obviously cats are considered to be better with power tools!
It's a good idea to keep your pets in tonight, especially black cats. It's bound to improve their luck!
- Cats - Dogs - Halloween -
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Van is a local legend from "old Austin", or Austin-that-was if you want to use the Firefly/Serenity dialect. Way back from when Stevie Ray Vaughan was up-and-coming, the days of the Armadillo World Headquarters, Eric Johnson was playing with Electromagnets and trying to get his first solo released, and ZZ Top couldn't be beat. I wasn't here then, and get all my information from others... can't speak to it personally or provide a decent timeline... but Van was a big part of it. Van is a close friend of Billy Gibbons, and Eric Johnson too. In fact, he recorded (I believe it was) three things with Eric: a rocker on Koko's Hideaway (Koko is his cat!) (sorry if that's a deep dark secret!), and two acoustic Christmas songs. His EJ connection is what brought us out to see him the first time.
He had a pretty good crowd last night, looked like a crowd of "old Austinites", but over in Europe, particularly France, Van is a bona fide Guitar God. He appears on the covers of Guitar Magazines. He headlines at Guitar Festivals. He probably can't even walk around unmolested. The music industry is so weird sometimes!
We started this beautiful weekend with a second viewing of Serenity at Alamo South Lamar, where Eli Wallach was putting in an appearance at a special spaghetti dinner viewing of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". I believe he was in town as park of the big book festival which also featured Bill Clinton, Salmon Rushdie, and lots more but good grief... isn't that enough? We didn't attend any of it. Serenity was even better the second time, probably because we've been watching a lot of the TV episodes on DVD, and the movie is better with more background.
Tonight we will finish off the weekend with Iron & Wine and Calexico at Stubb's. I am mainly interested in Calexico, the opener, but I'm getting the impression that Iron & wine is pretty hot right now.
- Music - Austin -
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Here's the mural on the side, which is painted on siding so I hope it can be preserved. From left, that's Stephen Bruton, Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escavedo, [sorry, can't identify the next two], and Papa Mali. Inside I noticed (for the first time today) that the walls were autographed by Dan Rather, Dennis Quaid, and maybe a bunch more. It's a great place to go on a beautiful day like today, or just about anytime. Maria's is a totally unique and wonderful place. Really good food and music too!
- Austin - Tacos -
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Karl's concubine wants off that nasty ride and Going below Rove's belt.
I like the comment of the White House spokesman quoted from Radar Mag: "their relationship was 'the business of these two individuals who have personal lives…' "
hmmmmm... wonder if that guy had the same attitude toward President Clinton?
- Rove - Austin -
Uhhhh... OK... I am grossed out by this. I guess I am too squeamish to consider doing something like this, but people do it all the time at the taxidermist. Here's a place you can get your pet freeze-dried as an alternate to stuffing. Check it out for some free pre-Halloween willies.
Totally unique/artistic lamps - $20
I have two incredible lamps for sale, but the actual lamp shades are the star of the show. I must part with due to bills. I made them myself when my dogs died. I used their pelts to create beautiful artistic lamp shades that will bark with life in your living room, etc. One is black and white with a bit of yellowing in the white part. The other is a golden brown that yelps for pleasure in dampering the light for you. A true one of a kind!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
- Technology - Mind Control - Gaming - Warfare -
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Oh yeah, and early voting has begun in Texas, and I hope that Proposition 2, where they are trying to "save marriage" by amending the Texas Constitution, goes down in flames. The KKK is planning a pro Prop 2 rally, so that's gotta help our cause, right? I mean, are they really the people you want to be in sync with? Oh!! I hope they show up in those adorable pointy sheets! Casual Soapbox has been covering this topic very well. There is actually a glimmer of hope that this might not pass statewide... I said "a glimmer". Austin is not going for it, that's a duh... but then Austin is just a teensy bit different from the rest of the state in certain ways. Just a teensy bit.
- Austin - Texas - Civil Rights -
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Take our Word and Wikipedia concur on the origin of the word "heretic", and Davidson has said several times that because all of us choose "to choose" rather than just "to follow", it makes all of us heretics. (EDIT: the context of "us" meaning present company, people hearing the sermon, UUs, etc.)
Middle English took this from the French hérétique, which took it from the Ecclesiastical Latin haereticus, both words meaning heretic. The original word was the Greek hairetikos "able to choose" from the verb hairesthai "to choose". Obviously, the early Church believed that people should believe only what they were told to believe rather than decide for themselves.Anyway, in today's sermon, he mentioned that today, October 23, 2005, is the 6006th birthday of the universe. That would be according to Bishop Ussher who figured it all out in 1650 A.D., basing his calculations on his interpretation of the Bible, and many believers in Creationism or Intelligent Design or whatever they want to call it are taking it to heart.
He also mentioned a nice quote by Voltaire:
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
Always something to think about...
- Austin - Fascism -
- Music - Austin -
Friday, October 21, 2005
Someone kept snapping pictures of the little black car across the street, LOTS of pictures (wtf???), and it turned out to be the car of John Paul DeJoria, owner of Paul Mitchell . Think salons, shampoo, white bottles, PETA-approved, rides motorcycles with Peter Fonda when he’s in town… that guy. He finally came out and left in it. The car door raised up in the air to open, and the engine made a wonderful purring sound going down the street. A lot of the high-rollers left before the show.
While I was at the bar, I was standing near Susan Antone when she was introducing Michael Ward to someone. Today I find out that Michael Ward was in the Wallflowers, and I believe is now with Ben Harper, and is good friends with Lance Armstrong. I didn’t know who he was last night.
That’s it for sightings, it’s all about Del Castillo for me. The place was still filled up with big round tables and tablecloths, kind of like a wedding reception. A little smaller crowd than you’d normally see for DC because of the benefit, and people either not knowing about the music tickets or thinking they wouldn’t get in. The front filled up with us DC-nuts. Alex was talking about the back of the room at the schmooze tables, saying there must be glue on the seats. You'd have to tie me down to keep me from dancing to DC. I dance like Snoopy, but... heh heh...
The sound at La Zona Rosa is not designed for being stage-side, I think I’ve ranted on this before. Thursday it was not terrible, but a different mix than I’ve heard coming from the guys before, as in the brothers’ voices were actually drowning out Alex! Yes, that’s right, and probably just from where we were standing. I’m hoping that I will soak up enough lyrics to just automatically learn Spanish, but that has been going at the rate of about 10 words a year, so not great progress. Lots of smiles from the stage, absolutely wonderful to see. They did Song For Jordan and Don Nicholas which are older favorites and great to hear. Rick was even more on than usual, just an absolutely wild man on the guitar, not to discount Mark, he was awesome! Everyone in the band gives 100% percent, always, it’s very electrifying. Clifford called them Austin’s Secret or something like that, and that’s basically true right now but the more they get out there the more they will be discovered by people so it’s just a matter of time I think. Great show!! Love the new stuff. (New CD in April!!!)
I didn’t hang around afterwards. La Zona Rosa frowns on that, OK they do more than frown, they strongly encourage you to please leave. Now. That’s OK, there was a nice meet-greet in San Marcos earlier in the month. Not sure when the next DC show will be for me.
EDIT: What does La Zona Rosa mean anyway? I thought it was "The Red Zone" or "the Rose Zone", and if it's that, is it Rose the flower or a color? Also, Alex mentioned a new video shot in Santa Fe. That's very cool, a part of me will always be in Santa Fe because my mother is buried there. I know she would have loved their music.
My DC page - Austin - Music -
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Thursday, October 20, 2005
heh heh. - Austin - Delay -
EDIT: Oh come on!! Don't try to tell me this is the mug shot!! Where was it taken? Glamour Shots?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
If this is a gag gift, it should come with a gag.
Rumsfeld Talking Doll
One of the phrases: "I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said. But I know what I think. I assume that's what I said." huh?
Karl Rove not included.
Bush Action Figure
- Bush - Dubya -Rumsfeld -
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
- Animals -
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.)
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.
To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Monday, October 17, 2005
1.YOUR DRAG NAME: (Name of first pet / Street you live on):
Sweet William Wagon Train
2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (Name of your favorite snack food / Grandfather's first name):
3. YOUR FASHION DESIGNER NAME: (First word you see on your left / Favorite restaurant):
4. EXOTIC FOREIGNER ALIAS: (Favorite Spice / Last Foreign Vacation Spot):
5. SOCIALITE ALIAS: (Silliest Childhood Nickname / Town Where You First Partied):
(no wonder I'm not much of a socialite)
6. ICON ALIAS: (Something Sweet Within Sight / Any Liquid in Your Kitchen):
7. DETECTIVE ALIAS: (Favorite Baby Animal / Where You Went to High School):
8. BARFLY ALIAS: (Last Snack Food You Ate / Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink):
Rice Cake Reisling
9. PORN STAR ALIAS: (Middle Name / Street Where You First Lived):
Ruth Rural Route
10. ROCK STAR ALIAS: (Favorite Candy / Last Name Of Favorite Musician):
11. SOAP OPERA ALIAS: (Name of a Saint / First word to Your Right):
(most of the time it would be "Apple")
Robots is based on a cute premise with lots of potential, but the script and the jokes seem to be aimed at people 5 and under. Very lame dialogue, just very unfunny… with the exception of Robin Williams’ character who is always hilarious and brilliant. He’s the highlight of it but not enough to be the salvation. 1 star for his performance and 3 whoopee cushions for the movie overall.
EDIT: I see on Rotten Tomatoes that Robots was fresh... 62% I think. Bull!! I liked one reviewer's comment about them using Ewan McGregor, then making him speak with an American accent. Good point. Add 1 more whoopee cushion for that.
Also saw Kinsey on DVD. This is a pretty good one, and recommended. I would have liked more features on the DVD, especially something on the real Dr. Kinsey. Maybe a blooper reel! ;-)
Saturday, October 15, 2005
I do believe that it should be in the realm of the government's responsibility to make sure that people are not starving, homeless, and without health care. Taxes should be adequate, and the rich should be taxed much more than they are. I guess my utopia would minimize the extremes of rich and poor, and most people would be middle class. Most people would be able to afford to have quality of life. This would include paid time off and would not require working several jobs or unreasonable overtime.
I believe that public schools should be equally funded and equally effective. Children cannot help being born underprivileged and should be given a better shot at improving their lot in life. If that means bussing everybody to a safe area where there are good teachers and plenty of computers and good textbooks available, then let's do that. Bus the rich kids there too. Mix everybody up. Oh yeah, and college should be affordable too. And don't EVEN think of teaching religion in a public school. If you want that, fork up your money and get into a private religion-based school... without using my tax money.
I am big on human rights, civil rights and animal rights too, but I don't think all that makes me a socialist. It does stick me way on the left though. I claim that designation. I grew up poor, struggling and underprivileged so I guess this is the effect it had on me and my attitudes. I'm just not sure if I buy into any defined ideology (especially not something embraced by Nazis). Also, I'm for gun control and support ordinances that ban smoking so that automatically rules me out as Libertarian.
Friday, October 14, 2005
| You are a |
You are best described as a:
sense of Right and Wrong
and believe in economic fairness.
Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
This is silly Duncan. It's his 10th birthday! I got him from the no-kill shelter where I volunteered. They had rescued him, his littermates and mom from an animal pound in another part of the state, and he was the last remaining unadopted guy in his group when I took him home.
He purrs so loud you think he's going to break his purrbox, with plenty of drool to go with it. He's a big round boy and at 16 pounds resembles a furry bowling ball. We are always working on that girth but without much success. He's named after Duncan Gibbons, a film and video director who burned to death saving his cat.
Duncan Donuts here is showing you his best cute position. He's a terrible flirt! Looks like the nipples are the cleanest part.
- Carnival of the Cats - This week's carnival is at Where the Dolphin's play on Sunday - Cats - Catblogging - Friday Ark -
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Alright, now it's a contest. Look at the one from this page.
- Starwars - animals - Lucas - Pets - Dogs -
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
And Tony La Russa, I gotta love him! He's an animal advocate and a vegetarian. He's the head of the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), a no-kill shelter which he started after a stray cat wandered onto the field in San Francisco in 1990, and TLR learned that there was a need for a real shelter. I love the radio interview (by J.C. Corcoran) where he asked him to list the names of his 10 cats. He got stumped and only named 9, then got frustrated with himself because he couldn't think of the name of that 10th cat!
Anyway the Cards are headed into the playoffs against (sheesh!!) the Astros, so I will be keeping my head down and holding my *cards* close to the vest. Someday... maybe in ten years or so... I will become a fan of one of the local teams (and just for the record, Houston is not local to Austin in my mind. Kansas City and Chicago are reasonably close to St. Louis, although not by Texas standards, and believe me they are not local to St. Louis. With Chicago there's a fun-loving rivalry, but the Royals shall be damned for eternity).
Good grief, I hate sports. It's only a game, right? This year I think I will stay in the closet until it's all over, but if the cards win the Series, I will be decked out in red!
I don't miss St. Louis and would never want to move back there, but I will say this: pssssst, Go Cards.
- Baseball - Cardinals -
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
From the Straight Dope
If Lord of the Rings had Been Written by Someone Else!?
And do check out Fingolfin's movie, post #23. Humphrey Bogart as Frodo, with Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, Peter Lorre, Godzilla and more!
- Tolkien -
Monday, October 10, 2005
Several of the animals were rescued from what they called a "religious circus". Now what the hell is that? Trying to recreate Noah's Ark, are we? What a stupid idea at the expense of some creature who are more deserving of a nice life that the people who thought that one up. Here's a cougar that came from that place. He's chattering at a fox in a nearby cage. Here's a link with more info on some of the specifics, including some dirt on places like "Noah's Land" and other places where animals are cruelly kept, along with some mention of the Austin Zoo and other rescue ops.
The turtles are all from pet rescues. They are HUGE! This guy was determined to get out, but of course it's not possible. Fascinating looking guys. There are lots and lots of parrots, and we got a good strong "HELLO" out of one of them. A couple of people bred dogs with wolves (jeebus cripes!! what are these people thinking?), and the results are now kept at the zoo. Those guys were actually available for adoption with a long list of qualifications needed for the new parents, hopefully being childfree will be one of them.
- Austin - Animals -
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday night we went to see Alasdair Fraser at the Cactus Café. I had heard the name before but was really not familiar with him. His website displays these quotes:
". . . the expressive gamut from deep Celtic melancholy to joyful jig, his fiddle imitations of the bagpipe almost unbelievable, the whole rendered with a humble sincerity, flawless virtuosity and just about the sweetest sound since Fritz Kreisler." -L.A. TIMES
"Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. [His] name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene." -SCOTS Magazine
"One of Scotland's most valued tradition-bearers." - BBC Radio Scotland
...so really... how could I resist? He is touring with a wonderful cello player named Natalie Haas (who sat at our table while she was giving him the stage, but that is one of the benefits of sitting close in a living room like the Cactus), so it was just the two of them. They played beautifully, and demonstrated many various regional styles of fiddling that I am too novice to able to distinguish. To me it's like telling the difference between regional southern accents, it takes familiarity. So many of the old folks songs have been passed around from country to country, called a hundred different names and have many sets of different lyrics, but still have the same tales to tell: they are songs about pretty maidens who fall in love with handsome young men who usually end up as a sailor or in the infantry... usually being killed in some bloody awful hand-to-hand war over god, king and country... swords, knives, muskets, rifles, pipes, drums. Fundamentally nothing changes.
I was raised in the military. Fighter jets flying over the house and the sonic boom were normal events. Armed Forces Day was one of my favorite holidays. We'd get to see the Thunderbirds fly, get to touch and explore the military planes, the cockpits and cargo bays. There were parades, fireworks, swords, knives, muskets, rifles, pipes, and drums. My Dad was always in a uniform. Always. All of that stuff is part of me. I am patriotic. I love America, and the military part of it is just part of my background and makeup. But... the part of me that thinks, the part that grew into an adult, that reasons and makes moral decisions HATES war, hates all weapons, especially guns, hates the killing of people or animals. We hang a flag on the house every day and take it in every evening. We also have an anti-war sign in the window. The flag ritual is a way of assuring ourselves that being patriotic and loving the good things about this country does not mean that we are right-wing fascist, imperialist, corporate-loving, bigoted, one-dimensional, intolerant lock-stepping bastards. There has always been war as long as there have been humans. War should be avoided at all costs, but will still happen. War is something worse than all the hells you can imagine and should not be started without a damned good reason.
Listening to "The Civil War" Soundtrack and getting teary over Sullivan Ballou (and the love letter he wrote knowing that he was unlikely to survive the coming battle, and didn't) and Lorena. Alasdair also played that one but his version had something to do with sailors and wives.
- Austin - Music -
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Well, OK, it’s probably just bacteria, but sea monsters have been a common mythical beast, although none as big as Delaware like Milky there, but the one in the new NBC show "Surface" is pretty danged big, but more like the size of a football field… or two. Also, it lights up (like Milky) and shocks its prey for easy feeding. Scary. In the first regular episode (following the 2 hour debut), our very own near and dear Lake Travis bears the brunt of the monstrous destruction that is sure to continue around the globe.
I’m enjoying watching this show before it probably tanks ::sorry::. It’s got some rather common themes: man becomes crazed after encounter, boring wife can’t handle his new obsession, gets thrown in with beautiful scientist with same obsession. Yes, that’s the scientist in the picture. I’ve worked with lots of scientists over the years; nuclear physicists, rocket scientists, and geologists mostly. Cool people. Almost none of them look like this, they are too busy doing research, reading, and writing to cultivate the great hair and "bod for sin". Most tend to let appearances go a bit, and belong to the "socks with sandals" crowd... not that there’s anything wrong with that. Socks with sandals is very cozy and practical. Also, it takes awhile to get a PhD. Most people are pushing 30 by the time they get there. Well, I guess nobody wants realism here. The next element is the pair of teenaged boys who are raising one of the little buggers in the bathtub, and he sure is a cutie (meaning the little sea monster dude, who is named Nimrod). Something tells me he’s going to be a very bad pet.
For a complete spoiler-filled blow-by-blow rundown of the show so far, go here.
I award it 4 cheese balls. - Austin -
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Now most of the doctors I've seen for various things seem to have an agenda. First of all, they will interpret your problems according to their specialty... if they are a surgeon, you probably need surgery. A tad oversimplified, yes, I admit it.
Anyway, I have had a few panic attacks in my life. Xanax helps if I take it with enough time before I hit basket case to get calm. I keep an antique bottle of it around for those rare and special occasions and hoard it like diamonds. That's because it's hard for me to get it. I'm not seeing a doctor specifically for that so I have to beg my family practitioner to prescribe it for me... "see doc, I only take a half a pill when I absolutely need it, and by the way, sometimes it's the only thing that helps with these awful tension headaches.", so the doctor (begrudgingly, I can tell) writes me out a prescription for 30 pills, no refills. So yes, back to the headaches. Sometimes a Xanax is the only thing that helps them after the ice pack and ibuprophen don't. Very tricky, nothing works all the time.
Bringing me back to the headache clinic: on the positive side, the doctor determines that I have occipital neuralgia and gives me a nerve block, which is worse than it sounds. [grin] It really fixed me for a while, it was amazing! Then he put me in “therapy” which was absolutely ridiculous. Rubber band stretching exercises, stuff like that – plus the “nerve stimulator” they sent me home with brought my headache back with a vengeance. And according to his methods (and this may be insurance related, which is weird because my insurance pays for a chiropractor to massage me), I am not allowed to receive massage unless I stretch these rubber bands. Grrrrrrr. Also, he will not help me out with getting my Xanax filled. Instead he tells me to cut way down on the OTC pain killers and prescribes Imitrex. Now, Imitrex is some powerful stuff with a warning label of side effects that mentions the word “death” prominently. It is for migraines, and sometimes cluster headaches (which is not what I have, mine are of the tension variety), and should not be taken by people at risk for heart attack. I have no risk factors except that everybody in my family had heart attacks… so I not so crazy about this drug. I actually took it once, it made me very dizzy (to where I had to stay in bed) and left me with a hangover but it did help with the headache. Ugh!
He switches me from rubber bands to biofeedback. I expected biofeedback to be an hour session where I am hooked up to some monitoring machines taking my readings while I try to change them. A small fraction of the sessions were that way, but mostly they were spent chatting with the therapist. What I got out of the sessions was the knowledge that I have trigger points – spots on my neck that when aggravated by pressure, tension, bad posture and a whole load of things, will give me a really unpleasant set of symptoms to go with the raging headache. Like tinnitus, earache, sinusitis, raised temps in the head area, stuff like that. I have been getting these once or twice a week again, and don’t really want to go back to the Rubber Band man (for several months of… WHAT???... lots of money leaving my bank is what), that’s a known road. Trigger points are one of those things with a million remedies, and pushing hard on the hurty spots looks like my best bet for now.
Listening to women today: Gillian Welch and Patricia Vonne. Skinny women who can still wear their clothes. ....big Marvin the Robot siiiiiighhhh.....
Monday, October 03, 2005
The purpose of creating these robots is to ride the camels in the races. Yes, that's a robot in the picture. My first thought is "why the clothing?", and then "why the crash helmet?" Maybe they are there to help fool the camel along with the Arabic jockey perfume they spray on the bots.
It's a step in the right direction, the robots replace young slave boys (there are 40,000 of them, some as young as 4), enslaved for this very purpose. The camel races are a part of their culture that they won't give up. Now if someone would just come up with a robotic camel it might solve the whole inhumane and cruel problem. Better yet, turn it over to George Lucas and let him do it all up in CG, but pleeease.... no Gungans, Meeesah Lucas!!
Saturday, October 01, 2005
I actually ordered the TV episodes on DVD. That's a first for me, although I do have an official ep of MST3K (Catalina Caper) on VHS. There are extra un-aired episodes on the set, so those and this movie are all the Firefly we will have for awhile. [deep sigh]
It's got a few similarities to Gunsmoke: Mal and Inara have this Matt Dillon/Miss Kitty unrequited thing going on. Jayne could be Festus. Dr. Simon and Shepherd could be composited into Doc. Chester? Maybe Wash.
The Alamo Drafthouse also aired a short on how to curse in Mandarin. The instructer got very tickled explaining how to say something about a big stinky fart. I think we all must have felt like we were 9 years old again for that! haha. Well, giggling is infectious, after all. Of course the Alamo's Mondo Tees have some cool designs for the series/movie. And I found out through reading AICN that the special roadshow viewing (with a couple of stars in attendance) was held at the "The Alamo" movie set out in the Dripping Springs area.
- Firefly - Serenity -
We celebrated World Vegetarian Day by going to the re-opening of Boggy Creek Farm. The old-timey Celtic/Renaissance flavored band Mundi, who played on the back porch of the farmhouse. Bought some fresh organic veggies, and plan to spend the rest of day cocooned.
- Vegetarian - Austin -