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the forward thinker

The month of August passed without an update. I just noticed that today. I was busier than usual that month with work clocking in around 50 hours a week. August is the month that marks the anniversary of when this website became a part of the world wide web. This site has been online for […]

the respect for durable machines

The last day of July has quickly arrived which marks the last day that I have to squeeze a post in to keep up with my minimum of one personal post per month update that I’ve been managing for a few months now. I don’t have much to update you with here, so I’ll hopefully […]

the four-day weekend

Day 2 of my marvelous four-day weekend is nearing its end, and two more days of chillaxing are lined up one after the other. Aside from my ritual weekend obligations, I will be unwinding to my heart’s content more than I have been able to this entire year. Black Friday has come and gone, and […]

the sand crabs of mustang island

We try to spend some time at Mustang Island State Park on Padre Island in Corpus Christi when we visit. We seem to discover creatures of the beach that we have never seen on previous trips. This time, we noticed tiny crabs scurrying around that dig holes in the dry sand. They were easy to […]

the txdot click it or ticket radio jingle (2010)

Everyone driving on Texas roads must obey a new law went into effect  requiring all passengers in a vehicle to buckle up. This jingle surfaced in April and currently plays across Texan radio airwaves: <[ Push the French onion green play button! ]> [dewplayer:http://arx.mysha.red:2087/moso/TxDOT_Violation_Citation_2010_MoSo.mp3] Texas Department of Transportation Violation Citation _____________~* SONG LYRICS *~_____________ Violation […]

the luther in austin

We affectionately refer to this magnificent combination of meat, cheese, and donut as a “Luther” after the hilarious episode of The Boondocks where the community becomes hooked on burgers made with a sliced donut used as a bun. The Morning X recently had the owners of The Trailer at Gibson on as guests to showcase […]

the saturday morning itis from taqueria montenegro

For the past several months now, Mare&I have a Saturday morning ritual of going to Taqueria Montenegro for the best barbacoa tacos and beef fajita tortas in Austin. The tortas are toasted and filled with marinated beef, cheese, lettuce, and guacamole. The taste and texture is incomparable to anything I’ve ever eaten in my life. […]