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  • timoi

    It's OUR Zoo

    By timoi in On Another Note

    When I first came to Victoria as a youth, I spent 30 minutes in the mall looking for the escalator to get to the second floor. No joke. That pretty much set the standard for my future encounters with the ...

  • kellirhea

    Curb Appeal

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    My husband thinks he's married to a bald, middle-aged Jewish man. We are both huge fans of the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Its writer and main character is Larry David, who also created and co-wrote the phenomenal “Seinfeld” series. ...

  • timoi

    Laptop Ruins College

    By timoi in On Another Note

    I heard a commercial for the new HP Laptop computer this morning. The commercial shows the generation gap between a mother and a teenage daughter. The mom talks about “writing poetry in the quad” while the daughter responds “try publishing ...

  • timoi

    Wal Mart Can Get Rowdy

    By timoi in On Another Note

    This was mentioned in the news this morning. Apparently there is a mysterious death following a suspected shoplifter at a Wal Mart... The full story can be found here: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3301862 So is the lesson that crime doesn't pay? Or maybe ...

  • timoi

    If You Don't Believe Me, Believe Miles

    By timoi in On Another Note

    There is a really great book out there for guitar players, musicians, and anyone else looking to improve on what they do by approaching things in an interesting way. It’s called “Zen Guitar” by Phillip Toshio Sudo. It covers guitar ...

  • kellirhea

    An Ode to Tony Stewart: Victory and Milk

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    Tony Stewart won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. Consequently, I was reminded of a poem I wrote about him a long time ago. After all, he is one of my favorite NASCAR drivers. It had been his lifelong dream to ...

  • timoi

    On Tom Waits...

    By timoi in On Another Note

    If you asked me who my favorite songwriter was, I couldn’t give you a straight answer. But in the top 3 most definitely is Tom Waits. If you have never heard of him, don’t be surprised. Tom Waits isn’t exactly ...

  • kellirhea

    Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    As far back as my memory allows me to travel, I have always been a music aficionado. As such, I am trying to pinpoint exactly when it was that music really died. Not necessarily in the sense that Don McLean ...

  • kellirhea

    Is this thing on?

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    Tap, tap, tap ”Is this thing on?” (Insert whining feedback noise here.) “Hi. My name is Kelli Rhea, and I’m a ” (No—that’s too cliché.) Ahem “Hello! I’m Kelli Rhea! It’s nice to meet you!” (Booooring.) Ummm “Okay. Let’s break ...

  • timoi

    Put On That Go Gos Record...

    By timoi in On Another Note

    Looks like our president has decided to take a 5 week vacation. How many do they take a year anyway? It just seems odd that recent polls have shown that most Americans are not even able to cash in their ...

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