a day late but two days early? (a flashback)

so, the title today doesn’t so much allude to the bit itself, but rather me screwing it up…


when i went to do wednesday’s bit in advance i THOUGHT it was a friday bit, so i pulled the bit that was exactly seventeen years old, wrote an intro to it, put it in the archives as well (but with the comments from back when) and called it good. only to, after it published, realize my mistake. so i wrote the autocorrect bit and put it in place of it, then went about doing today’s only to find there was no sixteen year old bit and the seventeen year old one had already been used as a flashback and i try not to repeat.

this bit, which was seventeen years old YESTERDAY, however, was pretty damn solid and hadn’t been used, so here we are:

(and yes, i’m sure this will bite me in the ass next may when the 30th comes up as a day to do this and the bit’s already out there, but fuck it – that’s still a year off!)

05/30/2002: “tears and apologies”

so first, the apologies…sorry the entry wasn’t up at the “usual” time (a lot of “usual time activities” have been slipping out of my life lately; hopefully just temporarily) but i tried to upload the drawing of my cross tattoo due to multiple requests, and, well, the server apparently didn’t like it; ’cause neither the iMac at home or the pc here in the office could get it to fly; and last night, the combination of a good workout, good tequila, and queso flamiado (lil’ help with the spelling here? it’s the only appetizer that should come with it’s own strainer…but mix in steak, and throw it on corn tortillas made just that morning, and it’s some GOOD stuff) made for one tired (not so little) man once he got home and i passed out AND overslept. so i couldn’t do my planned entry, nor did i get time to come up with something else. so you get a bit i’ve been pondering for a while…

(it should be noted the last time we had to use a “back of my mind” bit it was the ten commandments of driving, and you all LOVED that one…)

austin is a unique city. there are things you see here you don’t see other places. things you hear and smell that just don’t go on anywhere else in the world. and us folk that inhabit the joint are just as unique…and for us locally-born, artistic, creative types, just as passionate. but it’s the little things that mean so much, so i give you…

10 things that move austin people to tears….

1. a clear stretch of 183, i35, or mopac at 5:03pm….ANY day of the week
2. a parking space with a tree within 20 feet of your car
3. leslie in his pink thong (don’t get me wrong…i love a thong on a hot, latina ass…but that leslie thong thing is just WRONG) 2019 note: RIP Leslie
4. a margarita special where you can taste the tequila AND it’s under $4.00
5. the sunny climate and trees are like a natural prozac…(oh wait, that’s what moves tearful people to austin, not what moves austin people to…my bad.)
6. a decent restaurant that doesn’t have a wait at 7:00 on a thursday (or a friday, or a saturday, or…)
7. parking within 100 yards of the entrance of where you’re going
8. any place with REALLY good queso
9. a rain cloud during the month of june, july, or august
10. a place that will let you smoke ANYTHING in the smoking section (okay, so nothing illegal…but cigars, for crying out loud, should be allowed…okay, and MAYBE weed)

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