When I was a kid my mother was against school uniforms.
When I was a kid we emigrated to Australia in a BOAC plane that had to stop three times to refuel.
When I was a kid my parents rented a television for one night. They watched a movie that had something to do with a leaking submarine. Continue reading
Posted in History, Lists, Society, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged Age, Australia, childhood, history, humor, memories, politics, school, society, technology, television, the '60s, the 1960s, Writing prompt Age
Okay, today’s prompt is too good not to link to yesterday’s post!
Posted in Language, Psychology, Technology, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged cons, dubious, gullibility, humor, identity theft, Microsoft support, Paypal, Phone scams, scams, writing prompts
And now for something completely different.
Friday morning, when I planned to sleep in and then do some work, I got a call from my Microsoft support company, or so I thought. Continue reading
Posted in Eating out, Psychology, Technology
Tagged cautionary tales, computer service companies, cons, gullibility, humor, money scams, online banking, Paypal, personal information, Phone scams, revenge, scams, telephone scams
A Trump surrogate recently stated that, without stricter immigration policies, we’ll soon see a taco truck on every street corner. Now, I’m almost per definition against anything coming from the Trump camp. I’m liberal, anti-bigotry, anti-fascism and all that. However, I’m not that easily pigeon-holed. Because I have to say, I agree that having a taco truck on every street corner would be a terrible scenario on every level.
Here’s why. Continue reading
Posted in Eating out, Emigration / Immigration, Employment, Healthcare, Politics
Tagged 2016 presidential election, addiction, Donald Trump, Hispanics, humor, illegal immigration, Mexican food, Mexicans, opinion, politics, taco truck on every corner, taco trucks, tacos
Today’s writing challenge is to tell someone that I’m proud of how proud I am. Continue reading
How do you eat a salad? How do you cut your steak?
In Holland, I learned to eat with knife and fork, the European way. Holding your knife in your right hand, in a certain way, and your fork in your left hand, in a certain way. The cutting or folding of leaves happens just so and you keep your knife an fork in your hands the whole time you’re eating. Not just with salads, anything that isn’t finger food. Continue reading
Posted in Eating out, Emigration / Immigration, Food, Holland
Tagged America, culture, eating, etiquette, humor, immigrants, knife and fork, opinion, table manners, The Netherlands
Every year, on the first Saturday in December, John Aeilli–host of the KUTX program Eclecticos–and a few other public radio people lead the Christmas caroling on the steps of the Texas Capitol and my family and I always join in. Yes, I know, no separation between church and state, but I pick and choose which principles I stand for as much as the next person. So sue me. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Music, Religion
Tagged caroling, Christmas, Christmas carols, humor, John Aeilli, KUTX, music, opinion, religion, traditions, War on Christmas