Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Birthday Present

Adolfo really likes his music...going to get him an electric guitar now. So I'm shopping for a mini amp. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions on which to get?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ASIA trip

This Tues day I head to Portland for a few days then head to Asia.
I will be over there for 10 days.
China - Indonesia - Bali - Vietnam.

Never been to the Orient before.

Very excited.

Finest Smoked Meats


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Originally uploaded by tcserpa
BBQ Safari.

A bunch of folks piled into a few cars and headed out of Austin en route to Lexington, TX for some of the finest BBQ known to man.

At 9:30 in the morning. I have never felt more Texan than I did while chowing down on BBQ before 10am.

After too much meat we headed back down the road to Taylor, TX for more too much meat at Louis Mueller's.

I smell like meat.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Need ideas everyone

OK
First birthday was a Piñata at the park
Second birthday was a Piñata at home
Third birthday was Blowing Bubbles birthday
Fourth birthday was Water Wars at home
Fifth birthday was Pizza Party and Summer Fun at home and the cul de sac
Sixth birthday was 8-bit Mario swimming Pool Party at the YMCA
End of school Pizza party - home
Seventh birthday was Hoth Rebel Planet Ice Skating party at Ice Rink
End of school DSI party - home

I don't need to mention that ChuckECheese is not an option...

So what do you think an 8 year old boy would enjoy?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I also like the rain.


Woo-hoo! Looks like we may get some rain!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Could it be that simple?

First off, why the hell does the 'New post' screen auto-focus to the textarea and not the Title field?

Secondly, do i need to start wearing my backpack again?

I found myself at a social event, offbeat but social, with a dead camera battery. Were i wearing my backpack that would not have happened.

I have a co-worker from Wisconsin. Lo mas de Wisconsin. I mean, that boy reps the state like he was paid to. Anyway, his folks (who are completely adorable) are in town and his father is thinking about starting a food-wagon to vend a native Wisconsin food-stuff: cheese curds. We were presented with a variety of delicious, batter-fried curds and a comment card. It was a focus group with beer and cheese (although i had bourbon, which i had (mostly unselfishly) given the hosts previously on the Fourth of July).

Cheese curds are baby cheeses before they become anything but cheese curds. Think 'cheese stem cells'. In Wisconsin these baby cheeses are battered and fried into a delicious treat. I wanted to document this transformation from proto-cheese to tasty snack but i only got one shot off before my damned battery died. Which brings me back to my backpack.

My backpack always carried pens, pencils, erasers, matches, spare batteries, needle and thread, anti-histamines, sketchbook(s), touch-up paint, various chargers, edged weapons, lint, small wildlife and a variety of handsome pins/badges. You know, the necessities. Had i my backpack i could have documented the quaint Wisconsin folkway of cheese curding.

Am i too grown up to carry a backup into a gathering, or does a true grown-up not give a shit?

Friday, July 09, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sprayco says it all.


Sprayco says it all.
Originally uploaded by tcserpa
Just picked up this handy Sprayco® Plant Sprayer and it's really great. It's like having a wireless hose! Rush out to your local hardware store and get one today!