Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nothing Bigger, or Better

Way way back OMG said - if you want hide something big you gotta go big.

Today there  must have been something big with all the twit pics,faux moment,  fb pics, sightings and testimonials popping and spinning around.

Now the question is, what could that be? ; )

 Any bigger  or better than love?

 Or a better way to end one year and begin another?

Nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be

Monday, December 30, 2013

Man of La Mancha

Tonight Austin tweeted

My friend has the best new Tex Mex restaurant in Austin, TX. Sunday night tradition. LA MANCHA------@lamanchatexmex -AUS10

A little after the fact in the game of catch me if you can.

So a little Texas New Year is what you're saying?

Hey Austy are there other windmills you are going to "jaust" oops mean joust?

 You know ,  Don Quixote on a Half Shell (what's that Spanish word for turtle again? - oh Tortuga) might ring a bell.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the most prominent American writers of the early 20th century. She is best known for her novels “O Pioneers!” and “My Antonia.” Today's Out Spotlight is Willa Cather.

Born in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, on December 7, 1873 Willa Cather was the oldest of seven children. At the age of 10, she and her extended family moved to Red Cloud, Nebraska. During her adolescence, Cather was known for her masculine style of dress and referred to herself as “Willie.” She grew up listening to the stories of immigrants and was fascinated by the people and the nature of prairie life. This experience would inspire much of her novel, “My Antonia,” published in 1918.

Following high school, she attended the University of Nebraska with aspirations of becoming a doctor. After one of her essays was published in the Lincoln Journal, Cather decided to pursue writing. Having earned her degree,  her relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She worked for newspapers and magazines, and began publishing her poetry and short stories.

Her work caught the attention of famed editor S. S. McClure, who hired her for McClure’s magazine. She moved to New York and became acquainted with many prominent writers. By 1908, Cather was one of the most influential editors in the country. Her first of 12 novels, “Alexander’s Bridge,” was published in 1912. By the 1920s, Cather was considered one of the leading American novelists.

In 1922, Cather received a Pulitzer Prize for her novel “One of Ours.” She received honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia, and Yale, and became the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Princeton.

From 1908 until her death April 24, 1947, she lived with Edith Lewis, a prominent New York editor. In her later years, Cather continued writing short stories, novels and nonfiction essays. She has been hailed as one of the great writers, especially for her depictions of rural American life.

“The end is nothing, the road is all.”

Saturday, December 28, 2013

And all that jazz

 Jake can
Drum it up

tooting his own horn

and do the song and dance

but it's the pizzazz that gets the attention!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Zat You Santa Claus?

The Daily Mail might have though Jake was a young Father Christmas

But Austin on The Redneck Riviera might be closer to the mark for the young version of the jolly dude.


Or Santa's a Dead Head.

Happy Austin Friday.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Unwrapped

Gifts aren't the only good things that get unwrapped.

Happy Boxing Day!