Oh, fangkew! I found that avatar photo on the Cheezburger site, of course. It originally said "Pleh"....which I agree with. And I'm glad you enjoyed my old HOI photos. I should add more. Some time. Right now I'm trying to deal with two rescue kittehs who came into my life on Sunday. Pumpkin is 11 years old, and we have a long history together. I hadn't seen him for nearly 6 yearrs, but he remembers me, and after about 24 hours of nervousness, he came out of his crate, and was just as he's always been. Dashing about the house, climbing on everything, trying to type. I have one good picture of him that I'll post. The other one, Jeremiah (hate that name!) is still hiding behind a dresser most of the time. He comes out to eat and use the litter box when he thinks we're asleep. Maybe he's back there re-writing "Lamentations." Yuck. I hope he perks up soon; makes me feel bad that he's so afraid of us.
In the meantime, I'm spending very little time on the net...busy feeding, scooping, talking baby-talk, trying to take some decent pics.
Thanks for the friend invite and for joining my Lord of the Rings Atheists group. Please visit the chat room. I'm there frequently and would love to converse with you. You will find an interesting group of regulars there to share your experiences with.
Your welcome. I didn't say a lot of words, haha. I guess I am a man of very few words. I need to change that I guess but it is difficult to change. What do you do best? I enjoy drawing, spending time with my dog, being creative, cooking, learning about survival skills. Well I guess that is more words for now. Chat with you later.
My wife and I lived in Austin for two years in the late 1960s. She taught fifth grade in a school south of the river; I wrote computer software for a company in town. One day we went canoeing on the lake west of town (I've forgotten its name) and a sudden windstorm almost sank us. We visited the U-U church one Sunday and heard a speaker describe a nudist camp a few miles northeast of the city. We visited and enjoyed it. I liked Austin but my work took me to Phoenix. A former Texan I knew in Florida told me I would find the best Mexican food in El Paso. He was right. Be kind to yourself.
Yeah, many more Baptists down your way. I don't think the Catholics have much of a presence down that way, though. They're mostly in the northeast and the northern Midwest ... mostly just in the larger cities, elsewhere in the country.
I've thought about Austin as one of the many places to relocate, but I'm not sure it would be the best place, in terms of easy access to good performance territory. I'd have to travel a good distance before getting to another receptive audience. The west coast might be a bit better.