I’ve been a lazy blogger over the past few weeks, but FUCK!, it was the holidays and the holidays are confusing and disorienting and make you want to live on the couch for a month while gorging yourself with White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles.
What I have not been is a lazy writer and somehow I’ve managed to stumble through my month-long writer’s block and spew out a bunch of stuff.
So, because I’m a lazy blogger this month, I’m going to be super-ass lame and share with you a couple of articles I wrote on other sites, but ones I’m particularly proud of. I hope you enjoy! Regular blogging will resume shortly and I think my first post will be about “moochetarians”, the title given to a person who is vegetarian except when someone gives them free food- then they will eat a pig’s entire face if they have to.
- -I had my first article published on xoJane! I’m so stoked and overwhelmed with the wonderful response. The article is an in-depth story about my family’s female-owned business and the devastation we felt when it closed. Some of you are familiar with my family’s business, Leonard’s, and this was by far one of the most emotionally challenging pieces I’ve ever written.
- -My ten predictions for Austin in 2013, including, “#3 Surprisingly, the population will rise from 824,205 in 2012 to 4,078,456 in 2013 when news spreads that Ryan Gosling fell in love with Austin during his stint filming Terrence Malick’s new film and is leaving Hollywood behind to become a musician/barbecue pit apprentice in East Austin. Not surprisingly is that Travis County also sees a 200 percent increase in the female ages 18-25 demographic.”
- -I’ve joined the Austin team of Untapped Cities. If you’re not familiar with this sophisticated travel site, I highly recommend following them for interesting stories on Austin, New York City, Paris and everywhere in-between! My latest contribution is of Austin’s most eccentric and wonderfully weird bars, including Lala’s Little Nugget, where Christmas lights hang year-round in a David Lynchian-type setting, and Ginny’s Little Longhorn, famous for their chickens shitting on bingo boards.