Thursday, May 29, 2014

There once was a poem here...

... but after rereading it several times, I came to the conclusion that it was nothing but rubbish and sent it off to the rubbish pile.

Well, it's still here, somewhere in the deep background, and that is where it will stay for the time being.

Some of my poetry I actually like.

That wasn't one of them.

Don't worry, you're not missing much.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Vintage Steve Martin

I really enjoyed Steve Martin as a comedian and movie star, but I like him even more as the world-class musician he has become.

His banjo playing is a joy to watch and listen to, he's still as funny as ever (I think even funnier), and he talks so passionately about the banjo, it's history, and other players, that it's hard not to get caught up in his enthusiasm. Sometimes it's hard to imagine he was once that wild and crazy guy with a fake arrow sticking through his head.

Vintage Steve Martin

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I Photoshopped Wil Wheaton, again.

Photoshopping Wil Wheaton is like using an addictive drug you just can't live without. I see rehab in my future.

Photoshop Wil Wheaton, No. 3

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Training for the Gila Wilderness

It won't be long now until my daughter and I will be knee deep in the Gila Wilderness. Backpacking, hiking, camping, pooping in the woods. Yeah, we're up for this.

But you gotta train in order to survive.

She's in pretty good shape. Out running most days, yoga, eating right.

I'm more of a backpacking disaster waiting to happen.

I run the air conditioner, lounge on the couch, and eat way left (the absolute opposite of right).

But I'm training. So I think I'll make it.

Luckily, my daughter knows CPR.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Photoshopped Wil Wheaton, Again

Sometimes you just want to go with the flow, amuse yourself, try something new, give Wil "The Black Spot" and see how he handles it.

Photoshop Wil Wheaton, No. 2

 Gee, I hope he'll be alright!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More than just a cartoon cowboy

It's been almost a year since I started my @TheTexasHoss alternate ego over there on that Twitter thing. A year of country-isms, sweet tea, Texas politics and poetry.

And photography.

And maybe some stupid jokes.

Almost a year.

Texas Hoss is solely meant to be a cartoon characterization of how I feel about certain topics that, if expressed with my neighbors, could get me strung up and labeled a good-for-nothing Yankee bluecoat who has no business living outside of the north, or Austin.

It got me an interview with Wendy Davis! That was pretty cool.

I got followed by Lyle Lovett! Damn cool!

And I've become acquainted with a lot of very nice folk.

I just thought, for my Internet friends, it'd be nice if I stepped out of the shadows for awhile and said Howdy.

Nothing should really change with The Hoss, except for maybe more of an eclectic range of tweets, but I really don't think y'all will mind.

More than likely, nobody will even notice.

Family Portrait
These people kind of like me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I Photoshopped Wil Wheaton

It's a little game he plays.

He sends out a photograph of himself and gives you a chance to Photoshop it into something humorous. If he likes it, he re-tweets it and you get your 15 minutes of heart palpitations because, "Oh My God, Wil Wheaton thought my stuff was F-U-N-N-Y!"

Wil is an actor, writer, producer, gamer, beer drinker, all-around geeky nice guy on the Internet.

Here's my photo:

Photoshop Wil Wheaton, No. 1

Well, Wil didn't pick mine to re-tweet.

No heart palpitations this time.

But that's okay.

Tomorrow's another day!