Biggest news to hit Austin is that, thanks to the 50 plus days of 100 plus temps., we are now under mandatory water restrictions. Sorry all you clean car buffs, there will be no more washing of the cars for folks in River City, at least not until it rains again. It’s been so dry, even our name “River City” is starting to dry up-soon we will be “Iver City,” then maybe just the uber-hip “Ver,” followed by the confusing “Er” at some point, and, well that just doesn’t have the same ring to it now, does it? (Thank goodness for the mighty Colorado or we’d be thirsty.)
Speaking of cars, tonight BBC America is showing us a new season of Top Gear. As you can imagine, I can hardly wait, though I know the shows are not “new” by any stretch. My guess is that these episodes are from at least a while back and yes, for the millionth time, I do know about bit torrent but, you see, there’s something about plunking down my lazy bottom in front of the TV when I get home from a long day. I like to get home, pop up some popcorn (or some such suitable snacking item) and plunk myself down in front of the old fashioned television to watch TV. Well, I’m not completely turn of the century-I mean, crap, I do use a TiVo, but that’s just basically so I don’t have to run to get the popcorn. You get the idea, and, yes, tonight features the shenanigans of the top three car hosts in the world, not to mention my favorite of favorites, Lord “I Drive Fast So You Don’t Have To” Stig himself. It goes without saying, really, but, in case you were wondering, yes, “Go, Stiggy, Go!” can be shouted at suitable volume over a tub of popcorn.
Finally, in perhaps completely unrelated news (I’ve seen Craig drive and didn’t feel the sudden urge to don a helmet, though your results may vary) I would like to spread some “linky love” and point out that one of my good friends, shooting buddies and partners in crime, Craig, now has a blog you can checkout.
Apart from being a good friend, Craig has always been a favorite photographer. He’s very creative and I love getting to see the world through his lens, not to mention he’s taken the best picture of Stonehenge I’ve ever seen. You can visit his real website here if you are curious about that and, of course, start following his blog, as it promises to be not only fun but entertaining and creative.
Well, go on, what are you waiting for? I’m busy now, I’ve got some popcorn to pop.
Until next time…