February 7th, 2012


New Year, New Camera

Here are some more pictures of North Texas, if you want to see what North Texas looks like.

First, there's the vast sky.

The landscape is beautified by billboards and telephone lines.

There are churches that don't look like churches, even when constructed specifically to be a church.

I thought this ditch near my high school was attractive.

My parents' neighbor cares for a zebra.

Retail. This is a sacking carousel at Wal-Mart. It's possible I hadn't been in a Wal-Mart for ten years.

Central Market, a playground for chefs. I did the cooking that night.

Cheese department in Central Market.

My parents lived in New Orleans for a few years, and didn't blink at the King Cake.

Their house has a nice front porch.

Here's the button slfcllednowhere sent me, pinned to the bag nativeinformant got me in Kazakhstan. Thanks, ladies!

This was on the way to the hotel where the airline puts us up.

Said hotel's lobby has mustaches hanging, suspended.

Fun Moments In Texas

This is my friend Clay's apartment, if you can call it that. It's the size of a warehouse, and he converted it into a loft with his own woodworkmanship. Thousands of books, hundreds of paintings, miles and miles of fabric (his roommate is a seamstress), a few cats, and plenty of weird.

Stairs to the roof, in the same building (and he lives on the top floor).


View from roof...

Front of roof...

Beth and Josh, getting up the nerve to drink vodka with dill pickle brine. They dubbed it "the Filthtini." Andria's camera to the left, Clay's to the right.