Trying to Get Ahead

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It’s bulk trash week on our block, and I’m not sure if the city skipped us last time, or if every single household on our street took it upon themselves to keep “spring cleaning” in the common man’s vernacular. There are trash bags all over the place; it’s a feast for loose pets and strays. …

New Pendant Light

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We got a good deal on this beautiful Stonegate pendant light. It fits perfectly in the space, and with our sense of style. I’m very excited to have Robin and Keynan visiting – they are very handy and have made so many cool changes in our home in the past few days.    

The Cedars Social

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Nima and I went the check out The Cedars Social, a new bar near South Side on Lamar. It has a throwback, 50s / 60s feel going on. The drinks were good and the people were super nice. This is my new favorite place in the Lamar district.

Succulents 2.0

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Some time during the two mega ice storms, we lost our succulent plants. It’s sad to see any plants keel over. We had them covered with a towel, but our plants lost the battle to the bitter cold. We are still figuring out what to bring inside when it freezes. Rookie move! Nevertheless, I have …

Bubble

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I am about to start my final semester in my grad school program at UT Dallas (emerging media master’s degree program), and part of this final semester is to make a capstone project. I’m going to produce a documentary (video) piece about creative culture, and the “bubble” between professional people and their serious side projects. …

Day One

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Erin and I just bought a house! We are super excited and there’s a lot of work to do. But we’re taking it one day at a time. Over the weekend, we painted, packed the old apartment, had appliances delivered, had a new hot water heater installed, and moved. Lots and lots and lots of …