Freaks and Tweaks

Got to messing around with some of the material on the backend, and the last WordPress update crashed a plug-in I used on some of the sites. The plug-in itself was out of date, not current, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that it cratered. It polled the site’s database of entries and pulled up random entries, then arrayed them on the front page. It’s a great way to recycle old content. However, on two main sites, the display is strictly “bloggy-style,” in chronological order, latest on top, slowing rolling under into archives, and in one case — the horoscopes? Maybe 25 years’ of archives. Even the ubiquitous side-project, Bexar County Line, is approaching a decade of “One Day at a Time.” Chronological, in order. Both sites, latest on top, older material — images or horoscopes — getting rolled further down. Like an alluvial flood plain, the latest material is dropped on top. Maybe ten years ago, I shifted to “dynamic, database-driven” formats, and eventually, WordPress. In its incipient stages, the [...]

Some Bunny Loves You

Spread that bunny love — one weekend only — in Austin! See listing for details! When there has been enough of family and chocolate bunnies? Mercury is Retrograde but Venus? Not so much. What that means in chart? “First to arrive gets the best deal.”


via Mark Twain: ”Behold the fool saith, ‘Put not all thine eggs in the one basket’ — which is but a manner of saying, ‘Scatter your money and your attention;’ but the wise man saith, ‘Put all your eggs in the one basket and—WATCH THAT BASKET.’” Pudd'nhead Wilson’s Calendar Pink Cake: The Quote Collection - Kramer Wetzel Pink Cake: A Commonplace Book “First to arrive gets the best deal.”

Pontiac Eight

Still, one of the coolest stores — in the world. HEB, at the corner of South Congress and Oltorf. SW Corner. It’s an Austin thing. You might not get it. Portable Mercury Retrograde - Kramer Wetzel Portable Mercury Retrograde:'s Mercury in Retrograde

Reading these Horoscopes

With an academic nod to an introduction to Boswell’s Life of Johnson, there are three people interacting in each horoscope. There is me, the author, I’m in there, hear me, see me? Not like I'm hiding or anything. Then there is the person the sign represents, my archetype, or imagined archetype, a combination of personality and personal energy as embodied, or as I imagine it embodied by the sign, and finally, there is the reader. That’s three, by my count. Me, the sign-the body, and the reader. At least three at all times. How to read the horoscopes | connect Boswell's Life of Johnson - James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (Penguin Classics)

One More for the Fineprint

Minors cannot leave unless accompanied by an adult. Always makes me wonder if anyone ever catches on that I’m the immature one and the minors are far more level-headed?

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