I'm Chris. I'm currently an underpaid civil rights attorney living with my lovely wife and my adorable dog in Austin. I went to Mizzou for undergrad before spending a few years in Houston in law school. You should drop in and say hi.

 

Happy 100th Birthday to my favorite building in the world!

Happy 100th Birthday to my favorite building in the world!

Is it football season yet? #mizzou #springgame

Is it football season yet? #mizzou #springgame

A Conversation about Texans Who Leave

Backstory: If any of you went to college outside of Texas, you are probably familiar with them hanging a Texas flag in their rooms. I’ve confirmed this was not just a thing at Mizzou.

Co-worker 1: People from Wisconsin have just as much pride as people from Texas. I don’t know what it is.

Me: But do they hang flags in their rooms?

Co-worker 1: No. I only know people from Texas who have hung flags in their rooms.

Co-worker 2: I’ve never seen this.

Me: Have you ever been around Texas people outside of their home state?

Co-worker 2: Why would someone come here from Texas?

Me: To attend to the best journalism school in the country.

Co-worker 2: I walked into that one. I admit it.

Happy Birthday!

girlwearsmascara:

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people, alongwayfromdone! Dos has been around for a lot of stories and I cannot wait to celebrate by watching one of my favorite things (and presumably, his, too) this weekend - Mizzou football!

Thanks!

jspong:

It’s complicated.
theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.
That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.
That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.
Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

jspong:

It’s complicated.

theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.

That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.

That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.

Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

Bubba Watson was a nice little story two years ago. Now that I know he’s an anti-LGBT bigot, not so much.

One of my two friends in Austin is moving to Seattle.

In related news, I don’t know how to make friends as an adult.

Samuel L Jackson doing Boy Meets World slam poetry is my everything