Whoa whoa whoa. Let's be real here. From one fellow Texan to another. Have you spent any time in Houston? I have lived in both Austin and Houston. & let me tell you, when I lived in Austin, I sincerely missed Houston Tex Mex. Austin's doesn't hold a candle. Not even close. Sure, Austin loves a good breakfast taco, and places like El Tacorrido serve up some authentic goodness. But fajitas? No way. Matt's El Rancho is the best Austin has, and it is sub par compared to ALL of my Houston favorites.
I lived in Houston for three years. Houston is generally an excellent food city but its Tex-Mex offerings were underwhelming (though significantly better than its BBQ, which was shockingly terrible).
And FYI, El Rancho is not top 10 in Austin though it is a sentimental favorite for me.
The one with the embryos // featuring “it’s all relative” and “Ms. Chanandalier Bong” got robbed. Should’ve been in the one slot.
This episode has always suffered from a bad title. Everybody loves the episode for the apartment trivia contest. Nobody cares about the damn embryos. If it were called “The One with Ms. Chanandalier Bong” it would have been #1.
“Packing light is an attractive quality in a woman.”—
Thanks co-worker. Glad to see my ability to pack will help me find a husband. (via thisiserinsworld)
Ain’t that for damn sure. The wife and I have a fight basically every time we travel because I get pissed at the anticipation of having to spend $50 to check her goddamn suitcase that weighs over 50 pounds while she gets pissed at me for stressing her out about packing.
We would be like 15% happier as a couple if she could pack reasonably.
“This life is not perfect. This world is not a perfect place. Sometimes it’s nice to sip a drink, and repeat yourself, among people who aren’t perfect, and don’t expect you to be perfect either. Aim low, open your heart, and let them in.”
this is so spot on.
Hello in need of friends (sub early 30’s).
This is especially difficult if you work from home :(
Blaming the Supreme Court just absolves Congress & the President
I understand why people are disappointed in today’s ruling, but the Supreme Court didn’t write the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They simply applied it (and they applied it properly IMO).
I think the RFRA is bad policy in general and I think it’s especially bad policy to include for-profit corporations, but Congress is allowed to enact laws based on bad policy and it’s the job of Congress, not the Supreme Court, to reverse laws based on bad policy.
Your anger should be directed at those who drafted and voted for RFRA for either intentionally including for-profit corporations or for sloppy drafting, and at those who drafted and voted for the ACA for not exempting the ACA from the scope of RFRA.
All it took to avoid today’s ruling was Congress inserting one little sentence into the ACA that says, “This Act shall not be limited in any manner by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” It’s not the Supreme Court’s fault that Congress either intentionally or unintentionally failed to do so.
the next day, i had friends and coworkers ask how it went.
my response was always the same: "it was fine."
followed by: “he was nice enough.”
and that’s when i realized nice enough isn’t quite good enough.
i don’t just want nice.
This makes for a nice Hallmark card but we do, and should, settle all the time.
Nobody and no thing is perfect. There always might be something (or someone) better out there and if you refuse to settle, you’re going to be forever paralyzed by the unknown. At some point, you have to settle for “good enough” and hope that “better” isn’t coming around the corner.
My wife isn’t perfect nor is our relationship and yet I’m incredibly happy in our relationship and would gleefully settle for her all over again. And it’s not some trite bullshit about us loving and choosing each other because of our imperfections. We love and chose each other despite our imperfections, because the positives made the negatives, in the wise words of Dan Savage, a price of admission we were willing to pay.
You can either have a relationship or you can refuse to settle, but you can’t do both.
A friend who immigrated here for college 10ish years ago asked to help make a list of 30 movies she should watch this summer (she’s a teacher) from before she came here (hence no Mean Girls). She had also seen all relevant Disney and Pixar movies.
The wife has shingles. I’ve never had chicken pox and I can’t reach my mother to find out if I’ve been vaccinated. My dad, of course, has no idea. If you need me, I’ll be in Dustin Hoffman’s hazmat suit from Outbreak.