17 June 2008


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Most recent blog posts from Keith
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Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800
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Common Fracking Courtesy
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So... I haven't double checked, but I relatively certain that in Emily Post's book of etiquette, it clearly states, page 537, paragraph 2, third line from the bottom, that if you are driving down a road and you are passing a bicyclist (who is in the bike lane) and you hit said bicyclist a resounding whack with your (thankfully) breakaway sideview mirror, that you should, i don't know... maybe stop? Possibly check to see if that bicyclist is allright? Wave politely? Acknowledge his existence even? You probably shouldn't simply drive off faster than before, hoping to get far enough ahead that the bicyclist won't see you license plate number. Granted, the bicyclist... ok, I was uninjured, no damage of any sort to myself or my bike... and I think i heard a tinkle of glass from that mirror... but that doesn't change courtesy.

So, Mr./Mrs. black SUV, Texas license 745-PVT... learn some manners. May all the forces of Karmic retribution come to roost on your pretty little gas guzzler and not on you yourself.

ass.

Wed, 21 May 2008 15:42:00 -0700
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Grand Opening
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That's right kids... it's time for the Grumbar Grand Opening. Happy Hour extended until 9Pm. Dollar off all appetizers from 6-9pm. Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday features Johann with classic rock covers and the like. Friday features Todd, that crazy dreadlocked guy from G-Town (Look for Mauri to possibly show and who knows, maybe a suprise visit from The Toaster Revolution), Saturday is your favorite one man band, Mark Twyman featuring Mark Twyman on guitar and harmonica, Mark's right foot on drums, and his left toe on bass guitar. Bands start at 7 each night, so get your happy asses out here for some food, drinks, and great music.
keith

Wed, 14 May 2008 07:49:00 -0700
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remembering
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my grandfather (Bappaw) passed away this morning. He was, and will always be, the greatest man I have ever known. He was strong... he could put in a full day of work at the Co-op, come home, take care of all of the chores that what amounted to a small farm required, and still find time and energy to chase the grandkids aound the kitchen, or take us fishing, or show us how to sharpen a pocketknife. He was intelligent... a man with no real formal education who could dismantle a motor in minutes, visualize a complex toy and then carve it out of a stick, fix anything that was broken just by looking at it... tapping a few times, moving some bits around, then grabbing the baling wire and going to work. He could tell you three moves into a game of 42 what dominoes you had and who was gong to win the game. The man had a sparkle in his eye that was always there, and usually meant mischief of some kind (mostly in the form of a surreptitious toe-pinch under the breakfast table). There was no one, human or animal, that he didn't instantly get along with.

Some of my favorite times at his house were in the early early mornings. I was a light sleeper, and so when he would get up at his usual 6 oclock to make coffee and toast, I would get up as well. We would pour a few bowls of grapenuts, sip coffee while he waited for his grapenuts to get soft enough to chew... I would sometimes read... There was never really any conversation until the others started to rise. Just me and him, sitting in the same place at the same time in the early morning hours listening to the world wake up through the kitchen window. We'd sometimes go out and feed Jenny Lynn (See previous post about the worlds greatest ass) and the other animals, he'd show me how to brush jenny down and make her coat look the best it could.

We will miss him. I will miss him. Bappaw, you made me the man I am today and I love you very much.


Mon, 05 May 2008 07:26:00 -0700
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i heart japan
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You know, a few times in a lifetime, there comes along a video game that is so good, so well crafted, so interesting that it makes you want to buy the console just to play it. This is not that game. But, it sure looks like fun


Tue, 01 Apr 2008 07:14:00 -0700
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really big shew Current mood: anxious
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Ok kids, it’s now that time. The one you’ve been all trembling in anticipation for. The one that explains all your pins and needles. You can finally get rid of that bated breath. Trepidation be gone. Shall I go on?

Ok

I will

Ladies and Gentlemen, Goys and Burls. Kiddos of all ages (at least before 9 pm)... This thursday, March 27th, I am proud to present the opening (not the grand opening... that comes later) of GrumBar and Grill, located at 306 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. Come on by for superlative sustenance and lucious libations. Open 11am-2am Thursday-Saturday, closed Sunday, open 11am-2pm Monday-Wednesday. If you need to know how to get here, google it, because I can’t get the map link to work right...


Mon, 24 Mar 2008 07:25:00 -0700
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dirty rabbits
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So I just remembered one of the many reasons I liked the book "Watership Down" so much, especially when I first read it at about 10 years old or so. There is that one shining moment in chapter 46 where Bigwig is facing down Woundwort and says "Silflay hraka, u embleer rah"... and if you have been reading carefully, paying attention, checking the footnotes, then you pause a moment. You make a few connections. You think "they can’t do that!" but you check back, flipping through the pages as fast as you can, scanning the text to check context, discovering the glossary in the back, and finally, you come to the realization that yes, indeed, the book you are reading, the one that your teacher recommended to you, contains a scene with a fluffy bunny rabbit shouting "Eat shit, you king of all that smells!" And you smile inside with the secret knowledge that maybe there’s people out there that are bigger than you, maybe you’re not the most popular, but you know what? You know how to curse in Lapine, and they probably don’t.

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:34:00 -0700
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So you think you can bartend/wait/dish/bus?
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So I know that at some point or another, you’ve thought to yourself, "There goes that hoopy Keith. Now there’s a frood who really knows where his towel is. I wonder what it would be like to work for him."

Now’s your chance.

I am looking for people who want to work for me. I need bartenders, cooks, waitstaff, bus/dish.... basically everything. So maybe you live in the houston area and want to work downtown. Maybe you have some experience. Maybe your current job doesn’t include such wonderfully fun things like tips. Maybe you know someone (brother, sister, cousin, friend) who is looking for gainful employment. Maybe you want to give me a call..... 7135409881.

keith


Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:24:00 -0700
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groan....
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many years into the future (or is it???) scientists have developed a way to revive long dead people using a combination of DNA for the body and a complex matrix of history, personal writings, quotes, etc. for the personality. In honor of the discovery, they decide to revive various philosophers and have a parade to display their work. They bring back Nietsche, Kant, Descartes, Heidegger, and suprisingly, Mr. Ed, who through misinterpretation and the magic of the internet, has become renowned as sort of a 'working man's' philosopher in the future.
The scientists are sitting down, organizing the parade, deciding who should be placed where in the lineup. The first three are Nietsche, Heidegger, and Kant, but a debate arises as to where to put Descartes and Mr. Ed. Half of the scientists want Descartes to be the finale, citing his greater reputation and more pragmatically, his tendency towards stumbling. If he's last, he won't trip anyone else if he falls. The other scientists think that Mr. Ed, being the only equine philosopher, deserved the final honor. Finally, the Mr. Ed team wins out. The parade goes on, thousands of people gather, cheering this miracle of modern technology. Sure enough though, just as the parade passes the main grandstands, Rene falls, tripping Mr. Ed and breaking his leg. Mr. Ed has to be put down, putting quite a damper on the festivities.
The moral of this story?

Don't put Descartes before the horse!



You may chastise me for wasting your time at the next available opportunity :)

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:25:00 -0800
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Go West, Young Man! Current mood: accomplished
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Today, i rode west. From West U. to Westchase on Westpark and Westheimer. Let me say, Houston is a great town. It has museums, restaurants, culture, a beautiful skyline.... what it does not have, at least not yet, is bike friendly roads. Oh, there are bike lanes here and there, sure.... a couple of inches away from cars screaming past at 50 something MPH. When there's not bike lanes, you can still technically ride on the road... but see above about whizzing cars. There are the sidewalks. Sometimes. And they are a bit..... bumpy. Muddy. Glass-Filled.
Speaking of the sidewalks, I have great tires. Street slicks designed for the sole purpose of going fast on concrete. And you would think, since the sidewalks and roads are made of concrete, I'd be golden, right? Not so much. I jumped over, swerved around, and slid through more cracks, potholes, mud patches and puddles than I've ever had the pleasure of attempting off-road.
But, I made it. An hour and a half to go from just inside the loop to just outside the beltway. I've made a lot worse time in a car on 59 before. So I'll buy some new knobby tires, invest in some shocks, get some lights and reflectors and the like, and then tomorrow? Go east!

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:41:00 -0800
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Finally
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With all this talk about toast, I found it odd that my music site didn't have the one, the only, the toaster song on it. So now it does. Check it out!!!

Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:11:00 -0800
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