Sunday, December 16, 2007

FestiKoontz Best of 2007

1. Lee has 5 canine teeth.
2. Julian achieves expert level on Guitar Hero.
3. Daniela’s students exhibit at Contemporary Art Museum.
4. Honeycrisp apples are delicious.
5. Rex has tenure.
6. Oishii Japanese Restaurant is inexpensive, tasty, and fun.
7. The book is in.
8. Julian is on Lamar’s freshmen baseball team.
9. Lee pitched for Neartown in the city playoffs.
10. Rex and Daniela are going to Paris.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

An American In Paris

Surprisingly, the spouse and I are going to Paris over the holiday break. We never manage to go anywhere because something else (baseball camp, new roof, orthodontics, etc) always comes up. We purchased the tickets 6 months ago, when we had some cash on hand, and figured since the money had already been spent, everything else would have to bow to our selfish needs. Voilá, it worked!
It feels strange to be taking a trip as an adult. When I travelled in my youth, there was always the possibility that I could stay there forever. Now I know that I will never "go native" and that I have a mortgage, and a job, and that I am a tourist. Seems less fun somehow.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Merry F#*king Christmas

Don't know about you guys, but when I think warm holiday cheer, Billy Idol always comes to mind. Watch your back, Perry Como.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving List

1. Glazed Cornish game hens with cornbread stuffing
2. Steamed asparagus
3. Cinnamon organic garnet yams
4. Buttermilk yeast rolls
5. Whole fresh cranberry sauce
5. Homemade apple cranberry pie a la mode

It's good to be home. Have a happy one.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I danced for hours at the Marc Anthony concert last night. He is on tour with his wife. I hear she is a famous actress or something. The entire crowd were on their feet shaking their hips and singing. It was a blast. He may be a funny looking little runty guy, but man, what a voice! Here is a taste of the master at work. There is a reason he is the best selling salsa singer of all time.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cowboy Using Cell Phone

Saw this at baseball tournament in Hitchcock, Texas, just south of Houston.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Change of heart

If I blog again, it needs to be inoffensive, non-confessional, and fun. Can it be done?