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In Which D And I Move. Again.

Today, I took a Taiwanese-British girl who speaks Dutch and lives in Holland shopping for cowboy boots in Houston, Texas. It was only slightly less weird than the time I was standing behind two white boys during a bluegrass concert in a dive bar and they began to speak to one another in proper Tamil.

Let me back up a little. This requires some explaining via interpretive picturization. Here is a map of most of my travels from November 2010 to date, color-coded by earliest (black) to latest (red). Spiral shows the current location of Hurricane Maitri.

NEWS FLASH: D and I have moved to Houston. Yes, as in Texa$$. It seemed time to mess with it. I cannot begin to tell you how long and hard we thought about this and how much I miss miss *sniff* MISS my parents in Ohio, but we made the move for all the right reasons. There’s only so much of this and this and other bullshit one can take deal with and heap on one’s poor, put-upon husband. Houston gave us a great offer we couldn’t refuse.

Wisconsin. New Orleans. Ohio. Houston. Ping. Pong. SO TIRED.

I have posts in my head on topics such as the meaning of home while constantly on the road, the mockery of representative government going on in Wisconsin, Carnival in New Orleans and American infrastructure in the wake of the latest global disaster. They will come.

So. Cowboy boots. Not a big fan. They look so uncomfortable. Haven’t bought any. But, when they look and feel like this pair, I may have to reconsider.

3 comments… add one
  • liprap March 12, 2011, 12:42 PM

    Hey, a few trips out to ride horses in Big Bend National Park and you’ll be breaking those boots in in no time. I can honestly say there was little that was more comfy than my dad’s well-worn cowboy boots, even when I had to stuff ’em with socks to make ’em fit my ten-year-old feet for my cowgirl costume one year.

    Welcome back to the near South.

  • dsb March 16, 2011, 4:11 PM

    Good luck in Texas! Houston has some fine museums–and an Ikea! But get ready to put some miles on your car! We’re all going to your house when we evacuate.

  • Breny March 23, 2011, 1:41 PM

    I thought you were joking when you tweeted you and D were moving to Houston. After your last few tweets I decided to check your blog. Welcome back to the warmer (soon to be hot as hell) part of the country.

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