Saturday, April 14, 2012

Houston labeled boring...very boring recently posted a blog detailing their opinion which I thought had long been a fact. The site appointed Houston to be boring. And not just boring but alarmingly boring. Houston was named the second most boring city in the world. Ouch!
We who live near the nation's fourth largest city should know better than the blog's author, it is sad but true.
That's not saying you can't find something to do in H-town but it is far from a tourist's dream vacation.
Houston is too hot and humid, too busy and does not offer enough huge attractions for an entire family.
I love the Houston Zoo but a family in Kansas planning their summer has far better options than coming to Houston to visit a huge city with no attractions which demand attention.
Sorry folks, you know I'm speaking the truth.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Growing Up & Bald

In just under a month this guy here who has always been called young will turn 32.
A lot has changed in a few short years. I'm now married with three stepchildren. And, for the first time in decades I now call Bridge City home. The only problem I'm having is I still weigh the same was I did in 1996 and I'm bald.
So trying to become more mature I recently got rid of the gas-guzzling SUV I have been driving around and I am now the proud owner of a Toyota Prius. (Let the jokes begin and the talk of taking away my Man Card can be next.)
Here is proof of the purchase:
Done laughing yet gentlemen?
I have had the car for two weeks on Monday and let me say it is the best purchase of my aging life.
I have put $41 in gas in the Hybrid in two weeks. The Dodge Nitro was costing me about $100 a week in gas. 
My wife Heather took me to see comedian Daniel Tosh this past Friday in Houston and the Prius proved its worth by only consuming about 1/3 a tank of gas during the trip. 
Still laughing?
I may be bald. I may still wear a few articles of clothing I wore in high school. 
What I don't do anymore is worry about looking pretty in a flashy vehicle. My smile comes at the pump these days.