Saint Taco

SAINT TACO: The Patron Saint of Tacos

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There were lots of laughs had last night at the Oddball Comedy Festival. For $25 tickets, we got an insane lineup—even better than last year’s. Hannibal Buress and Whitney Cummings killed it. Louis’ set wasn’t his best, but I am so happy I finally got to see him live.

Apparently, it was a stacked night in Houston. Ira Glass was performing at the Wortham Center. DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist were at the House of Blues. I wish I knew how to clone myself and be in multiple places at once.

Filed under oddball comedy festival louis ck whitney cummings hannibal buress houston cynthia woods mitchell pavilion

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PSA: J. Crew Factory in-store sale, 60% off sale items + additional 10% off total purchase at register. 

Today’s acquisitions: short sleeve blouse $14, gray jeans $7, long sleeve blouse $16, pencil skirt $25. 

Not pictured: fluted skirt 30% off, green jeans 50% off, two men’s button-downs $10-12, tie $22. 

Get you some! Sale ends Sunday.

PSA: J. Crew Factory in-store sale, 60% off sale items + additional 10% off total purchase at register.

Today’s acquisitions: short sleeve blouse $14, gray jeans $7, long sleeve blouse $16, pencil skirt $25.

Not pictured: fluted skirt 30% off, green jeans 50% off, two men’s button-downs $10-12, tie $22.

Get you some! Sale ends Sunday.

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We took a rain check (get it?) on the MFAH happy hour last night and rescheduled it for next Thursday. The weather made it hell for everyone to get home from work.

Instead, Mani and I cruised the streets of Montrose for cheap drinks and fajita nachos. We hit up Pistolero’s, Anvil, Stone’s Throw, and Boondocks.

Stone’s Throw (last two pictures) opened up one month ago. I highly recommend it to all you Houston folk. They have a great selection of Texas beer, and their happy hour specials are really good: $4 cocktails/punches at 4, $5 at 5, $6 at 6, and so on. They also serve their punches by the bowl, so you can share with friends.

Tonight we’re going to hear Reza Aslan speak downtown on his new book (“Zealot”) and then meeting up with an old friend of mine at OKRA Charity Saloon for drinks. Has anyone been? It looks awesome. 100% of the proceeds go to charity? How do they stay in business?

Filed under drankin need to do less drankin and more working out the story of my life stones throw reza aslan okra charity saloon happy hour

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Thursday Things

1. I’m keeping my ear to the streets, because word is, the electrical room is flooding, and there are flashflood warnings all over the Houston area. In short, we might be released to go home early. *raises roof*

2. Our neighborhood tennis buddies invited us to go to the rock gym on Sunday. We accepted the invite for a couple of reasons: First, we need new gays in our lives, because A. I “broke up” with BFF #2, and B. the couple next door is moving. Second, we’ve never been to a rock gym. We’re only mildly terrified. Any pointers, rock gym goers of Tumblr?

3. The pug starts chemotherapy next Monday. She will undergo four rounds of: IV (1st week), pill (2nd week), and rest (3rd week). I’m sad that treatment is an all-day event each Monday. At least I work at home Mondays and Tuesdays, so I can take her to and from treatment and be with her the following day. My poor little furball.

4. We decided to cancel our travel plans to Central/South America later this year. Between Mani’s summer funding lapse and the pug’s cancer treatment, it’s just not in the cards financially. I’m relieved by this decision. It all works out this way. Taking one to two weeks off for a staycation at home for the holidays will ultimately be better for our mental health.

5. We’re going to a happy hour tonight with friends at the Museum of Fine Arts. Mama needs a drink or three.

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Food prep for the next two days. I’ve been eating well the last couple of days, and the bloat from last weekend has finally subsided.

That’s what’s left of the kale chips I made. Because a certain person I married ate them all last night when I fell asleep 😡. (I know you’re reading this).

The secret to perfectly crispy kale chips, you ask? A salad spinner. It was one of the tips I gleaned from several recipes. Our favorite flavor concoction was cumin, garlic, and smoked paprika. Which reminds me, I have a crap-ton of kale in the fridge still. Looks like I’m making more kale chips tonight.

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