Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

I'm flying to D.C. on Friday. And as you saw in my previous post I've started my new RE company. There are a zillion things I have to do between now and Friday a.m. So, this is my only opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

Kisses to you all.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Hear ye hear ye gentle people from Blogspot and welcome neighbors from livejournal and myspace. Girl From Texas has an announcement of the utmost importance!

I have decided to start my own real estate company. This is why I have been so absent lately because I have been wrapping everything up. I wanted to start doing business under my new company today, my birthday.

Everything is done. LLC and dba's have been filed, signs are in the ground business cards are here, agreements with clients have been signed. Now, it's time to do business....the scary part.

So what brought this on? My broker last month decided to dip into my commission. It was just what I needed to push me over to this side. It's time to do for myself that which I so freely do for others.

So, this is all I can post for now. Friends are taking me to Mark's to celebrate my birthday. I'll post more later.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Gotta See It!

For those of you who live in Houston or who are even planning on visiting our fair city during the Holidays, you must must must see Houston Grand Opera's Hansel and Gretel. I know, you're thinking, "Augh, I hate opera. "

The production of this opera is not like anything you would expect. HGO partnered with Basil Twist and Jim Henson Company to develop and present to Houston's audience a performance worth remembering for a very long time. To begin with, they sing it in English; they still provide subtitles. With the use of puppetry and creative special affects they are able to make the adult performers of Hansel and Gretel actually look like children. And then, the witch. Oh My God, the witch is absolutely phenomenal. I can't even begin to describe how remarkable she is and they have intentionally NOT provided any photographs of her.

And if you're an adult thinking this is just a show for kids, think again. Basil Twist designs his puppetry with the adult in mind. The interaction of the puppetry, music and singing is fabulous.

You can buy your tickets here. You will not regret this, I promise. (Here is a really good review)

Oh, and the opera is slowly but surely becoming more and more casual. You do not need a fur or expensive clothing to feel comfortable, clothes one would wear on a date or a cocktail party will suffice.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

My not so daily "daily" plug

Ok, y'all loyal readers and lurkers. I have a link over there to the right to a blog called the Daily Nooz. If you haven't checked it out, I want to entice you to do so. They have the coolest stuff.

So anyway, I don't plug sites very often but I really like this one.

What are you waiting for?


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I find it interesting how people come upon my site and with this cool site tracking device, thanks to Freebird, I'm able to see just what lures people to my site. The most interesting visits are those who pass through my site by googling something. It's almost like their tourists travelling through.

The post that pulls the most visits to my blog is the one I did on how women used to self induce abortions. If one is so inclined to read it, here is the link. People aren't googling "self induced" abortions, they are googling the methods listed in the post.

These searches are coming from all over the world and I often wonder if these are women who are trying to self induce or if these are people who are just doing research on the subject. My hope is that it is the latter.

I've had people find me by googling the poem that is recited in Nights in White Satin by Moody Blues. You know, the one that begins with "Breathe deep the gathering gloom, Watch lights fade from every room, etc." I actually posted only the last stanza of that poem.

I've had two people from two totally different parts of the world within two days of one another google one of my movie quotes. It was the one from Dances with Wolves: "Dances With Wolves. I am Wind In His Hair! Do you see that I am your friend!? Can you see that you will always be my friend!?"

I always wonder about the people who come across my site this way. I want to know what they are looking for and what inspired them to search. What was their final destination?