Monday, April 28, 2008

Commencement

So, here I am--starting a blog. I'm not sure where this is all going, but I guess the best thing is to introduce myself-more or less.

When I was 15 years old my father was transferred to Texas, ripping me and my siblings from our native heath in the suburbs of a Northeastern city and replanting us in the malarial clime of the Texas Gulf Coast. In the forty-odd years since that happened, I have been trying, with only limited success, to figure out how to get out of Texas.

My most recent endeavor along those lines involved owning a small business in New Jersey, one of those undertakings which seemed like a good idea at the time. After five years in the wilderness of Jersey, I started looking for a job and wound up in Austin, where I had attended grad school at UT in the mid-70s. Austin has the well-deserved reputation of being the best city in Texas (and I've lived in several others over the years), but it is still Texas nonetheless.

I'm pretty sure that this blog is going to be about politics and other stuff, but as a well-known Southern philosopher once said, "Tomorrow is another day!" So we'll figure that out then.

12 comments:

kateg said...

When is the last time you had malaria? Also, nobody is serving cheesesteaks in Texas, so there's lus. Nobody worht paying attention to, anyway.

kateg said...

that should say "there's a plus."

Also, you need a blog roll. Twisty Faster should be on it.

BVG said...

What's a blog roll?

Corey said...

Bruce dropping wisdom on the web. I can't wait!

BVG said...

Everybody is selling mediocre cheese steaks in Texas! There's a chain in Austin called Texadelphia!
Down on South Padre Island, they had a "fajitadelphia" sandwich.

kateg said...

Yes, I was hoping everyone involved could be blessed with Texedelphia related-amnesia.

David said...

By chance?
The good Lord brought you to the great state of Texas and she/he/it is bent on keeping you there!

God_Himself said...

I thought I was rid of this Bruce fellow once and for all, but he keeps coming back. He's been a thorn in my side for years.

BVG said...

God Almighty, since you're here, could explain the Trinity to me. It's always been sort of hard for me to follow.

God_Himself said...

It's me, my son, and my imaginary friend. And we're all Republicans.

Rudolfensis said...

Welcome back, Bruce!

Nice Blog.

Food for thought: had you not come to Texas, you would not have known about real BBQ and Tex-Mex. Or Shiner and Lone Star.....hmmm, well, let's just say Shiner and leave at that.

montana_erik said...

Texadelphia? A cross between Texas and Philadelphia? Who does that remind me of.

Nice start to your blog, Bruce. Keep it up and you might be the next Drudge.

~Erik