Cupcake ATM comes to Houston

2013.08 sprinkles logoI am going to be honest that I am more than a little appalled that Houston is getting a 24 hour cupcake ATM. My main complaint? That I know, I absolutely know that there’s a 2am mad dash to the Highland Village Sprinkles in my future for a “cupcake emergency.”

I’ve gone to Kroger at midnight for ice cream (damn those luscious-looking commercials!). I’ve driven to McDonald’s “after hours” for coffee. If there’s a possibility of getting good cupcakes in the middle of the night, I am eventually going to be in a situation where it’s a necessity.

At least I know that in advance.

By the way, Dallas got theirs before we did. Not sure how I feel about that.

I remember when… #sb5

I was supposed to be working today. I was supposed to be writing blog posts, researching articles, being productive. But I wasn’t.

I spent most of the day glued to my Twitter stream (then Youtube), following the account of how Texas state Senator Wendy Davis was trying to fillibuster a controversial and extremely restricting abortion bill. To do this she was going to stand for 13 hours, without a break (not even for bathroom) or food or drink, without leaning or sitting or pausing really, all the while staying on topic. She was going to try to make the time run out at midnight.

And I saw the crowd literally shout down the process and make the time run out… and the vote, on live streaming, happened past midnight.

There is a lot of confusion right now on whether the vote happened before or after midnight, on whether it was legal or not. And I know that that’s going to go on for a while. There will be legalities. And eventually we will have a judgment of some sort on what happend here tonight.

This is what I know: Wendy Davis stood for 13 hours, defending her position with grace and professionalism. And I will not forget what she did today.

On this day…

According to Biography.com, on this day in 2009 (6/25/09) both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died.

Farrah was a sex symbol in the 80s (or maybe the 70s???) and was most noted at the beginning of her career for a risqué poster and being one of the original Charlie’s Angels. Later in her career she made some exceptional movies, then spiraled into drug addiction.

Michael Jackson was a pioneer of the music video, a very talented singer/performer, and a very disturbed person. In many ways he transformed the music industry from audio to video. If you don’t know him, look him up.