Jul 082015
 

Wow. Do I remember how to do this?

So perhaps the single most appalling thing I observed during my social media hiatus was that I think “tweet that” a lot.

It’s been a good break. One thing I wanted to work on was schedule management. I haven’t had enough hours in the day to do everything I want and need to do, so a little systematic thinking and planning was in order. So far so good, though I’m a little tired just like you always are when you mess with your rhythms. I should see marked improvement in a week or two.

This weekend I got my first look at my dad’s friend Jay’s ’78 Corvette Indy 500 pace car. I’ve been kind of ambivalent about seeing it because it’s a little ratty. It’s not bad, but still maybe $2000 from presenting well. Needs a left T-top and a little body/paint TLC on the right front, are the worst problems.

I got a lot more excited about having a look when I heard it had 500 horsepower.

demon

Now I’m an all-original guy for the most part, but if that’s not an option, then go hard or go home, right? That’s no crate engine, but custom-specified and assembled from the inside out, with a gigantic Demon carburetor as the star on top. It sounds glorious, if a tad lumpy because of the cam. I hope I get a brief drive sometime.

So then Monday Bill Cosby’s legacy was unambiguously defined, and he joined Joe Paterno as one of the least likely-seeming bad guys of the past 50 years. It’s a real shame, and it’s in stone. Consistent defiance and lack of contrition ensure that. As I said at Rocket City Mom, let’s just break the good stuff off and take it with us.

Yesterday I had my third Texas chili salad special at Anaheim Chili.

texas salad

This debuted at the Inferno Weekend last month, and Scott has continued to offer it as an alternative to the platter on Texas Tuesdays. Corn salsa. Fried jalapenos. Ranch. Excellent stuff. I used that whole cup of Red Death too. Fabulous one-two of flavor and heat.

So, hammer down, but a little more methodically. Thank you for reading, folks. I’m happy to be back.

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Jun 302015
 

Dudes and dolls, I started kicking around the idea of taking the long weekend off from BoWilliams.com, and that quickly became the entire first week of July. I’m on a complete social media hiatus (Twitter too) from July 1 to July 7. I’ll be back with a post on Wednesday, July 8.

I need the break. I need the break from here, but I mostly need it from the way I get up and do and think about things day to day. This is shed as a subset.

There is no catastrophe. Everything is fine. The best way I know how to say it is that I’ve gradually—insidiously—lost too much of the narrative to suit me. I feel like I’ve woken up and I’m suddenly telling a different story from the one I wanted. You know the old party game Telephone?

I need a look from 10,000 feet. I need to speak the metalanguage, not the language, for a little while. I need to take a much more active interest in where I should be a motor, and where I should be a gear. I need to evict relativism from my self-assessment.

Relativism is one seductive bitch.

Thank you for reading BoWilliams.com. We’ll be back after these important messages.

Hey, want something to read in the meantime? Guess what? There are 2,811 posts at BoWilliams.com. Here are five random ones:

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Jun 052015
 

My long relationship with Rocket City Mom means I occasionally get to do cool Rocket City Mom things, like go to a fabulous launch party for a fabulous new Rocket City Mom mobile app! (Lea: “Have fun hanging out with your girlfriends!” Heh.) Released in partnership with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the […]

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