Category Archives: Friends
I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen. – John Cusack
Back in the early and mid-90s I called Atlanta home. It was a wonderful time to be there, and I have many fond memories of that time. This photo was actually from one of the many trips we would make to what I fondly refer to as The Redneck Riviera, better known to most as Destin, FL.
Our friend, Stephen Syta, has published his first book called Lesbians In The Attic. The book is an outrageous autobiography about his mad life, crazy family, and perpetually insane friends. Strung around a holiday gathering, featuring several key players, this laugh-out-loud tale paints character vignettes that are wicked, fond and unforgettable.
Lesbians in the attic is currently available to Amazon Kindle readers, here.
Work will bring me to Texas next week so I decided to use the opportunity to fly out later this week to visit a good friend who lives in Austin before I have to go to Dallas. Unfortunately, Sergio won’t be able to join me while I am visiting Laura and Brian, but I will be joining a former college roommate and friend who will also be in Austin visiting at the same time.
I’ve visited Austin, TX a handful of times since that first visit in October 2009 and always have fun. The tiny city has grown significantly in the seven years since I first visited but it retains a quirky charm that distinguishes itself from the rest of the state. The city’s obsession with large cows which are the University of Texas mascot is puzzling but they can make for fun pieces of public art. Whenever I visit Austin, I stay with my friends in a leafy neighborhood of Austin called Westlake that is really just a well situated suburb. I’m sure we will get out for a night or two but most of our time will be spent relaxing at my friend’s beautiful home; maybe poolside if it is warm enough.
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This photo was taken about 10 years ago in Cabo Frio, Brazil. We will be celebrating the New Year once again with our friend “Junior” shown above with us, but this year we will be celebrating together in São Paulo. I hope you enjoy your New Year’s Eve no matter where you are or how you decide to celebrate.
Feliz Ano Novo
On Christmas Eve my buddy Justin posted this photo. It is unclear to me if he was feeling inspired by my Bear-Naked Chef post from earlier in the week and what – if anything – he is wearing under the apron. Regardless of what he has on (or doesn’t), I can assure you he is one badass unicorn.