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A hotel I stayed at during a recent business trip couldn’t help me replace the make-up I left at home but was well-stocked for horny convention attendees.


Thanks for nothing, jerks.

Business travel isn’t always glamorous 2.0

Picture it: your heroine is on yet another business trip.

She exits the airport. It’s February and yet her hair frizzes instantly. Welcome to Texas is the message.

TX truck

Her dealings require that she stay at a Texas mega resort complex near the airport.

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Twitter Spotlight: Debbie Smith

I have followed @SmithWit for a long time but until I asked her to be in the Twitter Spotlight, I don’t think I knew her real name. Nuts, right?

I know her name now as well as some more factoids. Debbie is a hilarious, Austin-dwelling former NFL cheerleader with a Masters in Theology who now does stand-up. Oh! And Ellen Degeneres gave her $1000.

You should follow her on Twitter if you don’t already.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@SmithWit:  I like my man to be considerate, receptive and charming, yet with an unmatched zest for life and an overall fun personality.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@SmithWit:  Resilient.

stand up

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Twitter Spotlight: Isaiah Kemp

Stylish. A charmer. Old soul. Kind. Supportive. Hungry. Funny. These are the words that come to mind when I think of my twitter friend @isaiahk_.

Fortunately for you, I’m willing to share Ike. Just a little

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@isaiahk_: Creativity, passion, ability to not think of me as a disgusting human, ability to hold a conversation despite me giving one word answers and grunts.

isaiah guitar

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@isaiahk_: Quirky

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I went to Houston

While I have flown through Houston several times, I had never truly set foot in the city itself until now.

I stayed at the Hotel Zaza. My flight was delayed more than three hours so sadly, I didn’t get to enjoy this:

My room had a surprise or two for me. How would you react?

When my work was over, I got to catch up with @eimski.

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Miscellany – Austin, food, more food

Many months after moving into Williamsburg, I *finally* made it to Fette Sau. LOVED it.

My neighbor friend, her daughter and I went on a whim, ordering barbecued meat by the pound and beer served in mason jars (well, the two adults had beer; the three-year old stuck with water). As twilight fell, we ate at a shared picnic bench and chatted with the young couple next to us.

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If you like to talk about food (ingredients, restaurants, anything), check out donrockwell.com. It began as a DC-centric food discussion site, but has expanded with time.

I made some great friends through the site, and I still post – just usually about NYC spots now.

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I love Joanna Goddard’s post about her family’s trip to Austin. Can’t wait to get back there in a few weeks.

Michelada at Hotel San Jose

I went to Texas

I went to Texas for work. It was trip #2 of this young year.


This was my chariot (aka rental car). Yep, a black Crown Vic.


I enjoyed another [awesome] michelada in the [lovely] courtyard at the [super cool] Hotel San Jose. I revisited my cowboy boot lust.


I dined with a colleague at Bess Bistro. Yep, Sandra Bullock’s Austin restaurant.

I saw the Grillists near Fort Hood. Somehow I resisted.

BTW, if you ever want to pawn something, Killeen is the spot for you.

At Fort Hood, I learned about Fisher House Foundation (which does amazing, much-needed work for military families).

And then I flew home (for two days, but still) before I went to South Beach.