Saturday, December 29, 2007

Rhode Island

A top twenty five college basketball team swept into town this weekend, so you can image the city was just a buzz with excitement.

The fans came out in droves:

And the players were swarmed by the media:

OK, so maybe basketball isn't their thing in South Texas. At least there was good action on the court.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Surfboard Art

I was super excited with this detail shot from a surfboard painting event downtown. It was good times, and I can't tell you how many times I heard the word "radical" used while I was there.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Waiting For Mary

"Mary" arrived late, so "Joseph" and I had nothing to do while we waited for a Posada (a Mexican re-enactment of Mary and Joseph looking for lodging in Bethlehem) to begin. Although I suspect that the event would have started an hour late regardless of Mary's tardiness. That just seems to be the way things go around here. I liked the "Joseph" kid, though. We seemed to share the same zest for life while waiting for the event to begin.

By the way, I've been wanting to try out a new little audio player for the blog. I haven't been writing about music all that much lately, but this will make listening a little easy when I do. So if you find yourself with a little wait time of your own to kill, enjoy some "Shadowplay" from The Killers. It's a Joy Division cover from The Killers' recently released B-sides and rarities CD called "Sawdust." I'm not going to pretend I know who the Joy Division is (some random euro-punkish group I'm guessing), but the song is quite fantastic.


Everyone loves a parade
Well, almost everyone

Friday, December 14, 2007

Waiting for Christmas

A little one looks through a decorated window as he waits for a community Christmas party to start.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


at the Nueces County Courthouse.

Some days are less exciting than others.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

End of the Line

It's no Mountie Meltdown, but then again I'm no Zac Lehr.

The last two local football teams lost in the high school playoff race Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, meaning football season is now officially over for me. Thank goodness. Judging from how I shot this game, the end didn't come soon enough. Thank God it was an emotional loss, because my action was kind of weak. After years of covering University of Arkansas athletics, I'm practically an expert at shooting dejection shots.

The best action I got was this guy making a touchdown catch. It's OK. There was a combined 100 points scored in the game, so I was bound to get a shot of someone scoring. I better step up my game for basketball season before some 12-year-old kid with a 300mm lens comes and takes my job.