@walterthebaker started up Hello Bread here in Austin a few months ago and we finally got on the list. Sandwiches for dayz, y'all! This beautiful loaf is bigger than my head and incredibly delicious.
Whoah. It didn't disappoint.
What do #TheBerto and I do when the mercury climbs into the high 90s? Why we attend an outdoor hot sauce festival! Hoo-boy a few of 'em put me flat on my ass, but my tolerance for spicy food has gone way up since moving to #ATX seven years ago. 🔥🌶🔥🌶🔥🌶
I've never sat for BWV 232 live before...and I was that guy who brought his score. Thanks to Austin's own @panoramic_voices for a beautiful reading of Bach's gem and @fugalvoice for an incredible introit (congrats on a great world premiere, friend!).
Sometimes you have bosses who you learn nothing from because they don't treat you as equals. But...sometimes...the EXACT opposite happens. @skylerlaree gave me one of the best opportunities I've ever been given: the opportunity to learn and grow by helping kids in low-income/at-risk neighborhoods on a regular basis here in #ATX (an experience I don't come from...but needed to see). I was far from any kind of savior and learned far more from the communities I interacted with than they probably ever did from me, but it profoundly changed me.
Because of those folks I smile more now; I'm quicker to laugh...and hug; quicker to act when there's economic equality and injustice right in front of my damn face. "Ms. Skyler" has been my friend longer now than she ever was my boss--I haven't toiled under her tutelage for years now (and she was the officiant at my and
#TheBerto's wedding!)--and I'm so blessed to vacation with her and our friends once a year at a Wimberley country swimmin' hole here in Texas. 2017's gathering was wonderful.
Here's a portrait from this year's vacay of what she and I call "The Class of 1980." We lived through rolling your jean legs at the bottom, those crazy '80s Aqua Net lady bangs, grungy combinations of Doc Martens and flannel, and the "Police Academy" series. #GrizzledVeterans
Oh, and Enid Jo the dog is also my effing jam. #ThatsMyPitbull (Also, it should be said we didn't pose for this. We were just legit sitting and talking when Debbie Lightfoot Herself shouted, "Look over here, y'all!" I think we acquitted ourselves quite well. 👫)
After a week in southern California we get to have #ObergefellTheCat curl up next to us again. ❤
In Los Angeles for like 6 hours so I had to show #TheBerto Disney Hall. It would have been cool to see the organ again but time (and temperature) were a factor. But whatevs. It's WAY better than waiting at LAX for that amount of time. I've never not been in a fight with that airport. #JobértWorldTour