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Thursday, December 17, 2015

So tired of all this

Well, investors in the company ended funding them, so tomorrow is my last day here.

I am so sick and tired of this kind of thing.  Out of the blue, and this time I have no real savings as I was paying back loans that got me into town in the first place!

So, I have 3 weeks worth of money, then I'm homeless.  And I refuse to end up homeless.

I do have a Plan B, and no it's not killing myself (too cowardly), but it'll get me 3 hots and a cot instead of living under a bridge and waiting to die from exposure.

During my enforced vacation, I'm going to try working on an EP and getting it up on to SoundCloud and Baboom before it all comes crashing down.  4-5 songs in 2 weeks, when I have nothing else to do but send out resume's?  Should be simple.

So, when not in job search mode I'll work on music, art, and occasionally going out for food and to visit places I might not get a chance to see for a looooong while.

Lets see what new adventure arises..

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What a crock!

Yes, I'm in love with my crock pot!

I ended up getting a small Hamilton Beach 3 quart slow cooker.  There's not a ton of space in my new kitchenette, but the 3 quart cooker fit neatly in between the 2-burner range and the large stainless steel sink.  There was even enough room in front of the crock pot for a cutting board.

I ended up making a stew from stew meat, red and yellow potatoes, yellow onions, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, and hickory Liquid Smoke.  12 hours on low and it was perfect!  Tender meat, potatoes still slightly firm, and the broth had turned into an amazing sauce.

Next up - Greek style chicken thighs with olives, potatoes, lemon, pepper, and onions!  Ugh, hungry now...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Austin in Austin

Long time, no blog.  So much has happened it's not even funny.

First, I'm back in Austin, which I have decided is now my adopted home town.  From now on, when someone asks where I'm from, they'll get "Austin" as the answer.  So there!

Second, this weekend I will move out of the "bed and shower" place I've been in to a nice efficiency in an extended stay suite!  My friend Anne was nice enough to rent me a plae to crash while I found better housing, but it's time to move into a place where I can get the m usic studio set up and start cooking again!!

The new job is great, lots to do, smart people to work with, and nearby food - all within 2 blocks - a Starbucks, a Popeye's and a Taco Bell! Nearby is a killer bbq place as well!

Hopefully soon I can start cranking out music again, it's grating on me to NOT be able to sit down and record.

And finally, once I get moved I'm buying a bloody crock pot!  Yes, time to cook chili, chicken, wings, pot roast, ham.. in a crock pot!  I love cooking!