Monday, January 30, 2012

La Siberia

While their tostadas are decent, it's the 1983 decor that keeps me going back to Tostadas La Siberia

on Zapata Hwy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

On this particular Monday

   It was a bit before the noon hour when I finally made my way across town. The usual traffic congestion on McPherson was not a nuisance as on other days.

On this particular Monday, I had been invited by an old friend to Mass and then our for some lunch. Since my office was closed in observance of the holiday and also because I very much wanted to see her, I accepted the invitation.

"Church on a weekday?" I asked her somewhat perplexed by her phone invitation. "Do they even have mass on Mondays?" I continued in vain, hoping she would alter the invite to a different place.

It had been over ten years since I last saw *****, and I had lost all contact with her up until two weeks ago when a mutual friend of ours gave her my number. Days later, she sent me a text.

The last time we had seen each other, was a tough day for me. We had a big fight over something stupid and it ended everything we had.

Earlier in the day, I had promised to pick her up from her  house, so as I pulled into Santa Rita Subdivision, I began to remember all the silly things we had done in 2002. Memories began to flood inside of me and all I could hear was La Firma singing "Ojala", repeatedly thundering inside my ears, as if it was some medieval torture device.

As she opened the door to let me in, I recalled exactly why I was so much fixated by her beauty. Maybe that cliche is true, life does come around in a full circle.

She smiled at me and said my name, a name I had not heard in years. And instantly, all was forgiven.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Big Daddy's Wing Shack

Just when I was getting a feel for "Tweety's Snack Bar" down on the south side, they go and disappear on me, like last years herpes.

It seems as if the dilapidated shack has repackaged itself for the 8th time in three years and this time they are coming back stronger than ever in the form of a 'wing shack'.

It could have been worse. They could have re-branded as yet another sushi place (Does Laredo need another one of those?)

I will be camping outside their shack during their grand opening, hoping to be the first in line. Let me know of if you wish to camp out with me. Maybe we get free wings for life.

This year is starting off on the right wing, err foot.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


The mid to late 1990s would have been a disaster for me if it had not been for the zany antics and outrageous dissection of my most beloved scary movies by horror hound, Joe Bob Briggs. Mr. Briggs was the host of one of my most cherished TV shows, Monstervision.

The show would air on TNT during Saturday nights and would usually broadcast some of the most awesome horror movies ever filmed. It was due to this awesome show, and Joe Bob's endless trivia and background information, that I began to fall in love with movies that are filled with mindless plots.

Below you can watch a video of Monstervision broadcasting a Friday the 13th sequel and with Joe Bob Briggs doing his usual redneck persona. I miss the 90s.


BTW, Joe Bob Briggs was even better on another show, Drive-in Theater, but I only caught that show when I would visit my cousin's house, since he had premium cable. Check him out here as he introduces "The Evil Dead", positively my most favorite movie eeeeever.

Forbidden Dances, Blackface, and Tantangelo: The 1990 WBCA Parade (part 1)

Updated: Link to video here : 1990 WBCA Parade Laredo, TX I have finally been able to upload at least a small portion of the footage of th...