Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Well, things are a bit calmer at the library. I'm looking forward to having a three day weekend for Christmas. I have decided not to pursue things about my difficult co-worker until after the holidays. It's just too crazy right now. In the meantime, I will just try and avoid her.

I went to Texas last weekend. Flew into Dallas, then flew to Austin, then drove to San Antonio for a day. Visited all my old haunts. I was surprised by how much I miss Dallas. Everything there just felt so familiar and comfortable. All the pretty houses, the great restaurants and stores. We went to the new Nasher Sculpture Garden which was really cool. Dallas seems to be improving. And I'm enjoying getting to know Austin. It's a little more provincial than Dallas but it has a lot to offer. Makes me realize how much I miss Texas. It's one of those things where you don't realize how much you've missed it until you get there.


Ellen said...

Did you go to the McNay? I went back to SA several years ago and was disappointed by several things: The Mad Hatter tea room was no more, the really cool creepy abandoned cement factory in Alamo Heights had been turned into a shopping mall... and Trinity had gone on without me. Yep. Life did not stop when I left.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and say hi to your mama and the cats for me!

Malady said...

Although San Antonio has changed a bunch some of it is better. There is a really cool, hip South Alamo district now which is filled with galleries and vintage clothing stores and restaurants. This is where Madhatter's has moved to. It is alive and well and better than ever. I ate there last weekend.

Check this out:

Merry Christmas!