would think that retirement would be a time when old married couples
would just sit around the house with each other and blend their lives.
Not so - and as most retirees will tell you, you sometimes wonder how
you ever had time to go to work. Our lives are full (too full?) and we
just need to reconnect sometimes.
Hence - date night. Its a time to go out to eat and catch up with each other's lives.
fancy - and Monday night is the scheduled night. Though the occasional
upscale restaurant is okay, most nights it is a simple place with
simple food. One of our favorite places is a place we haven't been to
for awhile - El Zarape Taqueria. For those of you who don't know what
a taqueria is, its a place that specializes in tacos. The Mexican
food in deep south Texas is different from the Tex-Mex served
elsewhere. It is fresh and not necessarily spicy. Cilantro, fresh
onions, squeeze some lime juice on the ground beef - good stuff.
Don't bother trying to call us on Monday nights - we're out on a date.
interesting to go back and read some of the old posts, particularly the
ones from the time we lived in Viet Nam.
Now, somebody is
actually paying me to blog. No no - not this blog, but one at a
university. Back in January, I
took a part-time job back at the University of Texas-Pan American, working for the lady who had hired me way back in
1999. She wanted me to spruce up the Web image and improve the
communication of her Office of Research Administration. Simple stuff
- things even an old fart like me can do. Besides the web site tuning,
I also set up an email newsletter system (we do not refer to it as
"spam"), I started a blog for the office.
This is not exciting reading
folks - but it is of importance to people involved in research. I'm
learning lots of new things (I had no idea there was such a thing as
"sustainable manufacturing) and the work is fun.
As the Mystery
Guest Blogger says, it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.