A reprieve

Nice evening with the brothers in-law last night, although as usual they stuck me with the tab (not inconsiderable, even in their 50’s those boys can drink).  I endured the usual ribbing about drinking club soda with lime…Better ribbed than a fall off the wagon and a hangover.  It’s hard to get a bad steak in Austin, but the place they took me to last night was phenomenal…Other than the Barn Door in San Antonio and the Texas Land & Cattle Company in Killeen, I don’t think I’ve had better.

I was spared “Scarface” due to technical difficulties with younger brother in-law’s cheap Internet service, and viewed the quite enjoyable “The Counselor” on DVD instead.  Favorite quote:

Counselor: Will you help me?

Jefe: I would urge you to see the truth of the situation you’re in, Counselor. That is my advice. It is not for me to tell you what you should have done or not done. The world in which you seek to undo the mistakes that you made is different from the world where the mistakes were made. You are now at the crossing. And you want to choose, but there is no choosing there. There’s only accepting. The choosing was done a long time ago… Are you there Counselor?

Counselor: [distraught] Yes.

Jefe: I don’t mean to offend you, but reflective men often find themselves at a place removed from the realities of life. In any case, we should all prepare a place where we can accommodate all the tragedies that sooner or later will come to our lives. But this is an economy few people care to practice.

Bears some reflecting upon, eh?

In other news, the Comfort Suites is a much nicer accommodation than my previous one, I believe it will be my new go-to when in Austin.  I don’t know what it says about me that my favorite amenity is the in-room Keurig single cup coffee machine, and I honestly don’t care, there’s a reason I carry a box of Starbuck’s Keurig Pumpkin Spice Latte cups and packets with me on the road this time of year.

Checking out in the morning and getting in the road for an enjoyable weekend in San Antonio, thanks to the miracle of Al Gore’s Intertubes, I’ve already printed all of the necessary documentation, tickets, luggage tags, and receipt for the hotel we’ll stay at the night before we leave Port Canaveral – On my home printer, no less, where my bride can collect it all and file it.  I’m all about the 6 P’s, they reduce stress considerably.

Happy Thursday, my friends.  I’m off for a jog to clear my mind for work today.

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