Life is good in the summertime in Austin, Texas. Work keeps me busy, life keeps rolling along, the kids are getting older, and the bugs are getting buggier.
The lake is still when I drive to work in the morning. Occasionally I see a rower, the wake of the boat making a perfect ripple across what had been the still surface of the lake.
If I can’t figure out how to migrate this freaking blog to WordPress I’m going to tear my hair out strand by strand.
It’s been a while since I’ve done much with Left on Red, but now that I’ve settled down in Austin I will have the time to try to update the blog into something more interesting.
Thankfully, I brought the Xbox with me to Austin, and have some photos ordered from Snapfish, so this corporate apartment in South Austin doesn’t feel like I’m under house arrest. I look out over the garden center of a Home Depot, and the complex sits right on the frontage road of a major Austin freeway. It doesn’t take much to get the mental picture, but I’m thankful to GSD&M; for putting me up here for sure. Oh, and I’ve also discovered the magic of Redbox, and the danger of being next door to a Chick-Fil-A.
Our house in Los Angeles in the neighbor adjacent to Beverlywood is for sale. Our agent has a small web site with images on it. www.2008preuss.com.
It’s a great price, and a huge lot with a guest house. Nice photos on the site – it’s a great buy.
Taught a digital marketing class last week at USC as part of the Advertising Educational Foundation program with DDB. My how things have changed. For one thing, the kids are taking notes with laptops. Which is to say they are using the free school wifi to update Facebook pages while the boring guest speaker drones on about social media and brand engagement.
I managed to get one pot smoking joke in which the professor pointed out was a wise choice to get them on my side. They also enjoyed the case studies as I used some YouTube bids to make my points.
The kids are alright.
Detail from my wedding poster, October 29 – 30, 2005.
'Cue, Lazy Magnolia beer, sweet tea and sweet tunes.
Henry in his blow up pool, which then serves as a kind of water reservoir for the vegetable and flower gardens.
Saw "Funny People" last night, which is worth it for the stand-up routines alone. Seth Rogan is fantastic. Will have to think up a good review.
Also, met J and Z and families up at Trails in Griffith Park. The avacado sandwich is killer. There is something about the soy bacon bits that make it. I know, soy bacon bits. Who wouldn't be a little skeptical?