October 22, 2006


This weekend was Galveston's ARToberFEST, which is a kind of silly name, but whatever. 4 blocks were blocked off, and various artists had small booths showing their artwork. Some stuff looked like it required actual skill; some of it looked kind of cheap.

I was looking for a male nude, specifically to give viewers apoplexy in case I volunteer my place for the loft tour next year. I think I found the artist that did the nude from this year- he had another but it wasn't what I wanted. Not subtle, kind of ugly, would stick out compared to everything else in my apartment, which isn't quite the idea. There were no other similar paintings, and only a few photos, which weren't artsy enough- they would give the impression of relations or old boyfriends.

I did get my sister some earrings for her birthday, Christmas, or a combination of the two.

Moody Gardens was also having a bit of a celebration on Sunday. I planned to go, but by the time I got there the parking lot was nearly full, so I bailed. I also saw a girl [around 8 years old] walking with an older woman. The woman had that combination of symptoms and things that brought to mind "heroin addict." Who knows, maybe she was dying of cancer or something, but... whatever.

I felt furious and sad driving home, and I took the long way. And quite possibly for nothing, they may be a perfectly happy and loving mother-daughter pair.

And on a completely unrelated note, did you know Houston has one of the highest rates of samesex couples with children in the US? San Antonio is #1. That includes both couples who adopted and who are raising biological children related one or both.

Posted by Owlish at October 22, 2006 09:53 PM | TrackBack

No offense, but have you ever wondered why you tend to go for the darkest explanation first? Just an observation.

Posted by: Suzi at October 25, 2006 04:30 PM
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