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[9 Jan 2011 | 30 Comments | 5,801 views]
Party Like a Mad Man

The invitation set the tone. Sent over e-mail, it featured an illustration of a woman dressed up in a cocktail dress, black gloves, with a beehive hairstyle, pearls, and a glass of champagne. This would be a Mad Men New Years party. The invitation read:
“Help us ring in 2011 with a throwback to the swingin’ 60s and  a tribute to the stylish debauchery of Mad Men. Dress to impress — early 60s attire encouraged.”
I decided to go all out. My costume included a rented dress and from Lucy in Disguise …

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[5 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,420 views]
Barbecued Goat, Anyone?

Adam lives in East Austin, a neighborhood that is predominately Mexican-American.
As he headed out to join me downtown on New Years Eve, he was held up by a pickup truck blocking his driveway. The truck belonged to a Spanish-speaking man named Cristino, who asked permission to cut some of the Agave plant on the side of the house to make Barbacoa de Chivo, or barbecued baby goat.
Cristino offered a plate of food in exchange for part of the plant and Adam agreed even though at the time, he had no …

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[5 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,266 views]
New Years Treat

Some of the best snacks ever are the ones created after a night out on the town. For New Years Eve, Adam and I split the evening between enjoying delicious leftovers at home and hanging out downtown for First Night Austin.

We were hungry at the end of the evening but we hadn’t spent any money on New Year’s fun yet and we wanted to prove to ourselves that we could have a great night without opening our wallets. So we found ourselves at home at 1:30 a.m. with a semi-empty …

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