Fun Time

Rich Connelly notes in the Houston Press that license renewals are about to become FUN in Texas:

The federal Real ID act requires everyone renewing a license after May 11, 2008, to present a passport or birth certificate and a valid Social Security card. (After doing it once, you can then go back to online renewals.)

That’s 16 million Texans who will have to be processed over a five-year period.

“It’s going to be a little slice of

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Mmmmm!

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I paired the steaks above with some steamed broccoli and a LOVELY 2002 Huntington Merlot tonight.

Mmmmmm! With leftovers for tomorrow. Well, leftover steaks anyway. The wine was so nice it may disappear by the end of the evening.

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Blar

Yeah, yeah, I haven’t been inspired to post much here or at the Houston blog (or at the new international blog that’s about to launch) of late.

I think I have the blog blahs.

Actually, I think I actually have a worse case of the “wanting to be traveling somewhere interesting” blahs.

I keep hitting the travel sites in hopes of scoring some bargain fares, but haven’t had much luck of late. I got a pretty nice one for NY/EWR

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More sudden acceleration

KTRK-13 reports on yet another case of sudden acceleration in the Houston area:

Skyeye HD was over a Hobby Lobby in Humble after a minivan drove straight through the glass windows.

We’re told a driver was trying to park in a handicapped spot and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. Fortunately nobody was hurt.

Mistaking the gas for the brake is usually what happens in sudden acceleration

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Danger Train collision!

We don’t get to have as much fun with Danger Train collisions these days, since the numbers have gone down some and the media rarely reports the collisions that still occur, but here’s a rare report nonetheless from KHOU-11:

Danger Train collision, image courtesy KHOU-11

A woman and her infant were taken to the hospital after her SUV collided with a Metro light rail train. A Metro spokesman said the woman

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