To date, my favorite SN95 body-style mustang.  Paul Garcia’s “TRIPLE BLACK”.  That thing was sick!!  It broke my heart the day he told me he sold it. I’ll forgive him. I’ll always remember this shot.

To date, my favorite SN95 body-style mustang.  Paul Garcia’s “TRIPLE BLACK”.  That thing was sick!!  It broke my heart the day he told me he sold it. I’ll forgive him. I’ll always remember this shot.

Track  at UTPA’s soccer field

Track  at UTPA’s soccer field

A quick shot off of the top of the Student Services building overlooking the almost complete Fine Arts complex.  Apologies for the washed out clouds. I took several shots with my phone and merged them.

A quick shot off of the top of the Student Services building overlooking the almost complete Fine Arts complex.  Apologies for the washed out clouds. I took several shots with my phone and merged them.

UTPA Parking…

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This morning, we pull into the UTPA parking lot (map view here) only to find that most of the staff parking spots and some of the student/staff (spots that are designated for either/or) spots were blocked off.  The area is masked in yellow.

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When asked, the reason UTPA parking services gave was that the barricade  was due to an “event” going on at the ITT building.  The ITTB folks requested and paid for the section to be reserved for the event’s parking.

This is aggravating because you have to pay to be able to park on campus.  $113 for staff and $52 for students.  Yet parking services is allowed to “double dip” by re-selling the spots. 

Staff parking spaces are limited, especially since the number of available spaces was reduced to accommodate the construction of the new Fine Arts buildings.  There was no prior notification given to staff or students.  Additionally, there is plenty of non-staff parking on the North side of ITTB that is actually closer that could accommodate these “events” that take place.  

Is it the end of the world? Certainly not.   A solution could be that they can designate a parking area where events take priority.  At the very least parking services should provide students and staff with prior notification of these events and stop charging twice for the same spots. 

The new UTPA soccer field.

The new UTPA soccer field.

South Texas Sunrise: Highway 107, Edinburg Texas
We headed into work a little earlier than usual and we were rewarded with one of the nicest sun-rises I’ve seen in years.

South Texas Sunrise: Highway 107, Edinburg Texas

We headed into work a little earlier than usual and we were rewarded with one of the nicest sun-rises I’ve seen in years.

My love for thick steak.

"I enjoy thick steak. Thin skinny steak does not please me enough, I want it fat, hot and in me, I wanna look at myself after and be like "You fucking fat slut you love meat don’t you?" and I wanna look at myself and be like ‘Yeahh"’

-Reddit user

I could not describe my love for meat better.

Powa loves looking out the window so I put a couple chairs near our tri-window dinner eating area so that she and big-kitty can soak in the rays and look out at the garden.

The October beers are here.  My pal Ryan out in New Hampshire (beer, cheese and sausage expert) turned me on to Harpoon beer.  This stuff gives me another reason to love October!

McAllen Library, Edinburg Southern Pacific Depot, Edwards Title & North 10th Street shopping district.

Crown of Thorns in full bloom.  I saw these at the local McDonald’s drive-through. 

Crown of Thorns in full bloom.  I saw these at the local McDonald’s drive-through. 

Seafood Chowder courtesy of UTPA Dining Services.  Lunch was exceptionally good today!

Seafood Chowder courtesy of UTPA Dining Services.  Lunch was exceptionally good today!

El Fenix Bakery, Edinburg Texas.

They don’t mess around with the filled donuts.  More filling than donut.  Check the Bavarian creme!!!

New Demo Man Crown with Something Burning This Way Comes unusual effect.  The flaming bat flies around your head in random patterns. Beautiful! Video to come…

A few of my work mates were blaming the rolling blackouts we experienced on “THAT EBOLA MONKEY VIRUS!!”. I couldn’t stop laughing. (It was a joke)

Then I thought, wait isn’t this how every zombie movie begins??