Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tuesday night is karaoke night...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sheesh... these people don't have a friggin clue!

FIRST, they haven't a clue as to ANY connection between tittie bars n rape so the base premise is false.

SECOND, they are stealing 80% of the tax.
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'Stripper Fee' Would Benefit Sexual Assault Services

It is a problem most people don't want to talk about: Rape. Many victims of sexual assault never report the crime and don't get help. Now one group wants to make sure every victim of rape becomes a survivor. And it is calling on strip clubs to help.

"This is my first time ever speaking out." Lillian Moore's life spiraled out of control after years of abuse. "I was very self-destructive. I got into drugs. I got into bad relationships. I'm on a better path now."

She calls herself a sexual assault survivor, not a victim. She credits the Comal County Rape Crisis Center with helping her heal.

"The counseling I have received at this center has been a God-send."

To make sure all rape victims get the help Lillian did, a Houston lawmaker has filed a new bill that would require adult entertainment businesses, like strip clubs, to charge an extra $5 cover charge.

If it passes, the bill would generate more than $87 million dollars every two years in Texas. About $16 million would be set aside to fight sexual assault.

"This is a really great way to not tax people, because we're already over-burdened with taxes and fees."

Lynn Blanco, with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), says the extra $5 cover charge is a way to address a problem most people are ashamed to talk about and turn more victims into survivors, like Lillian.

"I have more stability. I'm more stable. I am able to stand up more for myself."

If the bill passes, the extra $5 cover charge would go into effect in September. Rape Crisis Centers all over the state, including here in San Antonio, would benefit.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pushrod at Cadillac on St Paddy's Day!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Drop Top Rockets at Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photography is so much more pleasant when you have someone this easy on the eyes to look at thru the lense...

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time.
And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare:
pleasure and work.
Pleasure consumes us.
Work strengthens us.
Let us choose.
-Charles Baudelaire

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Every now and then you just gotta take some time and wind down, so yesterday a friend of mine and I went kickin around in the creek bottoms and shooting the simpler things in life out in the country...helps to put things in perspective to some extent...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

McKinney, Texas – February 27, 2007

Art Exhibit – “Buy War Bonds” at Carrie Garner’s
Galleria d’Arte March 10, 2007

Following his triumphant exhibit in August, 2006, Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte proudly welcomes back Jonathon Kimbrell, owner of Napkin Art Studios, at an art reception on Saturday, March 10, 2007 from 7pm to 10pm.

Kimbrell salutes “the greatest generation” with his newest works from his “Buy War Bonds” series. Kimbrell’s works grab your attention with his use of bright, bold colors. A master of mixed media techniques, Kimbrell’s talent is showcased by his artistic interpretations of nostalgic personalities like Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and iconic symbols like the old Phillips 66 and Gulf company logos. Through his coupling of sentimental images and cutting-edge artistic techniques, Kimbrell’s “Buy War Bonds” series is guaranteed to pique the interests of multiple generations of art lovers.

2006 was a breakout year for this young and ultra-talented artist, with numerous exhibits throughout Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington DC.

Born in Houston, Kimbrell now resides in Mesquite. At a young age, Kimbrell developed an ardent interest in modern art and music, allowing both aspects to greatly influence his art. While developing his style in college, Kimbrell favored the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Edward Ruscha.

Graduating in 2004 from McMurry University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in painting, photography, and graphic design, Kimbrell was named outstanding artist of McMurry Univerisity’s Art Department for four consecutive years. He has been honored with numerous awards, art scholarships, and grants.

Join us for a fun-filled evening celebrating community and the arts. As always, music, wine, and finger-foods await gallery guests. Co-sponsors of the reception are: A Twist of Lime, Alternative Furnishings, BLING!, Cadillac Pizza Pub, Main Street McKinney, Market Square Antiques, Market Street, and Poppy’s Garden CafĂ©.

For further information, contact Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte at 469-742-9509 or visit us online at For more information about Kimbrell, visit

Background: Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte, located in historic downtown McKinney, offers a wide variety of original paintings, art glass, pottery, and jewelry crafted by local artisans. Galleria d’Arte is one of the hosts of “Second Saturdays” where art galleries and other downtown businesses extend their normal business hours to celebrate the arts and the community with live entertainment, spirits, and food.

Galleria d’Arte hours are Tuesday thru Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 5pm; by appointment only on Sunday and Monday. To schedule an appointment, please call 469-742-9509.