Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SandBox Inn Review (Hey! I'm an "Institution!")

From: "Where to Find Luxury Vacation Rentals in South Padre Island" at travel.aol.com

* The SandBox Inn - Owned and operated by local institution "Sandy Feet," the Sandbox Inn is an eclectic mixture of contemporary fusion and old-world creativity. As the top half of her beach house, Sandy Feet rents out the space to families with a creative edge. Use her back yard for creative purposes and bring her a rock when you come!

I love this.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Craft Camp Gals March Madness Birthday Beach Picnic

Are all car salesmen LIARS?!

I want to lease a Honda Element. I can so see myself lugging around shovels and buckets in one of those honeys...
Filled out the online form. Got a call from Arnold at Gillman Honda. "I probably can't afford this," sez I, cautiously.
Sure you can, he purrs. What's the top monthly you can do?
No problem. How much down?
Not sure. You tell me.
How about $1800. Plus the first monthly for a total of $2000.
Really??!! You can do that? On an Element?
Yeah. It's a 2008 though, not a 2009.
I am so there.

So Dad Feets and I drive all the way to San Benito -- only to discover that of course Arnold can't do that. He can't do anything close to that. We ask for the bottom line and it is half again as much as he told me on the phone.

I am angry. Angry about my dashed expectations. Angry about my lost morning. Angry at being duped by a stupid car dealer. Really really angry.

Bottom Line? I recommend avoiding Gillman Honda of San Benito like the plague.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hey Texas Dog-Lovers!

Dallasites have an amazing opportunity that I think you should throw your full support behind. The proposed dog park in Frisco sounds like a great idea, and the March 29 "Rover Rally" dog festival sounds like too much fun!

Visit the dogpark website and then join the dogpark facebook group and get involved in making the Big D more dog-friendly.

Which reminds me hat we sure could use something like this here on SPI. I visited a beach in Tasmania that allowed unleashed dog play for a few hours early in the morning. Do you suppose there are enough local dog people - and people who cater to tourists who travel with their dogs - who would throw their support behind a plan like this?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Third Coast at Parrot Eyes

I thought this shot turned out kinda nice...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hey Mirage (redux)

I was out walking the dog in front of your shop again at 8 this morning and saw someone out there cleaning up the parking lot. Good on ya!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

When will Psychadeli open in its new location?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hey Mirage!

Shoutout to the T-shirt shop on the corner:

It is 8 AM on Texas Week Wednesday. I am walking my dog, and I notice that you are open. I also see that you clearly have no customers. Bummer that. Upon further observation, I note the trash that has accumulated in your parking lot. I can only surmise that you have at least one employee on duty, and that said employee is undoubtedly sitting on his/her ass - possibly nursing a hangover - instead of cleaning up the mess in the parking lot.

I would unlitter your parking lot - I have done it before - but I just unlittered a large swath of the beach and am feeling unlittered out.

So why can't you pick up your own trash already?