Archive for 'Confessions' Category

Moving On

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 24, 2010

I’m shuttering this site in favor of newer online frontiers. I’ve got a “personal tumblr”: where I will continue things like DVD release, and microblogging. I’ve got two YouTube channels; one for “videos I’ve directed/produced/etc.”: and one in which “I video blog”: With my wife I’m producing a new YouTube channel “about YA[Young Adult] books”:, […]

One Big Thing before 40

By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, April 30, 2009

This is the big announcement. One Big Thing has technically become Two Big Things that sort of go together. (1) Next year on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 I will produce and host a live show in Austin to support a local non-profit (to be determined). In the style of “This American Life”:, it will feature […]

Recycle Your Old Computer(s) For Earth Day + a Contest!

By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I dropped off three old systems at my company’s recycling spot this morning. To be honest, I did it to appease my wife and make her think I was getting rid of junk. Hopefully she doesn’t realize this donation represents about 5% of all the computer gear I’ve squirreled away in our house. You should […]

15 Albums

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, March 2, 2009

I like this meme — that I perpetuated on Facebook — so I’m copying it here. What I like are the instructions that no one seems to follow. So I will paraphrase the part that I think is important, and then call out Photi and Jank, insisting that they follow the heart of the meme […]

I Miss You Already, Summer

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, October 27, 2008

No, I don’t think this is your typical seasonal emotional downturn, remembering all those start-of-school fall sessions that indicated a significant shift in my circle of friends — originally due to the natural regrouping of cliques, then eventually due to the dispersal of close collegiate friends to schools across the nation. No, I miss summer […]

Cupcake Explosion

By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cupcakes have hit Austin and hit it real hard. We may even need culinary relief from the number of cupcake stands all over town. When I returned from Brazil, Carolee went on and on about her new favorite cupcake place and me-being-me (grumpy, unfriendly) decided she was just being her typical (joyful, enthusiastic) self and […]

We Cheer

By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I know “this is”: targeted at tween girls, but I know more than a few rhythm game lovin’ people who would want try this out. ==== …and I’m probably fey enough to want to play it, too. Then again my wife accuses me of being a tween girl at heart.

you know what i’m saying

By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, March 13, 2008

You know you”re eavesdropping on Yankees when someone has to ask “Are you a fan of _Smokey and the Bandit_?” …and the answer is “Not really.”

In Bruges and Moulin Rouge

By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

…but not in that order. I figure I should hit you with the unpleasant, almost shocking, revelation then I will tell what I think of +In Bruges+. My wife doesn’t allow musicals to be played in our home because I love them and can’t stop myself from singing along. When Moulin Rouge was released, I’m […]

Coming Out

By becky - Last updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For the last month I’ve been cheating on the Porch with “my own blog”: on the side. Nothing in particular to see over there, but it was starting to seem like a dirty little secret. Now you know everything.


By jank - Last updated: Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Bureaucrat In Your Shower

By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Under the Sea

By jank - Last updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Up Last Night

By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2005