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by angeliska on March 17, 2013

It’s that time of year again: spring is in the air, and my house is packed to the brim with lovely vagabonds sprawled out on every bit of available floorspace. In Austin, the second week of March heralds the invasion (…)

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Feast of All Souls

by angeliska on December 7, 2012

This year on November 2nd, which is Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day, (also known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed), I was in New Orleans – a city that is on more intimate terms with death (…)

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by angeliska on May 12, 2012

It’s almost that time again, y’all – time for Austin’s very own homegrown glittery juggernaut of a rogue queer pride parade takes to the streets and lets out a joyful noise! We’re planning and building and painting and working to (…)

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Octopus Honey

by angeliska on August 27, 2009

That and this on a rainy (!) night. The storm thrumbles and booms overhead, the little dogs shiver and quake- and me clickety-clack before a little late-night leftover scallops + gorgonzola grits from The Blue Dahlia, muy delicioso! Looking at (…)

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Krewe of Eris – The Feast of the Appetites!

by angeliska on May 4, 2009

I look forward to the Krewe of Eris parade every year- it usually happens on the weekend before Mardi Gras, and this year (it occurred back in February, mind) it was quite chilly indeed. Luckily we were all able to (…)

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Birthdee Glee

by angeliska on January 23, 2009

I am very happy and a tad abashed to admit that my 30th birthday was such a momentous occasion that it has taken me nearly two weeks to recover from the festivities! Our abode may never recover, in fact- we (…)

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Krewe of Eris – The Swarm

by angeliska on February 18, 2008

On the Sunday before Mardi Gras, the street were overtaken by a gorgeous swarm of insects- The Krewe of Eris! This convivial promenade of bugs and beetles reminded me of The Butterfly Ball, both the poem by William Roscoe, written (…)

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Lundi Gras Valentine

by angeliska on February 14, 2008

The road back through the bayou began at the bank, fraught with all the typical mercury in retrograde shenanigans.. Luckily, these snaggles were all swiftly dispatched with relative calm and the rest of our visit was hitchless bliss! Alix the (…)

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Santissima Muerte!

by angeliska on November 3, 2007

Happy Halloween, y’all! We went to go see Mistress Stephanie and her Melodic Cat and Foot Patrol and Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Sadly, our taxi never arrived and it was nearly 4am so we didn’t make it to the Enchanted (…)

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