Review: Green Day’s American Idiot Musical in Dallas

May 10, 2012
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The first national tour of American Idiot a Broadway musical based on Green Day‘s 2004 album of the same name is currently playing in Dallas, Texas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. I wasn’t sure how well Green Day’s music would translate to musical theater. After attending the opening night performance, I’m calling American Idiot…

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Row80 & a Ren Fair Redux

May 7, 2012
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Screech owl at the Scarborough Renaissance Fair (photo by Tui Snider)

Ren Fair Redux As I mentioned in My Big Fat Ren Fair Wedding I got married last year at a Renaissance festival down in Waxahachie, Texas. This made planning this year’s anniversary celebration pretty easy; the festival gives us a built-in party to attend each year. I also thawed out the top of our wedding…

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Are you going to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas?

May 1, 2012
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Henry VIII and the 'other' other Boleyn girl. (photo by Tui Snider)

Have you ever been to a historical reenactment? Sure, going to a Ren Fair is silly, geeky fun, but - to me - it's like visiting a dynamic, hands on museum. That's why I love visiting the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas. Here is a photo essay from one of my trips to the…

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Traveler’s Show & Tell: Letterboxing, Hollywood & the Taj Mahal

April 30, 2012
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Heading home (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the April 30, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features thirteen travel bloggers from all corners of the globe. Read on to discover:   … where to find the unofficial patron saint of travelers. … what it’s like to stay at a “party hostel.”…

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ROW80 – Messy as Hell, but Beautiful, too

April 27, 2012
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X marks the spot at the boat shop (photo by Tui Snider)

My Rambling Row80 Check-in: A Familiar Squeeze Lately, it seems like all I do is scramble from work, to home, to bed, to work, to home, to bed, to work, to home, to bed. Lather, rinse, repeat – that’s it. Meanwhile, I’m trying to squeeze my own creative life into any spare cracks I can…

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UBP12 & My Big, Fat Ren Fair Wedding in Waxahachie, Texas

April 19, 2012
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Scarborough Renaissance Festival wedding in Waxahachie, Texas

My UBP12 Party Post I just found out about the Ultimate Blot Party 2012 (a.k.a. UBP12) and it’s nearly over! Even so, I thought I’d make a party post and join in. Better late than never, right? For my UBP12 party post, I figure I’d share a few photos from my wedding last year. Here…

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ROW80 – Captain Obvious & My Sleepy Inner Critic

April 18, 2012
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Sometimes ya gotta point out the obvious. (photo by Tui Snider)

Getting up at 4 a.m. to write comes with an unexpected benefit: In my groggy-yet-focused writing state, I simply don't have the energy to criticize my words. That's right, folks, my dreaded Inner Critic likes to sleep in!

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Photo Essay: Glen Rose Texas – Dinosaurs Galore and Much, Much, More!

April 16, 2012
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Dinosaur World at sunset in Glen Rose, TX ©Tui Snider

Where is Glen Rose, Texas and why should you visit? Glen Rose is a sleepy little Texan town roughly an hour’s drive southwest of Fort Worth, and about an hour and a half southwest of Dallas. Read on for firsthand descriptions of the tourist attractions I explored, plus a couple fun places I discovered on…

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Circular Contrail near Fort Worth, Texas

April 12, 2012
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Circular contrail near Fort Worth, Texas (photo by Tui Snider)

It looked like someone was playing celestial tic-tac-toe last week here in north Texas. The first lines I saw in the sky on the morning of April 6, 2012 were some really big X’s. That was around 9:00 a.m. I meant to take a photo of them, but got distracted. (I was at work, so…

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