Saturday, June 18, 2005

Texas Or Bust!

Self Portrait, Big Bend, Texas

Hit the road a few days back, headed for Alpine, Texas, for a summer job, which for the time being is under wraps. Midway through Arizona, I dropped my transmission going 85 in my '91 Explorer. That left me unable to downshift for 265 miles until I managed to weave in and out of semi-rigs and come sputtering to a stop in front of the El Paso Ford dealership. A cool 2100 dollars later, I am told that my SUV will still need a week or more in the shop. Apparently, parts for a '91 trannie are not laying around the shop.

Monument to the American Vehicle, El Paso, Texas

All was not lost. Thanks to something call The Camper Network, I picked up their wireless signal in a Denny's restaurant and was able to send this update.

Denny's, somewhere in Texas

After swapping trucks for a Chevy Blazer, I was able to stop from time to time, as I rolled into Texas. Nothing but open highway and 103 degree weather.

Closed For Business, Marfa, Texas

And now, a little worn out, a little hungry, I check in to The Holland Hotel, built in 1912, and set my mind to thinking about the summer ahead, about my family in Los Angeles holding down the fort, and my buddy Hank in Vancouver. It's going be a long hot summer, but thanks to my Powerbook G4, I'll stay in touch with my family, my friends, and of course, our fans.

Thanks for listening...

Holland Hotel, Alpine, Texas

Monday, June 13, 2005

Mac Guys Make MacAddict

How cool is this? MacAddict magazine lists good ol' Hank and Chris (MyMacGuys) on page 11, of the July 2005 issue. Thanks to my buddy Sean O'Brien for alerting me to the honorable mention. I have been a faithful reader of MacAddict ever since relinquishing my Macworld subscription over a "no-CD for home subscriber complaint." To Macworld's credit, the very next issue announced that home subscribers would soon be receiving the disks. Go figure, or in this case, go get a MacAddict subscription.

MacAddict always appealed to me because of its irreverence for the Mac, not taking it all too seriously. I think our show is similar in that way, so I feel good about being highlighted in a very cool magazine. What next? A spotlight on Apple's Hot News Page? Time will tell.

Thanks for listening.
Chris and Hank