Fishin fo sho

Rafa's photos:

The great Brownsville fishing expidition of 2009.

Our haul.

Rafa and I contemplating a carrer in shrimping.

Javier said it would never work.

These are Javier's photos:

I got the biggest fish.

And the smallest.

Javi got a nice Pompano.

So did El Capitan. But no photo. Javier's bad.


Another Christmas Movie

Untitled from Aaron Chamberlain on Vimeo.

Santiago is funny as always, here just staring Eric down. But the funniest moment in the video comes when I say "Oooo, caramels" as the camera zooms in on the tree.


Peep this

I know, I know, you are probably wondering right this very moment what I have been up to all weekend by myself. Well here you go:

I saw Bill Callahan tonight. He was amazing. Really. He did a performance of the above song that was easily one of the best live musical pieces I have ever witnessed. Quite quiet, quite perfect.

I shopped. I skated. I felt so old at the skatepark. Not because I was surrounded by pimply preteens, but because I actually FELT old. I was sluggish. My ankles, my knees, they ached. Badly. I hope it was just an off day.

I had posole at the Georgetown Del Castillos last night. It was delicious and a fun time hanging out with fam.

And of course, obviously I had some tasty brews.

Oh and I watched the entire second season of Tudors and started the first season of Dexter.

Worked on this too (much more to come, Mom sent me a lot of old photos):

Have you looked at the entirety of DE? Get on it.


Sunny Santi

I am in Austin right now by myself. Sofi and Santi are in Brownsville, enjoying the sun. I will be there sometime before Christmas. Sometime.




Originally uploaded by aaronchamberlain
This never made it to the blog. This is months ago. Santi is like twice as old as he was here.

Texas Best Burger - Part 3

Remember when I said I am going to eat my way through all of Texas Monthly’s 50 BEST HAMBURGERS IN TEXAS? Well I am still working on it. It's been awhile, but I am back at it.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Burger Tex II's Bulgogi Burger. She's sure aint pretty, but she's damn tasty. Ok, damn tasty is a bit much, she's tasty. And spicy. I had them make it a 2 out of 3, spicewise. From Texas Monthly:
The tender beef has been audaciously marinated in soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil, but what really makes it unique is that it’s thinly sliced rather than ground...The bulgogi sauce is a hot, coral-colored blend featuring roasted garlic and onions.
Sofia couldn't handle the spice and got a normal burger. Boring. The Bulgogi burger is good, but it is not what I am looking for in a burger. Sofia's boring burger was actually much better. And she made it better with the addition of avocado. That girl is a genius! Even though the Bulgogi did not deliver for me, the korean spiciness was nice. I can't believe this was so high on the list (#14). The search continues....

As far as I know, Burger Tex does not serve beer. Luckily I had Chris' spicy Holiday homebrew to sip on. It didn't really go well with the burger (I think the spices were clashing), but it made a nice dessert.


SOTY booooo

I do not agree with this year's Thrasher SOTY. Ugly gorilla style. But whatever, right. Party must go on.


getting christmas-y

We've put our tree up. We went tree hunting Wednesday but Aaron couldn't get the pictures off our memory stick (it's gotten messed up), but here it is up in the apartment.

Santiago is really enjoying it.

Here he is in the process of turning around to grab it.

It also snowed on Friday (just barely) and it is really cold. Here are some pics of the frost we had Saturday morning.


Happy Birthday Vickie-G

Vickie-G Dancing from Aaron Chamberlain on Vimeo.

It was yesterday. Here is the now THREE year old dancing for us.