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2009 Stories by Kaitlin Ingram

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  • Partly Mozart

    published December 31, 2009

    The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is hosting their annual Mostly Mozart New Year Celebration Concert on Saturday with a 2 p.m.... More >>

  • Norwegian Focus

    published December 24, 2009

    Sometimes I bemoan growing up an American mutt, with no evidence of my ancestors' nationalities except a few vague stories of people on boats in... More >>

  • Happy Rawridays!

    published December 17, 2009

    I went to a trail of lights display last year, and it was OK. But the whole time I was walking along, looking at cardboard Disney characters and... More >>

  • Shape Shifters

    published December 3, 2009

    The name of the MADI movement, which is the force behind the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle St., doesn't have definite origins.... More >>

  • Pyles-Style

    published December 3, 2009

    Entertaining people over the holidays really just creates an opportunity for disaster. Someone could get drunk and naked, the decorations could... More >>

  • You Dirty Rats

    published November 26, 2009

    If you're anything like me, you weren't alive in the '60s. You never shook hands with President Kennedy or attended (the original) Woodstock, and... More >>

  • Getting Under Your Skin

    published November 19, 2009

    Seems like Thanksgiving just happened and then you knock out Christmas and Hanukkah, and, man, am I full. I'd been dreaming about mashed potatoes... More >>

  • Narration Au Naturel

    published November 5, 2009

    I'm sick of misnomers. Guinea pigs aren't pigs and aren't from Guinea. Ringworm doesn't come from a worm. Why can't the people in charge just do... More >>

  • Power House

    published October 29, 2009

    My house is definitely not a net zero energy house. But such things do exist. GreenCraft Builders just put up a new house in Lewisville--the... More >>

  • Bawk Bawk Buh Gawk

    published October 29, 2009

    Stage names are a pretty good invention in general. If you're born Norma Jean but want to be a glamorous movie star, you dye your hair blond and... More >>

  • Daring Disc Doggies

    published October 22, 2009

    I've never had a dog that was into catching Frisbees. I've trained dogs to sit, shake, shake with the other paw, lie down, roll over, play dead... More >>

  • Lord of Architecture

    published October 15, 2009

    I want to know how the whole hitting-people-with-a-sword-while-knighting-them thing came about. It seems to me that if you truly respect someone,... More >>

  • Wild Night

    published October 1, 2009

    Quite frequently I am at a party with food, cocktails and music and think to myself, "This party is missing something. Something very big and very... More >>

  • Folds Gives Best Imitation Of Himself

    published September 24, 2009

    The incredible and talented Mr. Ben Folds has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When someone first put "Brick" on a mixtape... More >>

  • Nontuple Feature

    published September 24, 2009

    What do you get if you take Twelve Monkeys, subtract Brad Pitt and nine of the monkeys, and substitute Turkish for the English? Three... More >>

  • Name Recognition

    published September 17, 2009

    It must be weird to have the same name as someone famous. I don't deal with this issue because my name is unique and special, but I do know a... More >>

  • (High-) Balls & Bones

    published August 27, 2009

    If you've ever been to Lee Harvey's, 1807 Gould St., you've probably met Bacon, the bar cat. I just hope he ain't around come Sunday 'cause it's... More >>

  • Professional Butthead

    published August 20, 2009

    I wonder if it's easier or harder to get people to like your stand-up when you're most famous for playing a villain in a wildly successful '80s... More >>

  • A Li'l Live Learning

    published August 13, 2009

    I'm not afraid to admit that I'm sometimes a slow learner. A very slow learner even. (Spoiler alert: I still can't do fractions.) But my personal... More >>

  • Serious Asia

    published August 6, 2009

    The one time I visited FunAsia, 1210 E. Belt Line Road in Richardson, it was a magical evening. I watched a film about a special little dyslexic... More >>

  • Prepare For Lift-Off

    published July 30, 2009

    Some random person on the Internet once said, "Grad school is like poker. If you don't know who the patsy is, it's you." Well, I know who the... More >>

  • Islands in the Stream

    published July 23, 2009

    When I think of the song "Kumbaya," I think of a nerdy guy with a guitar, trying to be all over-the-top fake nice. But the song actually has its... More >>

  • Herb Appeal

    published July 16, 2009

    For the life of me, I just cannot keep plants alive. Hope, yes, but plants, no. However, if I could garden, I'd definitely be down for growing... More >>

  • Storybook Beginning

    published July 9, 2009

    Sometimes, after a long, hard day, I just want to snuggle under the covers with a puppy and have someone read me a story. And, come on, deep down,... More >>

  • Girly Show

    published June 26, 2009

    What do star-shaped creatures, a mandala made from a plastic bag, a bunch of brightly colored monofilament line, entropy and the Internet have in... More >>

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