Red Hot Patriot

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” was the play we went to see last night at the Whisenhunt Stage of the Zach Theatre in Austin. It’s basically the story of the life of Molly Ivins, a Texas-raised American newspaper icon: columnist, liberal, political commentator, humorist and author. Basically, it was a one-woman show, starring actress Barbara Chisholm as Molly Ivins. The show/play was really a wonderful experience, ranging from the hilariously funny [as was to be expected in a play about Molly Ivins] to the contemplative and melancholy and to the heart-rending, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

More about Molly Ivins in another entry.

We stayed at the same motel as last week.

For supper, we went to the Fujian Grand China Buffet [as we both like buffet style Chinese restaurants] off IH 35. The food was well prepared and tasty, and there was a good selection of different dishes, but what both of us didn’t like was the fact that many dishes were not kept warm: lukewarm fruit-of-the-sea soup, to mention just one dish – is really not to my taste. And what also struck us as strange was the fact that you had to pay in advance, even before being shown to your table. We’ve never before experienced that in the US.

Um diesen Eintrag in Deutsch zu lesen, hier klicken.


4 responses to “Red Hot Patriot

  1. Off Topic: Thanks for the comment on baseball. It’s getting more traction in Germany, especially in my wife’s hometown. My niece’s boyfriend is pitcher for the Legionnaires and he grow up in Dortmund.

    • Hi Randall,
      Thanks for the heads-up on baseball in Germany, especially in Regensburg. I hadn’t know of that: interesting.
      Regards from southern Texas,

  2. Although I trend conservative, I always appreciated Molly Ivins. She was quintessential “Texas” in every way, and seemed like a person you could have a beer and discussion with, but remain friends afterward. She is definitely missed.

    I love Chinese food, but I can’t deal with buffets for the reason you cite. I like my foods piping hot and I always worry about the length something’s been sitting on the steam table.


    • Hi Randall,
      For me, food doesn’t have to be piping hot, but it definitely should not, as it was in that restaurant, just luke warm. And as to the time it has been sitting on those warmers: most of the food was well sought after, so it hgad to be replenished quite often. But some, one could easily see, had been there for a time. You certainly have a point there, Still: i really like buffet-type restaurants as I can choose a little, eat, then go back, choose more and so on.

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