Saturday, December 13, 2008
Merry Xmas at the Austin Chronicle
Marjorie Baumgarten and Michael Ventura at the Chron Xmas party.
Tiffany and I took Nicholas to the Austin Chronicle's Christmas party last night, which is always the biggest, most lavish event the Chronicle puts on each year. The assortment of food is eye-popping, as is the long, long table laden with pies of many flavors (peanut butter!).
Nicholas had a great time, and danced with me some by the kareoke setup. The surprise was to briefly meet the very fine writer Michael Ventura.
I've been writing a column about the Texas film industry for the Chronicle for four years now (four years at the Austin American-Statesman before that), and I appreciate the many fine folks who make it what it is--one of the treasures of Austin. Happy holidays to you all.