Greg in Dallas

I stayed at the classy Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas this week. It was my second time at the hotel (this time room 901), and once again, the turn-down service came as early as 5 p.m.

The room artwork showcased giant portraits of kids playing on the famous grassy knoll:
Art at the Joule

When I travel, I spend a lot of time sitting at my hotel room desk and have been chronicling the quality of desk chairs for quite awhile now.

Here’s the desk:
Desk at Joule

And here’s the desk chair:
Desk Chair at Joule

It was entirely aesthetic: no lumbar, no height adjustment, no arm adjustment, etc. I pity the business person who has to sit at this desk and actually work. Straight up F.

And in the spirit of a TP Fold Report for my my pal Ed, I have a follow-up report from my October stay at the Joule….

Better or worse? I report, you decide…

TP Fold in October 2008
TP Fold at Joule Hotel

TP Fold in April 2009
TP Fold at Joule Hotel

Stampede in Downtown Dallas

I was in Dallas this week for work. In addition to filing a TP Report over at The Deets, I witnessed this outside the office…

To promote Texas Stampede Week in November, an actual cattle drive took place in downtown Dallas, Texas yesterday.

There were 100 head of longhorn cattle herded by a team of real-live, 7 foot tall cowboys (see below).

Being from Iowa, I’ve seen plenty of cattle up close, but I can’t recall ever being this close to longhorns. Those horns are nasty! I had to be careful taking pictures, because their horns came through the fence pretty quickly.

Here’s a shot of the cattle drive from the 16th floor of the Comerica Bank Tower:

There were clowns following behind on manure duty. Now there’s a job.

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