All posts tagged: dallas

Heartbroken and Looking for a Solution

Dr. Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, speaking to Don Lemon tonight on CNN is breaking my heart. He’s so sad and struggling with dealing with not having saved all of the police officers on Thursday night. And he’s also a black man sharing how he’s treated differently when he’s not in his white coat. I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to kill police officers. I don’t understand why black men die in custody and they’re forgotten the next day. I don’t know why this has to be us against them. It has to stop. It has to stop. So how are we going to stop it?

Keep Dallas in your thoughts.

Watching video of a mass shooting in your own city is strange and sad and difficult. Keep Dallas, and the DPD, and everyone who was at the protest in your thoughts. (The Dallas Morning News is providing fantastic coverage, with an understanding of the city often not found in national media, if you need an update.) Let’s also try to remember the protest before the shooting. It was peaceful and had the support of the police department. Demonstration in #Dallas @ Belo Garden Park pic.twitter.com/IUx5IaERSB — Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016 And remember: This is from 2014, but is so incredibly relevant today. I miss Jon Stewart's Daily Show. This is how I feel. #Dallas pic.twitter.com/3BiQ0AoaAT — David Thomas (@NOTDavidThomas) July 8, 2016 I know there are police officers doing good work every day, including many in Dallas, where Chief Brown has turned the department toward community policing and deescalation over the past few years. And I appreciate them. But that doesn’t make those who aren’t doing the right thing less deserving of being held accountable. …

North Texas Tornadoes

Started getting these alerts & heard the tornado sirens right when I was about to order a pizza. 😭 #dallas #howrude A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Dec 26, 2015 at 4:45pm PST Right around the time we decided to take a break from playing Don’t Starve Together and order pizza, we started getting tornado warnings for our area. And then we spent a while watching out the window and listening to the news. But then the tornado sirens went off for a long time, so we hung out in the hallway (near the tornado closet, which is mostly empty except for a big pack of paper towels and a few coats) until things passed. The path of the storm (and subsequent tornado) shifted slightly east and skimmed past east Dallas where we live. It was big! And stayed on the ground for at least 25 minutes. I should’ve known humid 70 degree weather on Christmas would mean something like this would happen. And sadly at least five people died in a town that’s just …

Small Business Saturday

I made sure to spend my money at a few local favorites today for Small Business Saturday (#shopsmall). I grabbed sewing supplies for some upcoming projects at Urban Spools, the sewing lounge where I’ve been taking classes, then ate pizza from Atomic Pie and ice cream from Lake Highlands Creamery. Northeast/East Dallas is full of great local businesses, with the benefit of easy parking and less traffic than some of the more obvious cool spots in town.

Burger BFF

My BFF is visiting from Austin for a few days, so of course that means a whole lot of talking, lounging, and eating extra-delicious food. We went out for my favorite local pizza (Cane Rosso) right after I got her from the airport, and tonight we went to Liberty Burger for The Nooner: It has hashbrowns on it! And an egg! OMG it’s so good! And tomorrow before she leaves we’re hitting the amazing BBQ place nearby (One90) and my favorite bakery (Haute Sweets Patisserie) that’s right next door. After I drop her off at the airport tomorrow afternoon, I’ll try to remember what a vegetable is again. Promise. 😉

Hey, I made a pillow!

I mentioned yesterday that I’d be taking a sewing class today and… I made a pillow cover! I mean, look at those stitches! And don’t say “well the machine did that!” because EXCUSE ME but the machine didn’t make them so straight! And it didn’t measure & iron that hem! I took the Intro to Sewing Class at Urban Spools in NE Dallas, and it was really great. I got a refresher on the parts of the sewing machine, tips on setting up, and guidance throughout the project. The class was totally appropriate for a complete beginner or someone who hadn’t used a sewing machine since middle school like me. After class I treated myself to a taco from Torchy’s since luckily it’s right nearby. I got one of my favorites, the Trailer Park (trashy, on flour) and it was delicious. And I signed up for another sewing class soon. The project is a little zipper pouch and I’m really curious to see what it’s like sewing in a zipper since I’ve seen so many go wrong on …

Breakfast in Dallas: Good 2 Go Taco

We finally got a chance to try Good 2 Go Taco on Peavy in northeast Dallas (in the White Rock Lake area) and it did not disappoint. We tried a breakfast taco, and one of their breakfast plates (with pulled pork). And Cultivar Coffee has a counter inside so we grabbed a cappuccino and a cold brew iced coffee too. All recommended! Grabbed breakfast at Good 2 Go Taco & tried @cultivarcoffee yesterday. YES to both. Will be back often. 🙌🏼 A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Sep 27, 2015 at 1:58pm PDT