A Trip Through Time

An Editor's Evolution

Who was that person who hated leftovers, anyway?

By Catherine Matusow December 27, 2019 Published in the January 2020 issue of Houstonia Magazine

This month’s Drawl, a fun back-page chart by writer Craig Hlavaty that compares Houston in 2020 to the city back in 2010, got me thinking. The Bayou City has evolved, but have I changed alongside it? Sort of…

2010   2020
N/A ROOMMATES One husband, one niece, three dogs, one cat, one houseguest
Mustard, Lean Cuisines, vodka STATE OF THE FRIDGE Ready for the apocalypse
N/A SIGNATURE DISH Salad niçoise with house-smoked salmon
Friday Night Lights DVDs from Barnes & Noble TV HABITS Schitt’s Creek on Netflix
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo READING City of Girls
Dancing at The Big Top EXERCISE HABITS Morning walks; housework; streaming workout videos
Trying to cut out carbs. DIET OF CHOICE Still trying to cut out carbs. Heavier. (Note to self: change diet.)
"I don’t need no stinkin’ therapy!" VIEWS ON THERAPY “Wait, you’re going out of town? How will I survive?”
Best friend’s birthday bash MAJOR THRILLS Spotting bluejay on feeder; finishing leftovers
Hot new restaurant + drinks at The Island IDEAL SATURDAY NIGHT Grilling + cards + SNL
9 (except for the rare 2 days). HAPPINESS LEVEL Honestly, still 9 (unless it’s 2). I believe I was born there, and that I’ll die there. But I’ll still be using this month’s inspiring cover feature, “The Pursuit of Happiness: 60 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever,” as my guide to the year ahead. Insurance!
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