Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Nan Kirkpatrick


She is obsessed with Golden Girls and knows more about Scientology than probably anyone you know who is not a member of the church (she even once went as L. Ron Hubbard for Halloween). For the second show of Oral Fixation Season 4, Nan Kirkpatrick shares how she first began to realize that she is an alcoholic.

Nan Kirkpatrick is in two Dallas bands (Frauen and Little Beards), on a podcast called Secretly Timid, and the executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund. When she isn’t working or jamming, she’s worrying about sinkholes.

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“Outside the Box”

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outside the box

What does it mean?

– different, unconventional, or from a new perspective (source: Wikipedia)

– to approach a situation or problem in a new way (source: English Daily)

– free; not bound by old, nonfunctional, or limiting structures, rules, or practices (source: The Free Dictionary)

– typically used with “think” or “thinking”; based on the idea that limiting your thoughts is like thinking inside a box, which can contain only a certain number of ideas (source: The Free Dictionary)

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Casting for Best of Season 3

Help Oral Fixation pick the Best of Season 3 cast

Oral Fixation is hard at work getting ready for Season 4, but before that begins we will kick things off with the “Best of Season 3”. Since there are so many great stories to choose from, making the decision tough, we are reaching out to our fans & audience to help us pick what stories were the Best of Season 3. There is no better judge than you! Please take a moment to fill out the embedded survey below or you can access it HERE. We have an included a description & a link to each story’s video, just in case you need a reminder. Survey ends Monday 8/11 at 6pm. We can’t wait to see who you pick!

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Michael “Mico” Rodriguez

Mr. Mesero Mico Rodriguez

Founder of the famous Mi Cocina, Michael Rodriguez, will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Michael (Mico) Rodriguez, the founder of Mi Cocina, has been in the restaurant business since he was a 5 year-old water boy in 1962. His new restaurant Mesero opens at Inwood/Lovers in late May. Serving his guests is his first love. He is very proud of his daughter Bianca Elena.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Preston Dominy


High School Senior Preston Dominy will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Preston Dominy is an 18-year-old senior at New Tech High in Coppell. After graduating, he will be attending the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. Preston is an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys climbing as well as other forms of mountaineering.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jeanne Henry


Arts lover Jeanne Henry will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Jeanne Henry has been a music therapist, photography professor, arts director and museum educator. She’s been onstage many times-from piano recitals to school plays, a musician at Six Flags, to singing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Chorus at Carnegie Hall. But she’s never gone onstage and told the truth. Until now.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jesse Hughey


Enchilada-eating contest champion Jesse Hughey will return to the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Jesse Hughey is the copy editor at the Dallas Observer and has written for various other Voice Media Group papers and VICE. He enjoys making and consuming beer and music and lives in South Oak Cliff with his dog and two kids. Follow him @DallasHophead

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amanda Barbour


Poet and runner, Amanda Barbour, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Amanda Barbour moved to Texas thirteen years ago after growing up in the Midwest. She is an enthusiastic, if not very accomplished, runner. A sometimes poet and craft beer aficionado, she shares a home in Dallas with her fiancée, Heather, and Libby the wundermutt.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Tim York


Guitarist, Tim York, will make his debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Tim York, a Dallas area native and independent contractor, builds and remodels interiors. He studies and plays guitar and had a brief professional career in his twenties as a singer/songwriter. He writes stories and composes music because it pleases him. He believes literature elevates living to a level of consciousness.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Victoria Watson

Victoria Watson

Graphic Designer, Victoria Watson, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “The Whole Enchilada.”

Victoria Watson is a graphic designer and social media coordinator for one of the world’s largest elevator companies. When she isn’t training for her next marathon, drawing portraits for the State Fair, or singing karaoke, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and walking her rescue chihuahuas, Pancho and Reese. 

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