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Ric Hanging Around

My animation teacher friend and her husband have been trying to get Kickstarter funding for a movie they made.  This video was made just before the deadline was about to pass.  “The campaign has finally driven Ric over… Continue reading

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Every year during this weekend, the Republic of Texas Biker Rally comes to Austin.  Living next to the highway, we hear the arrival of the 100’s and 100’s of motorcycles, and continue to hear them all weekend long, but… Continue reading

West Austin Studio Tour – Day2

We hit a few studios today in the Avenues, and a few downtown.

First we went to Doug Jacques studio. He does these very large watercolor paintings/digital print mashups, where sometimes he starts with a painting, photographs it, pulls it… Continue reading

West Austin Studio Tour

My hubby and I toured about 6 of the 162 art spaces on Austin’s first West Austin Studio Tour. We got a late start, so that was a mistake, but each artist I wanted to visit was at least 10-15… Continue reading

Old & New

We made a wonderful roast chicken this weekend, using the organic whole chicken we get from our meat CSA.  First time my hubby and I have roasted a whole chicken in our 16 years together! (why so long? Don’t… Continue reading

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy: RAIN!

So much rain — a welcome event in these drought-ridden parts!

Officially, the nearest weather station recorded 3.60 inches of rain yesterday.  I forgot to empty my rain gauge from the rains earlier this week, so mine may be… Continue reading

Dinner at Kerbey Lane Cafe

We went out to dinner last night.  The original Kerbey Lane Cafe, a favorite of mine since before it was Kerbey Lane Cafe. 🙂  Locally sourced food, all natural meats and stuff. I had the bacon-wrapped… Continue reading

A Trip to the Farm

We got our first organic meat distribution today from a local CSA.  A whole chicken (expensive!), pork chop, a goat rib chop(!), and ground meat — which we are unsure quite what to do with, as we gave up… Continue reading


Whew!  Every year I put my potted plants in this portable greenhouse for the winter.  This past winter, we stuck them in there in November, watered them, closed up the greenhouse, and didn’t open it again until last… Continue reading

Leslie ‘Keep Austin Weird’ Cochran has passed away

For those of you coming to Austin for SXSW, one of Austin’s most colorful characters, Leslie Cochran, passed away today. If you’ve been to previous SXSWs, you may have spotted him on 6th St. or SoCo displaying his tush in… Continue reading

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Gallery of Photos

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Random Quote

“The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.”
- Steven Wright