Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

12 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Should be the Mayor of Austin

4 Comments 10 October 2014

A few days ago, I posted the picture below with a promise to write about why Matthew McConaughey should be the mayor of Austin. photo by Rick Kern for Getty Images And I’m not talking about in the future. McConaughey should be mayor now. I’m encouraging everyone in Austin to write in Mr. McConaughey come [...]

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Austin, Featured, Pop Culture

10 reasons why Schlitterbahn is the best place on the planet

11 Comments 30 September 2014

  photo via Schlitterbahn   Schlitterbahn Waterpark is as Texan as corn dogs, boobie implants and Walker, Texas Ranger. Built in New Braunfels, TX, in 1979, this water park is often referred to as the “HOLY SHIT OMG BEST WATER PARK FOREVER <3″ If you’re from Texas, Schlitterbahn is rite of passage. If you’re not [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Will you be my grandmother’s pen pal?

10 Comments 24 September 2014

This is my grandmother. She is one of my favorite people. I come from a very small family. There are only four of us. My mother, my father, my grandmother and I. Dad left when I was seven, and my grandmother, who still lives across the street from my mother, helped raise me. I grew [...]

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Featured, Film, Pop Culture

Notes From a Recovering Lena Dunham Hater

4 Comments 16 September 2014

  I used to dislike Lena Dunham simply for the fact that I was utterly and completely jealous of her. She had everything I wanted: a respected film and television show loosely based off of her life, a book deal, cover stories in major newspapers and magazines, comparisons to Woody Allen, a friendship with Nora [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Anxiety and the Thirty-Something

8 Comments 09 September 2014

It got to the point where I couldn’t leave the house. A small, round bruise on my leg would send me into unshakeable despair. “I’m going to die,” I’d repeat to myself. My suffering boyfriend, the man who didn’t sign up for this, would hold me and remind me, like he always did, that everything [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

10 Ways To Know If Your Fitbit Has Taken Over Your Life

5 Comments 03 September 2014

Activity trackers have been all the rage in 2014, and arguably no device has received such wide acclaim as the Fitbit. For many, the Fitbit, which comes in the form of a clip or wristband, has become a form of obsession. Once you’ve joined the Cult of Fitbitdom, there is no turning back. You take [...]

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Featured, Social Media, Travel

A Love Letter to the Land of Enchantment

3 Comments 29 August 2014

When I tell people that New Mexico is my favorite state, they ask why. Why that grizzled old state?  If they have ever visited the Land of Enchantment, they end their conversation with, “Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, but the rest of the state can go.” Even as non-New Mexican, this comment cuts at [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Is the news making you sad? You’re not alone.

6 Comments 15 August 2014

It’s been a tough week. For everyone. Ah, fuck it. It’s not just the week. Things have been tough for a long time. The news. Oh, the news. It has gotten to a point where you just don’t want to read it, see it, hear it. But you gotta. You have to stay informed. You have [...]

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