Austin, Fashion/Design, Hipstercrite Life

Guess That This Must Be the Place

I have a new article up on Culture Map today that I wanted to share with you guys. Last week was my three year anniversary in Austin. I can’t believe how much time has gone by. It seems like decades ago that I moved here. I barely remember the time I lived in LA 🙁

Above are the first two pictures I took in Austin. The out-of-focus one was my Hipstercrite header photo for a long time.

Austin has become my home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.


Last week I celebrated my third year in Austin.

Well, actually, it kind of came and went without me even noticing. You see, Austin has become home. I no longer view it as this animate object that swept me up into it’s arms and saved me—I just simply live in it now. I’m an Austinite. I have a 512 phone number and I wear pearl snap shirts.

I used to romanticize a lot about Austin. Hell, I even drunk dialed her frequently. She was this near-mythical land to me, where hopes and dreams came true. “The Land of Enchantment,” I thought (but some state already took that title).  I moved to Austin and my hopes and dreams did come true—and now I simply live them…

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  • Reply Mark October 8, 2011 at 9:39 am

    1) Man, you are a beautiful woman… what a lucky cat you new love is..!

    2) I felt the EXACT same way when I felt the ‘click’ in Carolina while I was in school… the scufflin’ and whatever had tested me but I still found Carolina worth it… and even sang ‘This Must Be The Place’, lo those many years ago…

    3) … which finally leaves me to tell you that I am going to steal your post and talk about how I always knew I was not ‘alone’ and I will expand with my own little tale about how on the week I celebrate my first year in Omaha shares the same kind of spirit that your anny does in Austin…

    From me… you get a big ‘you go, girl!’

    • Reply hipstercrite October 10, 2011 at 2:41 am

      1.) awww shucks…. it’s the glasses.
      2.) which carolina and which school?
      3.) steal away!
      ‘you go!’ back at ya!

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