Austin, Featured

Austin’s Prop 1: Should I Vote For or Against the Transportation Bond?

27 Comments 21 October 2014

If you’re like me, deciding whether or not to vote for Austin’s light rail and road bond, Prop 1, has been challenging. There are countless op-eds, endorsements and disapprovals from Austin publications and citizens to sift through, and just when you think you’ve made up your mind, you read an article that changes it. I’ve [...]

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Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

12 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Should be the Mayor of Austin

3 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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Austin, Featured

Please Support the Austin Zoo and Sanctuary After Recent Robbery

3 Comments 07 July 2014

Babe, a former 4H project and survivor of the slaughterhouse¬† When I first moved to Austin, an ignorant fool told me that the city had a zoo, but all it boasted were “some goats you can feed.” This equally ignorant fool believed the unfactual statement, thought that feeding goats couldn’t possibly be fun (oh boy, [...]

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Austin, Featured

Reasons Why Austin is the Best Place Ever

18 Comments 01 July 2014

I stopped reading Vice last year after I spotted an article titled “The Woman Who Trains Dogs to Have Sex with Humans” on my Facebook feed, so I haven’t actually read the infamous “Reasons Why Austin is the Worst Place Ever” article that wafted through the Internet last week. I did, however, read many of [...]

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Austin, Featured, Social Media

Big Ol’ Divorce Yard Sale!

4 Comments 09 June 2014

Yesterday I came across this sign near my house: I took a photo of it on Instagram and it got a lot of shares and comments. Who doesn’t appreciate a sense of humor when it comes to tragedy? I discovered that the creator of the flyer is a man who goes by the name America [...]

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Austin, Travel

I Think We Created a New Fashion Trend: Formal Tubing Wear

2 Comments 13 May 2014

This weekend, we celebrated my boyfriend’s half birthday. I had a written the story as to why we celebrated his birthday in May instead of on his actual birthday in November, but when I read this post to him, he said, “You don’t have to put EVERYTHING on the Internet.” And because I don’t want [...]

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Austin, Featured

ATX Safer Streets: How You Can Help a Movement to Make Austin Safer for Pedestrians

No Comments 30 April 2014

Following the news of the tragic death of Kelly (a.k.a. ATX Hipsters)¬†this weekend, Zack Teibloom made me aware of ATX Safer Streets, a coalition of concerned citizens advocating for safer streets in Austin for pedestrians and cyclists. You’ve probably heard a lot about ATX Safer Streets recently, and maybe you even liked their Facebook page [...]

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