Austin, Featured

What Was the Best Thing That Happened in Austin in 2014?

No Comments 16 December 2014

As I reflect back on Austin’s 2014, a mix of happy and sad emotions bubble to the surface. Though it was a fun and exciting year in this ¬†snazzy city, Austin had its fair share of heartbreak as well. Austin is feeling the growing pains of being the #1 fastest growing city in America, and [...]

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Austin, Featured

Yesterday a Homeless Man Gave Me Money

3 Comments 13 November 2014

Last night, as I parallel parked my car on West 6th Street, between Hut’s Hamburgers and Whole Foods, a tall, older man dressed in black waved his arms at me, implying that I should back my car up. “A $40 ticket they’ll give you for not being in the lines,” I could hear muffled through [...]

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Austin, Featured, Hipstercrite Life

I’m a Challenger for Snap Kitchen’s 21 Days for Good Challenge

5 Comments 01 November 2014

Friends, I was asked to partake in a really exciting challenge. Snap Kitchen, an Austin-based health food eatery, selected me as one of the 21 Texas challengers for their 21 Days for Good Challenge. From November 1st-21st, Snap Kitchen will be providing us healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner as we work towards our personal goals [...]

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Austin, Fashion/Design, Featured, Film, Music, Pop Culture

12 Austin-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

4 Comments 30 October 2014

Hey, Austinite! Still need a costume idea? Well, I gotta list for you. Check it: all Austin-themed costumes. I’ve got costumes for people of all races, ages and genders. Some costumes poke fun, while others are meant to honor Austin’s greatest heroes. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Matthew McConaughey Top: Just Keep Livin’ shirt featuring words of wisdom [...]

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Austin, Featured

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

49 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

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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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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