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Fall in East Austin

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Sadly and typically I’m unable to go home for Thanksgiving and am the orphaned celebrator, but this is the first Thanksgiving I celebrated with my boyfriend and his family and it was great! We went to Austin’s famous Threadgill’s and then played bocce at Zilker Park. I climbed a tree and played soccer and I can’t tell you HOW F’ING AMAZING BOTH THOSE THINGS FELT. Disconnecting from the computer and phone for a day and being outside felt better than I could have ever imagined. Sad, huh? Well, I’m hooked now and want to go play bocce right now! In the meantime, here are some pictures from the second weekend of the East Austin Studio Tour and Turkey Day.

rogue letters from a working letterpress

the natural drink machine

fell in love with how many Airstream trailers exist in Austin

someone put swings under this overpass. it’s hard to tell, but there are swings in every section heading towards the back.

this piece was made by burnt wood (more…)

Film, Pop Culture

The Muppets Review: A Must-See For Every Muppet Fan



I was going to post this next week, but screw it. I already noticed a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and my blog isn’t big enough to have a studio sic a Muppet on me, so here it is, my The Muppets review. Disclaimer- I’m not a movie reviewer and suck ass at writing reviews.

The Muppets is a good movie. It’s not great. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the more you watch it, the more great it becomes. Writers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller had a big task in front of them and all-in-all they succeeded in doing the job.

Gary (Jason Segel) and his Muppet brother, Walter, live in Smalltown, U.S.A. They are best buds and do everything together. As they grow older it becomes apparent that Walter is “different”. He feels out of place. One day Gary and Walter watch The Muppet Show on TV and Walter is transfixed. He has found his people.

Fast forward years later, Gary decides to take his girlfriend of ten years, Mary (Amy Adams), to Los Angeles. Knowing how (more…)

Film, Pop Culture

The Muppets Create Nostalgia-Fueled Cry Fests

Last night I saw an advanced screening of The Muppets.

And as I predicted, I cried eleven times, including once within the first 60 seconds of the film.

When the entire Muppet gang sang “The Rainbow Connection”, I lost it.

I just wrote a whole review, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post it, so I’ll wait.

Instead I will share with you the write-up I added to the Muppets window which was featured in the East Austin Studio Tour this weekend and next.


It was our third date. You were screening your movie. I was nervous.

I really liked you.

When I left the theater I discovered that someone had broken into my car.

The next night you took me out to dinner. You felt bad about the broken window so you offered

to make me a new one. We stood on the dark street cutting out a cardboard window. You

asked me who I wanted driving alongside me. I told you the Muppets. You drew Kermit,

Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear by the light of my cell phone.

I drove around (more…)

Hipstercrite Life

The Rainbow Connection

Once in awhile someone comes along and creates a Muppets-themed cardboard window for your car. They do this because you attended a screening of their movie and while inside, someone broke into your car. They may have also done this because they like you. Maybe. And though you should call your car insurance provider and finally get a quote on how much this window is going to cost, a part of you doesn’t want to give up the Muppet window. You like riding around with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie in the passenger seat. More importantly you like that he drew this for you one evening by the light of your cell phone.

If your car was broken into, what would you draw on your new cardboard window?