It seems I can’t get enough of movies passes. The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass is my third try at making a movie pass part of my monthly outgoings, and my third failure. But, let me start with this: The Alamo Drafthouse (AD) pass is by far the most positive experience I’ve had so far. I … Continue reading On The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass
I think this the best sign I've found since "Please Don't Eat the Soap", a genuine sign in a gift shop in a small TX town... Anyway, surely, this kind of thing is better left to a medical professional.
Being a foster-pug-parent has led to some interesting experiences, but none more interesting than when the lovely people at Zilker Bark reached out to ask if we’d like to be in a photo shoot. I’ve been a follower of their Instagram feed for some time now, and the idea that the JCs would be featured … Continue reading On Zilker Bark
Love tacos; love puns; love Austin.
We found where they nested for the night. We put stakes through their hearts and doused them with holy water.
November 12, 2018, and Austin suddenly got very cold. I mean, not Arctic cold. Not even Edinburgh-at-Xmas cold. But for Austin, the cold is not a matter of absolute number; it’s more to do with the difficulty I seem to have in adapting to the change in temperature. So, not cold-cold…it’s more that it is … Continue reading On Being Cold
If you don’t know what a tintype picture is, think of those olde-time-y pictures of outlaws like Billy the Kid. Unless you’re thinking of a modern movie still, you’re thinking of something that looks like a tintype. I think I first fell in love with the modern way of making "old" pictures when I saw … Continue reading On Tintypes
Someone left these just lying around. That seems dangerous. They belong in the White House, surely.
Look, I’ve been in Austin 9 years or so now and I’ve never once played the “It’s not as good as it used to be” card, so give me a moment here. I love Graffiti Park. I love it so much that I’ve made up its name rather than try to remember its real one. … Continue reading On Graffiti Park
So, summer's over. It's going to starting getting cold again. Sure, it happens (almost) every year at this time, but we're always surprised, right? A little snow on the ground and the only place open is...well, nothing. Nothing is open. However, I am not from here - I am a proud and hardy Northern European. … Continue reading Advice for Austinites in Winter