Category Archives: Austintatious

All things unique to Austin

Went to check out some of SXSW today

I have an annual tradition of going downtown via the train (which is awesome, screw you car fanatics and naysayers since we need more rail). Then I walk the distance from Fourth and Trinity to Waterloo Records at Sixth and … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Minigolf

Somara and I have been trying to find new things to do besides going to the movies on our joint day off together. Hard to believe we’ve put off Austin’s famous mini-golf course for like a decade or more. Hell, … Continue reading

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Twenty-three years in Austin

Well, it’s not a great number other than being a prime number but I’m glad I moved here. I was dying inside living in Central IL. I was just surrounded by so many people who chose to settle and many … Continue reading

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Austin Toy Museum

Every time I went to WizWorld, this organization brought a diorama to advertise their existence. So Somara and I finally checked the place out. It’s located downtown and on the East side of the interstate in a modest-sized building. Overall it was … Continue reading

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Another reason why Austin isn’t “Texas”

Texas joined the stampede of idiocy by passing a law to say it’s OK to carry guns around in public. Their flawed thinking goes along these lines: Mass shootings will be prevented because “good guys” will be armed to dispatch the … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John Martin

Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker. Although John left Apple a few years … Continue reading

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Springfield at night

Austin resident Tim Doyle has created a series of pictures showing what the iconic town may resemble when the sun goes down. Pretty interesting and clever since Springfield is an unsung cast member.

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New Pinballz location has opened!

It’s in the north where the old Steinmart used to be (the latter moved closer to Alamo Lakeline, coincidence?). This location is way larger too plus it has a kitchen and a full bar,  thus private parties and team-building ventures … Continue reading

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Let me weigh in on the Uber-Lyft brouhaha

As I warned back in April, output was going to be slow with Picayune since I’ve been ill and I’m doing what I can to combat my illness, so thanks for any positive vibes you’re sending my way. I could use … Continue reading

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Wild turkey encounter

Last week I went to a place located adjacent to Zilker Park. For me this well-loved Austin location hosts ACL Fest and other outdoor things people around the world flock to. I never gave it much thought about what lived … Continue reading

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