Category Archives: Austintatious

All things unique to Austin

Happy Juneteenth Day

It’s nice to see what was often a Texas-based holiday finally become a National Holiday in the US. The more amazing thing was how many Republicans voted with the Democrats on this. Currently, they can’t even have a compromise on … Continue reading

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A demonstration of Jennifer’s Texan-ess or -any?

This is a recent addition Jennifer picked up during her recent vacation to Padre but it’s a bummer she bought this in Mexico. You’d think a belt buckle as impressive as this could be found through Texas! Namely at the … Continue reading

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Shooting on Sixth Street, obviously I’m OK

We found out this morning since it was all over the local news via our devices. Hell, it made the front page of The Guardian. Thankfully nobody of the 13 victims have died and the suspected shooter remains at large. Of … Continue reading

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Sadly, under 40% of Texas is vaccinated

This illustration works in a couple different ways. How stupid the “natural immunity” crowd is, proving that Dr. Toupée Paul went into politics in Kentucky because he is a shitty doctor. He makes Dr. Nicke Riviera a Nobel winner. The … Continue reading

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Yee Haw! (still not a good foreign policy)

I’m surprised the “rabbit” didn’t need an ambulance from my weight on its back. Obviously it’s fake but the jackalope is the main attraction at this bar named after the mythical creature. Given how crappy the service and dirty the tables were, … Continue reading

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Texas, the land where the Confederacy remains in power

My adopted state had been making news in a negative way as it often does. As the saying goes, Austin is a great city that’s unfortunately surrounded by Texas. Anyway, all of the statewide offices are held by Republicans and … Continue reading

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Happy National Hamburger Day!

Given how much this American invention is a staple of our bloaty diet, I figured burgers would get at least a month! Before the Pandemic the burger business was going full throttle too. Not exactly what we should be doing … Continue reading

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NIMBY forces won

Before I left for vacation, we had an election on a series of propositions (aka governments not doing their job by blaming the electorate) and I wasn’t allowed to vote in anything because I live in unincorporated Pflugerville. The big … Continue reading

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Twenty-two years at Apple

It won’t be long before my employment at Apple exceeds the duration between my birth and graduating from university, the latter action saying I’m no longer a probationary adult. Like last year, it’s a bit of a pisser thanks to … Continue reading

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Yes (Again)! Now to wait two weeks!

At last! I received my second dose of Moderna to get me out of the woods. Austin’s rollout for the second round was pretty different. Not only did I have to drive further south, I had to stay in my … Continue reading

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I’m set for vaccine shot #2 next Wednesday!

Finally! Austin Public Health followed through yesterday to inform me that I’m scheduled for my second Moderna shot. With it, I will soon be invincible! Mwah ha ha! There was some fatigue on the first evening so I’m hoping my … Continue reading

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Ocean View food truck invades Austin, again!

Tempting but lobster is a temperamental thing with my stomach. I can imagine that this truck serves the meat on bread and covered in butter. If I’m wrong, please let me know what a lobster roll really is.

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Van Halen-themed hotel

Spotted this off Rainey Street but remembered to take a picture. Not exactly sure what the builders were thinking unless they were huge Van Halen fans. I can only imagine the construction workers laying down giant rolls of tape on … Continue reading

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Virtual SXSW underway

Last year it was cancelled (hooray!). This year they found a way to rip people off by making them pay probably outrageous amounts to “attend” via streaming and/or disappointing Zoom conferences. There’s a sucker born every minute, especially into believing … Continue reading

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Another little nod to immortality

Last night I stumbled upon this on the way to our seats. How cool to be listed as someone who has stood by my Stars for a decade without interrupting the streak. Even better, my whole name is listed on … Continue reading

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Yes! Now to wait at least four weeks

I’m now only about half way out of the woods! Since I received the Moderna vaccine, I need a second shot between four and eight weeks. Did it hurt? It smarted like all sharp needles in the upper arm do! … Continue reading

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