Category Archives: Austintatious

All things unique to Austin

Late Fall/Early Winter has come to Austin

Several days ago we had a thunderstorm roll in and the temperature here hasn’t recovered. Good thing we hit the Renaissance Faire a weekend earlier! Then we just experienced what would be Fall. Now we’re in Late Fall or standard … Continue reading

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Being nice to people pays off, Nov ’22 edition

One positive side effect of being in Central Texas for 28 years is the Southern Friendliness rubbing off on me. But I’ve put my Yankee spin on it. See, the South is polite and friendly with an ugly undercurrent similar … Continue reading

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More good news that brought Picayune back!

For once it wasn’t one of those annoying groundskeepers or Chinese restaurants sticking something on my door. Initially I thought it was a joke because Google Fiber hit Austin like a decade ago, raging full on. Everybody everywhere in the … Continue reading

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It’s time for Kaitlin’s 31 Days of Halloween Costumes!

I’ve been so far up my own ass I almost forgot about this cool tradition started by a friend I made named Kaitlin. I usually see her with or without her equally awesome husband, at Austin’s comedy festivals, the nicer … Continue reading

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ACL Fest is back to ruin Austin further

One of the downsides to COVID being “over,” the return of this bullshit. What’s even more pathetic is how the lineup for ACL Fest is 90% the same as Coachella, Lolapalooza and every other gathering Ticketmaster devoured. So if you’ve … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Becky Hammon & the Vegas Aces!

Way to go for everyone involved! Being a resident of Austin, we like to bask in the victory since my adopted city is considered San Antonio Spurs territory but we have a fair number of Mavericks and Rockets fans. We’re … Continue reading

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Looking for ‘Lot Sharks?

I’m guessing this is Round Rock’s solution to parking-lot crime at the outlet mall, having a cop sitting up there like he’s Sheriff Brody watching for sharks looking for thugs going after shoppers’ discounted Crocs.

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Terra Toys showing their Python fandom!

Sure, it’s one of the most overquoted movies in Nerd-/Geekdom and D&D circles, but it’s great to see Austin’s very own Terra Toys use one of its Playmobil marketing stuff to make a Holy Grail joke. If you’re in the area, … Continue reading

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Standard BMW, Tesla and Audi driver in Austin

Ever since TX DoT modified the intersection(s) of Parmer and I-35 to speed up the traffic in every direction, there’s been an influx of assholes who are asking for an accident when I commute home. In several of the areas … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s new car arrived!

What a thrill too, the Carvana deliver guy was early so I didn’t miss out on any serious amount of work. I’m always impressed by the power of hydraulics lifting and lowering something so heavy. I got to give the … Continue reading

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Trying a new tactic with Vulture Realtors

Yesterday, I got a handwritten envelope in the mail and these are often sickening religious crap. It was worse, a shit bird realtor asking if I was interested in selling my house of twenty-plus years to a client of his. … Continue reading

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Lucy in Disguise is closing

The news came in last night followed by the new lament in my adopted home…”Welcome to the New Austin.” I don’t disagree with the sentiment. All the great things that made Austin special, great and weird are dying thanks to all … Continue reading

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A sentiment I share about In-and-Overrated Burger

After July was the hottest frickin’ Summer on record for at least Central Texas, I think I’m going to enjoy the burger wars as long as I can before Climate Change takes away a favorite lunchtime choice. I recently signed … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John Aielli, KUT/KUTX’s morning guy for 50 years

John’s passing was announced Sunday afternoon but I have been busy with other crises at Castello di Maggi as you see from earlier posts. It was sad to see the news from the Austin Chronicle‘s e-mail alerts yet it was not … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s car has been stolen

The reason why my Nichelle Nichols obit precedes this is that I scheduled it via WordPress and our recent adventure was realized this morning. I decided to drive Jennifer to work because she injured her foot yesterday (a nasty cut, it’s … Continue reading

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