Appreciating the Underappreciated Hotties Aboard CapMetro
The lovely folks over at Style Me Pretty featured my sister’s wedding! Can you even handle how gorgeous Hailey looks? What a day, what weather, what a PARTY.
Continuous cheers to our partners in long distance crime and one of my favorite couples on the planet.
As much of an Austin hater as I’ve become lately…
<Can you believe the traffic on Mopac? 114 degrees in February? Why is that house so expensive - this isn’t California! Shit, why are there so many Californians here? Where did all these shiny shirt dudes come from? Enough with the G-D food trucks. What happened to the days when chicken cones only came from Hudson on the Bend and ACL was 1 weekend? These girls think they’re “so Austin” because they wear headbands across their foreheads.Torchy’s now has 18 locations?!>
... I am a RAVING JEALOUS LUNATIC inside every time some big event happens and I’m not there. In the sun. On a rooftop. Drinking a Lone Star tallboy.
[photo: camp friends at creekside, sxsw 2009]
15. Texas. All the food in Austin is dirt cheap and impossibly good, and when I went to Franklin BBQ I deliberately tried to give myself a heart attack by stuffing my face with brisket and very small bourbon pies. The women there are not unattractive, and the folks all look extremely content with their lives. Meanwhile, 20 million people voluntarily cram themselves into a New York City subway car every morning wanting either to kill everyone around them or to kill themselves because killing yourself is kind of easier. Austin is better. And I like that the University of Texas has the balls to cause entire conference shifts without actually moving anywhere. They just break apart alliances and leave other schools bankrupt for the sheer joy of it. That’s my kind of heartless bureaucracy.
My girls. Loving me some mother/daughters time.
[Mom, Hailey, and me at Westcave Cellars Winery out in Dripping Springs. My dear friend Kate’s parents have an amazing spread out there, and the wine is fantastic. My personal favorite: the Estate Tannat. Go see what the Fetty’s are all about!]
Long weekend in Austin begins Saturday. CAN. NOT. WAIT. The problem with going to Austin is my tendency to over-plan. On the wishlist itinerary (for a weekend where we’re specifically not supposed to have a packed itinerary)…
Try to work off everything we ate/drank, fail:
Austin friends: where must we eat and drink? It’s way too hard to balance my old favorites with the new goodies in only 4 days. Help me prioritize!
[Foto: Hailey’s UT Graduation, December 2009]