Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Since I'm up here, it's kinda tough to post new Austin photos so I'll probably be pretty quiet for the next 3 weeks.
I'll leave y'all with this for now:
Things I've Noticed Since Leaving Austin
1. Okay, okay, it is so true: we New Englanders are much ruder to and inconsiderate of people we don't know up here. Scary: I may actually prefer the Austin manners in this area better.
2. Similarly, I have become more polite. I now say "excuse me" far more often than normal here.
3. Bostonians & Cantabrigians walk faster than Texans.
4. Without noticing, I've come to expect different treatment from Southern men than Northern ones. No, seriously. Down there most men open or hold the door for you. They let you go first, they move aside so you have space in a crowded area, and ones you don't know frequently say "ma'am".
5. During both trips Austin-Boston, I noticed changes in the way people act, dress & communicate upon boarding the Boston-bound plane (I have 1 layover each flight, generally somewhere south).
6. New Englanders = truly more direct, blunt & sarcastic. Result = I do not offend people when I open my mouth here!
7. Boston drivers... need I continue?
8. I see more bookstores here.
9. Far less is in both English & Spanish here.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
IT IS SLEETING/HAILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I had a working camera, I would take photos.
It is NOT WARM OUT!!!!
I keep going outside to stand in it. It keeps turning to rain then hail then rain then hail….
Today & tonight it has been:
a) sunny & 80+
b) totally overcast and 65
c) 55 & thundering with 25 mph+ gusts
d) 38 and hailing, and,
e) all of the above.
I heart Austin.esp. South Congress Ave. Just sayin'.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Our Thanksgiving table! The turkey is on the far left. None of us knew quite how to carve it ("Well, I saw my grandma do it like this...." said one rower. He was handed the knife.) and we didn't have a sharp or large knife so it was, well, interesting...
All day long it was, "Come on! You're from the North! This is your holiday! You should know how to cook XYZ!"
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sorry for the falling off the planet for a few days there. Tough to keep up without a camera!
This is a photo stolen off the internet (thanks google image search!). It's also not really the A&M game. However, this is a view from where we were in the student section.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
EXPECT TEMPERATURES IN THE HILL COUNTRY TO FALL TO BELOW FREEZING AFTER 9 PM THIS EVENING WITH SEVERAL HOURS OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE.
TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON... WITH A FEW HOURS OF READINGS IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S EXPECTED.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
While driving to Louisiana for Marathon Rowing Championships this past weekend, we stopped in some tiny hick town in East Texas (population: 317) at a gas station & convenience store.
The four Texan rowers I was with had never seen this candy before either.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Aka, the place where we row.
Well, we don't actually row in the area pictured (too shallow). But we do row in the water beyond this little inlet. This inlet is Barton Creek. Anyway. A little cleaner than the Charles, perhaps?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Being at a familiar chain restaurant, I managed to forget we were in the South. I ordered 2 sides: mashed potatoes and cinnamon apples. Fool.
In the South, mashed potatoes always have white gravy on them.
White gravy tastes fine, but dammit, it does not belong on this Yankee's mashed potatoes.