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!"