Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Daily Texan

One of the nine thousand stands containing our (free) daily UT newspaper, The Daily Texan

Also known as the free source of the NYT crossword puzzle!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Got guns?

Like I said... they like their hunting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wherever there's an American flag, there's a Texas flag as well (almost without fail). The same cannot be said vice versa.

downtown Austin, on one of the rare cloudy days we've had plenty of this week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Wendy's, Austin-style: Bevo Spicy Chicken
(if you somehow don't know this, Bevo is the Longhorn aka the mascot for UT at Austin)

Today is Texas Tech at Texas. As always, people have been tailgating since dawn. They also waited in line ALL DAY Friday to get tailgating spots on campus (faculty members can get them and there are plenty that are off-campus but its tough to get the good ones nearby the enormous stadium).

The game starts in 34 minutes and if we somehow lose (see 2008), well, I may not leave my apartment tomorrow. Or maybe I will, since everyone will probably be too depressed (and/or hungover) to leave their houses.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Texadelphia is a chain restaurant down this way. I haven't actually been there but I remember being amused by its name last year...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Antler hanger

I'm not entirely sure but it looks like some sort of clothing/item holder made of antlers.... they do like their huntin' down here & its just about that season again...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flag or uni?

An up-close shot of one of the Texas rowing clubs uniforms....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


It reads: Armadillo... Possum on the Half-Shell

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cowboy Cookin'

Seen in a shop in Fredericksburg

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Row v Wake

 Like the name?

Row V. Wake... get it? (I hope)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fire? Uh oh.

Also on our way to Canada... check out Cassoday's fire station & fire engine. Yep.

Oh Kansas...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

On the drive to Canada (25hrs if you go straight through which, rest assured, we did not), the car I was in encountered some interesting things....

like this. Cassoday, Kansas: Prairie Chicken Capital of the World.

Now, what exactly is a prairie chicken? We didn't know either. Then we found one.

Our route included: Texas-Oklahoma-Kansas-Missouri-Iowa-Illinois-Indiana-Michigan-Canada! It was a little, oh, not exactly direct because we stopped in 2 places to see friends.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cowboy hat

In case that's illegible, it has a bull kicking & says "8 SECONDS TO KICK YOUR ASS". 

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bat Boat!

Since Bat Fest is going on,  thought this image would be appropriate: it's a boat with a covering that is bat-shaped. It takes people out to watch the bats fly out from under Congress Ave just after sunset.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Interesting Cleaner

I don't invent these things, I just take photos of them...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Bright beetle-y bugs.... in the Texas Memorial Museum...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Twinkie, Fried.

A poor quality photo of a... well... Fried Twinkie. With chocolate sauce on top. Yeah.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sonic, mmmm

Please note in the bottom left: OCEAN WATER. ???

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lonestar Highway, p. 2

See the little tiny Texas outline with the flag?

Once again, never waste an opportunity to remind the world you are in Texas, even if it is only on the interstate.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ball of pennies = art?

A bizarre statue sculpture thing on campus. It has pennies pressed into it. Art confuses me sometimes....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Haribo + Heat = ....

Not exactly Texas-related but here's a tip: don't leave an open 3lb bag of Haribo gummy bears on the rear dashboard in 90+ degree heat...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More of Town Lake, down to the west from the boathouse...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lonestar on the Highway, p. 1

Never miss an opportunity to decorate with a lonestar... even if it's a pillar holding up the interstate.

(Not a great photo but inside that circle on the pillar is a lonestar)

Cacti are funny

These cacti made me laugh.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lonestar option for your trailer hitch.
Other options include Longhorns, UT, Aggies, a state flag....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rowing one evening on Town Lake

 (again, I aim to not have people - at least not recognizably- in these photos so it's kinda limited....)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weiner Time

Yeah, juvenile but amusing nonetheless: that billboard says"It's Weiner Time!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

State Flag Bench

Seriously, this state flag is everywhere. It's on so many objects. Like this bench.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bat Boats

Evening cruise heading out to watch the bats fly out from Congress Ave Bridge

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Bridge graffiti (not quite the same as the Charles' with its graffiti from the various teams....)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Texas Hall of Wildlife

So the Texas Memorial Museum, home of the Natural Science Exhibit turns out to be an enormous tease. It's a big, impressive building on campus that I walk by all the time. You go in it, however, and wtf? There's no real animal life except for pinned butterflies (and clearly that's not life). There are some cool rocks, a dinosaur skeleton suspended from the ceiling, and some shiny bugs on display. So you think "Oh! Hall of Texas Wildlife! Sweet!" and head upstairs.

Lies! I tell you, its all lies. There are replicas of animals but no real ones. Not even any stuffed ones! 

The rocks turned out be the coolest thing in there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July Cupcakes

I half expected to be chastised for not creating a Texas flag out of cupcakes....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Fireworks over Town Lake on the 4th of July (we got there literally 2 mins before they ended. Thanks traffic!)

Monday, July 6, 2009


Oh hey tower.

Man that was a gray day. Rare.