Monday, February 28, 2011

Current obsessions

I'm blaming the city of Austin for the following current obsessions:

Lykke Li- Little Bit
I don't know what it is about the petite little Sweeds(The Knifes, Robyn) but they sure are adorable. I love, love, love this song. And more than a little bit. Check out Drake's take on it as well.

Adele- Turning Tables
I was lucky enough to see Adele a few years ago in Utah with James Morrison. Her voice is incredible and her lyrics are heart-wrenchingly beautiful. I haven't been able to stop listening to this song off her new album. This guy also does a pretty beautiful cover.

Passion Pit- Sleepyhead
Passion Pit, to me, is Austin. It's weird, fruity, and makes you feel comfortably awkward. Damn hipsters. Passion Pit radio on Pandora as been in heavy rotation these past few weeks. Not too shabby for a band that initially started out as a dude writing a few songs as a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend.

And lastly, I feel it is my moral obligation to let you in on a little hangover cure. I was not a believer until I had a CRIPPLING hangover a couple of months ago. I don't know if it's my old age or what but I can't hang like I used to. I couldn't even sit up and needless to say, I stayed in bed ALL day. My roommate (bless her heart) brought me home a Rockstar Recovery. I shit you not, 15 minutes after I drank it, I felt like Spring morning. I'm hooked. I turned my friend Mike on to them (dude drinks 365) and he wants it on tap at his house. 

Things in Austin are on the up and up. I had a little bit of a rocky road but I'm happy to report that things are changing for the better. I got a second job that I start today. I'm pretty stoked. The extra money will be nice but more importantly, I can't wait to have the human interaction. Working from home is FANTASTIC, don't get me wrong. It's just not very ideal for someone that just moved to a new city.

Lastly, on Saturday I'm going to look at my potential new home!! I love my roommate and am a little sad we won't see each other every day but I want (and need) to be closer to all the action. Hopefully I'll be a resident of the hipster coveted East side of Austin. I'm still on the fence about committing to Austin completely so I'm getting a studio to save on furniture but I've pretty much already decorated the place in my head. Hopefully a post about my adorable new place is in the near future!

Friday, February 18, 2011


"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"
"Slutty girls!"
"Slutty girls who?"
"Slutty girls dancing on a shark tank!"

Nobody ever writes about the bad parts of Austin. All you hear about is how amazing this city is. Don't get me wrong, I adore Austin! I think it is a very unconventional, fun, outrageous, crazy, and animated city. I've made some great memories in the very short five months that I've lived here and can't wait for the many memories to come. That being said and just like any other city, there are some shitty places in this town.

Exhibit A:

A couple of friends recently came into town and a friend that lives here really wanted to impress them so she took us to all these different bars. We went to the bar from the link above. Immediately after walking in I was turned off by it. The floor is a shark tank that everybody dances on, which is a cool concept but, all I could think of was how cruel it was to the sharks. How would you feel if a bunch of ugly cougars in pointy boots were dancing erratically on the roof of your house? (Actually, the visual of ladies up on my roof is quite comical.) It was seriously like a frat-party hosted at a retirement home. I wasn't drinking that night so that didn’t help matters either. Regardless, the half hour I lost from visiting QUA was just given back with this Yelp review. I hope you find it as entertaining as I did.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You keep moving but where are you going?

Seriously? 28? Where did 27 go?! Is this the part in life where someone has pushed the fast forward button and before you know it, you are 64 years old and reminicing about "the good ole days"? I'm not ready for the fast forward button!

I suppose if you look back on everything that has happened this last year, it seems like it was a pretty signigicant year. One best friend got married, another moved to Chicago, I moved to Texas......wait, I MOVED TO TEXAS?! Holy es word. To be completely honest, it still doesn't feel real. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I live in Suburbia, TX, not Austin, TX. (No, Suburbia isn't a real city.)

All of that is about to change. I've started searching for my own place and I couldn't be more happy/scared shitless about it. What is there to be scared about? Oh, only the fact that I don't have a lease and don't really own anything besides clothes and a TV. Everything I own fits in my car. I can technically just pack up my car in a few hours and just jump in my car and move home if I want to. Getting my own place means signing a lease and purchasing furniture, putting down some roots.

When did I become so scared of putting down roots? I was always the girl who wanted to put down roots; who's goals and dreams were built off of roots. Those dreams have up and passed right by me, leaving me to figure out new dreams and goals. As of now, I have NO IDEA what I want, where I want to be, who I want to be, how I want to's all up in the air and it's like I'm looking up waiting for it all to fall into place.

"Be patient. Until you are content with how life is right now, nothing else will change." Guess I have no other choice than to get content with how life is right I'm putting down roots. Oh life, I don't know that I'll ever understand you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

speak now....

....or forever hold your peace. Seriously, I'm ready to throw in the towel.