Trader Joe’s, H&M, In-N-Out coming to Austin

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

That’s right people, there’s no reason to live elsewhere anymore. Trader Joe’s is going in the Seaholm development in downtown, H&M is going in the Domain (North Austin), and In-N-Out is going in around IKEA (way north Austin, in Round Rock).   Pick your neighborhoods accordingly! I personally don’t care for burgers and I can […]

(Almost) A year in photos

I just realized that I have a kabillion photos on my iPhone.  I guess the last time I purged them was last August. In going through them, I noticed that I keep taking photos to remind myself to write a blog post.  But do I ever?  No.  And then when it’s time to write a […]

Is it local?

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in Food, services, shopping | 4 Comments

Have you seen Portlandia?  I started watching it on Netflix in January and quickly went through every episode. It’s amazing in a funny-because-it’s-true sort of way about liberal meccas such as Austin.  I swear I keep finding little things in my life that mirror the show almost exactly, but none so much as this little […]

Eins zwei g’suffa!

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I would have ordinarily stayed far away from the book because of the Pray in the title (a survival response I learned early as a heathen child growing up in the Bible Belt), but my Jewish friend Laura and my hippie sister Lindsey assured me […]

Updated school ratings

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 in kids, neighborhoods, parenting, Real Estate, schools | One Comment

I’ve updated the schools state ratings from the last school year, 2010-2011 on my Google maps. If you have gotten access in the past, your URL link should still work.  If you haven’t and are interested in seeing them, please visit this page.