10 reasons for living in austin

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in general austin | 11 Comments

Two recent emails from readers are prompting this post.  One person asked how Austin compared to the other places I’ve lived.  Another person asked why I liked Austin so much. If you pour over the hundreds of pages I have here you’d probably find the answer, but here it is in shorthand. I’ve lived in Corpus Christi, […]

Small Town Feel

Posted on Dec 19, 2010 in general austin | No Comments

Last Friday we went to the grand opening of Black Star Co-op,  a cooperative pub and brewery.  My husband was the architect for the space, and it was an exciting culmination to the year-long project. I got a kick out of seeing my husband shaking all his friends’ hands, and we even got a little special […]


Posted on Aug 13, 2010 in general austin | 4 Comments

Found a really cool interactive map at Forbes.com, which shows the 2008 migration patterns of each county in the US.  Here’s migration for Austin (Travis County).  The black lines mean people are moving to Austin.  Red means they are moving away from Austin. Here’s a contrast for Los Angeles County:

How Austin made someone love America

Posted on May 25, 2010 in general austin | No Comments

I have been crazy busy with work, plus the kids and I have been sick.  So forgive me for not blogging more. And please read this great article here.

two words: mani pedi

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 in entertainment, general austin, services, shopping | One Comment

It’s time for a little self-promotion. Bear with me, because it involves a really great nail salon in Austin.  I just finished redesigning the website for Embellish Nails & Salon (I did the design and flash work, and my friend Nicole built it) and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The owners, Wendy and Lisa, were dream […]