Every time (and I am not exaggerating — I mean every single time) I tell a current or former California resident (whether they're from the bay area or socal) that I'm thinking of moving to California, I am immediately greeted with the exact same response: Don't. It's so expensive to live here. Taxes are crippling. Basic … Continue reading The Golden State
I like that the Alamo Drafthouse serves alcohol. Not because I drink alcohol (I don't), but because this keeps out the children under 21 years old. I like that Alamo seriously enforces its No Talking and No Texting rules. I love that Alamo management actually kicked a woman out of the theater in June 2011 … Continue reading The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin
What I learned from Uncyclopedia: The Sharktopus is proficient in southern mantis-style kung fu. Fact: My martial arts school in Austin teaches northern mantis-style kung fu. I crap you negative. What I learned from Wikipedia: The original Piranha was directed by Joe Dante, written by John Sayles, and produced by Roger Corman. It was filmed … Continue reading Sharkronicity
Back in August, I sent this New York Times travel story about Austin to my friend Melissa, who lives in Manhattan. The article made a big deal about what a suppsedly bike-friendly city Austin is. Melissa wrote back to me: Looks fabulous! but Austin is sounding like a very bike-oriented city and I'm not a … Continue reading Is Austin a Bike-Friendly City?