Saturday, May 21, 2005

Guinness Is Good For You!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Rev. Lick Reviews: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

WOW. Just WOW. And I'm going again in 12 hours!

In other news, still homeless.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

The Yin and Yang of Intimate Interpersonal Relationships: Homebuying

Concept for this post blatantly pirated from Jeff Goldstein's

"The yin and yang of intimate interpersonal relationships post" (from the protein wisdom conceptual series) :

Yin: If it's meant to be, even if it's not what you were originally hoping for, it will all work out for the best!

Yang: I can make it work, all I need is a bigger fucking hammer.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Where to live? Tough call in a tough market

My attempts to not be homeless in the last couple of days have been extremely frustrating. Fortunately, we've narrowed the choices down to about 3 units in 2 different condo complexes. Making the final call, however, has become a really, really difficult decision. Both of the complexes have their own pros and cons, and essentially boil down to: Super Cool Location, or Super Cool Living Space? The contenders:

1) Super Cool Location: Located in the greenbelt around Austin, this place is a block from the hike/bike trail around Town Lake right in the middle of the city. It's about 7 blocks from a stretch of cool bars/restaurants/coffee houses, and I could feasibly walk across the bridge to some good places on West 6th St. However, it's only one bedroom, and is on the ground floor with a view of the parking lot. The set up inside is nice, but only "adequate" for the amount of living space. Laundry may also be a problem, as they haven't finished installing a w/d in the closet. May not be possible to vent the dryer, meaning: laundromat. Eww. No private patio or porch, just the sidewalk outside the front door. Has been completely pimped out with recessed and track lighting, speaker wiring, new carpet, and paint jobs. I will probably thoroughly enjoy the area, but want to move to a bigger place within two years. Price: $95K.

2) Super Cool Living Space: these are not in a bad location, just located far from downtown in North Austin. Instead of "heart of the city", they're located in Strip Mall Yuppie Land. Near where I will be working, but not too close. This area has a lot of your urban 20/30-something professionals. There are quite a few good hang-outs around, but not much you can really walk to or stumble back from. Living space, however, is excellent. The complex is beautifully cared for, and the unit in question is a townhouse, not a condo. It's two-story, two-bedroom, has laundry, a wet bar, loft space, a private outdoor patio, a fireplace, and is over 1000 sq. ft. Also has a third floor converted attic. Can comfortably live there in style indefinitely. Price: $115K.

So what do y'all think? Space or location? Leave thoughts in the comments. Have to decide by the end of the week.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Saenger Hall Port-a-Potty Follies

Went to Saenger Hall in New Braunfels, TX, to see Jack Ingram play tonight. Great show. This is an old dance hall, and the restrooms are a bunch of port-a-potties outside. While I was breaking the seal, the door opened, and what appeared to be a cute blonde girl was looking at me. To my suprise, we actually had a bit of conversation while I was taking a leak.

Me: [ahhhh...relief.] Door Opens. 'Can I help you?'
Her: 'You didn't lock the door.'
Me: 'Apparently not. Are you coming in or what?' [she's still watching???]
Her: 'But this is the women's room.'
Me: 'It's a porta potty.'
Her: [pause] 'But it says Women on the door.'
Me: 'I've been drinking and didn't bother to read.'
Her: [looks perplexed, finally closes door.'

And yes, all through this exchange I was letting it all hang out. Just wished I'd taken a closer look at her so I could make fun of her after I was done.