Monday, February 29, 2016

Job Interview and Show Your Loyalty to your School?

I noticed this in the window of a shop near the University of Texas. FFP was trying to figure out why I thought it was so funny and then he noticed the Longhorn logo on the shoes.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

We Are All Red

Our building (the 360 Condominium Tower) can change the lights in the glass triangles at the south ends of our hallways to express our mood. Here we are all red. Either for Valentine's Day or maybe showing solidarity with heart disease causes or HIV/AIDs.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Seaholm Sign

The new Seaholm District is taking shape. Old pipes were configured into a sign in the plaza between the soon-to-open condo tower and the retail area. The plaza leads to the old power plant building with the (decommissioned) smoke stacks. The power plant building will contain offices and a least one restaurant.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Icon Reflected

THe Frost Bank Tower is one of the iconic parts of Austin's skyline. Completed in 2004, it predates many of our current towers. Here it is reflected in a relatively new office tower at Third and Colorado.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

IH35 the right way...on foot

Interstate 35 through downtown Austin is famous for traffic tie-ups. But pedestrians on this walkway rarely experience delays. That's FFP walking along and consulting his phone. We were going from the Lady Bird Lake South Shore boardwalk to the Rainey Street area.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

On Top of the Gallery

These foks were enjoying the view from atop the New Hope Graffiti Gallery/

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Don't Hog the Graffiti Wall

We were passing the New Hope Graffiti Gallery the other day and I was struck by this nicely executed pig.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Off to the Races

This faded mural which might be a battle of Lady Godiva types is behind the Goodwill store on North Lamar.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Emergency? NOT!

I'd like to think these guys had an emergency to justify risking their lives. Doubt it.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Sissy Hash

A favorite place in town called Dirty Martin's is about to celebrate its 90th birthday. They have started serving breakfast and here you see one of their concoctions -- Sissy Hash -- potatoes, queso, eggs, white cheese. avocado.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Home sweet co-op

This UT campus area co-op could use a trim, but it looks homey, that's for sure.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

This side up!

Saw this notice on a car parked in the Rainey Street area the other day. Funny.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Another story about Austin

This plaque was just erected not far from our condo tower in downtown Austin. I didn't know the details on these stories and I have lived here all my life.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Street art

Austin is nothing if not colorful. Here are some new artworks on a sidewalk near our building.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A fine wine and football

Our friend Bri is the bartender downstairs at Prelog's. We were warming up for the Super Bowl.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bookreading in progress! Silence those iPhones!

Our friend Stephen Harrigan held a terrific bookreading for his new book "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln" the other night. It was held at BookPeople, near our home.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mystery Monday

Our friend Christine Albert was singing with a stellar band at the event she has been holding each Monday at Mercado's Mexican restaurant for a long time. Mystery Monday means you never know who will show up to play!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bikes on the move

This flock of bike riders headed out from Mellow Johnny's across from our condo tower one recent morning.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flag Boots

Saw these Texas Flag boots on a gal downtown. Fact is, she was buying a parking permit for the car you saw yesterday.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Art on Car

On one of our walks this car was parked on a downtown street.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


An old building that housed part of the city's electric utility is being chewed up by the giant claw to make way for this high rise. Jackie shot this for us.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Say cheese!

Loved this cheese plate I got at a local restaurant the other night. Great presentation. .

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Well, for a few days it was.

Soon after the rock star died, a local festival organizer had Bowie Street changed to this title.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Scene from A Coffee House

This Austin Java Coffee House takes things seriously. Today is theme day and the theme is 'Scene from a Coffee House.' Thought this reader board on one of the unique little enclaves (this one at is part of a mini-chain and is on Parkway near 12th and Lamar) would be a nice companion to what will undoubably include shots of cups of coffee and people drinking them at little tables and such. See others' interpretations here.