Saturday, June 30, 2018

Preachin' at Church on Monday

One of the best jazz gigs in town -- Church on Monday at Gallery above Continental Club. The guys were really wailing when I took this photo.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Nice tattoo!

I think this young lady is proud to be an avid book reader, according to her tattoo.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

OK. well, one more shot

Here are some more of the Art Bra models taking their final turn on the stage. What wonderful outfits and sincere, brave spirit.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A fun fundraiser for a serious cause

Here we are (middle) with two of our good friends, Patrick and Tracy, who went to Art Bra with us. A fun night for a great cause. Breast Cancer Resource Center helps so many women -- and men -- through a difficult time in their lives.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The bras are all here!

I crowded up with everyone else and snapped this group shot at the end of the Art Bra fundraiser. What a brave group of women who have embraced their situation and are showing strength in the face of adversity.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Art Bra 6

Another terrific modeling job at Art Bra. I love the frilly skirt. This lady knew how to get the crowd pumped up and clapping for her.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Art Bra 5

This model at Art Bra sported an outfit that was sheer simplicity. She captivated the crowd.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Art Bra 4

Love the tribal spirit this woman displayed at Art Bra. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Art Bra 3

This woman at Art Bra looked like an old time Olympian.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Art Bra 2

 A fanciful outfit at Art Bra. That is announcer Gayle Stallings in the background.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Art Bra 1

On June 2nd, we went to an annual fundraiser that we love called Art Bra, held to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center. At this event, women with breast cancer-- some in Stage 4-- wear fancy bras that have been created by top local fashion designers. I will post a group of photos that I shot at the event over the next several days. We are always proud to support this group which has helped so mnay of our friends over the years.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Truffle Tots! Oh yes.

One of our favorite old-time burger joints, Dirty Martin's, now has Truffle Tater Tots on the menu. They are served with aioli. Of course, you can squirt some ketchup on them if you wish.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Spinning the tunes

We walked up Guadalupe the other day and I spotted this old-time turntable in the window at a hip clothing store. I'd almost forgotten these boxy things existed.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lunch Bunch

We had a terrific lunch the other day at a new restaurant called Intero. It featured a preview of the play "Sunday in the Park with George." Here we are with two nice lunch-mates.

Friday, June 15, 2018

FareGround in the foreground

On this recent night, lots of people were taking advantage of the outdoor seating at FareGround, a multi-vendor eating space here in downtown.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The latest boardwalk view

What a skyline our little town has these days. When I was a kid, if you had told me that it would look like this someday, I would have passed out. We enjoy giving our readers visual updates.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ai WeiWei's art

I always love seeing this fanciful sculpture called "Forever Bicycles" when we round the corner on the trail heading home.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy trails!

Sometimes I like to post a photo of my partner in life walking along the trail. These are some of our happiest moments. But gosh, it is getting hot out there.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Shall we gather at the river?

A lot of people were assembling for a marathon the other day. It made for quite a sight on the other side of the lake.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pastries in the hood

This patisserie is just around the corner from our condo tower. We love having food like this handy.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Happy Anniversary indeed!

We loved this duo of sorbet and tart at Jeffrey's the other night, when we were celebrating our 42nd anniversary. What a great meal.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Big band concert!

Little Stevie Van Zandt and his band were rocking the house at the Paramount the other night.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sometimes the Murals Baffle Me

This mural is in a food truck park off of East 11th. I don't really get it on any level. But it's interesting.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Austin Icon and Dental Hygiene

FFP shot another detail from the mural we showed yesterday. Here Willie is taking care of his teeth, maybe in a dressing room decorated with his posters.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Reflective Mural

A new mural has appeared on South Lamar. I think it may be on the side of a dentist office. In this detail, Janis Joplin appears to be brushing her teeth and looking in a mirror, surrounded by posters for her concerts.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Neighborhood is Changing

The skyline behind these flowers (blooming on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge) is really changing and has been for the past months and years. The topped but as yet unfinished Independent looms behind the Seaholm Residences in the center. To the right of center is our building (now ten years occupied with the needle on top. Continuing to the right is the Third+Shoal Building across the street from us which is still under construction and next to it is the Proper Hotel and Condos still being built.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Rooster and His Neighbors

This giant colorful yard art is in South Austin. The welcoming sign and purple house made for a bright spot on this street.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Yes "me," well, OK, "us"!

When we sit down at our favorite bars, these are the drinks that we wind up with, 95% of the time. In fact, at Fixe, our version of the "Cheers" bar, they start pouring them as soon as we come in the door. Linda has a Manhattan and Forrest has a glass of still rose'. For the June Theme Day, we couldn't resist posting this photo. Oh and by the way, this was taken at the bar in Jeffrey's, a nice restaurant in West Austin where we recently celebrated our 42nd Anniversary dinner. Salud! To see how our fellow bloggers around the world illustrated the theme, click here.