I’ve mentioned that I started helping out on a ranch. There are 8 horses, over 1,000 acres, and over 22 miles of trails. It’s a little slice of heaven on earth, and the feeling of escape so close to town is simply amazing. We’re not quite into spring yet in Aspen, so expect some even [...]
You can now watch Nali’s adventures (and some other fun stuff to come) all on the thisislifein youtube channel! Behold, doggie’s first snow boots: … and her second attempt to wear them!
Confession: I have never played QRANK. I do not get its appeal (perhaps because I have never played it). Nonetheless, PLAY QRANK LIVE! AT JO’S DOWNTOWN, WIN PRIZES! Join Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food at 7pm TONIGHT, Tuesday, for QRANK Night, with each round there will be prizes as well as drink specials all night long including $3 house [...]
FareCompare had me write a Guest Post on what to do for Memorial Day Weekend. Part of it is excerpted below, and I’ve got two more shindigs added to the bottom of the list: Memorial Day weekend in Austin means one thing: the lake. Austin’s hot summers call for long days spent in and on [...]
Yep, both of these fair cities have car-sharing programs, called Car2(to)Go! Austin Car2Go is launching their program Friday May 21 with a party from 4pm-10pm at Republic Square Park with live music from The Lemurs, The Black and White Years, and more, food vendors, and test drives. Austin city employees have been using the SmartCars [...]
I love taking Nali to one of the nicest off-leash dog trails around, a quick 2.5-mile trail out at Emma Long Park called Turkey Creek (http://www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=666). With recent rains, the creek was flowing quickly, the weather was a perfect 65 degrees, and my Vibrams were perfect water-mud-rock combo shoes. Nali, my beloved rescue mutt pup, [...]
Mark your calendars for this Thursday, November 5: Do your RSVPin’ (they WILL close the list when they reach Mohawk’s capacity) right here, or head to the facebook invite to scope out the other attendees and click yourself attending. As you can see on the flier, my lovely Austin Post is an event sponsor, so [...]
Over at Austin Post, we Real Time Reported on the whole fest–live updates throughout. Check out the new features, and my full-length article recaps: Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Strategy Session Facebook Album And I will not lie, every single morning (lie: afternoon) I got dropped off at Barton Springs & Lamar, and every [...]
Texas Testosterone Festival I’ve already riffed on how sweet I think the Texas Testosterone Festival is gonna be this weekend: bball skills, Spartan 300, MMA fighting, poker tourneys, choppa customization, bikini and fit model contests … yeah, pretty freakin’ sweet. There’s also an actually-really-cool-if-you’re-not-into-pure-debauchery event too: a Central Texas Pro Sports Round Table with reps [...]
Summer in Austin features tons of free concerts, movies, and other events in the great outdoors. Really, this doesn’t quite make sense since it’s hot, hot, hot in the summer, but hey, I guess we give balmy summer nights a chance to work their magic. First stop on the balmy summer night tour? 101x & [...]
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Fashion Sticky Notes
... actual hideous things I see people wearing, and how to remedy the problems they present.
+ FIT, Fit, fit ... people, respect your body and how clothes fit on it. Stop wearing things that are too tight/too short/too baggy/too ANYTHING.
+"Ombre" hair ... the pinterest pin that says, "honey, we call that roots" is spot on. Dimension is hot. Drama is not.
+overdone blush. If we can see the lines, it's too much.
+Let's talk sportswear. Wear the appropriate things for your activity—if you are going to yoga, wear yoga pants. If you are playing volleyball, wear short shorts. If you are playing basketball, for the love, wear basketball shorts.
Things I Like and You Should Too
... because I knew about jellies shoes way before they were cool.
*the resurgence of friendship bracelets
*bold business suiting—you can pair tops and bottoms separately to tone it down
*native american prints
*brightly-colored sunnies. they're SUNNIES after all.
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