The previously mentioned Rude Mechanicals production of Get Your War On has extended it’s run. It will now go until February 11th instead of February 4th as originally planned and they’ve added a second 10pm show on some nights. These all appear to be selling out, so you’d better get moving if you want to see it. I’ve got tickets for Friday night and will report back to you, faithful Metroblogging readers, on Saturday.
Our lawnmower died at the end of the summer last year. It gave 7 or 8 years of service and will be missed. I put off getting a replacement until the Spring and I’m glad that I did after reading this story. I’m buying a Snapper. Coincidentally, I heard this story on the way home from work today. I don’t ever shop at Wal-Mart. I don’t like it. I’d love to stop shopping at Sam’s Club if Costco would get their act together and start carrying an essential staple without which I cannot function (apologies in advance for their flash-based, window-resizing nightmare of a site).
I don’t make it up to Round Rock very often myself. Hell, if I didn’t work just north of 183 and Mopac, I’d probably never make it above 2222, but I digress.
It appears that Saradora’s, the downtown Round Rock coffee shop, is closing. You’ll recall that Saradora’s hosted a drag show back in September, something that caused a much larger uproar than I ever would’ve thought in this day and age. There I go overestimating my fellow man again. You’d think I’d have learned by now. Amy of Amy’s Ice Cream apparently has her eye on the location, but she says “I don’t know if Round Rock’s ready for us”.
Yeah, all that crazy hat wearin’ and ice cream throwin’ is a little to out there for Round Rock. Best just to welcome Baskin Robbins and their plan for domination of the local ice cream market. Good luck with that.
I don’t know what happened, but there’s a Chevy Cavalier-looking grey car with it’s trunk bashed flat and a smashed front-end in the left northbound lanes of 183 at Mopac. It was there when we went to lunch over an hour ago and it’s still being cleaned up now. The passenger compartment looks pretty much intact, but the people inside are almost certainly at the hospital right now. Hope they’re ok.
I just read a story on News8Austin about the Black Star Pub. It’s to be Austin’s first community-owned beer bar. They began meeting earlier this month and are currently scoping out locations in East Austin. I’d be interested to hear more about how this might work. It’s still in the early stages if you want to get involved, although I’m guessing their membership just shot up in the wake of all this publicity. They’ve got a Google Group if you’re interested in participating. I’m sure the TABC will figure out some way to object to this. They always seem to make running a business that involves booze much more difficult than you’d think.
I noticed the Capitol Place sign on the hotel at the I-35 south frontage between 5th and 6th streets for the first time this week. If I’m not mistaken, that location used to be a Hilton before the new behemoth took away my free Sixth Street weekend parking at Japanese Autotech. It’s apparently affiliated with the Hilton Garden Inn line of Hilton hotels, so I suppose it’s come home again after being a Crowne Plaza hotel. Who can keep up?
I’ve never stayed in the place, but I did attend a wedding reception there once. An old friend from high school got married. I remember being incensed that no one wanted to go to Sixth Street post reception when we were right there. They just wanted to drink beer in the rooms and talk about old embarassing stories. Bastards! And most of them were from out of town. I think that’s one of those moments where I officially broke with the past. “You can’t go home again” and all that.
What’s the point? None, really. It’s just that the new sign stands out so much that I had to comment.
I managed to get all of the old posts loaded last night and the Paul Tatara Movie Review Database (TM) is back as well. I’ll move on to the comments in the next day or so. I also need to see if I can get a rewrite rule working so that you can still reach the posts via their old URLs.
Gloria Gaynor would be proud. I’m in the process of making a break with my old hosting company and hoping that the new one treats me a little better. I’m taking the opportunity to scrap the old website as well, so things are going to be a little screwed up for the next several days. I’ve got to figure out how to import all of my old posts into this new format and it’ll take some time to move over some of the other stuff. I haven’t settled on a theme yet, so feel free to suggest your favorites if you’re a WordPress user.
This is just wrong. I’m assuming some or all of the members of Devo had to agree to this? Why?