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In defense of Austin, Texas.


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From my experience the best places in Texas are....

1)Dallas

2)Houstan

3)Austin

4)San Antonio

5)Galvestion

6)Corpus Christi.

 

Personally i'm pretty keen on Big D and Big H. ::Note both dallas and houstan are bigger (and that means better in the south) than the capital (Austin)::/Note::

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Originally posted by Maxtron@Feb 19 2005, 11:39 PM

From my experience the best places in Texas are....

1)Dallas

2)Houstan

3)Austin

4)San Antonio

5)Galvestion

6)Corpus Christi.

 

Personally i'm pretty keen on Big D and Big H. ::Note both dallas and houstan are bigger (and that means better in the south) than the capital (Austin)::/Note::

 

Really? I lived in Houston for 22 years, and I got tired of it. Weather sucks, it takes 45 minutes to drive most anywhere, and the sprawl is insane. That's the worst thing about Dallas and Houston - endless suburban sprawl. I sincerely think both cities are nothing more than endless strip malls with an occasional church thrown in. And the respective downtowns.

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob@Feb 20 2005, 12:06 AM

 

Really? I lived in Houston for 22 years, and I got tired of it. Weather sucks, it takes 45 minutes to drive most anywhere, and the sprawl is insane. That's the worst thing about Dallas and Houston - endless suburban sprawl. I sincerely think both cities are nothing more than endless strip malls with an occasional church thrown in. And the respective downtowns.

 

hey! dont forget super walmart centers. texas is all about super walmart centers.

 

sidenote: i dont know how they get enough people inside to fill the huge churches in fort worth. the web addresses on the side of them that advertise to the freeway are probably three times as tall as i am.

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Makes me happy to see Texas gettin love. Im from Houston, but I now live in the Northeast, and I have to say... I miss Texas. Austin is a great city, but I love houston more. PMB, dont you just love the sunsets and sunrises in Texas? I was never aware of how "big" the sky could be, until I got to Amherst and it just is not the same. So many people here automatically assume stuff about people from Texas. Anywho, time for sleep... big ups to the texas folk

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Austin is simply grand.... but please let's not "FUCK ALL OF TEXAS EXCEPT FOR AUSTIN".... I live in Dallas.... and it's not so bad, I have grown a liking for it. It's no Austin, but it's different..... and change is good. We've got sports teams here... lot's of gambling, theme parks, commerce, tons of out door stuff to do, just minus all the p*t smoking.... well there's that too, but I think less of it here. What I'm saying is, Texas is not a bad place, there's some shithole small towns here that I've never even heard of, but for the most part I've lived in every major city in Texas at some point in my life, aside from Houston, and they're not bad places. You all DO know that some of the hottest women in America are coming from Texas, specifically Dallas.... so "Don't mess with Texas" while your jaw's dropping over one of our hotties.

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I've been in austin about a week and a hald or so on business and I must admit, at first, I thought there was nothing special about this city what so ever. but every night as I've wandered around for a couple of hours after work.... it's actually started growing on me quite a bit.

 

I was actually quite suprised how layed back things are here. wasn't expecting everyone to be as chill as they are. found four handfuls of rad bars and one or two decent clubs. the alahmo draft house has got to be the fucking coolest theater I've been to in years.

haven't ventured too far out of downtown yet. mostly up the soco district (think that's what it's called)

 

really wished I had more time off work to really dig around.

 

pmb, if you're out on the piss one night between now and tuesday-ish, let me know. a round or five are on me

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i've always heard that austin is the exception to texas. that is a lot like boulder. "keep boulder weird" v. "keep austin weird." someday i'll make it there. have some friends in that area. bitches and the like. ha.

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Originally posted by synaps@Jul 7 2005, 09:05 PM

I've been in austin about a week and a hald or so on business and I must admit, at first, I thought there was nothing special about this city what so ever. but every night as I've wandered around for a couple of hours after work.... it's actually started growing on me quite a bit.

 

I was actually quite suprised how layed back things are here. wasn't expecting everyone to be as chill as they are. found four handfuls of rad bars and one or two decent clubs. the alahmo draft house has got to be the fucking coolest theater I've been to in years.

haven't ventured too far out of downtown yet. mostly up the soco district (think that's what it's called)

 

really wished I had more time off work to really dig around.

 

pmb, if you're out on the piss one night between now and tuesday-ish, let me know. a round or five are on me

 

Soco district?

 

Alamo drafthouse is fucking awesome. Have you gone to any of the special shows they put on at the downtown location? I mean more than the new releases. Check out their website if you haven't: www.alamodrafthouse.com.

 

And I'd love to grab a beer, but chances are I won't be going out this weekend. I have to make a concerted effort to be a study monster the next two weeks. How often do you make it to Austin (although I'm assuming this is your first time here)?

 

Other spots to check out:

- new Whole Foods world headquarters at 6th and Lamar.

- South Congress area

- UT campus

- watch the bats leave the Congress bridge at sunset

- head to Mt. Bonnel at sunset

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob+Jul 8 2005, 03:03 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Poop Man Bob - Jul 8 2005, 03:03 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-synaps@Jul 7 2005, 09:05 PM

I've been in austin about a week and a hald or so on business and I must admit, at first, I thought there was nothing special about this city what so ever. but every night as I've wandered around for a couple of hours after work.... it's actually started growing on me quite a bit.

 

I was actually quite suprised how layed back things are here. wasn't expecting everyone to be as chill as they are. found four handfuls of rad bars and one or two decent clubs. the alahmo draft house has got to be the fucking coolest theater I've been to in years.

haven't ventured too far out of downtown yet. mostly up the soco district (think that's what it's called)

 

really wished I had more time off work to really dig around.

 

pmb, if you're out on the piss one night between now and tuesday-ish, let me know. a round or five are on me

 

Soco district?

 

Alamo drafthouse is fucking awesome. Have you gone to any of the special shows they put on at the downtown location? I mean more than the new releases. Check out their website if you haven't: www.alamodrafthouse.com.

 

And I'd love to grab a beer, but chances are I won't be going out this weekend. I have to make a concerted effort to be a study monster the next two weeks. How often do you make it to Austin (although I'm assuming this is your first time here)?

 

Other spots to check out:

- new Whole Foods world headquarters at 6th and Lamar.

- South Congress area

- UT campus

- watch the bats leave the Congress bridge at sunset

- head to Mt. Bonnel at sunset

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I've been to austin twice before this. just in overnight to play a show then fly out the next morning. this is the first time I've had a chance to actually get around and see the city. I'm staying/working at the omni downtown on 8th/7th so it's nice being right in the middle of things.

 

::congress bridge bats I've done.

::whole foods I've done

::south congress area has been hit up extensively (someone reffered to it as the SoCo district/area???)

::hit up waterloo

::haven't made it to either mt. bonnet or to UT campus, yet. planning on doing both before I leave.

::one of my ex's sister is in the roller derby action on sundays. more than likely going to catch that.

::need to hit up at least 30 more bars. the deubachery level is still far from complete.

 

the only thing I've caught at alamo so far is land of the dead. a friend said that I absolutely have to go catch this flick done by a local guy?! not sure of his name or of the flick, unfortunately.

 

starting this trip, I'm here once a year for the next 3.

no worries about the studying bit, I definitely/sadly know how that goes. if for some reason your books find themselves flung across the room and you decide on a pint, I'm near always game.

 

anything else worth a walk from downtown? perhaps even a cab/bus ride?! also... is the 'iron city brewery' (fek, I think that's its name) on 5th and tritinty actually a brewery?

 

cheers

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They brew their own beer there. I think they have like 10 different types. I've only been there once, but the beer I tried was good. Worth a stop for a pint or two, for sure.

 

 

I have family that works for the Omni as their special events coordinator. Heather C________. Know who I'm talking about?

 

I also have a bunch of friends that work as valets for most of the hotels around downtown. I'm pretty sure I know people that work the Omni, but I could be wrong.

 

Check your PMz.

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that looks very sydney-esque, with a hint of mediteranean Picture097.jpg

 

totally not what i thought texas would be like. the shot of the that little stream from hamilton pool with the tree roots is awesome, nice thread

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