Monday, August 30, 2010


Sarah and I decided to surprise our friend, Amelia, at a reading that she was doing at The Hideout tonight. Of course, Sarah and I love to eat, so Sarah took me to a place up the street from The Hideout called Silhouette. Turns out they have a sushi happy hour (which was delicious) that goes all day on Mondays. We also got in with 10 minutes to spare on drink happy hour as well. I got $1 off my glass of Cava (Spain's version of champagne) and we ate more sushi than two people should.

We headed to The Hideout, which I'd never been to before, and spent a good 10 minutes wandering around looking for this 'reading.' There were people on a small stage reading poetry, but it appeared to be an open-mic night. Amelia's reading was supposed to be an official reading with a few other authors. We found a back staircase and made our way halfway up it before discovering that it was an improv class...which neither of us wanted to be a part of. The barista behind the counter just shrugged his shoulders and claimed he had no idea what was going on that evening except that whatever event was happening on the stage was going till 10pm. So Sarah and I plopped down into some chairs and consulted the all-knowing cell phones with internet. Amelia's facebook page put an end to our confusion by confirming that her reading was indeed at 7:30pm on August 30th at The Hideout. The Hideout in Chicago, that is...

In Search of Fresh Groceries...

I've been hearing all this new hype about Sprouts Farmers Market (technically it's not actually a farmer's market but a grocery store). I had the day off today so I decided to check it out. The closest location in Austin is up on 183

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Not that close.

It turned out to be quite worth it though. Everything they had seemed fresh and looked good plus they didn't have normal brands like Coca Cola. Instead they had all-organic or all-natural stuff like Blue Sky Soda. I ended up getting a weird mixture of random stuff (Greek yogurt, some plums, juice, a bottle of wine and some pasta salad). I enjoyed it though and am thinking about going back on Wednesday to prepare for the paella I'm making that night. The prices didn't seem too bad...

In other news, remember this? Well I had to drive by on my way home and it looks like they're finally doing some construction on it (after only 6 months).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Horseback Riding?

There's a website that provides deals and coupons to places around Austin called LivingSocial. My friend, Jenn, found a coupon for 2 riding lessons at Bel Canto Farms for $49! Trust me, that's a steal. So we signed up. Not sure how it will go, but I'm excited. Looks like the farm is in Dripping Springs so it should be a beautiful area. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Winnebago Man Is Here!

Winnebago Man is showing at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and the Ritz now! Very exciting.