- Member for
- 5 years 52 weeks
- The Tourniquet of Roses by the Residents
- Happy Boy by the Beat Farmers
- The NIght of the Wolverine by Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes
- The Strain (a song about taking a dump) by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
- Let It Be by Amorphous Androgynous
- The Weeping Song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
- Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl by Robyn Hitchcock
- Lime Green Jelly (from the Classic LP - Songs for Swinging Larvae) by Renaldo & The Loaf
- Fat Man by Lydia Lunch
- Put Your Ear to the Ground and Open Your Heart to the Sky by John Giorno
|25 weeks 3 days ago||The Kinks - any run of their||
The Kinks - any run of their golden age lps - Face to Face, Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola vs Powerman..., and Muswell Hillbillies.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Just don't.||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||West Texas A&M Buffaloes||
Just south of the panhandle.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Almost had a heart attack||
as I initially thought you meant Mattison ... death wheeze ...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||High Schools||
Seegoblu - my kids went to Westlake (EANES ISD). As Silvermassy mentioned, it is known to be very strong academically, both in Central Texas and across the state (US News and World Report gives Westlake high marks FWIW). My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with the education our daughters received (and son still receiving). While there is some of the "keep up with the Jones" Silvermassy refers to due to the socioeconomic makeup of Westlake parents, I see more competitiveness around earning strong grades and getting into colleges of choice. Westlake is still a public school - I liken the academic environment to UM, more friendly and helpful than snobby and private.
Anderson, Austin, Vandergrift and Lake Travis are all excellent high schools as well. You may want to consider work location as it relates to school districts. Lake Travis and Vandergrift are quite far from downtown Austin. If you are working far west or northwest, then these schools would be great choices but if you are working in central Austin, the lack of freeways and heavy traffic could wear you down. Westlake covers much of west Austin, Austin High closer in to downtown and Anderson covers more of north central Austin. If you are working from home, Lake Travis ISD and Vandergrift gives you access to lake life, pretty views and water sports whereas the more centrally located schools give you better access to Austin.
My wife and I are happy to help offline if you like. Go Blue.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Austin-based since 2006||
I have lived in some great cities across the US and abroad and Austin easily tops my list. The city is pretty, with great weather 9 months out of the year, and has fantastic music, food and sports scenes. What I like best is the diversity of it's population - techies, BBQ bubba's, politicians, students, cowboys, entrepreneurs, music hipsters, church goers, party goers, athletes, normal Joe's - and just how damn friendly folks are here.
Two of our daughters went through their high school years in Austin (one of whom I am proud to say is now a Jr. at UM) and our son is still in high school. Your teenagers will get a great education as the schools in Austin are very, very good.
I have a pretty good network in Austin and am happy to connect directly if you want more perspective. My wife can wax poetic around neighborhoods and school districts. Good luck making your decision.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||BGE||
Austin-based Wolverine who works at Stubb's BBQ. No question - splurge and get a Green Egg. Don't get the largest size - more coals and harder to control the temp. Spend more on good charcoal, preferably lump. The BGE is great for smoking and seering. I have a Genesis too and it's more for the wife. While not available in the Lone Star State, always smoke or grill with a Bell's Oberon in your hand. I'm stuck with lesser beers and ales.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Generational advice||
I outfitted my daughter (born early 90's) in UM cheerleader garb. Michigan was equal to Disney. Ensconced in AustinTX she eventually blew off the Longhorns for UM. Do not waver - stay focused.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Vampyros Lesbos||
Thank you Blue! Celebrating by listening to the soundtrack from this classic 1971 West German/Spanish film soundtrack, accompanied by a fine aged wine from the early 90's. Go Blue...Blau...Azul!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Baseball retro||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I knew Ryan Swope and he is no Denard Robinson||
But he is a hell of a football player. I am Austin TX based and Swope is one talented dude. He went to to the same high school as my kids - Westlake High (alumni include Drew Brees, Nick Foles, Tanner Price). Followed him for 8 years. Pick him in future fantasy football leagues. Having said that, Go Blue.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||UCLA||
Fight fight fight
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Brian - the kid makes it harder||
Brian - hate to tell you this but having a kid doesn't lessen the pain any. Yeah - youv'e got the distraction element but not much else. Maybe another shoulder to cry on. Actually it can get tougher. My kids went from cute to mocking to now having a freshman at UM calling me and asking what the hell just happened in Arlington and how should she deal with depression (drink, wait - don't drink says the dad).
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Not diabolical enough - need to triple cross||
Brian - your list does not induce the required fear and loathing. I fear a larger number of fans than we care to admit would clap their hands and sing along to a couple of your choices.
Here's a short list of songs intended to cripple, insult or lobotomize:
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Sparty is what Sparty does||
A brutal game but the high road presser makes me feel damn proud to be a Wolverine.