Austin:

  • Last night I was visiting with my brother John about movies. He said, “I don’t see the point in buying movies. I only want to see them once, and besides you can always get them for free at the library.”

    I then said, “Yeah I know what you mean, but there are some movies that I am obsessive about, especially any movies filmed in Austin. I think I’ve watched Dazed and Confused fifty times at least.”

    He asked why did I do this. My answer: “I don’t know. I guess Austin has a hold of my soul.”

    Sheesh, I wish I was in Austin right now.

  • Austin Biz Journals: Texas French Bread files for Chapter 11 – I’m crossing my fingers that Texas French Bread will recover. I had many happy (and cheap) breakfasts at their locations on Guadalupe (now closed) and on Red River (which I think is still open).
  • Austin Chronicle: Shadows Over Bergstrom — The new reality puts the squeeze on our ‘Austin-style’ airport – I was at the Open House when they opened the new airport (and got to be one of the last passengers at the old Mueller Airport and one of the first at the new one). I hope Austin stands strong against the corporate monoliths. ABIA is one of the few airports that are actually fun to visit.