rainy Austin

much-needed rain has finally come to Austin. and a much-needed lazy Sunday watching football has finally come to our house.  if Frankie could “like” this, I know she would.

Brian Sharples is the CEO of HomeAway, the company I currently work for and have for the past year.  He was recently awarded one of the CEO’s of the year by Austin Business Journal.  I cannot comment beyond that in a public forum since our company is public… but if you are interested, you can learn more here - http://vator.tv/news/2011-09-30-brian-sharples-tips-for-success-be-humble.

Brian Sharples is the CEO of HomeAway, the company I currently work for and have for the past year.  He was recently awarded one of the CEO’s of the year by Austin Business Journal.  I cannot comment beyond that in a public forum since our company is public… but if you are interested, you can learn more here - http://vator.tv/news/2011-09-30-brian-sharples-tips-for-success-be-humble.

I look the fool singing along to all the words as Fleet Foxes KILL IT at the Austin City Limits taping~

They are NOT pajamas!

do you think you are a food snob?

I used to think I wasn’t… but I often find that my expectations of restaurants are often far from met.  For the prices that are charged at many places here in Austin (and other places for that matter), the food should be to-die-for.  Example: food at Trace, the W Austin restaurant, was mediocre at best.  The pizza at the new Coal Vines restaurant, also found in the W, was far inferior to cheaper versions at Home Slice.  And so I return to getting recos, finding good recos online, and returning to old favorites, rather than spending my money in places that make me feel like a food snob.

The Rio Grande Trail

Aspen in the fall is exquisite. Clarity and gratitude fill my mind as I hike the Rio Grande Trail and basque in the beauty of the river, the waterfalls, the changing leaves, the crisp air, and the life- giving trees. Thank you Rosie and Chad for this amazing weekend!

There will be a time when we shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now
Wangari Maathai 1940-2011; 2004 Nobel peace prize recipient credited for planting over 30 million trees across Africa and acknowledging the social side of deforestation. She was the first woman from central/east Africa to obtain a doctorate, the first female professor at at the university of Nairobi, and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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M83 shows up.  And introduces me to Zola Jesus.  A now must-see when I visit NYC.

I am behind in movies.  Anyone in my hood want to see Drive and/or Moneyball this week?