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Saturday, January 03, 2009

WHY AUSTIN IS MY 2ND FAVORITE CITY IN TEXAS

You have to go check it out...Keep Austin Weird was made up by the people that have this website..but now the term has been stolen, patented and made into a commercial product. On t-shirts, mugs, hats and bumper stickers..What a joke..anyhow you have to check it out..it's pretty funny and one of the reasons why I love Austin, but the Austin I loved the most isn't there any more..The XS-Ranch is gone and in it's place is a bunch of mcmansions...which are butt ugly..All the baby Brahma's with the velvet ears and doe eyes are gone...no more Rodeo Clown School, no more rodeo school with me cooking for about 50 teenage cowboys in chaps and spurs...Well, they also had shirts, hats and jeans but I was very impressed with the chaps and spurs..If I remember correctly they all looked like Matt Dillion and called me ma'am. The Nudist/Fat Farm is gone and it its place is the fanciest smanciest 'Spa' in Texas. There are a zillion three people there and getting around in traffic gives me a panic attack to even think about it. Shady Lane zips around the hills and dales in her little black Corvette calling everyone yuppie motherfuckers and giving them the finger. The Armadillo World Headquarters is gone. Broken Spoke is still there, but it's not the same. All the redneck hippies have become the rich yuppies Shady calls motherfuckers...and they all drive like they own the road and most of them are from Chicago, Detroit, or L.A....it sucks...but I still love the idea of it...But when I do go back I just head out to Shady's little oases on Lake Austin and watch the duck weed grow and the eagles soar. Oh by the way...it's going to be over 80 degrees again today....
http://www.keepaustinweird.com/

14 comments:

evilganome said...

The yuppies are sucking the fun out of everywhere. I wish they would move back to their upscale suburbs where they belong and leave the rest of us alone.

Yankee Girl said...

I'm so not a yuppie but I'm moving to Austin from Chicago in three months. I hope I don't end up being one of those people who piss you off!

yellowdog granny said...

evilgnome:they make me crazy..they've ruined a beautiful city.
yankegirl:try to fit it..buy some boots, hat learn how to drink shiner boch and say howdy...nobody cares how they did it in chicago..ha..

Big Pissy said...

Oh, I used to love Austin....back in the 70's and early 80's....it was so cool. Just starting to get popular.... still manageable.

The good old days.... ;-)

jan said...

The people should be proud of the achievements they have achieved in unembettering their city and misunderestimating their worth.

Ted said...

"With a noise like a hundred-thousand people saying 'FOOP!'"

billy pilgrim said...

i'll take yuppies and 80 degrees over hippies and snow any day.

i hate feckin snow.

Kulkuri said...

Why are some still angry at the "Dirty Fucking Hippies"?? Most of the hippies are now the "yuppie motherfuckers".

PENolan said...

Hey Granny
I moved up to NYC from Austin in the late 80's and now they're putting a Whole Foods across Columbus Avenue from me. Hell, you used to be able to buy weed from the guy at the fish counter at Whole Foods when I lived in Austin.

Glad to find your blog
Tricia

texlahoma said...

We hit 75 yesterday, then one hell of a cold front came through. I bet you don't get up to 80 today YDG!

sageweb said...

80 degrees??? I am jealous..I am freezing here in the northwest...I wanna go home.

Anne Johnson said...

Your weather report is the best revenge on Eagles fans...

briteyellowgun said...

Oh darlin', there's still always Amarillo. Or Shamrock.

That Rude Girl said...

Matt Dillion...YUM