Only in Austin

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I have come to really love the city of Austin.  I really loved El Paso when I lived there and will always love it as my birthplace.  I came to appreciate South Bend, mostly because of the Original Pancake House.  I even came to really love Houston.  But truly my heart belongs to Austin.  I just don’t think there is another city like it that has such funny and totally opposite things go together.  Austin really is weird and I love it. 

One thing that I love about it is that it is pretty easy to eat locally grown/made food without trying very hard at all.  At the farmer’s market there are people selling beef, pork, duck, fish, eggs, texas olive oil, every kind of vegetable you can think of, handmade pasta, really anything you might need.  It truly is amazing. 

The reason for this post is to showcase some of the random things to I have witnessed here in Austin that just made me shake my head and say, “Well, we are in Austin.”

So, only in Austin…
Will you see a one legged man on a Vespa mace a security guard outside of HEB.
Will the resident cross-dressing homeless man run for mayor and actually get a good number of the votes.
Will you eat at a very fancy restaurant and still see people wearing denim shorts and flip flops.
Will you see a man with a black leather hat and black leather biker jacket pulling out lotion to moisturize his hands while waiting at a bus stop.
Will you see a paper mache memorial to a homeless man to commemorate him, not because he died, but because he found a new place.
Will you dress up for a 10K as a bride and groom complete with veil and train and no one really notices because someone is dressed like the Frost Bank Tower.
Will there be a niche market for sushi/karaoke joints.

I’m sure there are more but that’s all I can think of at the moment.  My point, I really do love Austin and love that it is my home.

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