Posts Tagged ‘Austin’

So these are the places I recommend checking out while in Austin.

The War Horse.  Nice contemporary rock bar with pretty female bartenders (if that’s your thing) with heavy hand decent priced drinks ($4 rum and coke).

Shorty’s burgers. Nice greasy drunk food.

Short Bus Subs. Fresh baked bread. Heavenly sub sandwiches made inside a short school bus. Also check out the cupcake trailer next door!!

All thrift and antique stores on South Congress past the lake (heading away from the capital)

Wild About Music. Its an amazing music store.  They have shirts, blankets, jewelry, and anything else music related. 

Lucky Lizards Unique Gifts. They have a gift shop with all kinds of cool shit. Make sure to check out the Museum of Weird in the back, its $7 per person, but it’s totally worth it.

Oh, make sure to hit up South Congress on a Saturday because there are all these cool unique vendors selling their handmade goods. They sell everything from jewelry to clothes to leather journals. There’s even one guy who buys old plastic children’s toys and turns them into pots for small plants!!!

That’s all I can remember for now if I remember any other places I will post them.

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So I totally forgot to post about what happened on Saturday.  Ok I went down to 6th street because I saw this shirt on Friday but decided not to buy it because I’m a cheap skate.  But then I checked my bank account and said fuck it. Well on the way there I met this homeless guy and he started telling me where to go for drinks and shopping and food and shit. I thank him and he asks if I could buy him food and I do. But after I do I put my debt card back in my wallet and he’s gone. He left as fast as he came. It was so bizarre.  My grandma would have sworn he was an angel sent from God to test our character.  I just think he was really hungry. Anyway after that I went shopping bought 4 shirts and 2 pairs of shoes. Then I Went back to Short Bus Subs and the lady remembered me and gave me free chips!!! (They were kettle cooked and I hate kettle cooked chips, but whatever they were free) went back to the hotel because by this time it was 7 pm and I wanted to get a few more drinks before I left back to San Antonio.  So I went to 6th street and walked around until I found this bar called Dirty Dog and it was a Metal Bar (meaning it played metal music) and I was liking it until I got my drink (rum and coke) it was so watered down I was immediately annoyed and left. Then I went to this Mexican bar and grill called The Iron Cactus and according to Yelp its known for its margaritas. I went to the bar it took 10 minutes for anyone to notice me and the place was pretty empty.  Then I ordered La Muerte and nachos. First of all La Muerte tasted good I enjoyed it except for the fact that it’s alcohol content was next to nothing. Why am I paying $10 for a drink that I could have made at home? Next up the nachos, it was a total of 6 nachos with beans, a sprinkle of cheese and 1 cube of beef fajita. Seriously???? I’m used to real Mexican nachos with shit PILED on top not a skimpy sorry ass white people version of nachos!!! Again it was $10, so no I was not a happy camper. I said fuck that went back to Shorty’s grabbed a burger and went to the hotel and called it a night.

I’m going to post the rest of my Austin get away tomorrow including a interesting story about a disappearing bum and a Florida job offer that I’m obviously turning down. I’m fucking tired.  I woke up today at 7 this morning took a bus to Congress and 5th then realized that by the time I get on the second bus I will miss my ride to San Antonio so I caught a cab got on the Megabus. Finally made it to San Antonio,  walked 15 minutes to Travis Park.  Caught the bus to my house got off threw my stuff down ran out the the bus stop just for it to be late causing me to miss my second bus. Since I missed my second bus, I had take an alternative route to work. I took yet another bus then had to walk another 20 minutes for me to be attacked by a Chihuahua.  So afterimage pepper sprayed that bitch I finally arrived at work.  Just to get off and come home to realize my jackass brother never stayed like he was supposed to. What if someone broke in? All my shit would have been gone. But that’s what I get for believing him, I’m not one of his friends so naturally I don’t mean shit to him. Whatever, I unpacked and now doing laundry. Hopefully, I will be finished soon. I need sleep.

So I went down to the bars to drink a little bit maybe meet some new people. I went to a place called Speakeasy. It looked like a cool place to go to drink maybe listen to old school music or something…. no it was packed there was a bouncer and a line…. like fuck that shit. Then I was like oh I’ll to go Rain. It will be my first gay club, and what better place to do that than Austin. Ugh, no. They were all dressed up in like button up and slacks with designer shoes…. fuck that shit too. So I started walking around, when I found this bar that I swear is called War Horse. But, Google Maps can’t find it. Anyway I go in and order a rum and coke. I’m jamming to the nice rock band they had and soon enough one rum and coke turns to two then 3 and next thing I know its 12:30 and I’m 10 rum and cokes down walking (ok stumbling) to this burger joint called Shorty’s and I’m scarfing down this burger trying to sober up because I don’t want to get arrested for public intoxication. Then I walk to the hotel.  If anything else happened I don’t remember. 

After my last blog, I showered (again) and took the bus to this art gallery called Mexic-Arte. Iit was cool, worth the $5 admission fee. Then, I hit up Starbucks and drank a blackberry hibiscus tea that was amazing. (I love hibiscus tea) After that, I went to the Lucky Lizard and went into their Museum of Weird, where there was this mini freak show and this one guy hammered a nail into his sinus cavity!!! Then the other guy grabbed a live wire with his bare hand while guy number 1 touched him with a light bulb and it turned on!!! Next, I went to the gift shop and bought a porcelain skeleton dressed like Elvis and another dressed as Marilyn Monroe. While I was at the register, I started talking to the gift shop cashier and he told me to go on south Congress passed the lake to all the shops and food trucks; he said there was other cool places that i would totally like. I went like he said and I totally did love everything!!! It was amazing, I bought this bracelet that I love! Then I went to eat at the food trucks. It was so cool. It was like a trailer park except without the Meth addicts. I ate at the Short Bus and had their Summer Vacation sandwich. It’s like a Hawaiian style pizza, but it was a sandwich. Then I decided to come back to the hotel to shower, so I can hit up the clubs ; when I realized I lost my bus pass. I had to go to 4 different ATMs because the first 3 weren’t working.  Then, the bitch charged me a $5 ATM fee. So finally, I said fuck it went to a store and got change. When I got on the bus missed my stop and had to walked back. Then, I took the 2nd bus and now I’m at my place safe, sound, and ready for a shower.

Oh, and by the way a pic of the bracelet and skeletons will be posted on my Instagram account.

Its 12 something. I’ve been up since 10. It was 94°F when I got up. WHAT THE FUCK??? I went to the grocery store to buy a bus pass and was gone for about an hour. This is my sweaty ass shirt.

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That’s not the shirts graphics,  that’s my sweat. Pretty fucking gross.

Today started out great I took Megabus from San Antonio to Austin. I bought the tickets online for $4. <– NOT A TYPO!!!! If I was to have taken the Greyhound it would have been like $30! Also, there was free wifi on the bus. AWESOME!!!! Then it was a double descker bus. I was so excited; it made me fell all British and shit. Like, I wanted to eat fish and chips and have like tea with like milk and shit. And the bus had a socket to plug in your various devices to charge. And they played a movie. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!! THE GREYHOUND BLOWS!!!! You have to sit next to this homeless guy who hasn't bathed in months and the A/c doesn't work half the time and it ALWAYS smells like body odor and all kinds of disgusting shit! I have been on the greyhound a bazillion times and never had a good experience!!! BUt whatever, then I get on the bus and it's a bus to Dallas that stops in Austin. No problem, I get off and start to walk to my hotel. Well, until I saw a 7-11! HOLY SHIT!!! I didn't realize they were still around! So, I had to go inside and by a Slurpee. That's when I overfill my cup and it gets EVERYWHERE. So I just clean it up and go on my merry way. Well, that was only the start of my problems. I use my google maps on my phone to get directions to my hotel and i get lost. Mainly because people here don't fucking believe in fucking street signs!!! Seriously I had to use landmarks and shit to figure out where I was. So finally I get to my hotel. I try to check in, but the front desk lady told me my room was still being cleaned. No big deal, everyone loves a clean room. Well after like 30 minutes I finally get the key card to my room, but when I got there they fucking cleaning lady was still there. Now mind you, I'm tired. I'm thirsty. I'm all sweaty and gross. And I have a huge hunger headache, because I haven't eaten since like 9 and now I have to deal with this. Whatever, I finally i get setteled. and everything is good. Oh, before I forget, NEVER eat at this place called Players IT SUCKS!!! I ordered the chicken fried steak and it came out over done it was obviously one of those gross store bought ones that they just threw it in the fryer same with the fries. It was all flavorless and borderline burnt. Disgusting. But over all today was OK.