Qatar may have the World Cup, but we have our own game, thank you very much. Here you see two balls hit from 40 feet out. 🏏 The closer ball to the manhole, and the bottle-knock bonus, are good for three points and two points, respectively. Final score in the Late Fall Classic: 15-10.🏆 #manhole #baseball #sports #latefallclassic #sports #backyardsports #houston #texas #shotoniphone #shadows #grass #worldcup via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/Cld8yz0OAe4/
I love when wisdom comes from comedians; they’re often the most keen observers of our crazy world.
A big part of being confident is being brave, and you can’t be brave unless you’re scared.Bo Burnham
Apparently this quote is from the film Eigth Grade, which I need to check out.
Giving thanks for these inquisitive, kind, and hilarious kids. ☺️ #thanksgiving #thanks #parenting #family #houston #texas #sisters #dadlife #mcgkids #shotoniphone via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/ClX2F68ukcV/
Shinyribs is an inspiration. It seems like he gets better and more inspired as he gets older. 🤘#shinyribs #gruene #gruenehall #texas #livemusic #music #ukulele #music #inspiration #dancehall #shotoniphone via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/ClMLeeepV1w/
Austin is geared towards the outdoors. Even in the blazing hot summer, the mornings and nights are consistently outdoor-friendly. You may want to duck inside during the heat of the day, but you can reliably enjoy your favorite trail in the morning and your favorite coffee shop + beer garden at night.
But today, it is 37℉, the November rain is here — and my brother is visiting town expecting nice weather. 😆
Here’s the quick list of things I put together for him to do while stuck in “sunny” Austin during a bout of winter. It’s kind of specific to him, but you might like it too.
Crux Climbing Center – bouldering, etc. I even learned yoga at the original south one.
Punch Bowl Social – an entertainment “complex” in the middle of downtown; it’s a chain, but it’s cool what they’ve done in this historic building.
The Contemporary Austin – a small but amazing modern art museum downtown – very close to Punch Bowl Social. ^
The Texas State Capital – leave politics aside for a bit and just enjoy this amazing 1882 building and surrounding park with panoramic views down Congress Avenue.
Toy Joy – a fun little toy store across the street from Violet Crown. ^
Whole Foods flagship store – lots of good food, a nice rooftop patio in sunnier weather, but there’s also a bar in the back by the meat.
The Mean Eyed Cat, yeah, there are lots of bars around town, but this is the the Johnny Cash bar. 🙂
Cidercade – games & wings by the lake. I’ve never been, but I’ve hear it’s fun.
Pinballz – a classic arcade (they have a couple of locations).
Playland Skate Center – a retro rollerskating rink near Pinballz. ^
First frost ❄️ #moon #powerlines #frost #winter #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone #sky #blue #daymoon https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck54oluOQDa/
Here’s how to find Seljavallalaug pool: From Reykjavík, Iceland, drive two-and-a-half-hours along the coast. Then park and hike 20 minutes past some glaciers, volcanoes, and a waterfall. 😮 Now jump in!
If I ever make it to Iceland, I’ll remember to bring my swim suit (and a really warm towel)!
I’ve been sitting with this theory for a while that what matters most is who you are when all your stuff is stripped away – your house, your car, your bank account. Who are then then?
I think Sophia Loren is right by focusing in on your skills and your positive impact – and tying that to eternal youth. 🤩 Have you noticed that great musicians like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Paul McCartney just keep going and going?
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.Sophia Loren
(The other fountain of youth IMHO is swimming. 🏊😉)
I was out for walk last night when a neighbor called out from his yard, “Hey, are you gonna vote tomorrow?” “Yep,” I said. “Okay, cool. Just don’t screw it up,” he said. 😆
He didn’t tell me who to vote for, and I won’t tell you. But I will ask some pretty pointed questions.
Do you think we should take steps to keep our kids from getting murdered in their schools, or do you think that is just the price of freedom?
If you believe in personal rights, respect for democracy, and solving problems in America, it looks like you may be down to one real option*.
*Libertarians seem consistent and ethical but don’t have a great answer to “things that affect everyone” like climate change and gun violence.
If you disagree, then vote your conscience and let’s get through this together. ✌️
Must be back in Texas. 😊 Best time of the year here (except spring). Also, way to go, Astros! Yeah the Longhorns had more fans here 🏈 but the ‘Stros are the champs! ⚾️🏆 #armadilloden #austin #texas #beergarden #outdoorlighting #shotoniphone #nightphotography via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CkoCf90pNzo/