Category: homelife

Why I Spend So Much Time Going to Shows, Listening to Music

Thousands of people from all over the world gather in Austin, Texas each March for the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. They come back for Austin Psych Fest in the late spring,...

A Video with Duke and Chuckie

 Last time they were here, my Latvian houseguests made a video about Duke and Charlie. We lost Chuckie this past August (at the age of 10), and we lost Duke this week (he was...

Wear For Art Thou, Outfit?

Every Wednesday on Austinist we feature one of our multitude of ridiculously talented writers, writing written things for your eyes to consume. The opinions expressed by the writer are strictly their own, and are...

Living with a build-your-own DVR

Back in elementary school, I remember entertaining myself by mentally recounting the complete prime time schedule. Tuning out tedious teaching, I finally recalled exactly what aired opposite Fantasy Island. Bored elementary kids certainly aren’t...