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Top 10 Y2K Top 10 Lists

Things To Do With All That Leftover “Year 2000” Crap 1. Create a time capsule; everything is already labeled. 2. Save for next New Year’s Eve. Invite clueless guests to next year’s bash. 3....

Poké Who?

Despite my Hello Kitty fixation (Did you know that Hello Kitty lives in London?), even I am forced to admit that there are other inhabitants in the Sanrio Universe. Designed to appeal to Sanrio’s...

Gooey and Glorious

Seaside mud has been used for centuries as a curative for whatever ails you – inside and out. While most patients visit Estonia’s mud baths to relieve serious physical complaints, Anna Hanks explores the...

Over the 8 Ball

Imagine how children across America will feel when they discover that one of their most enduring and popular toys is actually a tool of the occult! We’re not talking about the Ouija board, despite...

Book Me, Danno!

Each summer, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of vintage Hawaiian shirts. This is troublesome for me, as it only brings up memories of watching Hawaii Five-0 as a child. I admit it....

The Year of the Bunny

Ah, it’s spring! Nevermind that freaky Austin weather has had us swimming since January; spring proper is marked by the arrival of a certain long-eared, short-tailed burrowing mammal. March may come in like a...

The Reason For The Season

In this season of true love and cheap chocolate, it seems uncharitable to point out how all this glorification of love can’t help but contribute to rising divorce rates. Essentially, it is because the...