who all here lives in Austin?

  • AustinFighter

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    Jan 23, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    Hey guys, just moved to Austin recently, checking this site out. Hopefully we have some forum posters in here that might be able to tell me some neat things to do around here, I haven't gotten a chance to get out too much. Looking forward to seeing how this site goes!
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    Jan 23, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Welcome to RJ. I'm a recent graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio & looking for work in Austin or San Antonio again. Sucks having moved back home but at least I know its temporary.
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    Jan 23, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    Welcome!

    For starters, spend most of your time masturbating at your computer, so that when you go to Hippie Hollow you don't become one of those creepy off-the-path tree lurkers.

    Get to Auditorium Shores to pet the dogs, visit Zilker Park, and hike up Barton Springs. Also hike Twin Falls. Also hike Hamilton Pool.

    Have a sundown dinner at The Oasis.

    Take a friend up Mount Bonnell.

    Spend your Saturday nights on Sixth Street looking for Leslie. Ask around; he could always use a few bucks for a pack of smokes.

    The Bachelor owns a few bars on Sixth Street, so wait outside the Dizzy Rooster for when he jogs across the street for gum.

    Most gays frequent Rain (where the DJ is usually doing good mixes of danceable stuff). At Oilcan Harry's you can get a drink without having to wait. Note again: Oilcan Harry's won't have a line.

    Most of Austin west of I-35 is gentrifying or new. Property is less expensive east of I-35, and I'll let a realtor explain that to you.

    DO NOT check out Missed Connections on Craigslist for updates on who's doing what at which gym. I repeat, do NOT.

    Go out dancing on Thursday nights at The Fed (Texas Federation of Women's Clubs). Check out The Highball on Mondays and Fridays for fun live music (cover bands doing Motown & more). Spend Sunday afternoon on South Congress (or First Friday).

    Look for bats under the Congress Ave bridge come spring.



    Or did I miss the part where you're looking for places to fight?
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    Jan 23, 2012 7:08 AM GMT
    LMFAO!

    Fair Advise indeed.. STAY AWAY FROM RIVERSIDE!
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    Jan 23, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    Note To Self:
    Ask mickeytopogigio to be my tour guide if I ever visit Austin. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 23, 2012 8:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidNote To Self:
    Ask mickeytopogigio to be my tour guide if I ever visit Austin. icon_lol.gif


    he never played tour guide for me icon_sad.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 23, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    I've been to Austin several times. It was ok, for the most part pretty boring and weather wise too hot in summer. Then again when you're in NYC nothing else is as alive, fun, exciting, and so full of so many smart, interersting, goodlooking people all over the city. There's always something to do and see etc. etc. You can live here for years and still not see it all unlike so many other places in the US.icon_idea.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:10 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidI've been to Austin several times. It was ok, for the most part pretty boring and weather wise too hot in summer. Then again when you're in NYC nothing else is as alive, fun, exciting, and so full of so many smart, interersting, goodlooking people all over the city. There's always something to do and see etc. etc. You can live here for years and still not see it all unlike so many other places in the US.icon_idea.gif


    I think what makes Austin different is the people. I mean there is a lot to see & its not just ATX, its the whole I-35 corridor that is just amazing!
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    do yourself a favor and never go to san antonio.

    my favorite part about austin is the hundreds of food trucks everywhere!
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    Feb 27, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I moved from Austin just over a year ago and already want to move back. It's a great town with some of the best people I've met.

    If you're looking to meet queers it can be a bit tough because it's a pretty well integrated city - no gay ghetto. The queer district is considered to be the warehouse district around 4th ave. in downtown. My opinion of this was that it was 2 or 3 gay clubs that were pretty awful. You have a better time meeting people at coffee shops or just out and about.

    One of my favorite things to do was just to ride my bike around the city and go down residential streets only to find out you're at some gnarly beautiful creek.

    I lived in and preferred East Austin. It's quickly becoming a bit of the hipster hood but you'll find a lot of vibrant shops. East 6th street has some great bars and Manor has a Thunderbird coffee shop which does a lot of great events during the summer and has a nice patio. 2 years ago as a response to the commercialization of PRIDE queers took to reclaim the event and make it queer once more and QUEERBOMB was born - which is an alternative to pride and should be happening sometime soon. There are a lot of great opportunities to meet people if you get involved with that.

    Other places to go: Parlor Pizza. All of the Alamo Drafthouses - especially S.Lamar. Walking around the UT Campus and the library is great.

    Fredericksburg about 45 minutes outside of Austin is a fun German-esque town. This blog is a great resource: http://blog.move-to-austin.com/

    Enjoy the heck out of Austin!