I knew it existed, but in 15+ years of living here I never went. I had heard too many times that “it’s just some rescued animals, like goats and stuff”.
It’s true, but the place is a lot nicer than I had pictured. And while there were some goats, they also had some pretty good animals: bears, lions, a senile tiger, wolves, alpacas… and by far the most enourmous, impressive, mutant pig I’ve ever seen. That alone was worth the 45 minute drive (yeah, it’s far from my house).
And for those of you who have two year old kids obsessed with trains: there’s a little train you can ride!
As one of my two 2013 New Year Resolutions (sadly, the other one is a carryover from 2012 and shall remain secret), I decided to run in the Capitol 10k on April 7th. For some people running ten kilometers is no big deal, but for me it is, as I’m not particularly fond of running after anything that isn’t a soccer ball or a toilet.
So now the cat is out of the bag, although technically it left the bag on February 5th. And I’m not alone in the suffering: one-time The MKX® author Shlomit is going to do it as well. Feel free to hold us both accountable.
As you probably also know by now, from my former office in Austin I had quite the view, which allowed me every now and then to catch a glimpse of events around the area: a mall fire, a plane crash, etc.
I just received this photo of the smoke from the nearby wild fires, taken from the top floor of MoPac C. Let’s hope they are controlled and extinguished soon. It can’t hurt to do a little dance for Tlaloc, either.
I’ve posted some photos from last Saturday’s gathering organized by Rebecca and Eli at Icenhauer’s celebrating the fact that I’m leaving town. I hear the real party is happening this coming weekend. I fully Rebeccammend you check them out in The MKX@ Photo Central.
Thanks to everyone who showed up. And those who didn’t… congratulations on becoming members of my black list.
Vicente Gayo is an interesting band from Mexico City. They put on a good show with a lot of energy but their sound was mostly noisy, not that melodic. They were giving away cool Speak n’Spell stickers and were selling really nice t-shirts. Also: Many extra points for using a Commodore 64 (the computer I first learned to program on) during their show.
Their rig is located inside Soccer Zone in south Austin. On my class there were a total of ten people, about half of them with some experience, and the other half newbies.
Us newbies went through a small introduction in a low trapeze: how to hang, how to hang from your feet, etc. The we went ahead and took turns in the actual trapeze! I had both a harness, so the whole thing feels (and is) extremely safe.