Thursday, December 08, 2011

Austin is Weird

Austin is a weird city. On one hand, it's the capital of Texas, which is a pretty weird state. These were two random houses we saw:
I can't imagine anyone in New Jersey flying its state flag (without trying to be ironic), yet this seems to be pretty standard fare in Texas.

On the other hand, it seems to be the hipster capital of Texas, too. Austin is also the home of the Whole Foods mothership:
Inside, they had these really cool electronic price stickers on the shelves which I assume lets them adjust the pricing on a shorter time frame than most grocery stores.
There were also some pretty funny signs and garbage can options outside:

This is one particularly cool-looking building I noticed:

Finally, Austin's famed bar/music scene starts quite late:


  1. I would LOVE to see the interior of house #1.

  2. I've seen the outside of Dead Cow House a lot. No idea what is in side it, unfortunately.

  3. Gaston's line in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, "I use antlers in ALL of my decorating," comes to mind.

  4. notElon, have you seen that particular house before?

  5. Believe so, unless there are two Dead Cow Houses. Do you know where it was taken?

  6. Turns out there ARE two Dead Cow Houses. Austin...