Month: September 2013

The first bite is…

The sweetest.   A lot can be said about that, but in this case; it really is the sweetest.   View the picture below, this is of the donut that I consumed.


Bring on the Heath donut

The name of this particular donut is called “Bring on the heath”. It has toffee heath crunch bars and the inside of the donut is a cream cheese filling, oh my! Yes indeed, talk about a sweet overload. It was so very rich and very delicious. One thing that I said I was going to do once I moved here, was to enjoy the food trucks and trailers of Austin, and this is what I am starting to do, one trailer and truck at a time.

Gourdough's donut trailer

Gourdough’s is awesome. A must try for all at least once, if not more.  As a friend told me, once you try them, other donuts will just be a memory.  I think she is right. They are on the corner of 6th street, if you are ever in Austin, please try them, you will not be disappointed.


Until the next truck or trailer, stay tuned.


It’s only been…

Three months, I am still working things out, and getting settled in, yes, it has been a struggle for some parts, and easy and smooth in others. I have changed jobs, meaning that I no longer work at the Pottery Barn, and I now work at Party City, and this is only a seasonal job, but I am hoping to impress them with my work, so that I may be kept on after the Halloween season is done in another month or so come November. Very short story about the Pottery Barn, nothing that I wish to indulge in, just know that some things are not always what they seem, or what you envision, moving forward. I am getting help from my parents until I can really get on my feet, and I am so very thankful to them for being that support.   I have the support of very good friends as well, Because when I am feeling down and out, all I need to do is text, or call and they lift my spirits to a level well beyond.  I have been feeling down, but this too shall pass, just have to keep on moving forward, being in the Word of God, and taking those steps one foot in front of the other.

I will be seeing my mom the first week of October, she will be coming to visit me, and it makes me smile and feel good.   Since my Birthday is coming up, it makes me feel not so lonely.  I mean really, who wants to spend their birthday alone, especially their 40th birthday.  This is a milestone in my life.  Hey so I am blessed that it will be with family, that is if the Lord willing I am still on this earth at that time.   Any way, No complaining about anything else here, just getting it done.

Work is good, have met some very nice people, of course they are all younger than me, but they are still very nice. I have been going down town a lot more lately during my off work days. Have been attempting to get more of a feel of the down town area, mapping out places of music and arts, and getting back into taking photos of things, I have been in quite the funk when it comes to using my point and shoot camera, but until I can afford another Dslr camera, or a better Point and shoot, I need to break out of this funk and get back into it. Sunday I will be attending the Pecan Street Festival down town on Sixth street, then will head on over to Toy Joy, for a reading of Goodnight Austin. I will be taking my camera along, to get back into the feel of things. Mostly I have been uploading photos from my camera phone, but I don’t want to rely on that for the real feel of my photo taking, anyway stay tuned for that blog on my adventures at the festival.

I am hoping to have a stable job before the new year begins, so that I will be able to get cable and internet access, 3 months with nothing more than borrowed dvd’s when mom comes for visits, is getting old. I want to catch the new shows that are on television, and also the new season of Justified, heck, can not be missing that. It’s my show of all shows. Some way, some how this needs to happen.

The enjoyment of a day off from work, just means that there is more work to be done here at the apartment, well my friendly folks, off to get this done, enjoy your day and have a wonderfully fun weekend as well.

After the rains…

Today is very cool.  I mean really cool, I had to wear an extra layer underneath my work shirt.  It is patchy skies, so I brought my umbrella with.  As I sit here at the park&ride just passing time, before I head into work.  They say that Saturday’s are very hectic, fast paced, and hella busy.  Well I am going to see, since I am sure they will have me front and center this busy day.  Just have to remember to keep calm, & not get overwhelmed. 

God is so good to me, always on time,even when I do not think so.  He has a wonderful plan for my life, I just have to let Him dictate it and not take what He is doing out of His hands.

Thanks for the compliment.

It was very much appreciated, when you said I have a beautiful smile.  Thank you.  But Mr. Bus rider, I am not interested in exchanging phone numbers or email addresses. 

Oh my, here they come with their bright eyes, and sweet tounges thinking that they will get these numbers…  I’ve been around long enough to know slick moves, and you sir will never get this number or email.


When it’s gone, its’ gone…

I am talking about the beautiful Austin skyline.  There are more and more high rises going up, more hotels and so forth.  It will not be long before the beauty is lost.  When will it be enough? 



Jaw Marriott in the heart of downtown, just another high rise hotel.  I love the beauty of the skyline, but soon this downtown will look so cramped, you will not be able to see anything but huge, tall, obstructions.  Oh! When will enough be enough…  you know the saying just may be truth in this situation…  “Bigger ain’t always better”.

Don’t speak…

So riding on the bus.  Sometimes it is fun, other times no so much.  The more I ride, the more I see this scenario.




In fact during that day the majority of the rider’s including me were plugged in.  Says a lot when you’re on the bus.  Sometimes it is better to be plugged in, than to have to listen to the conversations that go on, or undesirables attempting to speak to you.  Ah!  Life in your head, with the volume turned up to 11.

Not at all what I expected…

But then again if I had looked this up, there would be no strange expectation.  What am I talking about you may be asking yourself.  I am talking about the Austin Visitor’s Center.  In my wonderfully zipped out mind I thought it would be some spectacular place, that wowed the senses.  Nope!  Wrong, it is pretty much in the center of 6th street down town.  Sorta like a hole in the wall kind of place.  I will tell you my mind wasn’t impressed, but it had it’s charm.  To each its’ own.

Here are a few photos.




This is where you can book your Austin Duck Adventure tour ride. 


I do believe I am going to have to get in on this…  To be continued.