Category: Culture

Beyond 365

Day 286:

Today I am…  Not completely Up!  Yes, I didn’t get to bed till around 11 last night, so that is about 4 hours of sleep, some times, my body just will not let me sleep, so as the case last night, but here I am, have to be at work by 7 am this morning, oh perfect joy.  Happy Monday y’all!  Anyhoo, yesterday may have started out rocky, but it ended on a pretty good note, I knocked out two museums, that I had never been to, got some good photos, and enjoyed the day.

These photos here are from the Harry Ransom center.  They have an exhibit of making of Gone With The Wind, being I have never seen this movie, all they had going on was pretty dang amazing.  Looks like I may have to get to watching this Classic.  But for now here are just some of Scarlett O’ Hara’s Dresses.

 

Scarlett O' Hara's Burgandy gown front

Scarlett O' Hara's Blue velvet wrapper

Scarlett O' Hara's curtian dress

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Scarlett O' Hara's wedding dress

Oh I am sure she had plenty more to offer here, but these are the dresses they had on display.  It was a pretty cool showing.  I might have to just go back.  Oh well, for now I better get this cup of coffee into me and get ready to start my day.

Today I am…  Not completely Up!

Beyond 365

Day 147:

Today I am…  Partied Out!  I do not regret my choice to stay at the Cinco De Mayo block party.  It was so much fun, the music was great, the people were great, and it just made you want to dance, dance, dance.  No, I didn’t dance, I did sway though.  I really must take some dance lessons, it looked so much fun out there.  I did make a brief stop at the pecan fest, but the majority of my time was being captivated by the Tejano bands they had at the block party, if you saw my clips on my instagram.  I took some photos, but still haven’t gotten them up yet, pretty soon, pretty soon.  Yes indeed, I had me a dang good weekend.  It’s always a good time downtown.  Next stop…  The Austin American Statesman Auto Show in another week.  Fun times, fun times, being around all those shiny new cars, of which I can not drive, but it’s still fun anyway.  That weekend my mom will be coming to visit, so I am going to take her to the auto show, and of course to the capitol.  I’ve got her hooked.  She has even mentioned eating again at Carino’s and Pei Wei’s.  What can I say, when you get the taste, you get the taste.  I would love to try the Roaring Forks sometime as well, they have a restaurant downtown on the corner, so who knows, stay tuned.

Well today is back to work, it’s Monday, and I would rather have another day off, it is not to be, so basically it is what it is for today.  I am going to see if I can get off early today, or tonight really.  Starting tomorrow, I have nothing but morning shifts, until Saturday, where I work the afternoon/night, then off Sunday.  So better get to gettin’ my friends and reader’s.  Hope you don’t catch a case of the Monday’s…  I sorta feel mine coming on.

Today I am…  Partied Out!

 

 

Pow to the Wow!

As I sit here thinking about the spectacular event that went on yesterday at the Toney Burger center, it reminds me that I am so blessed to be able to see different cultures and learn about their way of life.  So yesterday was the 22nd Austin Indian Powwow.  They have one every year, which is awesome, I learned something new, now that I know I will most likely put that on my calendar for next year.  Hopefully next time my mom can attend, and I will have a better camera to take photos with, yes, still working on that as well.  Anyway it was a beautiful day, left early to get there before it started, since it was in South Austin, and the bus ride was a long one.  Got there before the event started, so got a pretty good seat.  They started out with drumming and the opening where all the Indian tribes came in, it was amazingly beautiful.

They gave us details of the clothing and what it symbolized, they danced and sung and told amazing stories through the dancing and singing.  it was a great time had, and I am really glad that I found this, and went.  Art, culture, and photos.  I love Austin.

Here I share some of the photos I took, hope you enjoy them.

 

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Yes, I know it is a lot of photos, but from the many I took, I like these shots the best.  Anyway, enjoy, and until the next photo adventure.