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Lykke Li In Store Performance

February 19, 2009
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

If you didn’t get tickets to the show, or if you think Anotone’s is one of the worst music venues in this city, then check out this free in store performace at Waterloo Records in Downtown Austin.

Andrew Bird In Store Performance

February 11, 2009
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

If you didn’t get tickets to see the Bird at the Paramount, you could find tickets on craigslist for about $75 or you can check him out for free at Waterloo Records. Free beer will be provided by Shiner!

Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest Reception

February 11, 2009
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and 107.1 KGSR

Join The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and KGSR 107.1FM for the Seventeenth Annual Short Story Contest Reception

Winners to be announced on Wednesday, February 11 at BookPeople at 7pm

The winners of the Seventeenth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story contest will be announced at BookPeople at 7pm on Wednesday, February 11. You are invited to hear the first-, second-, and third- place winners read their short stories at the special reception. Honorable mentions will also be announced. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In 2008, over 475 people submitted their short story for consideration, and five people will be recognized for their work. All the manuscripts submitted were the original work of the contestant and have never before been published. The first-place winner’s story will be published in the February 13, 2009 issue of The Austin Chronicle.

1st Place – $800
2nd Place – $350

3rd Place – $250

Honorable Mentions (2) to receive $50 gift certificate to Book People.

note to self

I’m about to turn 27 years old. I don’t really know what that means or how grown up I’m supposed to feel or behave given the strange achievement of aging. I mean, shit. I suppose I should have a Masters Degree and my eye on a linear, defined career. For some reason that’s just not my path. But that’s not to say my aspirations wouldn’t blow your mind.

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Independence Brewery: 1st Saturday Tour Day

February 7, 2009
12:00 pmto3:00 pm

An afternoon of complimentary beer tasting & tours (info)

Ladies Night @ Birds Barbershop

February 6, 2009
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

snap judgement

stay young

These two are probably siblings. She’s obviously way more contemplative, a dreamer if you will, while he’s easily amused and eagerly anticipating the day he can grow a sick handlebar.

Modern Minimalism

I can’t help but drool in marvel over smart minimalistic design. In my book these houses go above and beyond basics with their beautiful architecture, while simultaneously showcasing a respect for natural surroundings. Of course, their price tag is suitably way out of any foreseeable attainability for me, but window shopping fits my budget just fine. Here’s a peek at some of the well crafted works that have been delighting my inner architecture enthusiast. (Also, you should probably note that I know just about as much in the field of architecture as George Castanza.)

recycled wooden stairs from Jan Korbes’ Garbage Architecture project

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Sounds like 2008: Top Albums

You know the drill.

Here it is, my totally biased list of the top albums of 2008. To support my claims I’m hooking you up with the finest supplements the interweb provides: audio AND visual. Hit the links for video clips or just hang out with this sweet playlist and prepare to be dazzled.

That Much Further West: Marfa


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February 2009

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