Pun-Offs & Burgers

This weekend, I attended my first pun-off.

This round’s topic was a category involving the solar system:

And this round’s topic was bedroom furniture:

This dog was wearing a candy necklace:

After leaving the pun-off, we stopped by Downtown Burgers, a burger-selling food trailer!

The burger was good… The bun wasn’t too thick. The tomatos were freshly cut. The burger wasn’t so packed, it fell apart 1/2 way through.

And the staff at Downtown Burger was awesome. In fact, the guy making the burger, slash the guy whom I believe owns DB, came out and chatted with us for about ten minutes. And by chatted w us, I mean, he was cracking us up for about 10 minutes straight.

Anyway, here’s a beautiful picture of the burger, followed by a beautiful picture of the french fries:

Anime Convenions, Food Trailers & Recycled Bows

Nothing hugely profound or “aha” moments to report, just some pics of things I’ve been up to.

I enjoy reading blog posts about what people are actually DOING than posts with generic and impersonal content.

I know this will be shocking, but I was also inspired to write this post from a quote I recently read on Paul Isakson’s blog:

“… go out and just be in the world that you’re in. See it. Keep your eyes open and really relate to what you’re seeing. React to what you’re seeing.

So I went out in the world (of Austin) and came across some neat things.

Here’s a person just walking downtown on a Sunday, dressed up head to toe in an anime costume. I saw a handful of life size anime around this hotel downtown, so my curiosity got the best of me and I called the hotel to see what was going down.

I learned that Austin hosts an annual Anime and Japanese pop-culture convention called Ikkicon & part of the convention is anime roll-playing. Who knew?

Gift wrap has always been a funny concept to me. We essentially are buying something, just so we can throw it out. (Same ideas as plastic bags). I say: if you need to wrap something, why not use resources you already have? Which is why I have begin wrapping gifts with newspaper. BUT, since newspaper isn’t as pretty as gift wrap, I became crafty. 

I geocached!

Delicious grilled cheese & fried pickles from Ugly Banjo:

Geocaching Around Town

My friends Kyle and Kristin were in town this weekend from Portland. I wanted to show them some of my favorites Austin places, so we went down to the trail and ended up geocaching, one of my favorite pastimes. (:

Later that night we were down on South Congress and ended up going on our 2nd geocaching adventure of the day. (: This cache had 2 clues: busy location & peanut butter jar. 

This cache was a little trickier, but we ended up finding it…down a little hole in the sidewalk!