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You can stuff your sorries in a sack, Mister!

Filed under : Life in general,Student Life,Travel
On October 29, 2009
At 1:00 am
Comments : 6

Oh hi, I remember this blog! How come no one told me grad school took so much time? I have nothing to tell you after what I’ve just told you (Masters = work) except that it’s officially Thursday which means I leave for Austin tomorrow. Woot! I think I’m ready. I hope I’m ready. I haven’t been to Texas since 2000 and that was San Antonio where I spent approximately 36 hours. There was something there I was supposed to remember. What was that again?

But I’m told Austin is different and weird and since I’m different and weird, I think I’m going to really like it. Oh, and it has bats, which they recommend for Halloween. Beyond my own visits, my chief knowledge of Texas comes from King of the Hill, which is a show I dearly love. Before you say anything, I know that Texas is a big state (they seem to tell you that a lot) and that if someone told me they knew New York City because they’d seen a show about Buffalo, I’d laugh and laugh. Are there shows about Buffalo? Let me know in the comments if there are.

Aside from that, I’m most excited about my new laptop backpack. I sort of made up my mind that I would never use a backpack because… I’m not really sure why, they just seem inelegant. I didn’t even use one in high school or college. But the bag I used to use at work didn’t fit a laptop and the messenger bag TC gave out at Orientation fit a laptop but not much else. So on the days I carried Big Mac to school, I’d carry two bags and that’s been kind of unwieldy. It’s rained a lot here lately and the umbrella was just the final straw on my overloaded scale. And since I never have time to exercise anymore, walking to school has to be it. Try that balancing two heavy bags. Backpack it is.

But I didn’t want one of those generic Jansport dealies or something plain black and boring. So I got this!

Ooooh, purple flowers! I might even forget it’s a backpack.

Title comes from a Seinfeld episode.

Refreshments – King Of The Hill


6 Comments for this post

  1. monnik says:

    I love the backpack. It’s my favorite two colors! Purple and Black…

    I can’t think of any shows set in Buffalo.

    Those bakery pictures to the right of this comments section are making my mouth water……

  2. Irishcardinal says:

    Well isn’t that backpack just precious [you may hear that expression in Texas a lot, Becca, bless your heart].
    Have fun on the trip, and tell Alex before you go he has to step it up.

  3. Julie says:

    I love the backpack too! Working in the city has spawned months of searching for the perfect bag. Thank goodness for Ebags free shipping and free returns, since I think I returned 6 bags. Then I got a laptop and struggle began again. Its hard being me.

    Have fun in Austin!

  4. Paige says:

    Austin is a weird city.

    At Jenny’s Little Longhorn, you can play Chicken S*** Bingo. It’s a large bingo board and live chickens roaming around. I’ll let you guess how the numbers are determined.

    Kerby Lane Cafe has the most excellent breakfast ever.

  5. Becca says:

    Monnik, thanks! You may not have noticed from this site but I also like purple and black…. 😀 Great taste!

    Irish, I keep trying but he doesn’t seem to hear me!

    Julie, I got it at Zappo’s which has the same. But it turns out I love it so I guess they saved a wad on me.

    Paige, how did we not get that on our itinerary? Although, come to think of it, maybe I didn’t want to see that…

    Thanks all!

  6. sarpon says:

    Buffalo Gal. I swear, sometimes I think you live in En Why See just for the take out.

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