Back to Austin.
This was my second time I'd been to Austin, so I'd hit up a lot of the 'must go' spots, which I found relatively unmemorable. But as a whole, Austin is very cool. I rented an apartment right off of Congress, which is close to lots of restaurants and bars (as well as second hand stores where the drunk come to buy 'new' clothes at 11pm)....
Congress is also close to downtown--where it gets really lively. I met up with Calexio, who was in town visiting a TX girl he met in Redding. Things started off mature, but then turned into a blur. I'll let the visuals do the talking:
Ended up meeting a bunch of people that night, but the very sweet girl above did stand out. The absence of pretension (and overall happiness) of everyone (not just women) provided a healthy dose of perspective.
Cheese board at Second Bar and Kitchen (I don't like eating cheese, but I'm fascinated by people who do):