In 1993, my father and I decided to visit my family in Seattle. Naturally we decided to drive and made a lap of North America from Connecticut to Seattle via Texas and back through Canada, dipping down into Mexico on the way. On that trip I visited Texas for the first time. As soon as I crossed the border from Louisiana I felt like I'd come home. After that visit I dreamed of moving to the Lone Star State, and periodically got the "Texas Twitch" as I endured the cold Connecticut winters. Twelve years later, in September 2005, I left the cold northeast and drove 1800 miles to Austin to live "where the climate suits my clothes."
Since landing in Austin, I've enjoyed the food, the people, the climate, and the tremendous music scene. I still marvel at the quality of music I can see in a small club at little or no cost. Back in Connecticut it took a drive or a train ride down to New York City or New Haven to see the same quality of music consistently, which required five times the cost and ten times the hassle! Now, my favorite bands are mere minutes away. Sweet.
I often order the strangest thing on the menu and love spicy food especially. Musically, I tend to gravitate to Texas country and classic rock, but also love pretty much anything but rap and hip-hop, including blues, jazz, funk, classical, cheesy pop, eighties hair-bands, and pretty much any rock album from 1981.
Man About Town.
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