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Name: megan
Location: austin. texas, United States

im that girl in the corner that chokes on a breath mint.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

pie wanted to say

what the hell is going on here. abandoned? kidnapped by aliens? hiking to the equator? researching rainbows? still trying to fix a flat?

what is taking so long.......pie says hop hop. i need more pictures of me on the internets.

we still ride bikes, take long walks to empty places, we dug a pond in the backyard - toads showed up and croak every nite. last nite i was at polvos paying my respects to the margarita and happy bike ride home.

hope you are all well and good and enjoying many adventures.

Friday, December 12, 2008

tree planting. chestnut park. saturday. dec. 13th!

also note: garden posse will be out across the street putting in plants in the vacant lot. they start at 10:30am (they got snowed/sleeted out on their plant day)

if you are in the hood or need something to do - please come out and help beautify east austin parks and lots. its a community thing. say hi!

9am chestnut park. 16th & chestnut. DEC 13th yeah trees

plant some trees

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

gardenposse making things lovely

gardenposse was in my hood last nite! that is if the weather didn't postpone their evening activities. we had rain, sleet and more sleet and then some snow (but i was asleep already).

i will walk over a block to see if they got their plantings in.

i love gardenposse. i read about guerrilla gardening a year ago and have been meaning to make some seed bombs for a while now. i will make them for 2009. there's lots of space around here that can use a bit of love bombing.

and i will be happy to nurture along what gardenposse did.

the next couple of years are gonna be weird. but good. but maybe hard. and hopeful. and filled with change. community is a big thing already - i see it only getting bigger and more focused and with more people involved. i'm looking forward to it.

really, helping others is easy and fun. everyone has something to offer. everyone has a chance to impact someone's life for the better. it can be very simple: a smile for a stranger, encouragement for your friends and family, being their cheerleader - helping someone with a door or a pump on your bike! and if you got some funds, donate! every little bit helps.

right now, yellow bike hero's are looking for additional funds to move forward on their new location headquarters. they are an important and vibrant part of the austin bike scene and history. if you have some cash this holiday season, or time to volunteer, send some love their way. they help so many and get all kinds of folks on bikes for little to nothing in their pockets.

now go build some seed bombs.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

and then i said

i like being in the hands of whiskey.


** this is the part in the story where i hit send in my email program**


blame the whiskey

first time to walk BOTH dogs together in the new hood.

went fantastic. we didn't go super far. but a good 20min walk.

saw only ONE person.

and NO dogs. only behind fences. which is cool. pie seems to not be able to handle another dog walking towards him on a leash. he's like: WAHHOOOWEEHHHEEEAYAYYAYYAAA

i saw one guy. and i go: HI!

and he pulls his hoodie back and looks over and goes: hi.


making friends

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

i don't care how juicy his butterball is

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shameless plug: greg works on the animation for these with Bob Sabiston and team in austin.

we are in our new (to us) old little house! no stove or sink. but its coming along. i have campstove french press coffee outside on the porch with the dogs in the morning.

cowboy coffee with a French press

this arrives on tuesday from ezra in NYC. wheels down soon in austin texas....and for those keeping count. ezra taught cancer to cry and scream like a little girl !!! the best thanksgiving....

riding in NYC

here's wishing your butterballs are always juicy.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

riding bikes in NYC


where the living is good

ok, i'll say a bit more. it was amazing. i was up on the 3rd floor of my friends brownstone they stay at and tired as hell from the best 5 days in NYC ever. we were settling in from watching election results at his mom's brownstone a block over. we stayed as long as we could and it seemed like it all wrapped up. 20min after we got back, it was called and the streets erupted. folks were driving and honking, people were on the streets clapping and yelling. i was looking out the ginormous 20ft window onto the street and across the way. folks were standing in their windows and waving and throwing firecrackers. there was a huge rally a couple blocks away. the news said bill clinton was there as well.

i stood a the window for a while, relishing the feeling and smiling like a kid in a candy store. we are here. finally. and to be in NYC to experience it was the best. among all the celebration outside, i fell asleep with a huge grin on my face and in anticipation of waking up tomorrow. a new day. a new president (elect). a resounding change in the election vote map. and a few more hours in NYC before i flew back to texas.

NYC was inspiring. i was there for a design conference. and also got to spend some time visiting my friends. we rode bikes all over.

ezra sits down

i took the subway. i walked back and forth across times square, from 32nd to 53rd, many times. we saw and cheered on the NYC marathoners at mile 20. and yah, many of them brought me to tears. i wasn't the only one! that was amazing to see. double amputees, folks in the wheelchairs where they "run" it with their arms cranking, blind folks assisted by others, old folks, so many international people. there were a few folks that had TEXAS written on their shirts. so i yelled out: 'remember the alamo! yah texas!'

back in austin, and the bike stuff to do continues to pile up! doesn't seem to be a moment when there isn't some kind of bike thing going on. o what fun it is to ride a bike.

i had to hit the ground running on my return. work and we are moving. to a little tiny house on the east side off MLK and Chestnut. i can't wait to get over there. we have a back yard and a nice workshop shed we fixed up and a carport porch. yeah little and yeah having less stuff. and yeah photos.

i ate a delicious korean lunch on 32nd.

carsonified design conference NYC

i got to meet and cuddle with my "other" dog who happens to live in NYC.

yes it's true


and this dog putney is an expert frisbee player and jumper. we are at grant's tomb here.

ezra has not been fooling us with photoshop

and i got to visit and stay with my dear friend ezra of fast boy cycles. he is kicking cancer's ass properly. and showed no sign of slowing up on bike rides. :-)

heading back from the bridge to jersey

Thursday, October 30, 2008

oops sorry

my bad.

¡yo voté amigos! ándale! don't wait. git er done. pass it on! lets have something to really celebrate next tuesday. i'll be in NYC and i wanna hear some screaming. in happiness, not in horror!

*idea stolen from my Oregonian friend jason sager, who also let the goats down.

here is nick riding home from margaritas.

nick rides lamar

but its the same idea. get on your bike and go vote. kevin bacon quicksilver-style. with your own 1980's soundtrack.