Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Week 2 in Austin

I never loved cold water soo much. Every time I take a sip, it's a little victory.

 Robbie is liking his work, especially now that his partner (is that the right title?), copywriter, Mitch is here! Mitch lives in the same house we're at, just on the opposite side of us, with the landlord in between with 4 wiener dogs. 

Robbie helped me find an internship at a creative boutique place that specializes in wedding invite design. I met with the owner last week, and was assigned my first project. A Dia de los Muertos wedding invite.

She was so excited when I showed it to her, she said it was perfect.. I was so happy, but had a hard time showing it because I don't really socialize with anyone during the day. So I tried to share my happiness, it didn't really come out right.

Now this weeks projects consists of designing a vintage circus save the date, a thank you card, a wedding invite, and trying to find the perfect business name. I've decided that naming a business is  lot more pressure than naming a child, although I've never had the honor of naming a human, but I don't think it would be difficult.


Monday, July 22, 2013


We found out last Tuesday (not even a week ago) that my amazingly rugged and creative Robbie was hired to Freelance at GSD&M and was going to start at 8:30 am on Monday, July 22, 2013. YAAHOO.

We didn't have a whole lot of time to say Good-Bye to our friends (shorry friends) but we will likely be back soon (because we want to see you and 80% of the things we own are in Utah).

Left Saturday morning towards a 20 hour drive.

Cave house/dinner. We took the 12 min tour near Moab.

Got some summer rane

And lots and lots of windmills

And I thought these oil things didn't exist anymore!
 And it was a LOONG and DRY drive. Probably the longest and driest in the history of road trips (thank you New Mexico).

We stayed in Albuquerque. And Weird Al's song was stuck in my head for an entire day. Robbie loved that.

We listened to a book on tape called Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong - a Lost boy from Sudan who was adopted in USA and became an Olympic runner in 2008.

When the book on tape was done, we just decided to play WOULD YOU RATHER. "Would you rather be cotton candy or a roller coaster?" "Would you rather be a man or an elf?" "Would you rather be poop or pee....?" All good questions.

We arrived in Austin at 9:00 pm.... finally. And it was SOOO HUMID and my hair is cranky from the weather change. We found the little guest house we're staying at is So. Austin. Robbie found it on AirBnB. If you would like a baby tour, here you go:

Our host Daniel greeted us, along with his four wiener dogs. Gave us a personal tour of the place and told us about his life in South America, and Austin history and his dogs. He made us a beautiful WELCOME fruit salad. Yum.

Then we went to the store and got some snacks and some inaugural Blue Bell ice cream to make me feel like a Texan.