Wow what an experience! I’ve had a great time learning about blogs and trying WordPress out in a way that I love the most: food and fun activities with friends and family. I have learned many things about blogging from adding widgets, pictures and videos to learning the many ways of promoting your blog to get more readers through social media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I think my most effective tool I used in blogging was Twitter. Twitter really helped me to get more readers to know about my blog and even possibly become followers of my work. Also having a blog exercised my writing abilities and if I hope to continue this blog or create a new one to continue working on my writing abilities. A way that I could improve would be to better prepare for my topics as well as try to promote my blog in other fun ways to get more readers. A blog could definitely help with my skills in the work force if I wanted to create a website through WordPress or even networking with various bloggers interested in the same topics!
All of the past activities have been great experiences but the one I happened to enjoy the most was visiting the Texas Capitol in Austin. It was my first time going and it loved it. The architecture of the historic building was beyond beautiful from the inside out. It was also great to have people around giving us history about the Texas Capitol and what it was created for. Also, since I had to get back to San Marcos I decided to catch a bite down there at a place called Alvin Ord’s. They are known for their sandwiches on their crispy bread! Try their famous Salvation sandwich!
I enjoyed this past weekend. Who knew poetry and cupcakes could be the perfect combination fora weekend activity with friends? On Tuesday’s, Spider House Cafe and Ballroom hosts their weekly Poetry Slam event. For just $5 you and friends can come sit and enjoy locals perform their poetry talents to the crowd! I loved how casual and relaxing the whole event was and I also met a lot of cool people! We worked up an appetite and rode down South Congress and found the most adorable, tasty cupcake truck called Hey Cupcake! My favorite cupcake was the Sweetberry with Strawberry flavoring and strawberry cream cheese frosting!!
Today I took a trip to the South Austin Popular Culture Center to check out some of their awesome art work as well as their gift shop filled with interesting items like books, jewelry, clothing and room accessories! Of course we can’t forget the food! RED’s Porch hamburger was incredible and very flavorful from the atmosphere of the restaurant to the food!
I try and make time every week to go on nature walks. These walks for me are usually my time to really breathe and see clearly of everything in my life. When I go on these walks through various trails it really helps me to let go of anything that I feel is bothering me in my mind and I think a lot of that has to do with the fresh air I am surrounded by that lets me breathe clearly, think clearly, and listen attentively as God uses nature to move through me.
This weekend I took an adventurous walk through Purgatory Creek in San Marcos, Texas. Purgatory Creek is a natural area thats made up of 3 sections: Prospect Park, Lower Purgatory and upper Purgatory. It is home to many different species of plants and animals in the San Marcos area and also is where part of the Edward’s Aquifer runs through.
I haven’t had the chance to try all areas of Purgatory Creek so I’ll tell you about Prospect Park. This section is so beautiful because of the open land and transparent skies. At the beginning of the walk you are led through a trail of lanky trees arching over you and the sound of different birds singing. You are then led to an wide field of grasses and a jaw dropping view of the San Marvelous sky. At that moment is when you open your arms, take a deep breath and smile!
I also had the pleasure of treating myself to some sushi at Sushi Zushi. A great adventure tends to work up an appetite for me and i love trying food from different cultures even though in the U.S. we tend to make our own spin on things which I like to call “Americanize”. Now sushi is a little pricey so I don’t have the chance to eat it all the time due to my life as college student, so when I eat it I tend to eat a lot of it. This was my first time trying Sushi Zushi and I must say that I’d go back there. The service was great and I loved the warm, modern, trendy vibe I experienced in the restaurant. The two rolls I ordered were the Boston roll (left) and the Spider roll (right). Both of these rolls had crab in them but the Boston roll had a different flavor to it I think because it was fried and had a sauce similar to the Chinese General Tso’s sauce whereas the Spider roll tasted a lot more raw and had a sauce called Japanese mayo.
One of the many things I love about living in the area of Austin is their live music concerts and festivals going on throughout the year. Austin’s appreciation for all types of music is one of the reasons i love the city and its personality ranging from food, culture, music and recreation. I was so excited when I found out that my brother bought tickets for me and my friends to the Big K.R.I.T #PayAttentionTour. Big K.R.I.T is a rapper/producer from Mississippi and has come to be one of my new favorite artists. If you like southern rap I would highly recommend you to check him out especially since he just released his new album called Cadillactica. Since Big K.R.I.T has this deep love for his Cadillacs try listening to the album in the car. Multi Til the Sun Die.
Is it possible to love and be angry at a piece of art at the same time? These are the feelings that are vying for dominance after seeing Disney’s first foray into the Marvel archives: Big Hero 6.
My daughter and I saw it in 3-D in a theater where every seat was taken by people of color. Indian, Arabs, AAPI folks, African-Americans… I’ll type it again: In the sold out theater, every person there was a person of color. It was an astonishing sight and feeling. So much of the pre-film chatter were parents talking about “feeling comfortable” bringing their kids to see a film where the heroes “finally look, well, something like them.” This was the exact same reason that I brought my daughter… and the film looked cool as hell. And it was.
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