A succinct description of Austin, Texas
April 25, 2007 3 Comments
Having lived in Austin for 5 years (4 of them in school) I’m quite familiar with the unofficial motto of the city, “Keep Austin Weird”. For better or for worse, I probably did not contribute to this. In retrospect I probably did because perhaps “weird” in that city is not caring about keeping it weird.
Houston Chronicle columnist, Lisa Falkenberg, wrote a column and in it she relates her move from Austin to Houston.
In said column, she had this to say:
Austin gets really small after a while. There’s Prozac in the water, and people seem overly concerned with being weird. Houston, with all its imperfections, is real to me. I love this place.
How true is her assessment of Austin?