Venus Trapped in Mars

31 March 2014

Austin City Limits

This weekend was one for the books! I spent the weekend with one of my best friends, college roommate and sorority sister Magen in Austin. Now I'm a Texas transplant, so I hadn't been to Austin before, neither had Magen, so we were prepared to do all the touristy things. First stop, 6th street!

We had dinner at a tex-mex restaurant called..... (insert I have no idea here) but it sure was delicious! The best way to avoid the 45 minute wait, grab the tiny table in the bar area available. It is more fun to sit in the bar area anyway!


Sorry about the picture quality, you know how those iPhones just take incredible low light images...... not.  After dinner we headed to a bar called The Ranch. I ordered a Miller Light and he said,

"Is green Miller Light ok? We slightly over estimated St. Patty's day." 

And I said, "I don't know, is Monopoly Money ok? I slightly over estimated how much money I would make on my boardwalk property." 

We then went to another bar (insert name here that I don't know) and sat on the patio and I gave high fives to everyone who walked by. It was very, very fun for me. If you've never done this, give it a try. Talk about a thrill....

The next morning, we woke up feeling better than expected (at least that was my outlook on the morning) and promptly headed for shopping. Magen did THE BEST job ever plotting out our weekend. Considering neither of us had been to Austin, I think we hit up some pretty killer places. For example, lunch and shopping at The Domain.


It was here at Glorias (which I believe we have in Dallas?) that we had the GENIUS idea to purchase last minute tickets to iHeart Radio Country Fest. Now we are huge country music fans, and had been eyeing the concert for months prior to our Austin arrival. But at the $200+ price tag, our better judgement took over. I decided to randomly check StubHub that morning and what do you know, row one upper deck, which is always my go to seat, was just $67 a ticket. Pricey yes, but for 10 of the best acts in the business, we decided to throw our last-minute boots on, Austin style! 

We could even walk to the venue from the fantastic location of our hotel, but first, let's take a #selfie. 


I'm not usually a #selfie fan, but I can't get that damn song out of my head. Anyway, how about that walk to the concert? Talk about gorgeous weather....

If you follow me on twitter, I apologize I went a little crazy with the tweets, but in my defense, they kept picking my tweets to show on the jumbo tron! This made me way more excited than it should, but oh well, life is too short not to get excited over jumbo tron tweets. 

The concert lasted until around 12:30, we ordered all the food from the hotel when we got back, and headed to bed. The next morning called for brunch at this adorable place called Searsucker, followed by exploring my new favorite city. I can see why people would choose to attend that other UT, I would love to live in Austin for 4 (and a half) years! 









Before I say peace out today, and maybe for tomorrow because I try to avoid the internet like the plague on April Fool's Day, I've got someone I want you to meet! Lesley from By the Porchlight is bringing you.... are you ready for this.... A SPICE WORLD DRINKING GAME. Holy epic-ness Batman!!! Now if we can somehow get them to get back together for a world tour and give us all free tickets, that would really be incredible! 


Possible house rules:
2 drinks every time someone in the room accidentally starts talking with an English accent
1 drink every time you get the urge to slap someone
1 drink every time you get caught looking at the muscle men’s crotches

Photo Credits:

Be sure to go say Hey Girl Hey to Lesley on her blog, the twitter contraption and on instagram!! Because you know darn well that you should be following anyone who has the creativity and the good sense to put together a Spice World Drinking Game!  

38 comments :

  1. I'm glad you got to come visit our awesome city! So much delicious food & good times! Perfect weather for y'alls weekend too! :)

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  2. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time in Austin! I lived there for several years before moving to San Antonio and I still miss it. It's a fantastic city! :) I actually wrote a post about different things to do in Austin that might give you some ideas for next time.

    http://www.wanderlyn.com/wanderlust-austin/

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  3. Let's talk about that dress. It's perfect.

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  4. Best weekend ever-but hello exhausted Monday! Soooo much fun exploring Austin with you! See ya soon for more selfies!!

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  5. i have been dying to go to Austin! so jealous!

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  6. That looks like so much fun! I have never been, but by the looks of it I need to go!

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  7. looks like we both played tourist! $67 is really a good price considering how much they were going for! I'm so glad you got to go! looked so cute and i love that cut out shoulder top- where from please?

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  8. I LOVE AUSTIN. I never visited as much as I should have when I was still back in FW. And now we go every time we get a chance when we're back visiting my family. I feel like I never see the same thing twice and it's my home state.

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  9. Luke Bryan... I mean... Hubba hubba.

    This drinking game is HILARIOUS!

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  10. God, I really need to take a Texas vacation. That looks like such a fun place to visit!

    As for that drinking game.... Sarah, I love you and all of the drinking games you've made, but I think this might be my favorite drinking game ever.

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  11. Between you and Helene's posts today Im going to need a two week Texas vaca!!! Cant wait to visit!

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  12. I've never been to Austin, but now I really really wanna go!

    I am headed to Dallas in April to visit a friend who recently moved there from California. It would be SO FUN to meet up!

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  14. sounds and looks like you had a great weekend

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  15. 1. Why aren't you a selfie fan, you're a pro at them!
    2. Your cut out shoulder shirt makes your arms look amazing (whoo!)
    3. Can I come visit and eat at no-name tex mex restaurants with you?
    4. Shouldn't Luke be below you? Doesn't the saying go "save a horse, ride a cowboy"?

    I'm out.

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  16. Several things here, in no particular order...
    1. you have fantastic teeth and a beautiful smile.
    2. I actually LOLed at the Luke Bryan on top of Sarah comment
    3. I had eggs benny on Sunday too, minus the english muffin, and it was outta this world
    4. i also had a lot of champagne on sunday...which is necessary after a fun weekend

    happy monday! XO

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  17. I am trying to find a dress that color for this weekend. Cats Basketball + My Birthday = BEST SATURDAY NIGHT EVER

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  18. LOVE that blue dress you wore to the concert. Sooo cute!

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  19. okay, I have to ask- where did you stay? I'm heading down to Austin in two weeks and I've been guessing all of my reservations based on random reviews. I'm just crossing my fingers that I end up somewhere fun! haha

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  20. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Austin..
    I love the photos taken! How fun & exciting!
    The drinking game too funny..

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  21. I adore your dress! Sounds like you had an amazing time in Austin! I'm so jealous!

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  22. You are making me even more excited to get my butt in Texas. Austin is at the top of my to-visit list when I get there! Did you like it better than Dallas? Oh and I love your dress and cowboy boots! I guess I need to grab me a pair before this move!

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  23. This sounds like such a fun weekend! Your blue dress is adorable! I almost moved to Austin, somehow I am thinking Austin would of been a better choice than where I am now.

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  24. Hey Sarah!! What an epic time it looks like you had!! That's awesome! :D And the tweet thing is like beyond amazing, right above ya where he should be- You said it sista lol! And I totally want to play that Spice Girls game now. Freakin' genius! XOXO

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    1. Haha! Glad you like it! I totally played a Spice World drinking game on a Monday night my first year of university... So I recreated it for Sarah.

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  25. Austin looks like so much fun! I've been wanting to visit Texas! I might have to go!

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  26. Best drinking game EVER!!!! Now to find my copy and a VCR player.... I would have loved Togo to heart country radio!!!!

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  27. I love this!!! I have never been to Austin..

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  28. I am so jealous! I want to go to Austin so bad, and I am soooo jealous of your LB jumbotron tweets, like WAY jealous!

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  29. Most of my home friends attend UT and sometimes I need to quit social media, I get so jealous at all the fun things they get up to!

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  30. That sounds and looks like the most fun I've ever had. I need Luke in my life umm yesterday.

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  31. Austin looks beautiful and soo fun! Definitely on my bucket list!!

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  32. Ummm $67 iheart Country Music Fest tickets? YES PLEASE!! What a great deal and so much fun...and your seats looks pretty dang good too.

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  33. I just need to get to TX someday. I would have kept tweeting too. That sign with the girl and the dog cracked me up.

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  34. I love Austin.

    Good memories at The Ranch.

    Glad you had a good time.

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