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My new favorite store

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.

A new Spec’s opened near us, so we decided to check it out today. Man, it’s a lush’s paradise! It’s huge – for you Austinites, it’s where Acadamy Sports used to be down on Lamar and 290.

Anyway, wow. Acres of beer, booze, and wine, plus lots of cheese, chocolate, and other fancy junk food. My kinda place. I’ve figured out that yes, I really do like beer, and so I’ve been picking up all sorts of different interesting beers. For example, right now I’m drinking an Arrogant Bastard Ale. It’s quite yummy. And I don’t care what it says, I am too worthy. :)

One extremely odd thing about the store, however was the cognitive dissonance I experienced when we walked in the door. On the door was a very official looking notice that stated clearly that no one under 21 was to enter. Period. As we walked through that door, our ears were assaulted by several shrieklings, which isn’t unusual anywhere of course. The part that was bizarre was the availability of several “car” shopping carts. Oh well, whatever.

Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

Oh! I truly adore the Alamo Drafthouse. Next Wednesday, we’re going to see the Princess Bride – a Quote-Along Princess Bride. If you’re in Austin, you should go!

That’s all I’ve got tonight. My pizza, beer, and pokemons are calling me.


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  1. I saw that Academy was gone and this Spec’s thing was there when we drove past on the way to Mom’s a few weeks ago. Had I known what it contained, I might have insisted we go over there today since we were in the area. Next week we go. Lin is always looking for a new good beer to try, and I could do with trying some new wine.
    Why is it now that we live north most of the things we want to go to are south? Gah! :D
    Princess Bride is one of our all-time fave movies. Maybe I’ll have to see if I can get Lin to want to go to Alamo. We haven’t been in a while, and we always have a great time there.

  2. hi! I friended you back, cause you have great hair (I miss dying mine crazy colors so bad, but I have a “conservative” office job now), cause you apparently appreciate good beer (along with booze, wine, cheese, chocolate, and all those other things that make life worth living), and cause you’re from Texas (me too! ‘cept the DFW area. but my sister went to UT Austin for a while and I’ve always thought Austin is a cool town).

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