Sunday, December 21, 2008

Austin Apartment

Yesterday I made the long drive through the cow pastures and little oil towns strewn between Montgomery and Austin, where I was finally able to check out the apartment that I'll be renting for the next six months. The apartment was nice and my future roommate showed me around Austin a bit, which was really encouraging. From what I've seen of Austin so far, the city has the feel of Portland OR and San Angelo TX layered together, making for a lively and amusing culture of liberal swingyness set atop an enduring old-west tone.

Probably the most motivating part of the trip was finding that my roommate, a current UT architecture student, had switched majors from engineering to architecture after being at the school for a while. This is great news, because it not only solidifies the possibility of me being able to get into the arc department, but now I have someone in my immediate network of friends who's actually done it!

7 comments:

BogleBone said...

Friends...I believe that's why they are called that. Good to see your enjoy Texas.

The weather sucks. The higher the sun is the colder it is... that is not how it is supposed to work.

Aeree said...

Yay, that's really good to hear. I'm happy for you :-)

Tom said...

Thanks!

Calvin said...

Not sure if I have ever told you this, but I am also really big into architecture. I used to go to big cities (like in Japan) and even sneak into towers that arn't for tourists. (Just pretend like you belong and they wont question you).

And one of my friends still buys architecture books and shows me buildings around Eugene and Portland OR that he thinks I will find interesting.

I love buildings, bridges, everything.

I will be sure to send stuff your way when I come across things of interest.

For example, the Burj Dubai, I have been watching that one like a hawk.

Tom said...

Dude that's awesome. I was in Japan once and did the same thing! Early in the morning while the city was still quiet, my friend and I snuck into a skyscraper and went up to the highest floor we could. We were caught by an old cleaning lady who cackled us out of the tower, lol!

The Burj is ridic. Wonder if it will ever be finished...

Calvin said...

Did I ever tell you your picture on here looks like you are Hitler Youth? I had to click on it to make sure it wasn't.

Tom said...

Ya I get that a lot.