January 15, 2010

A nighttime walk down 6th Street in Austin.

Here's what we saw from the sidewalk as we walked down 6th Street after the movie:

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What movie? Why, it was "Girlie Night" at the Alamo Drafthouse, and — it was my birthday — we saw the 1997 cult classic "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." For added birthday festivity, we sat in one of the 2 private balconies, in leather recliners, and ate chili and drank Guinness.

31 comments:

bagoh20 said...

That sounds cool and it looks like it was raining men there.

Meade said...

"Let's fold scarves!"

Ann Althouse said...

Okay!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!

edutcher said...

Labels: Austin, movies, photography, tattoos

You got tattooed?

Oh, no, not "Remember the Alamo"!!!!!

I won't even ask where.

Sounds like you had fun :)

The Crack Emcee said...

A movie with chili and Guinness?

Attagirl!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Oh, I need to move to Texas!

Ron said...

I never get tired of making fun of Pretty Woman.

jimbino said...

Yankees generally don't realize how civilized Texas is. For starters: Women have the right to go topless in public anywhere. We can drink in public anywhere unless posted to the contrary (i.e. Sixth Street). Three of our cities are in the Top Ten in population--something no other state can claim. Only California has two: LA and San Jose.

And Austin is around number 14 in population. Those who think Texas is a red-neck, cowboy backwater have a lot to learn.

That said, anywhere in Texas outside of Houston and Austin you will be up to your eyeballs in Baptist and Methodist bullshit. In Austin, you will be up to your eyeballs in Socialist bullshit. And Houston is insufferable in the summer.

Ricardo said...

You can get the girl out of Austin, but you can't get Austin out of the girl.

XWL said...

"You can get the girl out of Austin, but you can't get Austin out of the girl."

I'm sure there's a creme or suppository that could clear that up in a week or two.

Rialby said...

The ribeye chili is very good. The puerco guisada is my go to. Need to get to the Alamo this weekend to see "Up in the Air". I keep hearing fantastic things about it.

CarmelaMotto said...

I love Romy and Michelle. "I invented post it notes." The dance scene? A Milwaukee (Scoliosis) brace? Awesome movie.

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

You know, Althouse, I think you and Meade would be a fun duo to smoke weed with...

I mean... y'er like old and all, but still you seem like pretty cool and creative people.

That Romy and Michelle is like the super-duper-toker movie too...

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Excuse me, I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood.

BEST MOVIE EVER

Chris said...

Americans may hate soccer but they love foosball.

Lem said...

Romy and Michele missed Teddy Pendergrass by only about a decade.. but in our harts Teddy Pendergrass will be missed for a long long time.

Come Go With Me - Teddy Pendergrass

RIP Teddy Pendergrass.

Lem said...

The other night Palladian asked Althouse if someone from David Lynch's Blue Velvet cast had played this song to her there in Austin. just in case nobody did why dont we paly it now..

In Dreams -Roy Orbison

Lem said...

I never been to Austin but something tells me this is the sort of band you might find there on any given night.

Foals - Olympic Airways

Lem said...

I was talking with titus about the latest Martha Cockup gaffe there in Mass and I was telling him that I used to live in Lynn.. (city of sin)

Titus told me bout a tryst he had there one night and it went something like this...

Vete - Nino Bravo.

Lem said...

Closer to Romy and Michele .. lets see if we can remember anything else..

Set Adrift On Memory Bliss PM Dawn

Lem said...

Its a mystery if Romy and Michele dug Ol' Dirty Bastard b4 this tune.. we may never know for sure.

Fantasy - Mariah Carey feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard

Lem said...

I have not seen the movie but I'm positive Romy and Michele just loved Duran Duran.

Notorious - Duran Duran

Pastafarian said...

And with that, Lem fell face-first into his keyboard, scattering empty Dos Equis bottles across the room.

For Lem doesn't always drink beer; but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis.

Fred4Pres said...

I saw Duran Duran's first US gig, in West Caldwell, NJ. Go figure.

Fred4Pres said...

And Pastafarian, very funny.

Fred4Pres said...

Off topic, I mean discussing down town Austin at night, Romy and Michelle, and Duran Duran?-- but Glenn Reynolds had this post today that I find disturbing.

You remember in WWII when Japanese solider and civilians threw themselves off cliffs in Saipan and Okanawa? Well the Japanese and the US are doing that now. Bonzai!

We all know that Japan has been racking up debt for Two Lost Decades, yet the sky has refused to fall. Borrowing costs have slithered down to 1.36pc on 10-year JGBs and under 1pc on shorter debt, though they are not as low as they were .. nota bene. This seeming defiance of gravity has emboldened the Krugmanites and Keynesian prime-pumpers to call for a repeat in the US, UK, and Europe. There lies a great danger.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Lem said...

...I used to live in Lynn.. (city of sin)

I used to work in Poughkeepsie, City of Sin

Lem said...

For Lem doesn't always drink beer; but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis.

lol..

no use to deny i had a few.. but then again too few to mention.

master cylinder said...

Jimbino, Ill take the Houston summers over Dallas'
anytime. All of our friends who have moved to Austin are insufferable. They think they are so cool. And they are, but they are a little too vocal about it.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Did you retire? Cause I don't think I have this much vacation time after 15 years with the same gig.