the alkaline trio live in austin texas

I’m a little on the late side on posting these videos on here. Alkaline Trio played an amazing show at La Zona Rosa a couple Mondays ago. Here’s a few songs I managed to capture. I really wanted to get their second encore song, Radio, but my camera ran out of juice. Enjoy.

“Calling All Skeletons”

“Armageddon” [for b00g]

“Help Me”

I’m eager with anticipation for when they return to Austin in October with a couple other great bands at Austin Music Hall: Thrice and Rise Against. That will be my rock show of the year.

the 4th of july explosion extravaganza

In case you missed out on the wonderful time we had this Independence Day or if you were part of the fun and would like to view the footage everyone in attendance wanted for keeps, here is the video assembled by [your favourite c0g].

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the exotic thai

After a trip to Costco, Mare, my mother and I all enjoyed dinner at Exotic Thai. This is our second time to dine at this restaurant, and it was as good as the first time.

Exotic Thai is located on the corner of Braker and Lamar. I want to say that they haven’t been open for any longer than a year and a half. They have an excellent selection of dishes to choose from. The choices include: rice dishes, noodle dishes, vegetable dishes, soups, and curries.

We all ordered hot Jasmine tea, which is very soothing with a unique flavor. They even have the Jasmine leaves floating around in it which gives it a very traditional look.

We started our meal with a hot pot of soup. The soup came in a neat-looking bowl that had a cylinder going through it with one of those rocks that they set on fire so a blue flame was coming through the top. The soup had chicken, shrimp, straw mushrooms, onions, green onions, celery, basil, and bean threads in a tasty broth.

I had the same dish to eat as I did the first time. I can’t remember the name, but it was a curry dish. It was made with red curry and coconut milk. I chose chicken, and it also had bamboo shoots, basil leaves, and onions. They serve many of their dishes with a plate of white rice to make sure you’re full even though the portions will fill you up themselves.

For dessert, we had the same thing we had the last time: fried ice cream. I’ve never had fried ice cream that tasted this good. Basically, it’s a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside a piece of bread with sesame seeds sprinkled on top that’s been fried. It tastes like a donut à la mode.

I recommend this place to anyone looking for traditional Thai cuisine. Their dishes are medium-priced and well worth every penny.

Mare and I are biased to make Thai Noodle House on the Drag our favorite Thai place, but this is definitely the next best Thai place in town.

the wall of flame

K-Money succeeds at making the Wall of Flame at Pluckers on Research in Austin, Texas.

The group cheers him on as he consumes Fire in the Hole wing #25. Gunner is to his right with an iPhone capturing the moment as well. Neil is on his left very entertained.

Notice at 12 seconds in when K-Money raises his eyebrows signaling that victory was achieved. He must have been thinking, “No challenge.” We all agree the challenge will return when the poo flame cometh.