big chill, Austin-style


Enjoying root beer floats at the Magnolia Cafe Saturday afternoon before the temperature plummeted from 75 to 23 degrees.

After loading up with sugar the two of us did a little Christmas shopping–he helped me find a special gift for his mom–and walked down the street to pick up pizzas for dinner, which made his dad very happy.

We’re heading to the  Strange Brew coffeehouse in an hour for the traditional 11-1 music with local musicians who call themselves The Purgatory Players.  All tips go to the designated charity of the day, usually the local food bank. You never know who is going to be on the stage and it’s fun and informal.

There is always a dobro, thanks to Jeff Plankenhorn, player extraordinaire.

I brought my winter coat, scarf and gloves, so I am ready to brave this uncommon weather and hear some tunes.

Stay warm, wherever you are, my friends.



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2 Responses to big chill, Austin-style

  1. Sharon M Winn says:

    Ah…root beer floats. I remember them well.
    Wish I was a kid again, when root beer floats didn’t put on weight.

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