It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Like a blink of the eye, what was once the end of a school year is now another school year fast approaching, only weeks away.
The upcoming new school year approaching was finally made real for me as we prepare for our oldest son to begin his academic journey into Kindergarten.
With only one week before school begins, my wife and I have attended a number of school-specific playdates scheduled throughout Northwest Austin this summer as well as parent/student orientation and screenings at his soon-to-be school at the end of last year.
Last week’s date night found my wife and I venturing off to the movies sans kids to view ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ — a movie that examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Seeing we don’t watch much TV around the House of Brown, I didn’t realize ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ was a movie until my wife mentioned it to me after we stumbled upon a Behind-The-Scenes Special chronicling the journey of Rogers.
A few weeks passed and up popped an date night invite to the movies. As we waited for ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ to begin, a number of movie trailers played one after the next.
As they played, I noticed it had been years since I had been in a movie theater. It was interesting to discover how movies of today are being advertised in their use of #hashtags and social media usage — advertising Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handles.
Of course, there were a number of movies advertising matching or near matching .com domains that included movie title and the word “movie” in it.
Being I love and am held captive by domains more than the average person, two distinct movies stood out to many out of likely 10-15 or so that rolled this night: ‘The King’ and ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’.
While reading the Northwest Austin Edition of Community Impact Newsletter (Volume 12, Issue 4), I stumbled upon an interesting advertisement for an Austin-based yoga company.
Now you may say to yourself, “What’s the big deal about a yoga company?”
It’s not a big deal that an Austin-based yoga company advertises in the Community Impact Newsletter, as do others, but what’s more interesting about their advertisement is the fact that Ying Yoga uses the .yoga domain extension represent their digital presence.
Little did I realize the number of microbreweries that are sprouting and propagating the Northwest Austin corridor near The Domain.
It wasn’t until my wife and I were most recently invited to attend a graduation party from a person with our church’s community group.
As we drove to the location of the graduation party, I couldn’t help but notice microbreweries lining the streets of Metric over by Metric and Kramer in Northeast Austin.
One after the next, each microbrewery appear to specialize in its own delightful niche of homegrown brew.
When we finally arrived at our destination, 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, I was kindly greeted with two different domains that had nothing to do with the brewery or party.
In fact, I struggled a bit to understand both domains and their respective uses.
Well this week marks the end of a school year for quite a few families throughout the greater Austin metroplex.
It’s music to my ears to hear that school is out and traffic will be lessened for the next 3 months with not school buses or school related vehicles congesting the streets and highways. 🙌
It really doesn’t impact me all that much, seeing my commute is nothing but three minutes from the front door of my home to the door of my office.
With kiddos not old enough to be in the school cycle yet, I was reminded the school year had come to an end as I passed a few fliers at Rudy’s promoting camps and activities just-in-time for summer.
Can’t believe it’s been one year since last Memorial Day and giving for the honorable men and women graciously deciding to serve and protect the United States of America, many having lost their lives. 🇺🇸
My family and I kicked off Memorial Day quite early than many folks — literally our day started just before 6 am CST.
As we did last year, we made our way down to Auditorium Shores to support our friend and spiritual daughter as she participated, competed, and placed 3rd in the Sprint Course for her age group at the Annual Memorial Day CapTexTri.
While visiting a local Walgreens this morning, I discovered another domain while awaiting checkout: RedNoseDay.org.
This time last month, my wife and I had were afforded an extraordinary opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
The first bird was attending GoStrategic’s Transforum Event — a conference aimed at bridging the gap between spiritual truth and practical implementation.
The second bird was getting to spend time together with my wife and somewhat invest in our marriage together. 😍
And what a weekend we had commencing Thursday night and convening late Saturday evening.
Known at National Small Business Week since 1963, today kicks off a week of celebrating, recognizing, and patronizing nearly 30 million United States small businesses.
From April 30th until May 4th, a number of services and seminars are offered to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their enterprises.
Per a recent flier displayed via Rudy’s Bulletin Board, I discovered Austin is offering 5 days of free National Small Business Week sessions that include:
Just East of Austin sits a town closing in fast on a population of 10,000: Elgin, Texas.
Neighboring cities Elgin and Manor are both in fast competition for which city will break the 10K population tape first as the greater Austin metro bursts at its seams with unbelievable population growth — one of the fastest in the nation.
Elgin is known for many things, but one of its brightest spots of glory is its down-home barbecue from Southside Market and Meyer’s.
Another wrinkle about Elgin many don’t know about is its free concert series held every Friday during the month of April.