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Thursday, December 27, 2012

he-ARTFUL texas

Seeing how the new year is right around the corner, I realized I needed to get the rest of these 2012 posts up before it's too late. Hence, here's the plethora of street art that Jim and I stumbled upon in Texas. As I believe I mentioned in my last post, Deep Ellum had a little public exhibit hosted by the crossroads, which was pretty neat to wander around in the midst of the chilly nights as we did. 

Anyways, hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season and congrats on surviving yet another "End of the World"! It's real amusing to see the extremes that some people will take up in full belief of something. As a bit ridiculous as I found it to all be, personally, the fact that society is willing to die for a belief is a beautiful thing. But like all beautiful things, your belief system needs to be well rested with a backbone of validity and reasoning. Otherwise, your beliefs can leave you astray, falling victim to unknown evils in the world, who wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of you.  Common sense isn't as common as it should be all the time. 
Really though. Can't wait to survive another one... 

Monday, December 10, 2012

cowboys & crossroads

When one of my best friends, Jim initially brought up the idea of randomly traveling to Texas, I pictured a Western desert movie with a full on cowboy showdown in the middle of nowhere amid windy tumbleweeds... and I was sold. 

Why not?! 
I mean that was just my typical imagination taking a shot of what I thought Texas would be like. In reality, I was way off and actually a little disappointed that I didn't get to see any random cowboys wander. 

Anyway, Texas is pretty darn modern and urbanized. There were parts of the huge state that felt a tad bit like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even Georgia. I was rather surprised to find that Downtown Dallas is purely business and, unlike a lot of popular downtown city areas, they didn't have any late night bars or eateries. Then again, I don't think my visit was long enough to really stand firm by my discovery, which then holds more as first impression. There was, however, quite a pleasant number of unique coffeehouses that definitely highlighted my stay with random cover bands working their magic and artistic details bombarding the shops. We also found ourselves swooning over some huge antique shop with a grip of goodness and a cute comedy station, which was located in a part of town that was plastered with what I love most: street art. Not to mention, we attended the Dallas Cowboys game at their ridiculously HUGE Cowboys Stadium, where the stadium's set up, big screen, and roofing was overall surreal. 

I'm still happy til this day that I got to meet up with my friend, Julie and her boyfriend while over there. They  took us out for one heck of a random fun-filled night even though they had work/school the next morning. Greatly appreciated that because who knew late night golfing could be so fun? 
Top Golf needs to come to California. 

I would definitely go back for another visit... I even found myself contemplating whether or not I would possibly live there... Hmm.