Last Blog Post

Posted: December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

This is my final blog post of the semester and probably for the foreseeable future. If someone was to tell me or my friends that I would be the author to a blog 3 months ago we both would not have believed them. Before taking this class I never really paid any attention to bloggers or blogging, to be honest I didn’t know what it was. Now I am a BLOGGER, not a very good one but a blogger none the less.

I now see how informative blogging can be, in fact I bet one would be hard pressed to find a topic that doesn’t have a blog. Who should be the Texans new head coach? there is a blog for that. Who has the the best chance of becoming the next Prime Minister of England? There is blog for that.

One can find information, stories and perceptions about a vast number of different subjects from people from all walks of life. I am taking a trip to Thailand in march and you can bet that I will search blogs about traveling to Thailand. What to bring what not to bring where to where not to go and so on.

Tourism Thailand


This class has educated me in blogging and no matter how old or how young someone is learning is NEVER a bad thing. Blog on Bloggers, I look forward to reading your insights in the future. Love Peace and Hair Grease!!!


A place to lay your head

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Need a place to stay in Austin? If so the ’04 has two very cool very “Austin” hotels to accommodate you, the San Jose Hotel and Hotel Saint Cecilia. The Hotel San Jose is an urban bungalow-style hotel located right on South Congress Avenue. The San Jose was built in 1936, has 40 bungalow-style rooms, a very hip modern court yard and a salt water pool. The San Jose also makes one of the best Micheladas I have ever had. Even if you are not staying there, grabbing one of their specialty drinks and listening to their DJ is never a bad idea. One other thing about the San Jose, in true Austin style dogs are always welcome.

The other very cool hotel in the ’04 is the Hotel Saint Cecilia. The Hotel Saint Cecilia is named after the saint of music and poetry. The Hotel is located just of South Congress Avenue and on a secluded estate. The Hotel has 14 rooms including five suites. All the rooms are different from one other each with antique furniture and stylish modern art. Each room has a record player and you can check out records up front from their extensive vinyl collection. According to their website “these accommodations take inspiration from the experimentation of sixties writers like William Burroughs the daring and extravagance of groups like the Stones in the early seventies and the defiance of convention embodied by artists like Miro and Warhol in the late fifties and early sixties.” The Saint Cecilia also has a beautiful pool surrounded with bean bag chairs, free bicycles for touring the city and an inviting lounge with a fireplace.

Both these hotels aren’t cheap but then again everyone should treat themselves once in a while.

1st Thursday

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

…What is 1st Thursday you ask? Well 1st Thursday is what some might consider a type of block party that stretches about ½ a mile along South Congress Avenue. This party or gathering takes place the 1st Thursday of every month. Most of if not all the shops, stores, bars and restaurants partake. Some of the shops have special sales and some even offer free drinks. Local artists and designers can also be found selling their products. 1st Thursday is a very cool event and every Austinite should check it out a least once. Some shops and resturants that particpate in 1st Thursday

Goorin Bros
South Congress Cafe






Breakfast anyone?

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

The most important meal of the day…BREAKFAST! Here in the ’04 there are plenty of great places to enjoy breakfast. Two of my favorite places to go are Freddies on South 1st street and Magnolia Café on South Congress.



Magnolia Café is and Austin staple and some of you may know Freddies because of their triple bypass plate pictured below.


Frieddies just started serving breakfast and it is something to write home about. If someone made me chose between the two I would have to go with Freddies just because of the atmosphere and extra activities they have such as ping pong IMAG0239 & washers.IMAG0236 Either one of these places is a win, go check them out!!!

512 Thought Leaders

Posted: October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

imagesMy thought leaders for this post are the creators/editors of the website Do512. The title of this website explains everything. It gives you the skinny on every event going on in Austin for that week and near future. They cover Austin Music Austin Art Austin Theater Austin Happy Hour and much much more. This is a great sight to find out what’s going on in Austin.This site was the main inspiration for my blog Livinginthe04.

Shopping in the ’04

Posted: October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

There is plenty of places to go shopping in the ’04 and some of the best places are right on South Congress. Whether you are looking for some western wear, candy, hats, books or something uncommon the stores on South Congress will most likely have what you’re looking for.

Needing some boots or a cowboy hat for the redo in Houston? Well look no further than Allens BootsAllens Boots. It’s the store with big red boot above the door.

Got a sweet tooth? Well look no further than Big TopBig Top Candy Shop This place is a candy lovers dream come true. They have everything from Salt Water Taffy to Candy Wafers and just about everything else in between. candybigtopx-topper-medium

Whatever you’re shopping for the ’04 will probably have just what you are looking for.

Doc’s for the Game?

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Doc'sWhether you’re hungry and looking to watch the game or wet you whistle with an adult beverage Doc’s Motor works on South Congress could be just the spot for you. This place has a full bar and higher than average “bar food.” Different drink and food specials can be found every night of week. In my personal opinion the fried egg sandwich is the way to go.

Feel guilty about leaving your dog coupled up in the house while you head out to watch the game? No need to! At Doc’s the patio is dog friendly and has T.V.s visible everywhere outside. Day or night the T.V.s at Docs are tuned in to the sporting event of the day whether its golf, soccer, baseball, football or something else.

Today is Monday and you can be sure that Doc’s will be showing the Monday night football game. I know where I will be watching the game…How about you?