I hail from Austin, Texas. Once, I told a lady that in a coffee shop and her response was, “that’s not the South.” Well, it sure isn’t the midwest Honey. Texas is in the South, and Austin might act like a blue-headed stepchild on occasion but it’s still part of the family.
For the past three years I have attended Savannah College of Art and Design and I miss Austin. I miss its food, people, parks, springs, and yes even its weather. When I am in Savannah I am told that I talk about Austin a lot, and I do, but I also find myself explaining Austin. How it’s growing and how you tell a native from a newcomer. What makes the city a “blue-headed step child” and so on. Austin, and the South for that matter, is filled with character and it would be my pleasure to share what makes it weird and wonderful.