It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

February 19, 2011

Top Ten Things You Might Not Know About Austin, TX

Top Ten Fun and Interesting Things you may not know about Austin, TX.  Why am I writing about Austin, on!

10.  It's home to North America's largest bat population (about 1.5 Million) - that's alot of bats!

9.  They have an average of 300 days of sunshine per year - wow that's alot of Vitamin D.

8.  It is known as the live music capital of the world.

7.  Is home to the largest State Capitol in the US - everything's bigger in TX.

6.  First Lady Laura Bush, daughter Jenna Bush, Walter Cronkite, Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Farrah Fawcett, and Roger Clemens are all University of Texas alumni (UT is located in Austin).

5.  Sandra Bullock owns a home and two local businesses in Austin, TX.

4.  Both the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Office Space were filmed in Austin, TX.

3.  It was rated the #1 drunkest city by Forbes in 2008 (see # 2).

2.  Matthew McConaughey was arrested in Austin in 1999 - remember the famous drunk, naked, bongo drums incident.  Yep, that happened in Austin.

1.  The World's Most Awesome and Drop Dead Sexy Man (no not Matthew McConaughey) will run his 9th marathon (the Livestrong Austin Marathon) in Austin, TX tomorrow.

I love you babe!  Go Jim - Be GREAT Today Tomorrow!! 

Jim kicking some Austin booty!


  1. Go Jim! Have a great time in Austin! I love that city.

  2. Awwww, that was sweet baby! I was walking outside before the sun today and heard a lot of high pitched screaming from this one group of trees ... so those were bats??????

  3. Hilarious photo of awesome drop dead sexy Jim. BTW, I think he's softening to the whole San Diego thing.

  4. LOL! Great post good luck Jim! Looking forward to the race recap!

  5. I'm late to wish him good luck but Awesome post! If your still there go check out the bats---they come from under the bridge...crazy stuff.

  6. Love the photo of Jim and Matthew McConaughey