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  1. Man, that's a lot to go through in a short amount of time. I know it's a cliche, but it truly is the rough times that define us and help us grow. I guess it's a lot like getting big... if you didn't lift those heavy, pain-inducing weights, you'd never see the results. Hang in there, and remember you've got friends all over the world who are pulling for you!
  2. Cool! Let me know when you want to get together!
  3. Rodeo, breeding purebred dogs and letting them loose without spaying or neutering, leatherworking, designing fur coats, worshipping Anna Wintour, cockfighting, testing cosmetics on cute little bunnies, and raising veal calves and geese for foie gras. Of course, I am kidding Let's see, other than veganism/animal rtights and getting fit.... GLBT rights, environmentalism, anything Mac related (getting my iPhone in mere days!!!), technology in general, games (Wii, DS, Mac), movies, music, theatre, reading.. can't think of anything else at the moment. I'm taking a break from a Marketing paper!
  4. It's definitely still closed. You can check out updates on their website: http://motherscafeaustin.com/
  5. Austin, eh? This sounds like a good excuse for an Austin gathering... I second that!
  6. Tragically,Mother's burned down! They say it will be rebuilt, but I don't know when it's going to happen Make sure to check out Nu Age Cafe while you're here... it is phenomenal, though the decor is trippy. Mr. Natural is also awesome, as well as Casa du Luz. There are plenty of other places for just about any cuisine you can think of... except for Italian food. I have yet to find good, vegan Italian, other than pizza.
  7. Austin was rated on the the top greenest cities in the country by TreeHugger for MSN City Guides! Of course, Portland is in there too. http://cityguides.msn.com/citylife/greenarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=4848625
  8. Awesome! I've got a little ink on my back, but I've wanted to get a shoulder/arm thing for a while. I'm inspired!
  9. These are incredible! The tree boy and girl definitely have a Neil Gaiman/Tiim Burton-ish vibe!
  10. All of the animals are rescued and would not be able to be reintroduced into the wild. I believe they also won't take an animal if it could go to a sanctuary instead, so they have no elephants, for example. It's a pretty small place, quiet, and you don't see the animals pacing or exhibiting other signs of insanity. Obviously, it would be better if no zoos existed at all. However, when you read the signs outside the habitats and learn what these creatures have been through (roadside zoos, lions as guard animals in junkyards, etc.), and then see them sleeping in the sun, playing with their environment, and finally being treated with compassion, it's hard not to feel good about this place. I guess the alternative would be to put them all down, but I really don't see how that is the more compassionate choice.
  11. Our zoo is the first that I've ever felt positive about visiting! Come on down!
  12. OK, having only lived in Austin for about 3 years, I'm admittedly not an Armadillo expert. Co-workers assure me that they're all over Austin. I'm pretty sure you can see them at our Zoo(which is a rescue zoo and hosts an annual vegetarian chili cookoff!).
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