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One of my co-workers tipped me off about the Bloodshot Records 15th anniversary party they held at Yard Dog in south Austin a couple weeks ago. We stopped by, listened to Ha Ha Tonka and took a few photos. It was like SXSW without the crowds.

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It was a very friendly, decidedly un-college crowd since it was during the UT game.

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We’re not usually ones to shill for the man, but I did appreciated the duct-tape aesthetic of this Rolling Rock ad. They sponsored the event and gave away free beer.

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We’ve always liked the fact that Austin is kid-friendly. It makes the town feel more like a community. Atlanta is a much more segregated city, in more ways than one. To me, it sometimes felt like a little bubble of twentysomethings. Of course, you could argue that Austin is also segregated in its own way, but at least people here are okay bringing toddlers to rock shows.

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Chicken Fried Baby Shower

A couple of weeks ago, I went back to Atlanta to celebrate the upcoming arrival of my first niece. Proud parents-to-be Margaret and Matt have nicknamed her Baby Chick, a nod to their last name, so we decided to throw a chick-themed baby shower.

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Boiled peanuts made an excellent snackĀ  during the party favor preparation. We stuffed these bags with Peeps, Chic-O-Sticks, Chiclets and a little shredded green paper.

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The original Chick helped out with the confetti cutting.

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The spread at Melana’s house.

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Mother’s legendary deviled eggs.

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After the baby shower and the Anti-Baby-Shower-He-Man party the boys had, we had some fun trying out Baby Chick’s new loot on Cleo, the aging and attention-starved kitty.

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