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Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:14 pm quote
TAG! Mural near the spiderhouse in the alley! New photo shortly.....

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Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:16 pm quote
Bonus points if you can tell me about the artist and what the business used to be back in the '80s and '90s. Sorry the picture quality isn't great here. The lighting was weird with all the funky weather.

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Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm quote
chub512 wrote:
Bonus points if you can tell me about the artist and what the business used to be back in the '80s and '90s. Sorry the picture quality isn't great here. The lighting was weird with all the funky weather.
I know where that is at! I'll pretend like I can go get it. 2 weeks and counting!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:40 am quote
Funny, I was going to go there next...now I guess I really am, if it stops raining and no one beats me to it!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:56 am quote
TAG! Daniel Johnston painted a MURAL of the "Hi How Are You" frog on the side of the SOUND EXCHANGE music store on Guadalupe Blvd in Austin Texas, at 21st street. (I Googled this, I knew where and who just not the old "what building".) Fortunately, I don't live too far, so I was able to dart out between rain showers.

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:58 am quote
This is near a new train stop:

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:09 am quote
ummgood wrote:
I know where that is at! I'll pretend like I can go get it. 2 weeks and counting!
Can't wait until you've had your MSF class and return from Hungary!
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:32 am quote
Thanks!

I really like that color on your scoot. Vespa of Austin had a BV500 in that color but it didn't look right with the aggressive back and all the flat black plastic parts but yours looks great.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:53 am quote
Thanks! I really like the color, too. Especially with the brown leather seat. (Steve's looks good with the brown leather seat, as well).
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:01 am quote
can you give another hint?
Molto Verboso
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:51 am quote
It's a sculpture in front of a gallery which specializes in printmaking...near a new Capital Metrorail Station...on a major road less than 2.25 miles from the last tag.

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:57 am quote
TAG! Not sure of the address, but it's roughly around the 3000 block of East MLK, just West of the railroad tracks.

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:58 am quote
Let me know if you need a clue about this location.

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:49 am quote
will defnintely need a clue.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:02 am quote
I've seen it before, but it's not the first place I tried...
Hooked
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:05 am quote
Often voted as having the best desserts.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:44 pm quote
Pretty sure I know it, but cannot get there until tomorrow. Someone beat me to it!!! C'mon!!!
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:02 pm quote
Come on Mark! We need to get some more MVers to play along if they can. I know you missed out on the West 15th Street one, so maybe you can nab this one?
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:47 am quote
No can do today
Steve,

I wish I could. I'm in my car today to get an estimate on a fender bender repair. It's a bummer but both my car and my scooter need to go into the shop, car first and then scooter. If I can get the car in on Monday I'll be scooting all next week so maybe I can play. I do have a hard to find pix already taken and ready to post when I tag one. I'm enjoying seeing all the pix you guys are taking. We should organize a ride so y'all can take me to see the cool things around in my own city.


Mark
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:47 am quote
Sorry to hear about the fender bender. Absolutely . . . we will try to get everyone together. I'll be out of town (out of the country, actually) all of next week, so the others here will need to keep the tag going. Once I'm back, I thought I'd try to organize a meet, somewhere central to everyone who's participating in this thread, so we can all get to know each other a little.
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:07 am quote
Sounds like fun! I am still working on trying to figure out that last photo......
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:38 am quote
Clue #2: "We're saving a chair for you"
Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:48 am quote
Go Chub Go! I'm trying to be good today and workout before work rather than dash "up" there and get the photo... I don't want to be a TAG hog, either.

I have one I wanna take at some point, but, although it's in Travis county, it's in the far reaches and I'm not sure anyone would really want to ride all that way...

I can't believe two Austinites are going to be out of the country at about the same time. I'm sooo jealous!
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:07 am quote
Don't be jealous I won't be going to Budapest until the end of Sept... Good job on the exercise. I have been running every morning around the hike and bike trail and it is killing me!

I figured all those people running around the lake were skinny so I should start running so I can be skinny. Not working so far.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:15 am quote
I just exercise and then eat a whole bunch, so I think it evens out...

My friends in Budapest are moving to Ireland, so that gives me something to look forward to... I hope you have a great time. Just DON'T try to break one banana off a bunch at the central market. A vendor about whacked my supervisor upside the head for doing this and ruined her whole trip.
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:33 am quote
Oooh I do that all the time at HEB. Thanks for giving me that heads up. I guess I'll avoid the banana's all together when I am there.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:16 am quote
Yeah, crazy, huh? I think if you went into a grocery store there, it'd be cool. But the central market is worth a visit and there it's individual vendors.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:33 am quote
I couldn't take it any more!!!
TAG! Chez Zee on Balcones (at 6:00 a.m.!):

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:35 am quote
OK, it's dark, but...
This is the little brother to a popular eatery:

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:49 am quote
6a.m.? Wow now this game is getting serious.
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:56 am quote
Good lord, when I'm in my cage I drive by it every morning. On my scoot I go a different way to work. Guess it doesn't pay to drive when you are asleep. You miss a lot. Thanks for putting it up my way Steve, sorry I missed it.

Mark
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:18 am quote
I have weird hours and was up really early this a.m. with some free time...
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:22 am quote
yeah, I am dedicated to the game, but you won't be seeing any 6am's from me! lol. I know where this is, but I am laid out flat by alergies right now. Darn.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:09 am quote
So sorry about the allergies! I'm about to be down from ragweed in a few weeks, so I feel your pain.
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:16 am quote
Just a reminder that I'm leaving town for the next week (back on the 30th). Y'all will need to keep the tags going while I'm gone. I'll get caught up with your fun when I return.
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:44 pm quote
steve_in_austin wrote:
Just a reminder that I'm leaving town for the next week (back on the 30th). Y'all will need to keep the tags going while I'm gone. I'll get caught up with your fun when I return.
Have a good trip Steve! We'll see your tags when you get back.
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:46 pm quote
Re: OK, it's dark, but...
khaiku wrote:
This is the little brother to a popular eatery:
I know where it's at! Someone go get it for me!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:50 pm quote
Is there anyone left out there to get it???
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:57 pm quote
Someone should be able to get it. I never have been there in person but it was easy to find
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Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:00 am quote
they have great milkshakes at that place...
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