A Saturday in Austin, Texas – From Football To Tweet-Ups
Feb 24 2008

Those of us who live in Austin, Texas love talking about how great it is here.  On top of the perfect ‘winter’ weather (it’s 7o degrees in February), great people, and great tech community, we have a top ranking state university (The University of Texas at Austin) and awesome Twitter members. 🙂

Yesterday, we took the kids to see the UT Austin Longhorn football team practice in the morning.  Hook ‘Em Horns!  The weather was around 6o degrees and because it was a morning practice there weren’t nearly the amount of people there that my husband said were there at the one evening practice he went to before.  Our son loved getting close to the players and our daughter had fun rolling down the hills.   Our son held his hand out as some of the players were moving from one practice field to the next and they touched his outstretched palm which made his day!  He gets his love of college football from his dad.  I’ve been known to watch a game from time to time.   We then went to Shady Grove for lunch which is near Lady Bird Lake and enjoyed the sunny day by eating outside.

For dinner we met up with some Austin tweeters who I had never met before except of course for Connie Reece who got me started with blogging and probably first told me about twitter!  Oh and Thom Singer who we have known for several years…well before I forayed into blogging.  We met at Waterloo Ice House on Loop 360 and at 7:00 pm and it was still 70 degrees!  The kids had a blast playing on the playscape and in the sandbox.

The Austin Tweet-Up was organized by Kim Haynes for Susan Reynolds and Bryan Person who were in town visiting from DC and Boston.  It was great fun meeting several people I’ve gotten to know via tweets on twitter and meeting new people in Austin.  What is it about those magical 140 character tweets?

For some other write-ups on the Austin Tweetup check out Kim Haynes’ and Thom Singer’s posts, here and here.


Picture by Kim Haynes of @agentgenius, @LaniAR, @mikeneumann, and @susanreynolds.

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3 Comments on “A Saturday in Austin, Texas – From Football To Tweet-Ups”

  1. 1 Bryan Person, Bryper.com said at 7:57 PM on February 24th, 2008:

    Aruni, great to meet you at the Tweetup last night. I couldn’t be more impressed with my social media colleagues down in this part of the country, and I can’t wait to get back here to see you all again later this year.

    Bryan Person, Bryper.com’s last blog post..Microblogging: ‘the gateway drug to social media’

  2. 2 Daisy said at 8:10 PM on February 24th, 2008:

    The football practice sounds like great fun! We used to live within sight of a major NFL stadium, across the street from its practice field. My landlord didn’t know it, but I would have rented the place just for the view.

    Daisy’s last blog post..Fur Elise is not for amateurs

  3. 3 Aruni said at 10:07 PM on February 24th, 2008:

    Hi Bryan – so great to meet you. I look forward to meeting up with you again when you are here next.

    Hi Daisy – I’m not a big football watcher but it was fun to go see them practice and watch our kids run around.