Sunday, December 05, 2010

Keeping Austin Weird Saturday

Always happy when Saturday gets here, even with not much planned. Headed over to Wheatsville Co-op, our favorite little health food market, planning on doing Holiday shopping... not expecting a big art fair to be in progress. Always fun to attend those, but easy to get overwhelmed with choices. Here's a big ol' puppy who was pretty cute. His 'dad' is looking at handmade journals made from old album covers. Great idea. (The sign said they are available on if interested.) Click to see larger.
Yes, it was a warm day, it got up to 75° with lots of sun.
In the evening we went to a new music/food venue called "Jax" (and it feels odd to see the name of our beloved kitty displayed everywhere) and watched up-and-coming teenaged guitarist Carson Brock play. Then we walked a block over to do some shopping at the awesome Toy Joy. I think a person of any age could easily spend hours in this place, and luckily they keep some late hours so you can do just that. We were looking for a gift for our toddler grand-niece, and found the perfect thing (no spoilers), but check out some of this stuff.

MrB wanted to get this for his mother because she hates squirrels. I think he just wants it for himself. Squirrel Underpants help a squirrel hide his nuts for the winter.

Here's one for Debra's collection of Sad Keanus.

All the little junk bins have enticing labels.


Keychain/bauble not approved by John Ashcroft (and might get booted off of P-bucket too)

Here are a couple of videos taken in Toy Joy.

This one is a music video featuring Will Sheff of Okkervil River and classic psych-rocker Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators) - both local bands.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Okay, my new ambition in life is to come and shop at Toy Joy! I love crazy stuff like that.

Freida Bee, MD said...

My school's table was down in front of EcoClean. What a cool fest. My first time to make it!

Freida Bee, MD said...

And, my new life ambition is to crochet long fingerless gloves that go up the arm, somewhat similarly to yours there, Debra, after seeing some for sale at the fest.

Blueberry said...

I love fingerless gloves too, and wear them most days, even in the office.