Sunday, September 28, 2008

craigslist powers ACL

for the past few weeks i've been tossing around the idea of heading out to ACL this weekend. i've never been & with my bro from hawaii (bryan) moving to austin this weekend i thought for sure we'd have a blast at ACL this weekend. ACL sort of reminds me of the big mele in hawaii (huge outdoor music event with multiple BIG name bands).

this wednesday kristin scored two free ACL tickets for sunday & a day later she scored us two tickets (not free) tickets to the UT versus arkansas football game. talk about a sweet weekend in austin!

when bryan arrived friday we took him & bryan's good friend monica to manuels for some pupus (hawaiian for appetizers) & drinks at manuels in the arboretum. we then took the windy tour down 360 to maudies for dinner & drinks outside. jennifer & eduardo joined us for dinner too!

saturday was a blast. the game was over by the end of the 1st quarter though. the horns smashed the razorbacks; final score was 52 - 10. texas put their 2nd string team in before the 3rd quarter was over actually. after the game, bryan & i cruised over to opal divines for a beer & then we headed home. kristin cooked up orange ruffy for dinner & we washed it all done with some red bridge gluten free beer (see celiac disease).

bryan & i slept in late (7:20 AM) this morning, but kristin was up before the sun & hit the trail to knock out a half marathon. we took payton out for some exercise where he showed us his wings (long & scary story) & then we returned home to watch what was left of the CBS sunday morning show & then i made up omelets for breakfast.

around 11AM, bryan had to head out to meet up with a realtor in hopes of scoring a new pad for he & the family (carol & kasey). kristin & i started working on bills/budget & before we knew what happened the 2nd round of sunday football was starting. around 4PM we took of for some bird grub & on the way we stopped off at bone daddy's (kristin lost a bet & owed me a beer) for a quick drink. we then cruised to the bird to fill our bellys & by the time we returned home it was 6:30 PM. the bears game was starting in a few & i had to get up early the next morning to head to houston for an executive retreat & there were only a couple of bands left to see at ACL by this time (gnarles barkley & the foo fighters).

believe it or not we decided just to cash in & stay at home to watch the bears game & relax before this next week started. in an effort to get something for these tickets i quickly posted an ad "2x ACL tickets for $20 - still time to catch the foo fighters & gnarles barkley" to craigslist. within 30-minutes of posting i had 5 people e-mailing me for them. in less than an hour i had them sold to two UT college dudes who had driven here from central austin. by the time i had come back to the house to tear down the ad from craigslist i had 10 more e-mails asking if i still had the tickets available.

it's crazy how people are watching craigslist & are that quick to move on something. with craigslist, it's a wonder that anyone ever throws anything away or has a garage sale. as soon as you decide you don't want/need something anymore, just throw it on craigslist. regardless of what it is, it is sure to sell. one man's trash, another man's treasure.

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