So you’ll have to ignore this post if you’re not from Austin or not planning on a visit. I need suggestions for the following:
An Honest Margarita: I want REAL mango puree (fresh) with a frozen margarita. Please, help me here. It’s amazing. Practically everywhere in New York, you can find this, fresh ingredients. Yet in Texas, I can’t find even one! There’s something really wrong about this.
An Eyebrow Threader: This is an ancient form (also known as khite), where thread is used to remove hair instead of wax. The thread twists and pulls out rows of hair. It’s very precise, and far less expensive than waxing. In New York, it costs $6 to get both eyebrows done. I learned of this, at first, by asking a transvestite where she got hers done. I found this site, but I don’t know if any of the salons listed are any good. If someone screws up your eyebrows, it’s as bad as gaining ten pounds.
A Thorough Bikini Waxer: someone who knows to spread your ass and dig in the cracks with a waxy stick. Someone who takes out tweezers when she’s done.
A proper Manicure & Pedicure: I know Cuba Libre offers Martini’s & Manicures for just $10, but I need a place (or person) who takes the time to really push back those cuticles before clipping them clean off. Someone who digs into your big toe and makes your toes look like small jewels.
An Exceptional Shoe Store: please don’t say Nordstrom’s or Saks. Think boutique (other than the one in Davenport Village… already hit that)
Tennis Lessons: I don’t want the private kind. I’d like to meet other women at my level and all take the lesson together. We’re not ready to join a tennis club, because that’s a major commitment monetarily, and we need to make sure we’re staying in Austin first.
Things to do: So far, I still want to rent a boat on lake Travis, go to The Oasis. Tube down Guadeloupe River. Hit up Barton Springs. Photograph the bats under the Congress bridge. See Esther’s Follies. Tonight, I’m hitting Alamo Draft House for the Sinus Show (a live version of Mystery Science Theater). I need to find a band that moves me like Ray LaMontagne does. I don’t know how to go about finding the kinds of live music I like here. You know, music reviews. I need some (know a good web site for such info?). I don’t want punk. I want soulful music that makes me cry. I’m all about the lyrics! I want to find a genius with words, not with drums. That’s just me.