Howdy & Happy Wednesday, Folks
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Howdy, friends! Here's your news updates for this week:
In Your Neck of the Woods:
Can you really bake cookies on a car hood in Texas?
This Houston Family turned a brewing hobby into a thriving business
No, I can't afford this home. Yes, it has a TEXAS SHAPED POOL. You might as well call this a resort and invite me over once you buy it!!
Here's all the fried finds you'll be digging into at the State Fair this year
Well, the kiddos are back to school again and these back to school before & afters are HILARIOUS. A must-read!
Tannerite Gender Reveal Case is closed... the Massachusetts man plead guilty after exploding 80 pounds of Tannerite and shaking nearby homes. Click to read his sentence here
Woman used a GUN laser to play with her cat... and ended up shooting her friend...
Pumpkin Spice is back and better in 2021... coming out in just a FEW DAYS. I KNOW!
Alcohol + Mountain Dew? I don't know how to feel about this one
The Furry Friend Weeklies:
The Southwick Zoo's new baby Giraffe stands 6 feet tall today
What is a murder hornet & what do they look like?
Caldwell Zoo welcomes two baby Horney Toad Lizards and you won't believe how small they are!
Until next week... stay newsy my friends.
This week we are hopping off the savory train for a second to talk about one of my favorite places to get dessert in Austin. Now, I haven’t been to a whole lot of bakeries in Austin, but that is solely because I keep going back to Word of Mouth Bakery on South 1st in Austin, TX. They’ve also got a location on W 12th, and I’m sure they are both equally delicious!
One thing I feel I should mention before talking about anything else is that their location on South 1st has… PARKING! Anyone who’s driven down South 1st knows that sometimes parking can be a b-word, so you can imagine how excited I was to find out that they have parking behind their building. Another thing is that the bakery looks like a house, and if that’s not comforting to you, I don’t know what is.
Alright, let’s get into the pastries! The first pastry I got was an almond croissant. If you should know anything about me, it is that I am a huge fan of almond croissants and Word of Mouth Bakery did not disappoint. The interior is light and fluffy, but also filled with a deliciously sweet marzipan.
However, if you are looking for something different, I also recommend their fresh fruit cream tarts! I am a big fan of fresh fruit, and the tart is a great option for a refreshing yet creamy treat. The crust of the tart wasn’t too buttery, and it didn’t crumble after each bite. It was wonderfully filling along with the lavender latte I had.
The next pastry I had was the walnut croissant. I was looking to get the almond croissant, and they didn’t have the day I went, so they recommended the walnut croissant. This is your sign to RUN. Do not walk, RUN to Word of Mouth Bakery to get this walnut croissant.
It was so buttery and flakey and sweet and D E L I C I O U S. I was pleasantly surprised, and I wish I could explain how I immediately forgot about the almond croissants the second I bit into that walnut croissant. It was absolutely beautiful, and I hope you have a chance to try it too. Until next week, I hope you eat something delicious!
5 fun facts about armadillos:
There are actually over 20 different species of armadillos, only one of which is found in North America. The nine banded Armadillo.
That's our guy right there! It's also one of the largest species, because of course everything is bigger in Texas!
2. Armadillos always have identical quadruplets.
They're the only known animal to do this. Not to explain the birds and the bees to ya, but basically one egg splits twice giving ya four identical little leprosy bombs.
3. They’re super good at swimming
They can hold their breath for up to four minutes! This officially makes them the platypus of the south!
4. The word the Aztecs used for armadillos, translates to “turtle-rabbit” which is super cute and accurate.
This needs no further explanation and it's what I will now be calling them.
5. They know how to have a good time, but only two can have a ball…
By this I mean there are only two species of armadillos that can roll into a tight ball. And unfortunately, our nine banded boi has too many to rock and roll.
We've Saved the Best for Last:
2 Truths & A Lie:
A. The second largest canyon in the US is in Texas
B. Houston is considered THE most diverse city in the US
C. If you're in El Paso, you're closer to Los Angeles, California than Nacogdoches, Texas
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And the answer is....
C! If you're in El Paso, you are equally as far from Los Angeles as you are from Nacogdoches