Anxious at the Disco! Shows

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a couple of electrifying shows put on by my friends in their cover band, Anxious at the Disco!, and let me tell you, they were absolutely thrilling. Here’s a rundown of my experiences:

The Early Anxious At The Disco! Shows

Anxious At The Disco took the stage and delivered unforgettable nights of rock music. The atmosphere was electric as friends and I rocked out to their energetic performances. It was fantastic to see the band play live and witness the passion they bring to their music. The crowds were buzzing with excitement, and it was great to see new faces joining in and enjoying the music just as much as we were. There were truly nights to remember!

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Texas ASLA Conference 2024

A Day of Volunteering, Networking, and Inspiration

I’m excited to share my recent experience volunteering at the Texas ASLA 2024 Conference! It was a day filled with networking, inspiration, and celebrating the achievements of our firm and others in the landscape architecture community.

Engaging at Texas ASLA 2024 Conference

I had the privilege of volunteering on April 26 at this year’s Texas ASLA Conference, held right here in our vibrant city. Here’s a glimpse into what made this conference such a rewarding experience:

Celebrating Achievements

One of the highlights of the conference was seeing Design Workshop receive recognition and awards for our contributions to landscape architecture. It was inspiring to witness firsthand the innovative projects and talented individuals who are shaping our built environment.

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Exploring Austin Creative Reuse Center

I had an inspiring experience recently that I’m excited to share with you all: my first visit to the Austin Creative Reuse Center! Here’s a glimpse into what made this visit so special:

Unveiling Creativity and Sustainability

This past week, I had the pleasure of exploring the Austin Creative Reuse Center for the first time. Located right here in our vibrant city, this center is a hub of creativity and sustainability. As soon as I stepped inside, I was greeted by a bustling market of vendors, all showcasing their crafts and creations.

A Haven of Creativity

What struck me immediately was the sheer variety of items on display, from handmade jewelry to upcycled furniture and everything in between. What makes this place truly unique is that all these creations are made from materials donated to the center. It’s a testament to the power of creativity and the importance of repurposing materials.

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Texas Eclipse Experience

I recently had a unique experience that I wanted to share with you all: witnessing the Texas Eclipse! Here’s a glimpse into my cloudy yet fascinating day:

Cloudy Skies and Eclipse Excitement

On April 8th, a group of coworkers and I gathered at a nearby park to witness the much-anticipated eclipse. Although the weather was cloudy, we were determined to catch a glimpse of this celestial event. Armed with eclipse glasses and a sense of wonder, we settled in to watch.

A Moment of Darkness

As the eclipse progressed, we noticed the sky gradually darken, creating an eerie yet exciting atmosphere despite the clouds obscuring our view of the sun. The temperature dropped slightly, and there was a noticeable hush among us as we experienced the partial darkness that accompanied the eclipse.

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Sherwood Forest Faire Adventures

I wanted to share with you all my recent adventures at the Sherwood Forest Faire, where I had an absolute blast over the past few weekends. Here’s a recap of the fun-filled days:

A Day of Festivities

Hear ye, hear ye! On March 2nd, I ventured to Sherwood Forest Faire with some good friends, and what a day it was! We immersed ourselves in the lively atmosphere, catching shows, enjoying parades, browsing through quaint shops, and soaking up the medieval charm. This year, I upgraded my costume, and I must say, it was well worth it! The day was filled with knights, horses, fairies, and wizards—a true adventure in every sense.

A Growing Clan

Fast forward to March 31st, another weekend day trip to Sherwood Forest Faire with our expanding group of friends! It was a joy to introduce Sherwood to some first-time attendees among us. We cheered on musical performances, marveled at jousting matches and combat displays, and strolled through the vibrant grounds, soaking in the medieval festivities. Each visit brings new discoveries and renewed excitement.

Rain or Shine

Closing out the faire season on April 21st was an unforgettable experience, despite the rain! We embraced the weather and enjoyed new shows, added more gear to our already elaborate costumes, and welcomed new friends into our merry band. I even arrived early to participate in historical weapons training and LARPing demonstrations, which added a deeper layer of immersion to the day.

Embracing the Faire Spirit

Sherwood Forest Faire never fails to deliver a magical escape into the past, where history meets fantasy and community thrives. Whether rain or shine, each visit brings its own set of adventures and unforgettable moments. It’s a place where friendships are forged over shared love for medieval lore and where everyone can let their inner adventurer shine.

Join Us Next Time!

If you haven’t experienced Sherwood Forest Faire yet, I highly recommend adding it to your bucket list. It’s a celebration of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of stepping back in time. Until next time, keep your swords sharp and your spirits high!

Warm regards,

Taylor Scott Nelson

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All Things Food SXSW – Common Ground

I had such an incredible time at SXSW 2024, particularly at the Common Ground – Film Screening + Q&A during the All Things Food Summit. Here’s a glimpse into the memorable experience:

An Unforgettable Night

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the screening of “Common Ground” at SXSW. This documentary has been on my must-watch list for a while, and it did not disappoint! The film explores important topics around food sustainability and environmental impact, themes that are close to my heart.

Meeting the Directors

One of the highlights of the evening was getting to meet the talented directors, including Rebecca Harrell Tickell. It was inspiring to hear firsthand about their journey in creating this impactful documentary. Their dedication and passion for raising awareness through film truly shone through.

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