Movies can be divisive. She likes rom-coms. You’re more into thrillers. The recent spate of Marvel movies is either right on or ridiculous. Brad or George. You get it. Films are an excellent start to the road down friendship lane, but be advised that you’re seeing them at Alamo or not at all. There’s enough film kitsch here to make you feel like a real buff, but also enough booze to help you make it through Nicholas Sparks’ latest tearjerker.
Mentioning you're from California
Music stops. Record scratches. A glass breaks. You’ve done it now, buddy. The Austin-California tension ‘round these parts is so thick, you could cut it with a steak knife. The bad news is that you may have just lost your audience. The good news is, with the number of Austifornians rising daily, you’ll probably find a tech bro that’s got your back and shares your love of the left coast.
Uber & Lyft
Uber and Lyft leaving = conversational gold mine. Bemoan their fate, argue the politics, discuss that one time you used one or the other in Morocco/Albania/Paris, talk about your abysmal experience with the new apps, judge pictures of posters in Arcade City, or call a taxi and take bets on how long it will be before they show up. Then get on your scooter and ride into the sunset together.