Why is it the drive home from Austin always feels like it takes twice as long as the drive down? My own personal theory? Austin is a difficult city to leave. If it weren't for the fact the 90% of my family and friends are in the Dallas area, and the fact that I currently like my job and love my bosses, I'm pretty certain I wouldn't have come back at all. There is just something about that city-- its energy, its originality--that never fails to get under my skin.

Fortunately, I will have a good excuse to go back in the next 2 months, as my newest nephew is scheduled to make his world debut at the end of March. I wonder if the little guy has any idea how lucky he is to be born in such an amazing city.