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Going to Austin, TX

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Oct 07, '09

It's fall break at The University of Alabama. I'm in the terminal in Birmingham headed to Austin, Texas to hang out with my buddy Adam Geyer. Technically fall break is only Thursday and Friday, but I've got this cool ass marketing teacher who decided to give us today off as well. We'll definitely go to the Texas vs Colorado football game on Saturday night, but aside from that we have no real plans. I hope to eat some of Austin's great food and throw down about 100 Shiners before the weekend is over. My weekend visit with my Mom in Williamsburg was enjoyable. Friday I arrived and took a tour of the military base where she holds a civilian job. While on base, I dropped my iPhone in a parking lot and shattered the face :( I got the 3G S now though and it's pretty sweet. Later, we took a ghost tour in the heart of Williamsburg and then grabbed a couple pitchers of beer at this draft house called Green Leafe Cafe. Saturday we watched SEC football all day. Bama improved to 5-0. Sunday we checked out this cool attraction called Presidents Park. Basically, it was these 20 foot monuments of each of the first 42 men who served as President of The United States. Definitely check it out if you're in the area. Later, we visited the historic Jamestown settlement, and then hit a Greek festival followed by an Art festival. I made it back to Birmingham and just had to endure Tuesday classes which included a test in my entrepreneurship class. I'm pretty sure I did well on it. We're now done with 8 weeks of classes. More updates soon. SS

Shannon Shorr is a professional poker player from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He finished fourth in the Card Player 2006 Player of the Year race. You can follow his progress at

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