Beautiful Austin, Texas — Through A Donut Hole

Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 11 March 2010 @ 12:41 PM 55 Comments



Remember yesterday morning I took this picture of MY bench?

And remember I promised to go back that afternoon with my donut and decaf, after the sun had swung around for optimum light, to photograph the view from where I often rest my somewhat toned buttocks?

Well, here you go!

Blogging friends, wait until the leaves fill in! You’re gonna love that view even more!!

hoo-whoo awesim, my jannie!! i luvs the bensh mutch too, as yoo kno, playing wit my skwirrle frends there.  but back to you, my jannie.

Thanks, BB!

And thanks also to  Wonderful Paige — a blogging poet and funny sweetheart —  for suggesting I photograph the donut!

manigir_avatar yes, page iz almost as mutch awesim as me!

You’re BOTH awesim, BB!


Okay… so it’s not exactly MY bench.  But it sure feels like it.   :)

But moving right along…

manigir_avatar … go, my jannie, go!  yoo so rokking todae.

Thanks again, BB!

Peeps, have you noticed my new “Spring Break Give-Away” button up yonder?  This ‘un…


Yep, things will be especially wild here next week in Funsterland!

FOUR prizes each day!!   Specifically…

—  7 Billy Collins poetry books (be sure to scroll down his link to read one of the most kick-ass poems ever written!)

—  1 Chris Edgar “Inner Productivity” book

— “Twitter For Dummies”

— “Blogging For Dummies”

— “Singing For Dummies”

— “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Singing” (comes with cd)

—  One each day of My “I Need A Man” cds (songs I wrote) Yes, 5 of my cds over the week!!

—  A Tori Amos fingerstyle guitar book (comes with cd)

—  That Jannie-assembled “Railroad Lover’s Special”  :)

—  4 Marilyn Monroe B&W notecards, one with a slightly-different-but-still-perfectly-functional envelope

I’ll be choosing the gifts based on whose comments touch me about why they would like a particular item.

Could I sell all these personal treasures on eBay and put the proceeds towards my Dream Camera? You bet your rootin’ tootin’ blog buttons I could!

But I’m GIVING them all away.

Because giving is good.

And so are you.

And I’ve been inspired by a very giving blogger to follow in her footsteps of generosity. (I highly recommend availing yourself of her RSS feed button — it’s free, easy and puts a smile on her lovely face.)


Toodles.  xoxoxo

(all park bench photos in this post were taken with my iPhone.)

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  • 1

    On 14 March 2010 at 1:41 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi BB – I see your Jannie .. is having trubbles with her paptop .. she’ll master it tho. Love that song “morning haz brokin” .. I can hear the blackbirds singing here .. beautiful .. I’m sure your singing is wunderbar .. enjoy your Sunday .. H

  • 2

    On 14 March 2010 at 2:33 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    BB, your color’s lookin’ good like your Cat Stevens singin’… I can do that one on the guitar if ya need accompanyment

  • 3

    On 14 March 2010 at 7:06 am

    Keith Davis said, 

    Hi Jannie
    When I saw your title “Austin, Texas — Through A Donut Hole”
    I thought, what can this be about?

    Silly me.
    It’s about… Austin, Texas — Through A Donut Hole.

    The clue was in the title.

    BTW Great control in not finishing the donut.
    Send it to me and I’ll finish it.

  • 4

    On 14 March 2010 at 7:59 am

    Jannie said, 

    John!! I like that Subscribe to Comments too, thanks for the tip! The plug-in pretty-much installed itself. Iknow you say in your book, the less plug-ins, the better, but I think this one is a must.

    Karyn!! A contest, now there’s a thought for my donut photo! I hope you will come back this coming week to comment for one of my cds! I’ve decided to offer 7 of those in all! Oh, Karyn, since I make so many typos, I don’t even notice them in other folks.

    Dear Snaggle!! You know you’re gonna make me Google Damielson. Ahhhh, Peter Damielson, I see. Yes that beidge I linked you too was designed by college kids. The donut — just a regulation size from Starbucks, but the hole does look big. Focus, focus, focus… :)

    Hilary! Those donuts actually come with those little bite-looking bits already out of them. I suppose the donut makers get hungry too! Will you stick with me as I post spring arriving in a flourish at MY bench?? Of course you will, you’re Hilary and a rabid Jannie fan. Well, probably not rabid-rabid, but you know what I mean! :)

    Jannie!! So sorry for your technical woes. Please be extra careful with that touch-pad.

    Laura!! Who knew that about your state!?!? I do love Dunkin Donuts, or at least I did when they offered whole wheat glazed donuts, I’d have those for breakfast. I guess we could call Texas the Dairy Queen state, there’s one on every block.

    Hey Jean Purex. How’s it going? You selling lots of drinks? And wait until you see the spot all dressed in green — fascinating!

    Hilary! Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, praise for them springing, fresh from the word. Add flowing piano here. Have a hap-hap-happy day!!

    Snaggle!! BB and I will be thrilled to join you in singing to your guitar. Do you finger-pick or strum for that one? I bet you pick it!

    Keith!! A dozen donuts for you. From Howdy Donut. Here, take your pick from among these…

  • 5

    On 14 March 2010 at 8:08 am

    Keith Davis said, 

    Stop it Jannie
    You’ll undo all my hard work in the gym.

    As Oscar Wilde said:
    I can resist all things but temptation.

  • 6

    On 14 March 2010 at 8:11 am

    Hilary said, 

    Coo … no wonder Kelly wanted MORE .. one of each colour – heaven help the E number additives and their effect on kids …. Now I want one .. one day ..

    – I’ll be a rabid-rabid-rabid Jannie fan with all those E numbers in me .. and of course I’m always hanging in there with the squirrels in the tree, BB keeps me happy when you’re with Kelly and Jim (nearly forgot him?!) ..

    Enjoy today .. off to Mum again for 2nd visit on our Mother’s Day .. back anon .. bye & glad your pad-slate worked this time and you didn’t ZZZZZZ it all again .. repeating stuff is the last straw!! It’s a donut day here – quite nice and reasonably (not very) warm!! Some sun .. byeeeee H

  • 7

    On 14 March 2010 at 11:42 am

    Chris Edgar said, 

    What is that weird wooden gridwork thing? Is that Jannie’s Hammock? The mind boggles! But seriously, I’m honored to be included in your giveaway — you are the sunshine of my bloggity life.

  • 8

    On 14 March 2010 at 9:20 pm

    teahouseblossom said, 

    I love it I love it I love it!

  • 9

    On 14 March 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Caity said, 

    Oh my gosh you are hilarious! I absolutely adore it! It’s gorgeous AND delicious!

  • 10

    On 15 March 2010 at 1:06 am

    shakira said, 

    My dearest Jannie,

    Thank you so much for your wishes for my anniversary, much appreciated.
    What you are doing is very good for your soul but bless is the one who gets any
    of your giveaways as you are being so thoughtful with your giveaways.

    I would love the most your creations as ONE, I know you now that you are semi famous, so , at least , when you are FAMOUS, I hope YOU will remember me as “That Cute Blogger Who Got My CDs that I gave away, on the post where she saw the beauty of Austin through my DONUT!”

    Spring is coming , lets welcome all its blessings with wisdom.


  • 11

    On 15 March 2010 at 4:57 am

    Sire said, 

    OK, so you eat donuts and you have a toned buttocks? This I got to see. 😉

    Seriously though, they were some great shots. For a minute I though the donuts and coffee was a statue of some sort, but then I saw another bite was taken from it 😀

  • 12

    On 15 March 2010 at 8:17 am

    Jannie said, 

    Keith!! Go on, have one! You can do it. All in moderation, except love. And donuts. :)

    Hilary! Thankfully Kelly goes for the non-colored donuts. Yes, chemicals are not good on kids’ brains. Or anyone’s. I am trying to be more percise with my paptop’s keyboard, it’s 89% of a regular size one. Did I mention that?? How are the trees today? good for hanging with squirrels?? Enjoy that spring!

    Chris!! That wooden gridwork thing-y is actually made of iron, and seems to be some medieval plant hanger of sorts? :) And Chris — YOU are the sunshine of my bloggity life — that’s why I’ll always be around!

    Teahouse!! It was fun, fun, fun!!! :)

    Caity!! We aim to please exacting blog readers like you here in Fusterland!! :)

    Shakira!!!! Beautiful comment!!! Thank you. I AM giving to give, and it will be so good for my soul — it already is!!!

    Sire!! Donuts and toned buttocks were born on the same day. In fact, many here in Austin tone their buttocks with a pile of donuts perched atop!! :) Oh — a statue!! THAT’S funny!!

  • 13

    On 16 March 2010 at 12:31 am

    Jeanne said, 


    First things first. I love your donut view of the city and you crack me up!

    Great bench! Did Funster Management pay for that? Has it got a plaque bearing your name on it?

    Also, I remember you raving about the Chris Edgar book and I would love that! So, please put me in for a chance at that. :)

    Now, moving on to Amos-land…………….


    Hmm. What are my qualifications for applying to win the “A Tori Amos fingerstyle guitar book (comes with CD)”?

    1) I have been a rabid Tori follower since 1992.

    2) I’ve seen her perform live 4 times.

    3) I have run out of Tori CDs to buy since I have every major release plus the boxed set already.

    4) I also have DVD footage of Tori.

    5) I am subscribed to every YouTube channel I can find related to Tori and Hubby already figured out how connect our TV to YouTube so I can watch Tori live anytime.

    6) The lovely, the talented Jannie Funster generously gave me a copy of Tori Amos Anthology (sheet music).

    7) K. got a guitar for Christmas from my parents. She starts music club at school this week where she will be learning – wait for it – guitar (among other things).

    In essence, I thought I had run out of Tori things to get but you’ve found one I don’t have!


    Oh, and I am hard at work on Endometriosis Awareness Month and… wait for it… Tori Amos has endometriosis.

    See? Isn’t it just destined? Fate? Meant to be?

    You realize these are all rhetorical questions, right?

    How about this? Can you think of ANYONE who reads your blog who is a bigger fan than me? Who met her in person, got her autograph, and has pictures of her posted on my blog from when we met backstage?

    Woo hoo! Tori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If I were in court, “I’d say I rest my case”. Since I’m in Funsterland, I’ll just say:

    “Sugar Lady, please consider me for the sweet Tori prize that K. can enjoy”… 😉


  • 14

    On 17 March 2010 at 12:35 am

    Blog Give-Away, The Plot Twists | Jannie Funster said, 

    […] comments you already left this week, that have not yet “won” – even ones on the Donut Hole Post that launched this whole escapade! Such sweet […]

  • 15

    On 19 March 2010 at 11:15 am

    Jannie said, 


    Jeanne!!!! You cracked me up so much with that wonderful comment! And I know all of it is TRUE. Tori Amos is so lucky to have you in the universe, and I am so lucky to have YOU!!


    As I write this comment it’s 11:10 a.m. on Friday March 19th. I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking YOU for the Tori Book!! I am still trying to get caught up with comments here, put together a Kreativ Blogger bobanza post for Monday or Tuesday, and stuff. After I try to answer some of the comments on this post, then turn my Internet OFF FOR A WHOLE TWO HOURS…. I’ll read back through all the comments for the give-aways and decide those.

    Does any of that make sense?? I hope so!!!!!


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