The Pulse: August 2013

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Ways to Take Advantage of the Austin Heat

• No time at home? Bake cookies in your car
• Move your Bikram yoga class outside
• Capture and repurpose your sweat for non-watering days

Suggestions for next year's AFM FITTEST Mystery Test

23% — Pec Juggling
18% — Shake Weight Balance Beam
37% — Softball Lob (from 5 feet)
10% — Hot Dog Eating Contest
13% — Smart Car Pull
3% — Staring Match

With the 2014 X Games in town, folks from L.A. are going to have to adjust their palates.

LA's Manuel’s El Tepeyac — Austin's Juan in a Million
LA's Father’s Office — Austin's Hopdoddy
LA's M & M’s Soul Food — Austin's Hoover's Cooking
LA's Park’s Barbeque — Austin's Franklin Barbeque
LA's Matsuhisa — Austin's Uchi

Book Bit

From The Son by Philipp Meyer

“Meanwhile my old acts of cowardice continued to haunt. Had I married Maria (for whom I briefly harbored feelings), instead of Sally (my proper match)…who was thirty-two and twice jilted, who loved her life in Dallas, whose bitterness was apparent from the moment she stepped from the train, who came because her father and my father and her own biology gave her no choice. I was so lonely when I met Peter, that is the story she tells of our courtship. Our fathers arranging the breeding as if we were heifer and bull. Perhaps I am dramatic; in truth our first years were quite pleasant, but then Sally must have realized that, just as I always said, I really had no intention of leaving this land. Many families of our stature, she rightly pointed out, maintain more than one residence. But we are not like other families.”

Hawt Playlist

Hot Blooded — Foreigner
Hot In Herre — Nelly
The Heat is On — Glenn Frey
Burn — Usher
Hot For Teacher — Van Halen
In the Heat of the Moment — Asia
Sweat — Snoop Dogg ft. David Guetta
Too Hot To Handle — UFO
Heatwave — Martha and the Vandellas
I'm on Fire — Bruce Springsteen

Listen to the entire playlist on Spotify HERE

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