So, some time this summer PaulT and I headed down to the Alamo Ritz to see Babyface because I was promised lots of Barbara Stanwyck (which it delivered in spades). Prior to the movie, a lovely young woman sat down a couple seats down from PaulT, and because it turns out PaulT, myself and this person are all the sort of person who will talk to just random people, we talked a bit before the show began, and then afterward all wound up at a bar next door for a few drinks.
That lovely young woman was LT. She's fairly new to town, a world traveler, highly educated, and now unemployed and trying to make a go of it here in Waterloo. Turns out she can also turn a phrase, so I encourage you to check out her blog Down and Out: An Austin Love Story.
I think you'll find it an interesting read. I know I do. I'm personally totally rooting for LT, and it wasn't so long ago I was also unemployed in this town under very different circumstances. So if you have a chance, give it a read.