southxii wrote: However, Austin is very different than the rest of the state and, as many Texans know, "weird." And i'm not alone in this belief. Just consult any travel website or magazine and you'll find many that agree.
Precisely what I was addressing. Austin isn't any different, it's just as bland and boring. They just have a better marketing department.
But as much as I think Texas is a godawful place to live, some misery might be worth it for many for the quality of the school. And the school is excellent, I don't believe anyone can dispute that.