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Kate Couch

Kate Couch
May 01
Female, taken, agnostic. Likes cartoons, video games, and going to museums alone. Allergic to tannins and most people. Thinks the U.S. needs to be on the metric system. Check out or follow me on Twitter, @TheNerdyFoodie, for more.

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JULY 23, 2012 5:27PM

Whale of a Fear

I'm horrible to watch Antiques Roadshow with. I find myself shouting at the screen a la Indian Jones, "That belongs in a museum!"

And this really is the core of my being: I am excited by old things, find them amazing, fascinating, want them to be accessible to all, and wantRead full post »

JUNE 24, 2012 9:34AM

Austin Gastro Graze UPDATE: F+D

*Scroll to bottom for Update and new photos of items.

There are 3 things you must know about Foreign and Domestic's Saturday Bake Sales:

1. You absolutely should go, but go early.

2. It's CASH ONLY.

3. Be prepared to wait in line, but, for a Foodie, it's worth it.

This… Read full post »

There are 3 things you must know about Foreign and Domestic’s Saturday Bake Sales:

1. You absolutely should go, but go early.

2. It’s CASH ONLY.

3. Be prepared to wait in line, but, for a Foodie, it’s worth it.

This morning marked my second trip to the Foreign + Domestic

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I like trying new things. By “things” I mean food.

Living in Austin means I get an ever evolving restaurant scene in which to bask in beautiful tasty goodness.

This past weekend my husband and I ventured to the North Austin Trailer Yard, NATY. Some bites were simple meh, but one plac/Read full post »

As far as Prometheus goes, I'm doing an un-review. I say little and there are no real spoilers, period.

If you want something more comprehensive scroll down for the Moonrise Kingdom review.

Prometheus Review:

I'll keep this brief. It shouldn't be discussed unless you're with people who have already s… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2011 8:16PM

Mani, Pedi, Puke: A Christmas Tale

I tend to find myself in awkward, uncomfortable situations on a semi regular basis. I don’t mean to do this, but rarely am I sorry that I did so after the fact. I simply don’t seem to fit in. And naturally I blame my parents for this. It’s… Read full post »

I haven't done a fashion post in a while, basically because I wear all the same crap: Jeans, shoes, cotton-poly blend top. Sometimes I change it up and wear a denim jacket on top and a tee shirt for pants, but that's really only on extremely sloppy mornings… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2011 9:04AM

Confidence Wasted in the Recession

It wasn’t until I was about 27 years old that I learned not to care. Sure, I didn’t care when I was in high school either, but that was a whole other species of apathy. Through writing and holding various jobs, I learned a person will always offend another, that a person can/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 2:01PM

Fat Monkeys Have All the Luck.




Like all people who have "tried every diet" and suffer being "fat from birth", any miracle drug completely excites me. Part of that is because science amazes me. Much of the pills we take come with both positive and (many) negative effects,… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2011 2:33PM

Pop Bytes 11/09/2011

Here are a few things I love right now:


Pop Bytes 


*War of the Tablet Begun It Has.

I love me some iPad 2, but HATE the price tag. Both and Barnes & Noble hope to cater to individuals like me withRead full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2011 2:43PM

Movie Review: Young Adult

In a Super Secret Screening on Monday October 24th, the Alamo Drafthouse of Austin invited fans to a free showing of Young Adult, featuring in-person guests Director Jason Reitman and star Patton Oswalt. The film opens in limited release on December 9th and wider on December 16th.

Young Adult … Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2011 3:39PM

Today is a Special Day.

Pop Chocolate 


“Pop! You didn’t take you pills this morning!” my Uncle Vinny called from the tiny kitchen in my grandparents’ shotgun apartment.

“I know and I’m not gonna take ‘em today,” my grandfather responded. “Today is a special day… Read full post »

 In Which A Nut Job Gets A Fruit Basket.

Nut Job 

I had* to run to Best Buy yesterday afternoon to pick up a DVD my husband and I wanted. I was there alone, my favorite way to shop, as I can do so in a “Seek and… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2011 12:11PM

Pop Bytes: 08/09/11

Super mega long over due.

 Here are things happening right now:



* Horrified for friends and loved ones in England. If you're brave enough to stand up to the creeps, gangs, punks and thugs, there's all ready a website to help organize the clean up of these riots.… Read full post »

It’s a pissy Tuesday morning. Maybe it’s the economy. Or maybe it’s the middle and lower classes have been screwed in the Debt Ceiling Deal, while the rich have been rewarded. Again.

Maybe it’s just Dumbledore’s voice resonating: “Dark and difficult times lie ahe… Read full post »

MARCH 21, 2011 2:05PM

Pop Bytes: 3/21/2011

Long overdue.

Here are things I love right now:

*Get Japan Earthquake Relief 50% more money! Right now LivingSocial has a deal that for every $5 donation you make to the Red Cross, LivingSocial will match that $5 100% to the Red Cross as well. Give more without having… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2011 9:46AM

Pop Bytes: 01/11/2011

Things I love right now!


About a year ago I decided that all the chatter about Verizon getting the iPhone was nothing more then I jumped the Verizon ship for a contract with AT&T and a sweet, sweet iPhone. My/

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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 12, 2011 11:08AM

Abuse of Power in our Schools



At midnight Tuesday morning John Freshwater of the Mount Vernon school district was fired from his job as a science teacher. Finally.


Freshwater had come across the desks of his employers on more then one occasion because of questionable behavior in his public school classroom.… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2011 11:01AM

iPhone & TV: What Could Be


Today looms an expected and much assumed Verizon announcement that they will be getting their own Apple iPhone.


Update 10.19AM, C.T.: Verizon has announced they will be carrying an iPhone at some point in February 2011.


This got me thinking...about cable television.… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2011 11:44AM

Pop Bytes: 01/05/2011

It's been too long for one of these.


Okay! Things I love right now:

Gyllenhaal dumped Swift. I'm sure she's freaking out right now. At the same time, I'm sure Swift now has a sh*t ton of material for her next big album. She is a country singer, after all.… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 10, 2010 9:59AM

DADT Repeal Blocked by Cowards

gay rights


In 1993 President Clinton advocated to allow homosexuals to join the military. This prompted DADT: Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Because the Department of Defense felt open homosexuals "would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohRead full post »

The Pop Five is a series of Pop Candy readers' top five lists.

Today's contribution comes from Kate C. in Austin:

I once wanted to be a teacher and earned a masters degree in education to prove it. Then I found out Hogwarts wasn't real and all my dreams of… Read full post »



Recently a few friends and I were discussing our holiday plans. Most of us would be traveling and are not looking forward to doing so. Our pleasant discussion soon became a bitch session regarding close quarters and strangers.


I like to believe most peopleRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 2, 2010 10:35AM

Happy Birthday, Santa

 Politically Christian Correct Holidays




I'm not particularly religious.


I grew up outside of New York City. You were either Catholic (i.e. you celebrated Christmas, but may or may not have attended church), Jewish (a full 35-42% of my area was Jewish), Muslim, or yRead full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2010 11:22AM

Willie Nelson to Expect Jail Time?

Fox News reports that their "experts" believe Willie Nelson will go to jail for his recent marijuana indiscretion.


I think the most amazing thing about this headline is Fox News claiming to have any "experts" on staff. I thought they only had racists on staff. Maybe they have racism… Read full post »