Goodbye WordPress!

We our moving this blog over to http://gossamers-travels.blogspot.com/

All the old post will remain here but look forward to whole new adventures at the new site!!
We still have links and stuff to change but the move should be complete within a few days!

Team Bbhoggawacts

Day 83: WTF?

First off, meet Lil’ Gossamer! He’ll be joining us in our travels while Gossamer is missing…

For those who attend Austin Community College, you may have noticed the search for a new mascot. I am not sure how many people actually are going to concern themselves over this issue. In fact, we are pretty sure no one is going to remotely care what we have to say in this little blog post of ours. The thing is, we at Gossamer’s Travels are completely obsessed with what the new mascot is going to be. For a while, we were cheering to be Chupacapra’s! How amazing would that be? Unfortunately, that mascot never made it and our dream of being Team Chupacapra faded away. As of now, ACC is having a final vote on four mascots: River Bats, Starblazers, Blazers, and Bbhoggawacts.

We refuse to be called Starblazers or Blazers. End of story.

River Bats is cute but very unimaginative.

Bbhoggawacts. What the hell is a Bbhoggawacts? Well, Madam or Sir, I shall tell you! Acctually, I’m just going to copy and paste what the ACC website says:

Pronounced (bo-ga-wax). Did you know “Keep Austin Weird” started with ACC? Actually, it was the brainchild of ACC Professor James (Red) Wassenich. A Bbhoggawact not only embraces the “Keep Austin Weird” theme, it is also an acronym for the eight counties that make up ACC’s 7,000-square-mile service area. Cross out the vowels and you have (B)astrop, (B)lanco, (H)ays, (G)illespie, (G)onzales, (W)illiamson, (C)aldwell, and (T)ravis Counties. A Bbhoggawact is a fictional character, 100% original, and can be defined by the community.
(http://www.austincc.edu/mascot/)

We still have no freakin’ idea what a Bbhoggawacts is but we knew we desperately want that to be our mascot.

Yay Team Bbhoggawacts!!!!!!!!!

Links
Mascot Voting Page
Bbhoggawacts Facebook Fan Page 1
Bbhoggawacts Facebook Fan Page 2

Between A Rock and A Weird Place

We came to a point where we had to make a choice. We could either continue this project or end it. This project was based on Gossamer’s travels but he is no longer with us. We’ve searched, called, cried, and tried everything we could to find him, but no luck. After much debate and even more crying, we decided to continue the project. Gossamer wouldn’t want us to end it.

The problem is, Gossamer was unique. How do we continue without him? Well, obviously there will be changes. Until further notice, GJ is in charge. He misses his Papa, but he’s the best qualified for the job. He’s first act as head traveler was to call his family and friends. Many of them have volunteered to take Gossamer’s place during some trips. Over the next few weeks we will introduce the new members to our little traveling group.

Our Gossamer 365 project is still going. We won’t post every picture here for several reasons. Actually, just one reason: we’re lazy busy. If you still want to follow it, you just have to click this link.

For today though, here’s a few of my favorite Gossamer pictures:

This was one of our earlier pictures roughly 2 years ago. It was the first time people stared weirdly at us and it was far from the last.
Fredericksburg 1

We just adore this picture. Gossamer plays a pirate!!
Look Out

Gossamer Meets Tony Todd! We were really nervous because we never really took pictures with other people.
Day 21: Gossy Meets Tony Todd

The Cuteness speaks for itself.
Day 72: Back Home!!!

He always gets stuck in the most random of places:
Day 56: Fun at the Faire

Our Favorite Spot:
Lake Pflugerville

Finally, the last picture he took with us:
Day 60: The Last Picture

So that’s it. Gossamer is gone and we have to move on now. We will continue traveling, reading, and going to strange events. We won’t give up looking for our Gossy though. If ANYONE in the Austin/Pflugerville/Round Rock area know where Gossamer is, please contact me immediately.

We miss him. We want him back.

Gossamer is Gone.

Gossamer is missing and I have no idea where he is. Until I find him, I’ll be taking a break from this website. I’m continuing the Gossamer 365 with lil’ GJ though. If anyone knows where is, contact me here or e-mail me at death_by_sweetness@yahoo.com. The most likely places is either near Bookpeople or the Alamo Draft House (lakecreek). Any information will help. Thanks.

No More Laziness Because Our Family Is Growing!

We are back from not doing anything! We spent so much time relaxing, not worrying about responsibility, ignoring the blog. Ya know, the usual. Of course, we have kept up to date with our Gossamer 365 project. (The whole taking a picture everyday for a year of either Gossamer or GJ). I guess whoever reads this is wondering about the mysterious letter we got and if we got it deciphered. Yes we did, and we have a HUGE apology to send out to Francis… the Green Monster.

It turns out he wasn’t stalking Gossamer! (Well… he was but not to hurt him). Francis was just trying to get his autograph!! This is the translation of Francis’ letter:

Gossamer,

I apologize if I have frightened you over the the past few months. As you can see, I have no arms so it is hard for me to write or communicate with sign language. I thought being a fellow monster, you would understand the RAWR language. When we first meet, you were suppose to go to the Grand Canyon. When I went to ask for your autograph, I tripped, knocking you over. I cannot apologize enough for my actions. When the driver arrived, he assumed I was the traveling monster and took me along. He did not understand me since humans rarely speak RAWR. While I feel horrible about what has occurred, it would be a lie to say I did not enjoy my time. I meet a nice couple of humans and a traveling kitty. They helped me take pictures and helped me get back home. I hope in time you can come to forgive me and even someday call me friend.

-F

What a well versed little fellow! After much talking, Gossamer, GJ, and I have decided to adopt the little green monster. He only speaks RAWR but our friend from North Carolina has sent us a RAWR to human translation book to help us out.

GJ seems to adore his new brother… Gossamer is still a little hesitant. Anyways, for our 2 year anniversary we invited Francis to join us. He was just so cute and looked happy to be part of our weird, little family. He’s shy, but seems to love cupcakes.

NOM NOM NOM

He even showed us his Grand Canyon pictures! Here’s a few:

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Francis is just reading some info on the Grand Canyon

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Francis looking at the view with his friend KITTY!

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It snowed while he was there!

All the pictures are amazing. (Click Here For the Rest) We’re so happy that Francis turned out to be a travel enthusiast and cupcake lover instead of a psychotic killer…

Until our next adventure, Toddles!!

Mystery Letter?!

We were going to post our normal Gossamer 365 pics, but instead we have to show everyone this:

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We found this letter on our door. We’re pretty sure it’s from the mysterious green monster… mostly because of this picture:

watching gossy

We can see his mean little head peaking from behind the curtain. Unfortunately, we could not translate the letter so we sent it to a contact in North Carolina for translation. This contact will have a full translation tomorrow.

This is what the untranslated version says:

Gossamer

RAWR! RAWR
RAAAWR.. RARAWR!
Arg! Arg! Rawr! Rawr
Raaaa… Raarrww?
Rawr. Grrr [something crossed out] Rawr!
Raaaaaawr! RawR
RAWR! RAWR!

- F (RAWR!)

It could mean anything at this point!! Gossamer’s body guard is keeping an eye out and we’ve taken all precautions to make sure Gossy and GJ are safe. Our site’s 2 year birthday is tomorrow! We hope the green monster doesn’t do anything to ruin it!

Well, lets hope for the best…

The Poem of Gossamer’s Travels

Day Off

Our friend Grant wrote a poem! Thank you so much!!

Gossamer’s Travels by Grant Vega

Up and down
around the world
then in reverse

that’s the life we lead

With cookies, candies, & tea
Like pink evening clouds

and comic-cons dotting the way
sparkling telephone-poles
On a long road to our dreams

No cloudy day
or ill behaved
twilight “fan”
Can deter us

All are banished

with a single
Gossamer smash!

Yeah,
That’s just how we roll

Its another day
in the wild blue yonder

To read more poetry by Grant, check out his site:
thingamajigonsteroids.blogspot.com

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