Welcome Tara and Mary.
Tara - I've never been to Austin, but whenever someone mentions Spam, I always tell them it means "spiced ham"
Mary - I've been up in your area on bike rides - great bike trails up there
I've also made cards since I was a kid, and my mom saved a bunch of them, so I now have a portfolio that goes back a loooong way (I'm class of '71! - Bloomington Kennedy HS).