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*Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!*

March 7th, 2008 (02:05 pm)

So it begins again: SXSW 2008 starts today!!!

I doubt I will be able to enjoy many of the official events this year, as I will be working my butt off from now until the 16th--but the energy in Town was enough to get my blood pumping long before I was ever gifted those three years in a row ('03-'05) with a Platinum Badge. (ah, to be a fallen GOD, I tell ya...)

SPRING IN AUSTIN!!! The Texas Mountain Laurel is blooming, and the smell of its almost kool-aid sweet perfume has always been the sign to me that the fun had arrived. So much about this Town is tied to scent for me.

*happy sigh*

I wish I could attend the Lou Reed panel, and I am devastated that DOLLY will in fact not be making it...but more than the stars that come to shine in my Town this time of year, it is the people--the sheer energy of the FOLKS from all over the planet who swarm into my little Austin Texas to share their Films and their computer innovations, and yes--even their Music....THAT is what makes this so special to me.

I will get to meet them, from Malawi to Minneapolis......sleeping on couches, filling the cheap hotels like cord wood, roaming my streets and asking for directions.
*BEAMS*
I get to do what I do best, what I love most--share the wonders of my little Town.

WELCOME TO AUSTIN FOLKS!
My name is Ginger, i'll be your waitress tonight.

^_^

Comments

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
EvilMatt July2006

did your stalker give you a pass this year?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Anais Nin

Wow.
you have a way of making ANYTHING ugly...
and wildly enough, of not reading a damn thing I write.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
But to answer your question more succinctly:

No.



No UBER FABULOUS BADGE FOR GINGER, this year...

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Re: But to answer your question more succinctly:

youre ginger

you can talk your way in anywhere in Austin

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Ginger & Shake!

Well...I don't know about that.

But I do have my moments.

*laughs*

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)

truce!

when can we meet up?

I have a lat xmas early b day present for you I better give to you before I lose it!

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: But to answer your question more succinctly:

Love this picture!!!

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: March 13th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
weeds

It was good to hear your voice the other day. I can't believe it was YOU!

Wow.

I was horribly awkward, haha.

P.S. Is that a picture of rhododendrons?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: March 13th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Texas Mountain Laurel

No silly, it's the Texas Mountain Laurel I talked about in the post!
It blooms the first few weeks of March, and makes everything smell insanely wonderful... the smell of it always reminds me of SXSW. They both always happen at the same time. ^_^

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: March 13th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
1st LJ Pic

and I had such fun talking with you,
brief as it may have been.

Wow.

All these years and we had never spoken before?
Crazy.

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: March 13th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)

Oh yeah that's right! I remember you writing that. Hahaha

I know it's weird that we have never talked before!

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