sugarbabies..

when i woke up …extra early i might add…. my internal clock was deviled up by a combo punch of time zone/DLS …all that i KNEW for sure was i that wanted needed…coffee…and that i wanted to wear  HEATWAVE… an orange-y red pop of lip color from NARS…. i didnt care about much else …. my timing is off… i should be here next week (music) … or even the next week (hot rods lone star round up)….dont get me wrong.. im glad to be here…(and theres LOTS of great music) but the geek chics from both coasts are sooo busy networking that it doesnt feel quite right…. they are all on iphones and laptops…and everyone is hungover or drunk (not that that is a bad thing)… i guess the hot rodders & musicians are just more experienced with liquor soaked late nights…it feels more “natural” than with VPs of marketing strategy……the vibe is more…”whew! we made it to SXSW” as opposed to the slightly desperate vibe of some startups that are here for interactive…”if we dont make it here now..our VC money will run out”  ..or…the sometimes lecherous vibe of the mediaim looking at you @cnn …. who have their own ideas about what “spring break for geeks” is and just edit things to fit that idea and really CNN? who’s the gold digger? everyone here came to shill some sort of snake oil..be it a flick/song/app/video game/idea/story…and the rest of us are here prospecting…whats the new bandwagon….“here we are now…entertain us”~cobain

but i wasnt trying to be a downer….just a realist… ive been coming here for a lot of years… a lot …of years… and its great…REALLY GREAT… every time… but its big now… really big…and its not the same… not that it should be ….and im waxing a bit nostalgic for the old days… when the line for barbq was at least manageable…. and it absolutely WASNT about VIP areas or corporate suites….and the only swagger was cowboy boots on congress street…

oh mother trucker (hey y’all!) somebody just spank my whiny a$$….all i REALLLLLLY logged in here  to say is….

if youre not in texas… right now…youre doing it wrong…. this $hit$how is amazing…

and so yeah CNN if coming here to mine all these INSANELY creative folks for inspiration..is gold digging… then … yeah im here with a pick axe and a shovel…looking for a nugget…


xoxo

dont mess with texas..

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