Saturday, March 12, 2011


here we are again.

80 degrees. sunny. free-flowing alcohol. i am in heaven.

i am noticing that the older i get the harder it is to turn off the everyday laundry list of worries and just relax. we had a great day yesterday, but still, this morning i woke up in my usual "shit i'm late for work and i have 50 things to do and oh my gosh i just want to lie here" groucho mood. it took a few minutes to look around and say "wait a minute, i'm on VACATION."

we were incredibly lucky travel-wise yesterday. flight out of PIT left on time and our Midway flight was only about an hour late. and just like that we went from 30 degrees and 4 inches of snow to 78 and sunshine.

we arrived, registered and hit the ground running, or, well, walking really fast. went to a few lounges. experienced a sobe apple margarita. very tart and yummy. however, it's been, oh maybe 7 months since i've had hard liquor. i did fine, though.

we grabbed sushi on congress and went to the premier of source code. it was good, but probably the least favorite opening night flick i've seen here. we skipped out on the second premier and went to a random bar on 6th and watched the funkadelic "jean claude van jamme" perform. there is no way to describe the absurdity of this scene, and only my husband will understand when i say "when the man in the kilt tells you to dance, YOU DANCE!" truer words have never been spoken.

street pizza and bed after that.

i'm going to try to do a better job of capturing our activities this year. we'll see if i can keep it up.


Anonymous said...

When is the next SXSW posting?

Anonymous said...

I know you are not too old to be posting....