SXSW 2002


Obviously, I needed sleep. Lots of sleep. I went home last night from the office, got something to eat, watched The Amazing Race, and then decided I wanted to be a little more comfortable on the couch while watching Law & Order. I made it through the opening scene – I don’t think I saw anything after the commercial break. So I slept from 9:10pm to 7:20am. And I’m still tired. So the photos aren’t even downloaded off the camera yet – I have to figure out the best way to get them online. Well, the fastest way.

Now let’s back up to the excitement of Tuesday night. The Tuesday panels were pretty good, I learned a lot from them. After they were over I headed back to the Radisson where my car was still parked. I thought about going to the “Sexiest Geek Alive” party to get Martin’s autograph for Robyn, but discovered it was 30-40 minutes away, and I wanted to go to the Adaptive Path party in an hour & a half. (I did take a picture of Martin though from 15-20 feet away from the stage during the “pagent” so at least I have that for her.) I got a bite to eat at the TGIFriday’s at the Radisson, went to the party, talked to cool people (I could recap that all, but it would be boring for you since you weren’t there and I’m too tired to find all those links anyways) and then we decided to go over to Bruce Sterling’s house party. I offered to drive since my plan was to stay at a cheaper hotel on the edge of town; Meryl & I had checked out of the Radisson that morning. I had noticed when I put my stuff in the car that my car remote lock clicky thing wasn’t working, the darn battery was dead. What I discovered though was that it wasn’t the car remote battery that was dead – it was the car battery itself. Ugh. So we took a cab to Bruce Sterling’s house, and from there to Katz’s later on to eat. Problem was, I needed a place to stay for the night, and there was no way I could pay $160 for a night at the Radisson – if there were even rooms available. Thank goodness that after asking around a bit, I remembered that Dori didn’t have a roommate and she was *wonderful* and kind enough to let me stay with her. (THANK YOU!) So yesterday morning I had to call the boss and tell him I would be later then I had planned, and then I had to call my insurance company because I have towing coverage and they will handle things like a dead battery. I left about 11:45am and made it back here before 3. It was funny, I was sad about leaving Austin – but at the same time I was happy to be home.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Sleep…”

You were homeless and autoless and you still managed to party like a rock star at the Gingerman, Bruce Sterling’s house and then topped it off at Katz’s? And then you went to work the next day? I feel like a total wimp. We bailed on Sterling’s party (well, you remember — we jumped in your cab when you were just getting there) to make sure we’d be rested in the morning to make our flight out. Glad you made it back in one piece!

Why yes, Mike & I and about, oh, 100-200 other people were at Bruce Sterling’s house. What, you mean you’ve never been there? Hmmm… maybe it’s time to let go of that Austin issue so you can be there next year. I never even saw UT or anything affiliated with it – I’m sure if you go to Austin you won’t implode or anything like that. By the way, it was a *gorgeous* Arts & Crafts style home. I have photographs even.

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