I wrote a huge entry - it had video, it had pictures, it had many links. It even had a list! Then, the worst happened.. and it vanished. Poof! So, I'm going to time myself - 10 minutes - to write a suitable substitute.
A picture taken when I took a wrong turn walking to work last month:
I went to Bumbershoot w/ Panda last weekend. It rocked - DeVotchKa! and the 826 Seattle fundraiser by Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snickett), and Death Cab For Cutie (under the alias Transatlantic Orchestra) were incredible. Mike Doughty was there too, but I don't really like him since his 'Move On' song really bugs me.
- couldn't ask for more. Amazing performance by a fun, amazing band. I felt transported into a previous century, in France or some Russian suburb country in particular. Bohemian dreams. I thought to myself that if the world comes to an end, I want to be at a DeVotchKa concert with all my loved ones.
Dave Eggers is creative hilarity manifest in a boy-like man. He wrote stories as a man from Texas who wrote from the perspective of his Irish Setter named Stephen (or was it Steve?). Things like "I'm a fast dog! I'm so fast! Woooooooo! I'm a rocket-seeking rocket! Sometimes I bark and I don't know why. My brother barks too, more than me, and sometimes when he barks I start barking but we never bark at the same time, because why would two dogs bark at the same time? It doesn't make sense. Wooooooo! I'm a fast dog!"
He also spoke a heartwarming tale of helping a child at 826 Seattle
- what a difference it makes to the kids, even though they'll think you have a lame haircut and that you're trying too hard with your Bloc Party t-shirt. All the pro-youth, pro-community, pro-creativity talk made me think of Arts Corps
, which I work for sometimes, and will be doing more work for this year (just talked to them the other day!). Working for Arts Corps is like Chicken Soup for the Web Geek's Soul.
Running out of time to post... ok, real fast!
Here's a video!
Alice and I went to Fry's for some Labor Day sellage - I bought a lot of things. Rebates will come soon, God speed little rebates. I bought a tiny spy camera for $10 and hope to someday make a surveillance teddy bear. I now require:
1. A teddy bear (possibly from Build-A-Bear). I need to learn to sew.
2. Portable video recorder
(cheaper on eBay)
3. Storage for above mentioned PVR.
4. Battery pack to power camera (12v, 50mA). I will need to re-learn how to build a power supply.
I am excited to go to Hawaii!
I am going to ride a mechanical bull on the 30th!
I wish I could do this
at my job - their reel is so sexy!
Time's up - that is all.
Kim, 9-11-2005 with $0.46
I'm volunteering for 826 Seattle when fall quarter begins!