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Leaving on a Jet Plane

02 March 2006
Thursday, 11:37 AM

If anyone is still reading, I’ll be leaving for Austin in a little over a week for South by Southwest, where I will be immersed in symposiums, cinema, and suds-soaked socialization for five glorious days. Last year’s SXSW was a big part of what made 2005 the best year I have had in a long time; it was a steel-toed inspirational kick in the pants, and a networking free-for-all whose participants generally inhabited more warmth and sincerity than I even imagined was possible at an industry event. If the How-to-Make-a-Zillion-Dollar-Web-2.0-Application frenzy doesn’t transform everyone into a slobbering horde of cash-crazed zombies, I fully expect this year to be just as exhilarating. I’m looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting just as many new ones. So if you see a badge that says “Rob Weychert” attached to a big red beard with some pale limbs jutting out of it, please don’t hesitate to come say hello, or at least wonder aloud if I’ve ever stood in direct sunlight.

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1. Maxine says…  |  02 March 2006 / 4:04 PM

LOL Rob - you've just given me my first laugh of the day. I'm a little scared about encouraging you to get down to Australia now though've heard about the hole in the ozone layer right? I can just see myself running after you armed with a parasol :-)
Anyhoo - see you in a week!

2. goodwitch says…  |  02 March 2006 / 9:04 PM

We could deck him out in UPF 30 clothing!

3. Rob Weychert says…  |  02 March 2006 / 10:00 PM

I appreciate the sentiment, ladies, but parasols and sunblock don’t hold a candle to bringing about the complete destruction of the sun, which is a little project I’ve been working on after hours for a while now.

4. bandelin says…  |  03 March 2006 / 12:38 AM

have fun rob. I hope you die in a plane crash LOL.

oh and glad you're enjoying my 19th century book of the week club.


5. Dan Mall says…  |  03 March 2006 / 11:01 PM

Hey. I'm on that plane.

6. bearskinrug says…  |  04 March 2006 / 6:54 AM

Hey Rob, if you do come back as a cash-crazed zombie, I promise I'll destroy your body with fire, instead of the shotgun blast to the head.

"Cherish the love we have...
as long as we both, shall live...

"Cherish the love...(whoa - a - whoa)"

7. Trey Piepmeier says…  |  07 March 2006 / 4:00 AM

See you there, Rob. Remember that pizza place we went to? Apparently it's burned down. Bummer, eh? Was looking forward to going back there.

8. Richard Rutter says…  |  07 March 2006 / 7:16 AM

Wouldn't miss it for the world. See ya there buddy.

9. Rob Weychert says…  |  07 March 2006 / 10:28 AM

Oh man, I guess the Bitter End met a bitter end. That sucks. Oh well, at least there are plenty of other restaurants in town with a plethora of exotic microbrews. Oh wait, no, there aren’t. Wow, that was a lot of “ohs.”

10. Zach Inglis says…  |  20 March 2006 / 8:54 PM

You must have made it back by now :p No follow up post? pffft

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