Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Stalking JanineLive from Austin, TX
Oy! Such a long day. So much to tell, and yet I must be up and presentable (relatively) early tomorrow for the much-anticipated weblogger panel. Actually, they're calling it a weblogger "roundtable," which beckons images of Arthurian egalitarianism, damsels in flowing gowns and pointy hats in distress, and Monty Python dance numbers. The reality, though, will likely be considerably different. This is no Lerner & Lowe production, despite the appearance of Cam(elot) and possibly Lance(lot). Most of the "distressed damsels" could probably kick my booty up and down the block. If anything, the whole endeavor may end up resembling the Cheese Shop sketch from Python more than anything else.
But I digress.
I spent most of yesterday abroad in central Texas, on a mission the details of which I cannot adequately explain in my current hazy state. Suffice it to say it involved deception, stealth and a digital camera.
The balance of the evening was divided among Club DeVille and Red Eyed Fly, for parties hosted by HerDomain and ChickClick, respectively. The latter featured loud music, crushing crowds, great swag from Disgruntled Housewife, and considerable idea incubation and fine discussion among the webloggers. The former had occasionally entertaining monologues by web warriors, Janine Garofalo in the house and whimsical discussion among the webloggers.
Today: Final official day of SXSW, a plenary lecture by Stewart Brand, the weblog panel, and many tearful farewells.