Monthly Archives: March 2012

So close, yet so far….

I have the summer itch.

It’s about that time. All I can think about it warm weather and cool ocean water. My summer seems to be pretty full already, but I know I can fit some good times in. All I need to hope for is some good weather in the city and I’ll be golden. Here is a small sampling of ideas I’m tossing around.

- Canoeing on the Russian River. We did this a few years ago and had a blast through Burkes

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Looking back at SXSW

SXSW was amazing.

I came home and slept for 14 hours and still haven’t managed to get my voice back, but it was well worth the 8 days of mayhem.

It was also worth the few things I was able to bring home:

I bought these prints from Two Arms, they are an amazing design duo based out of Brooklyn, I had to cradle these suckers on my lap the entire way home on the plane, but it was totally worth it.

I found the vintage Disneyland lunchbox and the Isaac Asimov book at Uncommon Objects, which might be the most amazing store ever.

This was the first time Space Dog Books had a booth and the response was overwhelming. I’m not just saying that. I was, literally, overwhelmed. Day one of the booth, all four of us had a line of people wanting to talk to us. It was insane. I couldn’t be more grateful for anyone who stopped by, the people we met were absolutely amazing. I made some new friends that I had a blast with and now I think I need to sleep for three more day until I’m full recovered.

Until next year, SXSW……

SXSW Day One

I completely jinxed myself yesterday morning.

Having travelled a lot I have gotten pretty proficient at packing. I used to just throw stuff in a bag last-minute and figure out what I was going to wear when I got to my destination. This trip, I took some great advice and packed fewer items in the same color palette, so I could mix and match to my heart’s content. But I started off the morning bragging about how good at travelling I was getting. I had not left the house at this point, come to think of it, hadn’t even finished packing….

 

We get in the car.

“Oh, Jenna, did you bring this?”

“Oh, crap, no.”

“Did you remember to pack that?”

“Ummm…..”

 

Off to a great start…

 

I get to the airport, manage to check in and get to security and it turns out I booked my ticket in my maiden name. I also refused to take blame, so I’m standing in lines for an hour and telling Victoria “I don’t know how Chad even knows my maiden name to book the ticket.” Well, smart-ass, because he doesn’t. I booked the freaking ticket.It was my fault.

We get everything figured out and get through security and it turns out Victoria accidentally left her mother pocket knife in a pocket of her camera bag. So back through security she went to mail it back to herself.

 

So lesson learned….Don’t brag about how good a traveller before you leave the house, your setting yourself up for disaster.

 

We did arrive to a fabulous dinner c/o Vic’s dad and our co-workers at the hotel with tons of merch and stuff for our booth! So exciting!

 

 

 

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