what i have learned since then: taking off is more scary than landing, aloha chips are just as good as thin mints, malaysian cherry is in fact better than egyptian plum, photographs don’t do everything justice, receipt collection is a necessary hassle and it doesn’t matter what coat you bring because you’ll lose it anyway.
so, i’m going to austin tomorrow. five days and four nights. keynotes and panel discussions. events and mixers. action and adventure. i have been practicing my schmooze. (on tuesday i was complimented on my handshake.)
“will you eat hotdog-shaped burgers, again?” peter asked.
“i never ate them. i just photographed them.”