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Alcohol is My Friend

Perhaps that statement isn’t quite so true, but with all the activities during TechCrunch50, you wouldn’t really be able to tell the difference.

I have to admit I really need to start bringing my Canon Powershot (and beg for a Nikon SDR for Christmas – I’ve been really goood this year!).  The one above is taken via my iPhone early on during the Seesmic Anniversary Party (Happy Anniversary!!!) before it got too dark and crowded.

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The Itinerary:

9/8 TC50 Day 1: completely oblivious that it actually started today.  Opted out of going to MySpace party, which I heard was a blast.

9/9 TC50 Day 2: drinks @ the Chi.mp/Mars Bar hang out by the conference center.  Totally chill and a nice way to ease into the craze.  Didn’t make it to Temple cuz, let’s admit it, I’m a granma and it’s a school night.

9/10 TC50 Day 3: get up at the crack ass and haul over to the Rubicon Project/Powerset Rehab party.  Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at 8 a.m.?  Can you say “hollerrrr?”

[picture via Flickr and NickStarr (thanks!)]

I also picked up a nice ‘swag bag’ filled with Skyy vodka, Gatorade, dissolvable Tums (eww?), breakfast bars, t-shirts and a “I’ve completed the hangover course @ TCRehab” certificate.  My favorites are the RP and Powerset t-shirts.  Gotta love that soft cottoned American Apparel.

[via Flickr and the official_powerset stream (thanks!)]

I <3 Kevin in that picture!! :-)

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[via Flickr and Cirne (thanks!)]

Jump to evening.  Seesmic party at 330Ritch.  (Seriously, I need to start wearing make-up.  So many random guys have flirted with me over the last few days.  Apparently, 5 mins of powder makes me a whole new person.)  Skip over to the bar, grab some salmon tartar and a dirty Grey Goose martini.  The food, except patte (ick), was delicious as was the company.

9/11Post TC50: McGriddles.

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All in all, a fun few days.  Met some cool dudes et dudettes.  Learned that I need to 1) stop ducking away from cameras and 2) bring one.

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Epiphanies in Spanish

I haven’t been able to sleep until about 3am these days.  This is so frustrating because I normally don’t get home until 7 or 7:30 usually and last night, not until 9.  Work’s be craaazzzy, but in a good way.  We just won New Media Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report!!

Anyway, I was standing on the balconey last night overloooking the small courtyard/garages of my apartment complex, when I started thinking about traveling to Europe.  I start daydreaming (well more like early morning dreaming) about what types of conversations I’d have with Wawi’s parents if I visited Barcelona.  Afterall, they live in Barcelona; we should be speaking Spanish (Catelan is out of the question for me).  There’s a pretty good likelihood that I’ll talk about how beautiful Spain is and the culture and their hatred of Americans, etc.  Inevitably, we’ll start talking basic politics.

Then a thought hit me (apologies, I don’t know how to do accents):

“Los estados unidos son como Britney Spears.  Es un pais muy joven que ganaba fama y influencia durante las guerras mundiales.  Lo mismo, los americanos se gustaba Britney cuando tenia catorce o quince anos sola con la cancion ‘Bebe, Me Golpea Otra Vez’ (muahahaha).  Y ahora, los dos son los adultos y no pueden funcionar como la gente normal.  Los EE.UU no saben que deben hacer en la situacion political y internacional.  Por ejemplo, amenazan a los paises con armas nucleares especialmente Iraq o Iran sin abrir negociaciones; anuncian la suporta para el genocidio contra el pueblo armenio por una razon sentimental y sin considerar las relaciones con Turkey; y mantienan una opina neutral sobre la olympiada en beijing ese anio.  Si Britney puede cambiar por lo mejor con la apoya de familia y doctores, porque no hay centros rehabilitaciones para paises?”

Then, I realized that I spoke like a 4 year old and having an intelligent conversation in Spanish will be very difficult.

Right now: (well not at work since I have 20 things to do) researching flight prices to Paris or Barcelona, which is significantly cheaper.

UPDATED: This is how my Spanish should read.

Los Estados Unidos son como Britney Spears.  Fue una vez un pais muy joven que ganó fama e influencia durante las Guerras Mundiales.  Por otra parte, a los americanos les gustaba Britney cuando tenia catorce o quince años con la cancion ‘Bebe, Golpeame Otra Vez’ (muahahaha).  Y ahora, los dos son los adultos y no pueden funcionar como la gente normal.  Los EE.UU no saben que deben hacer en la situacion politica internacional.  Por ejemplo, amenazan a los paises con armas nucleares particularmente Iraq o Iran sin abrir negociaciones; anuncian el apoyo del genocidio contra el pueblo armenio por una razon sentimental y sin considerar las relaciones con Turquía; y mantienen una opinión neutral sobre las Olimpíadas en beijing ese año.  ¿Si Britney puede cambiar para mejor con el apoyo de su familia y sus doctores, porque no hay centros de rehabilitación para paises?

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