But enough about the past.
I spent the weekend down in Austin, Textus for the MOG party at the sxsw music festival/interactive conference. It was an unveiling of the MOGmobie and it seemed as though it was a hit. If nothing else, it is a smile generator.
I had a great time. The Black Keys, Broken Bells and my favorite, Demolished Thoughts featuring Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), and Andrew WK. I was rocking my homemade leather pants, my Chuckie T Experiments and a clean function shirt. I felt like a hundred bucks.
The function shirt attracts a weird demographic. I was getting the "sup, we-have-high-visibility-stripes-in-common" head nod from the traffic and construction guys. One citizen thought I worked for the city. I was eating one of the tastiest pulled pork sandwiches when the guy came up to me and said,"Excuse me, sir? There is a dead dog in the river over there. Could you take care of it, or call someone?"
I said, "Now you tell me, right after I dropped four bucks on this sandwich!" indicating that I could and would have been happy with a free dogmeat sandwich, had he informed me 5 minutes earlier.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but a decent picture costs a thousand bucks. That is a dollar per word. Maybe I should consider a career in wordography. How many words are in an average epic? I'll call it The Baths I've Taken. That would get me in the lettuce.
let·tuce[let-is] Show IPA
a cultivated plant, Lactuca sativa, occurring in many varieties and having succulent leaves used for salads.
any species of Lactuca.
Slang. U.S. dollar bills; greenbacks. fun tickets.
This is a tentacle of the multipus growing in my head as I try to figure out how to make the MOGmobile project a juicy worm that will attract more pleasure. I mean, work. Where do I go from a big blue hairy monstermobile? Maybe I'll do a boat with Dorrito sails or figure out a way to attach mini ad banners to mosquitos. Let's make a phone for the clumsy and the fatfingered!
As much as I love furniture, it is the design process that really curls my toes and I am hoping to use the MOGmobile project as a way to broaden my appeal. This weekend my friend suggested following his sister's lead and sell anti-fungal cream to podiatrists. I have to take that as proof that my appeal has already broadened and I am looking forward to a future more vast than bright.
vast[vast, vahst] Show IPA adjective,-er, -est, noun
bloated with opportunity, oozing good fortune; dripping fortuity, etc: the future looks vast.
of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous: vast piles of rubble left in the wake of the war.
very great in number, quantity, amount, etc.: vast sums of money.
very great in degree, intensity, etc.: an artisan of vast skill.
Can you tell I read a David Sedaris book on the plane? I would be honored if you could.