I am a social media geek, a fashion aficionado, and a foodie. Sadly, at South by South West, these three are not really compatible. Let’s start with the good news: there is social media, lots of, everywhere. Location, curation, moderation, communication… the geek girl in me is more than happy.
The Fashionista is less. Most of the crowd wanders around in washed through jeans, bleached T-shirts with silly slogans, old All Star slippers and a strategic piercing. But this is Austin, and a girl never knows when she might bump into her geek crush (Dennis Crowley!) … so I packed my dresses. A dress per day keeps the doctor away in Austin. Austin, the city where it never ever rain. Except for this week that is. It was pouring for 4 days, and was colder than in a freezer. So I had to go to the mall, and buy myself…jeans and sweaters. Trust me, in jeans and a hoodie, you totally blend in here at SXSW. But I wanted to stand out…ugh!
Then, there is the foodie in me. I stand for healthy, tasty food. Food made with love, and the best organic ingredients Mother Nature can grow. I am a vegetarian with a happy twist. Good food makes me happy, and is my battery. Only, Austin is not really made for food craving vegetarians. It is one giant steakhouse, where people barbeque heaps of pieces of cows, pigs and turkey. I try to stay as far from those BBQ joints as humanly possible. But their food is just hunting me, they bring it with food trucks everywhere I want to go. And when I finally escape in a dark alley, it’s only to find myself surrounded by hotdog vendors and hamburger flippers. When I use my puppy eyes, so that people bring me something to eat, they show up with a bowl of green salad leaves. Marta the Rabbit.
I ate the salad, I ate most of the green plants. Tomorrow, I’ll be nibbling on the trees. I’m hungry. And only the social part of me is happy. Where is Dennis when a girl needs some comfort? 😉