Crystal: Have a great New Years… I’m about to hop on a plane to New Zealand. Me: You’re flying to New Zealand on New Year’s Eve? Crystal: Yes. Me: Awesome! Do the countdown in every time zone. You’ve got to go get a bunch of party hats and streamers and get a bunch of cash to buy too much champagne. Make the whole plane do it! Crystal: YES!
That’s going to the best thing ever. I want to do a long plane flight now…
How I love les croissants!
Just finishing up-all-night solstice duty and about to head out for dawn patrol victory ice cream.
After just having posed the scenario: if any of you were contemplating how big a pile of ass is kicked by fresh baked pipin hot outta the oven croissants, the answer is being served in the kitchen rtf now.
Flow Temple just finished a 6 week beginner poi course. Last night was the lightup graduation wherein new FLOWers can dance with real fire if they wanna. Sean is one such student and spun fire for the first time last night. he posted an articulate insightful as well as effusively complimentary eye-misting write-up of the experience and of the Flow Temple teachers including yours truly.
Excerpt: … Teacher, friend, personal hero, inspirational icon… This and so much more. You have a boundless supply of positive energy, and though it radiates off you all the time it is almost blindingly evident when you focus it on someone. Endless encouragement for students, I’m not sure the word “can’t” exists in your vocabulary when it comes to your view of the people around you. Your commitment to your students and friends is nothing short of astonishing and with you behind me, I truly feel there is nothing I can’t accomplish.
After @Ronen (V dotcom)’s and my #vanillaice, #xkcd and #artbasel shenanigans at A1A Beachfront Avenue, we unexpectedly ran into Simko, The. as if that wasn’t enough, I got mentioned in her twitter of awesome. Yet another step along my long road toward winning the Internet (again).
It snowed in Texas today.
I’m in a van heading to the airport in a van covered in frosty frosty ice.
I’ve had a triumphant good showing in Austin. Met, inspired, got Inspired by and rocked the general casbah of/with spherecamp folk about whom I’ve heard many tales from@majorthom @alienjon. They’re awesome folk.
Taught my first official playshop with @Teafaerie. It was one of my/our best articulations to date. Got compliments thrpufht the day & night of how inspiring it was and howuch our story resonated with them.
Rocked the talent show spinning fire to a music mix @hitrecordjoe made me for a rennaissamce faire talent show 6 years ago. Thanks Joe - loving you extra tonight.
And was serenaded to a belting awesome strong lungsy campfire a capella rendition of grace slick’s white rabbit by #newfriend @triciastory. I, like hunter s Thompson, have got a big crush on grace slick. I’d love to include the audio RECord I made. But iPhone tumblr doesn’t let me attach existing audio (or does it? How? Or new version of app? #tumblrfeaturerequest) and iPhone voice memo says 2:16 is too long to email. #appleislosingit.
And the piece de resistance. I’m now in a van with 4 hippies at 4:07 am. We hit the road at 3:12 am. I’d set 3:10 as desired departure time. It’s frigging freezing in Austin. That means that 4 cold hippies had it together enough to leave only 2 minutes late in the middle of the night. Wow! Go team awesome.
Now gonna rock it with @RonenV dotcom. We’re gonna win.
This is the best post-minority-report user interface I’ve seen. This is intuitive enough that my grandparents could probably use it. I don’t think they could really use a Wii. This is the video games and everyday email task user interface of the future. What’s the ultimate video game controller? One that uses your nervous system. The only thing that’s really after this is one that intercepts brain impulses. And in a way this one is better because it’s a workout.
Just before I got in that plane, having sex with the hottest girl in the world was a crucial part of rallying the troops and saving the world. Somehow I got to be that guy with the girl and the plane because I’d been the main inspirer of the global Flow Arts movement which had had a Wyld Stallyns esque effect on the morale and connectedness of the world by overcoming the us vs them programming at a core gnostic level in all people. It was the best thing ever.
Go humans! Excelsior!
* that part of my dream was articulated by @Teafaerie and will soon appear in her Teatime column on Erowid in an essay she was writing about 2012 while I was dreaming that dream and cuddled around her.