Thanks to everyone who showed up for the surprise lunch on Sunday and especially to Shlomit who not only flew to Austin for the weekend, but stealthily organized it without me having even the sightliest clue. I am not worthy.
Also, thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. I got A LOT of phone calls, emails, and Facebook wall posts. And as everyone knows, number of Facebook wall posts is the ultimate and most precise measure of how much one is loved… looks like I’m doing OK.
It was a busy Saturday. After a cultural morning at Art City Austin, I headed over to Pease Park for Eeyore’s 47th birthday party. This year it seemed even more crowded than the years before. The usual assortment of colorful costumes, drum circles, dancing, beer, topless hippies, and family vibe was present again.
I have posted some higher-than-usual quality photos in The MKX® Photo Central of this awesome Austin tradition. They were taken with Jaramillo’s big manly camera, not my tiny puny pocket toy.
We had a little get-together on Saturday at my place. Unfortunately I lost all the photos in a timely hard drive crash. Fortunately I was able to recover the pictures from the camera’s memory card. It was a great time. Thanks to anyone who made it, especially those who came from out of town and those who helped clean afterwards!
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Keep Austin Weird, my frieds. Among many other activities I was engaged in today I went to Eeyore’s annual birthday party(Wikipedia) (a.k.a. Igor el Burrito) at Pease Park.First time I’ve been to this festival, which is embarrasing since I’ve lived in Austin for so long. It’s full of hippies, people in costumes, drums, egg-tossing contests, music, beer, and topless women. What’s not to like?Unfortunately I did not bring my camera, so I leave you with a few photos I found in Flickr: