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Author Micah Cambre

march 2008

Here’s a month in reflection:

  • NYC is best spent with someone. I can’t go there alone again without an objective, someone by my side, and keeping myself busy.
  • I meet the occasional person who I wasn’t expecting. Once again, that happened. The challenge is to keep it up in the meantime.
  • Next time I get the flu, 3 days max. And, please, not right in the middle of a conference at which I really wanted to spend more time networking and enjoying myself.
  • Austin is a small town trying to feel like a big city, but it’s really a small city that acts like a large town. Keep Austin weird!
  • SXSWi is getting too big for its own good. It makes me wonder what to do about next year.
  • I need to learn how to balance spending time out with friends and making time for myself. I hate sacrificing the chance to see people but I need to spend the time alone that I know I need.
  • Each visit to Houston reminds me of two things: I’m glad I’m living somewhere else but I miss it just as much as always. It’s always bittersweet to go back and return from the city.
  • I let go of a bunch of stuff I’ve had in boxes for years. I didn’t get any time to go through and sort that which I wanted to keep from that which I didn’t want. Nevertheless, it had to happen. Parts of my past went up in smoke, literally.
  • I didn’t have any Easter candy until after Easter when it was all on sale. What a nice way to save money!

by the time i blinked my eyes…

…it was all over.

What the heck? Where did SXSWi go? All of a sudden, it’s over. Out with the old and in with the new.

Can I get a do over? Please? I didn’t do nearly as much as I really wanted to, I didn’t make the connections I hope I had, and I was sick as a dog for most of it.

I guess there’s always next year.

being sick at sxswi

I do not recommend it. I think it’s a poor idea to get sick while attending a big conference. It hurts to talk, most people can’t understand or hear you and you kinda just fade in the background. Never again!

Come on, body, heal yourself!

the worst timing for being sick

This is not how I expected my month to go.

I spent a week in Manhattan enjoying it with my brother and dad. We saw lots of old and new places. The problem is that by the end of the week, I somehow contracted a virus. It wasn’t a minor virus either, it’s now full blown attacking me.

I’m now in Austin having arrived yesterday evening. My flight from LaGuardia was delayed three times and I had to rebook a flight from Houston to Austin. After 12 hours of airports and airplanes, I spent about another hour on the bus system before arriving at my destination broken and tired. So instead of either going out with the SXSWi crews or even with the person I’m staying, I forced myself into bed hoping that sleep and relaxation would cure this ailment.


I need drugs. Badly!

I’ve already missed parties, I’m going to miss panels, and I might not even start participating until later today or tomorrow by the looks of it. Can I get a do over, please?

UPDATE 11:30am: Screw it, I’m at the conference. No more sacrifices for my health! ;-)


Man, 6th street was crowded. We arrived there around midnight just in time to crowd in with all the other freaks of nature. I, obviously, wasn’t spirited enough to dress up for the occasion. However, with my camera around my neck and stylin’ with my jeans and T, I proclaimed myself as Peter Parker before he was bitten by the radioactive spider. Funny thing, though, was that my spidey sense tingled a few times through the night. Hmm.. or was that my pants soaking from my tinkling? Not sure anymore.

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here we were and this is basically what it looked like for blocks ahead of us. Our speed never reached more than .01MPH the whole night. I think this probably would have been more fun if I was inebriated. However, since I’ve never been drunk before, I’ll change my mind before I get myself into trouble.

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This is just one example of the kind of people we saw. It’s blurry but hey, it’s the Smurfs! You can’t beat two people who dip themselves in blue paint just to make others such as myself happy to say that I’ve seen Papa Smurf and his woman. I wonder if he gets the chicks?

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Now, here’s the best costume of the night in my eyes. Classic. Just one of those things that makes you happy to see. Was I one of 2 that enjoyed the PeeWee Herman show back then? I was hooked to that crazy, random show about nothing. Oh wait, that’s Seinfeld. PeeWee was crazy. I don’t even remember if there was a point to his show. Just to be silly? Nonetheless, I’m sure for a while there he was banking. Then he had to go and ruin it by touching himself. Shame.

happy halloween!

I’m off to Austin for the night. Gonna party on 6th street and take some pics. Hopefully I’ll be back alive and well by tomorrow night!


I went to Austin on Saturday with chuk (aka dzuy). We spent the day taking photos with our digi-cams. Fun times. I include a nice pic of what I took.

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I have no news really. Still same old as before. No job, still looking, still working as much as I can.