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Recap 07.19.2011

I’m going to try my hand at doing a daily recap of all things good and not so good that happened throughout my day. While even writing this, I had an epiphany that I wasn’t a huge slacker.

  • Found $10 on the ground last night outside my housesitting place. Sweet.
  • Wrote a travel blog post about finally, FINALLY buying our Brussels –> Paris train ticket for only 25 euros
  • Dropped off a roll of film from my Portland, OR trip at the Lomography store for development, prints and digital cd. Only $16, sweet deal. And…I schooled another customer on how to use the light meter on his Canon AE-1, which my second camera during undergrad photo school. That was a huge boost of artistic confidence.
  • Coworked at New Work City and helped a wee bit with the after-hours WordPress NYC Meetup. I’m a PT member at NWC, come find me sometime.
  • Got social media schooled by Nichelle Stephens on some of her tools. Confirmed my conversion to Hootsuite from Tweetdeck especially for the Hootlet Chrome extension.
  • Registered for the Brussels Startup Weekend, October 21. Designers, coders and UI folks prototype and build projects in a weekend. Excited! And I got the last designer early bird spot.
  • Tried out Wooly’s Ice  with Nichelle. This stuff is amazing. I had the sweet milk ice with brownies, strawberries and drizzled with sea salt condensed milk.
Wooly's Ice

I had the sweet milk ice with brownies and strawberries. What new stuff are you trying this week?

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Let’s Do This: Afropunk Festival ’11, Aug 27-28 in Brooklyn, NY

What: AfroPunk 2011 Festival

When: August 27th – 28th

Where: Commodore Barry Park

Cost: $0/Free

I’ve never been able to make it to one of the festivals even though I’ve lived in Clinton Hill for the past 3.5 years. There’s always been a time conflict or I simply just missed the boat. Last year, the promoters decided to charge and that almost killed the show’s attendance. This year however, it’s back to being FREE, y’all. The line-up looks sick and I’ll actually be in town for this before I head out to Europe for 2.5 months. Here’s the line up, courtesy of the AfroPunk site:

Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Res, Joi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Straight Line Stitch, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Joe Jordans Experiment, Rocky Business

They’ll also have a BMX competition, food truck festival, a custom bike show and a skate artist wall. Now…who’s ready to come with me?

via : Afro-punk Fest Killer Line-up Includes Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold & Many More! – AFRO-PUNK.

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