Featured Posts

PINTEREST: Show me your board, and I will tell you... Pinterest. One of those social networks everyone loves…or loves to hate. Whichever side you’re on, one thing is certainly true: Pinterest is the talk of the town. At SXSW or beyond. Dailies, magazines...

Read more

SXSW 2012: HERE WE ARE AGAIN! Here we are again! Austin the way I love it - full of Wi-Fi-draining devices, geek troops and their gods, brands fighting for their fair share of voice and Zuckerberg wanna-be's hoping this year's...

Read more

Highlight Your Tumblr Post for $1 Let's be honest, every Tumblr user feels their posts are super duper important. And should be noticed. Not happening for you? Tumblr just introduced a Highlighted Post option that will let you make your...

Read more

I say NO to SOPA/PIPA!!! Today is the day where many websites will or already have blacked out against SOPA and PIPA (Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act), acts that will affect how we use the internet! Not only in the...

Read more

Social Media Policy Your Employees Might Actually Remember Social Media Policy is a MUST for any organization. This set of guidelines and rules that all staff should adhere to while using social media for both professional and personal reasons is usually long...

Read more

Little girl in the Wild Wild West

Posted by Marta Majewska | Posted in sxsw | Posted on 12-03-2012

Tags: ,

10

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?

FireStats icon Powered by FireStats