My Tuesday night was awesome.
I attended the launch for Dan Sinker’s book “The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel” (buy it next week when it comes out!) at The Hideout. The party was awesome, with slamming music (thanks to the DJ/Chicago CTO John Tolva/@immerito) and awesome new friends (hey Anna!) and old friends (Kelly and her friend Todd and Jenni!) and holy shit the actual Mayor stopped by to meet some folks and sign a book or two.
I didn’t buy a book (yet) or an awesome t-shirt but I did buy a Quaxelrod (because I love all ducks real and not real) button after enjoying an evening of amazing readings. An evening of amazing readings and Jeff Tweedy playing the music of the Black Eyed Peas.
Let me explain.
I took some pictures and a couple of videos. Honestly, my favorite video of the night was Dan reading one of my favorite passages from the @MayorEmanuel stream, wherein the fictional mayor addresses Google employees on innovation and, um, nut-kicking:
I also got video of Jeff Tweedy performing the work of the Black Eyed Peas. I almost didn’t post this video of him reciting “My Humps” because the camera was shaking (read: I was laughing too hard) and you can hear my stupid laugh throughout. I posted it anyway, because the performance was epic and I had such a good time so why not share the joy with the few folks who follow me on Twitter and/or read my Tumblr?
And if this video happens to get over 40,000 views from folks all over the internet, this shaky little video of that I only got because I happened to be in the right place at the right time with a cameraphone, and I was only there because Dan Sinker’s @MayorEmanuel is hilarious and I love to laugh and support Chicago talent at an awesome bar?
Well, shit, that’s just icing on the motherfucking cake that is my internet life.
I realize that this is just a big old humblebrag but, well, okay. I’m cool with it as I don’t intend to make a habit of it. I hope you all are okay with it, too. I’m not the rock star, just the girl in the audience who shares what she sees, hears, eats, and loves. My regular blogging about my eating habits and my lack of a love life will resume very soon.
But if I happen to get video of, say, Helen Mirren doing a dramatic reading of the lyrics to “I Know You Want Me,” all bets are off.