The picture to the right is of Lady Bird Lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge, from beneath which swarm thousands of bats each night. But what I really wish I’d memorialized in image form is the mesa of Rudy’s creamed corn I consumed last night, which had to have contained a gallon of cream, several sticks of butter and a few pounds of cream cheese just thinking back on it, I tear up a little in nostalgia and at the thought of the years it’s shaved off of my lifespan.
So: Arrival in Austin, accomplished. Eating obscene amounts of barbecue and the accompanying even unhealthier and more delicious sides, accomplished. Weird celebrity sighting (dude from ZZ Top, checking into the Four Seasons), accomplished. The 2008 SXSW Film Festival kicks off today I’m off to get my badge. Be on the lookout for interviews from myself and Stephen Saito over at the film news site, and reviews here at the blog.