If you know me, you may already know that Wurstfest in New Braunfels is my favorite 10-day salute to sausage. Like, ever. It just fills me with a happiness that only awesome beer and crazy German food (and oompa music) can.
All year, I've been wanting to organize a meetup at Wurstfest, but my wife is very pregnant and I am very exhausted, so instead we're just inviting everyone who can come and we'll be there waving weakly as we stuff our mouths with sauerkraut. It's not a Statesman thing or anything like that, just an excuse to get together with friends and eat lots of food. I'll be wearing the green hat pictured above.
It really is an awesome time and we want everyone to come experience it with us. Here are the details:
We're going to be at the side entrance of the music tent facing the river. When you walk in through the main entrance and just keep walking straight ahead toward the indoor booths, you'll walk right past it. Here's a map to get to Wurstfest. There's plenty of parking (bring $5 just in case) and there's rides, lots of music, food and did I mention the beer?
I wouldn't ask everyone to come if I didn't think you'd have a blast. See you there!
Pirates, that's who. But this week, we weren't focusing on pirates: we were all about the cowled crusaders and their quest for... well, damn. I guess we didn't really address that. What is it ninjas want, really? Money? Fame? The love of a good ninjas woman? The usual wants don't seem to apply.
In other news, the NPR radio appearance this morning on On Point went well. You can hear the entire hour-long discussion, which also featured Web celeb Jason Calacanis and Wired NYC bureau chief John Abell over on this page.
And if you're still interested in hearing more about my technofetish, you can read this very lengthy review I wrote of the most recent Apple iPod releases and the Zune HD. It took weeks to put together and I'm glad it's finally finished.
I don't own a Kindle (would that I had time to even read regular books these days), but I'm fascinated by the idea of where the publishing industry is going and we got to talk a little about it today in the Monday All Tech Considered segment.
We've been doing grab-bag segments lately, which are fun and good for getting lots of newsy stuff out there, but it was nice to settle on one topic for the week and explore it a little more fully.
Another NPR-related thing this week: It looks like I'm going to be a guest on the show On Point With Tom Ashbrook on Wednesday morning. It'll be 10 to 11 a.m. EST / 9 to 10 a.m. CST. We'll be talking about smartphones. Wish me luck!