At the beach all week!


We’re going to be at the beach all week, in Jamesport, New York, which is somewhere exactly right here, with Genevieve and Francesco and Samson. That’s a good trio of names for weeklong beach companions.

We’ve stocked up on suntan lotion, Lydia has new flowery flip-flops, and I’ve got my beach reading picked out. In addition to plenty of Dorothy L. Sayers and Ian Fleming, I can’t wait to re-re-reread “Swallows and Amazons.”


Better drowned than duffers. If not duffers, will not drown.

I’m going to be completely offline all week, which is making me a little dizzy. In a good way! Hurrah!

At the beach all week!

Look at me! Look at me! OH GOD YOU’RE ALL LOOKING AT ME.

So the webcast story is up at abcnews.com. I’m kind of hypercaffeinated in the audio. You can see the spot here:
abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2161271

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2161271

It’s funny the mixed feelings you get when as a card-carrying “look at me” blogger, you suddenly get a small dose of for-realz media attention, and suddenly you get all hypocritically embarrased. This isn’t the first time that I’ve wrestled with this important issue.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you. Anyhow, the story is really about Anthony, and it looks like he’s getting attention and help out of the whole thing, which is great! Yay, Anthony!

Update: Hey, look, Anthony’s in the Post now!

Look at me! Look at me! OH GOD YOU’RE ALL LOOKING AT ME.

See one underground lair, and you’ve seen ’em all.

Since BoingBoing linked to my Flickr photo set about Anthony Abela’s free tech school, there’s been a lot of traffic. I got a call from ABC News this morning, who asked me if I’d like to come record some audio for a podcast.

Would I? Would I?

So I spent ten minutes talking into a very legit-looking microphone in a soundproof booth (broom closet draped with shipping blankets) on Central Park West, and I spent another half an hour wandering through the ABC media center.

media_center
Ironically, the up-front part where the cameras are — staffed with shiny staffers in ties and dual-LCD monitors — is separated from the parts where the broadcast production is done by long, dark, skinny hallways. Hallways filled with cable spaghetti, where working equipment is stacked on top of non-working equipment. Hallways that were the exact spiritual twin of Anthony’s tech school, except where Anthony has five students and paper signs, ABC has, well… more. Of everything.

Zach, the podcast editor, was affable and enthusiastic, and they didn’t mind me wandering around (chaperoned) and snapping pictures with my Treo. Which I uploaded to the same photoset. Zach is attending Tony’s school tonight (go Zach! Tell us what you’ve learned about parallel resistance!) and they’ll probably “air” the podcast tomorrow. I’m glad that Tony’s getting attention out of this!

See one underground lair, and you’ve seen ’em all.