October 22nd, 2006

Panera Bread, a LiveJournal class, Irene to J'ville, it's a rap, and scareyoke...

Irene and I went to Panera Bread, where I had a bagel, and she had lunch. We spent a couple of hours there, during which I gave her a tutorial on LiveJournal.

From there, I took her to the airport, where she picked up a Nissan Xterra at Enterprise Car Rental.

She headed out to Jacksonville at about 3:00.

I've made my rap available on the web. Before you listen, this is what you need to know about it to understand any of it:
  • It's about the Society for Technical Communication's Benefit Rock Concert that we put on at the Brewery on Sunday, October 8th.

  • Milton Hawes is the person who initiated the idea with The Brewery and did most of the organizational work.

  • Milton is a member of a local rock group called Sons of Gonder.

  • The Brewery is a dive in Raleigh with a cement floor.

  • A nonprofit called Source Force, which supports people living in poverty with HIV and AIDS, was the beneficiary of this event.

  • Over the past two months, in two different venues, our group has been called the Society for Technical Supporters and the Society for Technical Commuters.

  • To advertise the event, one morning a group of us painted two sections of the Free Expression Tunnel, and wrote ads with big, fat pieces of chalk on "The Brickyard" at NCSU

  • "The Pirate," who was involved in a big brouhaha in NCSU student government politics in the Spring of 2005, was the "host" of our benefit.

  • After paying for the venue, we raised a grand total of $94 for Source Force.

  • Afterwards, The Brewery told us that we'd done great, that no other group had ever made money hosting a benefit on a Sunday afternoon.
Note: I had no idea that my rap persona had a (fleeting) New York accent.

Click here to listen.

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I met Joe and Kevin at Flex for Scareyoke. Same old. Same old.