Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sleepless and Star-Struck in Vegas

It has now been 5 days since I returned from Vegas and this morning was the first morning since then that I woke up not feeling dead tired. Most days I was constantly on the go--never sitting still for more than 15 minutes unless I was sleeping--and even then, my ration per night was only 3-6 hours. It was rough. However, I did get to meet and hang out with world-class designer Fabio Pedrini, probably best-known for his design on the Bones rack.

Famed designer Fabio Pedrini

On Wednesday night, I went to the Sinclair party with Allen Lim and my boss David, and we ran into the Hincapie brothers along with Ann Samplonius, Fast Freddy, and others.

On Thursday, Jesse A, the inventor of the PowerTap (back when it was Tune) and Allen Lim took my coworker Andrea and me out to lunch. We talked and ate "super foods." Allen also showed me the documents from the French lab that is accusing Floyd of doping, and he pointed out the contradictions in the test results that really make you question the accuracy behind their testing procedures.

Later in the day, I received a coveted invitation to the Crank Brothers party which was pretty cool. The theme was blue, so I had to buy a new shirt for the occasion since I hadn't packed blue in my suitcase. The drinks were blue, the lighting was blue, there we blue Blow Pops and necklaces with blue beads, and a few guys dressed up as the Blue Man Group and gave a short performance. The party was on the 55th floor of the Ghost Bar on top of the Palms, so it was a pretty cool view too.

Oh yeah, I also worked the show from 8am to 6pm, which is a long time to stand on your feet! Now I am happily home and starting to paint my living room. I'm getting pretty good at free-handing the trim.


Anonymous dq said...

Hey..I think you and Fabio are kinda cute together!!

I'm glad I got to see you, even if only for a short time out in Vegas. It is a crazy few days and I'm glad you survived it.


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