Typos, X-Games and Ultimatums, Coast-to-Coast Festivals

August 1, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the Week

It’s a new day and we’ve got new drinks on Booze Mail. These are classic mixed drinks: an Amaretto Sour, a Jack & Coke, a Screwdriver, and a good old Keg.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (noun, plural: an ardent devotee, fan, enthusiast) is making the Crowne Plaza in Seattle the center of the typographic universe for TypeCon 2007. This year’s conference is “Letter Space” and workshops include Beginning Font Design, Basics of Arabic Calligraphy and Back to the Drawing Board: Exploring Letterforms by Hand. If you want a goodie to bring home, sign up for Letterpress Postcard Printing where beginners and veteran printers will produce a set of postcards and get a full set to keep. If Bezier Curves for Cowards doesn’t give you goosebumps just thinking about it, there’s always The Space Needle…

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive — Sir Walter Scott may have been referring to the LA freeways if they had been around in the 18th century. All that traffic pays off at the Staples Center this week with the Summer X-Games. There will be skateboarding and BMX action, as well as Sport Climbing and Wakeboarding. Even your humble newsletter author has tried that fast-growing sport (luckily there were no television crews around).

Jason Bourne comes home today and whether you go to every summer blockbuster opening or just one, it’s sure to be an intense Friday night at the movies. The globe-trotting production continues so get your passport ready. You can make bets with folks all day long on how many countries they’ll cover in this installment.

Keiki to Kupuna will be gathering at the largest mainland gathering of Pacific Islanders at the San Francisco Aloha Festival this weekend. The usual festival events will go on like arts and crafts, exhibits, activities for kids and also island cuisine and Polynesian dance. No pets and no alcohol, thank goodness, because they might be a handful during the hula.

The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is the site of the Virgin Festival. Your biggest problem will be deciding if you want to go to the North or South Tent or lose yourself in the Dance Tent. There are no sound conflicts between the two stages, just your internal ones. You don’t even have to sneak your camera into this event, as long as you’re not a pro with various lenses.

Renkoo helps you make plans with friends.

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