Moonlight Rides and Festivals, Oh How We Love Thee: Ideas, Decibels and Medieval Times, Plus the LOLcats Are Going to the Zoo

September 24, 2008

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Answer: “All good things must come to an end.” That’s right, you guessed the proverb but did you know it dates back to 1374? The newsletter dates back awhile with this, our 74th issue, but we’re not going to compete with that kind of longevity. And while Renkoo is still going to be there for you to plan fun things to do with your friends, your humble newsletter author will be moving on to write Hey It’s Monday, Have Some Coffee! Just kidding. Stay tuned for the last two issues because this cute little box here will have another big announcement for you.


At the end of a long day, we like to unwind by moonlight with a glass of….canoe. That’s right, instead of zoning out on the couch with the tv tonight, how about unwinding with a paddle and some quiet water? Portland’s Environmental Services are hosting an evening tour of the Columbia Slough. No cash needed, just bring your own gear (including watercraft) and find your worries slipping away into the wetlands.


The Idea Festival kicks off today in Louisville, where “if it can possibly go together, it comes together here.” LOU-a-vull (remember “Elizabethtown”?) is the physical home to the three-day meeting that only happens every two years. However, the IF is all over the place online: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and the list goes on. At IF, it seems great minds think different, not alike, and strong support from sponsors makes the event affordable and accessible thereby increasing the pool of thinkers.


Seattle and grunge, scratch that, Seattle and electronic music go hand-in-hand at the fifth annual Decibel Festival. Organizers have gone all out this year booking 120 acts representing 12 different countries assembled within 25 showcases at 11 venues around the Capitol HIll district. Phew, got all that? But wait, there’s more than music. You also get a two-day conference, a BBQ, a park event, a dinner theater, visual art AND new media! We’re wondering why we made any other plans this weekend actually when we could just stay busy and entertained in Seattle.

Saturday and are going photowalking at the San Francisco Zoo today. If you are already a LOLcat fan and are around town, you’re probably charging your camera battery already and have joined the Flickr group. New to the world of LOLcats? Bone up here so you’ll know how to speak Conversational LolKitteh. Then put on your walking shoes, and enjoy a day with the animals, writing inspired captions and sharing them with the interwebs.


Get Halloween costume ideas at Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park today during their Medieval Festival. The park is a natural choice for this festival as it is home to the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum housing thousands of medieval works in a reconstructed medieval monastery. Mostly go for the marketplace, crafts and the knights, jugglers and jesters bounding here and there and everywhere. The big event of the day comes at the end: a joust between four knights on horseback even. These people are out on horses! with swords! not falling on their heads! and here we’ve been spending all our time on Facebook.

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