The Sound of My Voice

Our lovely hotel is near a popular veggie-friendly restaurant that was actually recommended to me by a reader AFTER we ate there last night!


It’s also really far from the heart of SXSW, but we still saw some action:


I dunno if the I Pad 2 Mania from the Apple Store next door spilled into the The Steeping Room but they were really busy!


Started off with a sip of Abe’s ginger ale, which was strong and tasty


I’ve decided to order salads whenever possible during this trip. I don’t want to get sick like in New Orleans!


I ordered the Tao of Green with chicken


I pictured a non-creamy sesame dressing and ordered it on the side, which was a mistake!


I had the kitchen retoss it for me, which took a little while…


…nibbled on Abe’s Ginger Tofu on Ciabatta (comes with veggies, pickled onion, and hummus) while waiting


We wound up rushing downtown to get in line for our very first SXSW movie as audience members – Sound of My Voice


The movie was really terrific – unique, entertaining, thought-provoking, and well-acted – I especially enjoyed the performance by my dear friend and co-blogger Christy!!! Don’t want to give anything away, but for those of you who have been reading this blog for a long time, you would get a real kick out of seeing some of the stuff she ate for the part. (Talk about “The Actor’s Diet.”)

Around midnight we stopped by the Opening Night party on Bourbon Street. I mean, 6th Street.


Look who I ran into – my co-star Goh Nakamura, who just flew in from San Francisco!!!


As we headed back to our car and I heard these wonderful words: “FREE ICE CREAM!!!!”


Been wanting to try Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream forever – it was delicious!!! Vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered cone pieces and a caramel swirl.


Ice Cream Man’s agenda is to travel the country giving away ice cream. FOR FREE. I would like to support that mission in any way I can – sign up for their newsletter or follow them on twitter to see if they’re coming near you.

The world premiere of Surrogate Valentine is in less than 5 hours (we just got a 4-star review in the Examiner)!!! If you’re in Austin, come to the Alamo Ritz at 1:30pm – well, line up an hour before that. Goh is also performing a free concert afterwards, at The Equinox Mish Mash Show at 5pm.

Hope to see you at one of these events!!! Squeeeeeeeal!

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  • Cindy

    Listening to & enjoying your podcast interview at ready set wife! I miss Austin!!

  • Lauren

    FREE ICE CREAM!!! Heck yes! What a way to end a fabulous night. :)

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Congratulations on the movie news! That is amazing! Free ice cream just tops the night off! I hope your trip is going well!

  • Simply Life

    Looks like a fun night!

  • Bill Mange

    What a great end to a great night!! I love to eat at the Steeping room. I am never disappointed!