February 29, 2012
Pranking the TED Conference!
Last year, Sarah was on stage as a speaker at the TED conference. This year, she was on stage dressed in a neon green body suit, dancing around for all the conference to see. Some might see it as a step down? Sarah sees it as a dance step up! From the brilliant mind of Charlie Todd came this fabulous prank, which was a joy to be a part of. Click the photo above to watch the video and see if you can figure out which green morph suit is Sarah!
This is Colin Robertson’s name badge for the TED conference. Colin Robertson was a speaker at this year’s conference, the theme of which was “Full Spectrum.” Colin Robertson was excited to discuss solar energy, crowd sourcing, and breakthroughs in global healthcare. The only issue: Colin Robertson isn’t a real person. He’s part of a delightful prank schemed up by the ever-brilliant Charlie Todd and his crew at Improv Everywhere. Check out the video for “Colin’s” speech, and see if you can figure out which one of those brightly-colored, morph-suit-clad dancers is me.
It’s exactly as ridiculous as I’d hoped.
February 19, 2012
At the Portland Poetry Slam!
What a super night of poetry. Sarah got to host a writing workshop at the awesome Backspace Café and perform the night’s feature! An extra big thank you to the folks who flew all the way from Wyoming to see her feature, as well as the folks who drove from Seattle! Such pilgrimages make a girl blush. Those of you who live in Portland should definitely go check out the slam whenever possible. Eirean Bradley and his crew do a simply marvelous job.
Fire serenading and trampoline jumping.
That’s what Reed College students are up to.
That, and eating delicious food.
February 16, 2012
At Reed College!
Sarah was so honored to be at Reed College on behalf of the Gray Fund. She especially enjoyed getting to have dinner with Reed students and faculty before the show. Thanks to the Gray Fund interns and everyone who helped make the night such a wonderful time!
I spent Valentine’s Day listening to high school students
recite poems for the Poetry Outloud Competition that they’ve
been preparing for. My mouth hurt from smiling so much.
The left photo is a sign that was hanging in the school hallway.
The right photo is the neatest handmade valentine I’ve ever received.
I forgot how much more important Valentine’s Day is when you’re
in high school. And how much more awesome.