Peka-Chu’s, Chupacabra’s and Pecha Kucha Night Worcester

The question may be rolling around your head with that title, “Has Al finally lost whatever was left of his mind?”

And my reply is “YES!”

But it shouldn’t be the title that gave that away.

Sunday night, September 14th I attended and volunteered at Pecha Kucha Worcester Night 2.   First of all Michelle, Cindy and Scott did another amazing job.  Their hard work certainly showed!

“Pecha Ku-Waaa??”

I know it’s a strange looking, and even stranger sounding name, but trust me it is all too cool!

It’s pronounced Peh Chah Kuh Chah, or at least that’s what I heard people calling it. 

Whatever you call it, Pecha Kucha Night has become something my wife and I are amped about.  We are so excited to see how this event impacts our community.  We attended the Pecha Kucha Worcetser 1st night and we were so pumped by what we saw, heard and experienced that we were determinined that we would be at the next one and the one after that, and…Well, you get the idea.  Basically, it rocks!

Pecha Kucha is the community driven offspring of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham.  It started in 2003 and created “as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.”  Check link for a descriptionand history of Pecha Kucha.

Last night’s showing was amazing.  There were photographers, painters, and type setters (I had no idea what that was until last night).

The highlight of the night to me was the Stu “Dr. Gonzo” Etsy’s presentation on community. It was perfectly fitting for that night.  I had a blast, I laughed, I was challenged, and walked away thinking about some things.  I have been asking myself since, “how am I investing, impacting, and changing my community for better?”

Make sure you get off your duff and get down to the next Pecha Kucha night, January 24, 2010.

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al

New Tech Wednesday

This post takews part in Randy Elrod’s Watercooler Wednesday.

Bruce Willis- The Surrogates

Okay, this post is a day early, but so what!

I over heard some co-workers today talking about a movie that is being filmed in our city, Worcester. There are tons of trailers and tractor-trailers lining the streets just up the road from my office. I discovered that it is this movie that they are currently filming, and will be filming it until August 2008.

For those of you wondering, The Surrogates is based off a graphic novel by the same name. It looks like it will be pretty interesting, and is due out sometime in 2009. One thing that kind of irks me is that when I did a search for this movie, most sites did not include Worcester as a city being filmed in, or you could only find reference a page or two into the article.

Hey, no hard feelings though…right IMDB.com and Movieweb.com.  I’ll keep you all posted on the progress, and any “Star” sightings!

Livin’ Out Loud in Start Studded Woosta,

Al