Yesterday afternoon I received an email from Shawn O’Keefe, the Web Awards Coordinator for SXSW Interactive —
Dear Greg Storey,
“Airbag” has been selected as a finalist for the 2003 SXSW Interactive Festival Website Competition in the “Weblog” category! We received so many amazing entries this year, so being selected to the finalist round is a significant honor.
Bloggies be damned.
The competition is stacked against an entire community of Josh (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Whedon fans, a designer from IDEO who has some incredible shots of the Czech Republic and super DJ mixes, Griff of Ultramicroscopic fame who lurks around here from time to time, and finally a photoblogger from Houston Texas who has traveled to some great places and has nice photos to prove it!
As much as I would have preferred to take on the Iron Chef with a ferocious calamari and pumpkin squash recipe, being a part of this competition is just too damn cool.
For all the new people just arriving, hello and welcome. This is Airbag and it will require a sense of humor, a few grains of salt, and an opinion of your own. Comment frequently and link regularly to get the full effect.