From: "Rob Jellinghaus"
rhythm? Bio status? Bio logy? Bio graphy! Auto bio graphy, actually. My name's Rob Jellinghaus, and I'm a native Californian who was born and raised on the east coast (namely, Connecticut). Great place to grow up and be a kid, but out here is the best place on earth to be an adult. I'm 26, 6'4", 145 lbs. (skinnier people than me are hard to find). My first rave was a New Moon gathering last summer at Goat Rock. It was pretty much a religious experience all the way through--the vibe from that party soaked into me and is still present. Sunrise on the beach, and frisbee all morning, with house music and crashing waves filling the air. Times like that are precious, and it's been great to find a whole community of people devoted to making them happen. I helped out with the April Friends & Family rave, which was transcendent (though hazardous) until the cops showed up, giving me my first experience of getting busted--lugging my futons out right in front of 'em while, er, flying high. But it was cool. I also helped out at the last F&F (in Oakland)--outrageous that one was! Rave music just gets into me right at the base of the skull, and takes over the signals between my mind and my body. It's great to dance for hours. Humans have always known this, and ravers are keeping the faith. Raving's gonna be part of my life for a long, long time to come. I don't get out nearly as much as many of you do, but it's only because I've got a full and busy life--currently hacking 3D computer games (without explosions or blood in them!) for a San Francisco company, riding my mountain bike to work (aaahhhhh). I've got a Web site where I do various writing and sex education projects, and there's just not enough time in the day for everything. I think many of you know that feeling. I live with a housemate in San Francisco near Dolores Park. (Where is the NB lunch again? Wednesdays at South Park near Bryant, is that right?) I look forward to meeting more of y'all on Saturday! I can't get down there by 1 (meeting a visiting Seattle friend at noon in Palo Alto), but I will bring a big smile and some frisbees. Ain't got no laminate, but I'll be wearing a tie-dye which is turned up to 11. Blessings and peace out to all of us! Rob Jellinghaus firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.best.com/~robj