I'm looking for an old online friend of mine. I fell out of touch with him for a couple of years, always meant to give him a call and now have no idea if he's ok. I don't even know if he stayed in the New Orleans area since I spoke to him last. Here's text from a post on my LJ, describing him a bit...
So, do any of my TMBG friends remember a chatter named Pwankle? Artsy guy? Cute in a Lyle Lovett meets Parker Stevenson way? One of his websites was www.geocities.com/royalamericangarbage (now defunct). Resident of New Orleans circa 2003?
It's been that long since I spoke to him, so I don't even know if he stayed in New Orleans all this time. I always meant to give him a yell again, but have never gotten around to it and now the crescent city is all f****d. So, I'm concerned. As far as I know, his real life name is Theo (for Theodore) Hildebrandt. His folks, if I recall correctly, were in Pennsylvania.
Anyone been in contact with him before or after Katrina? Anyone know anyone who might have been? Any info would be appreciated. It's not like we were best buds, but he was one of a few people who were there for me during a *Bad Time.* Thanks for reading.
Some more about this nice guy: While racking my brain, I remembered he was attending ITT Technical Institute (in St. Rose I guess) when I last spoke to him. His parents in Pennsylvania were Mennonites. I don't know their names. He worked in a junk shop back then. I remember he had fixed up a miniature piano, and someone else had bought it, much to his chagrin. He and this group of other artists had done shadow puppet shows behind performing rock bands at some club. I think he would be 28 or 29 today. He and his housemates had a cat named Gary.
Sorry if I sound like a crazy lady on a frivolous pursuit after all this time. If anyone was involved in the art scene there or went to ITT or knows anything or can ask around, I hope you will.