You know those times when you meet someone, you start talking and the hours pass away because you just roll on and on?
That was tonight.
That was Clarence.
I know Clarence now. Do you? I have a feeling you will!
Geek humor I know, but I laughed and thought to myself, “Oh I’m so blogging this when it’s done.” There is some circular wrongness there for sure.
Fine! I can’t seem to get the post out of my head this morning that I wanted to.
Yesterday, I had to cancel lunch with Chris because of some client stuff that came up.
Today he writes the post that I was trying to write this morning.
I’m a superhero. So are you if you want to be.
Go Chris Go!
I’ve got a post bouncing around my head, but I can’t seem to get the words to come out on the page. Anyone else ever have that problem?
I’ve really been thinking about community perceptions, how important one’s personal brand and reputation is today more then ever and the power of friends you only know online. All of them are meshing together into a post that if I find the right way to say what I’m trying to get out perhaps I’ll write it.
It stems from two pieces of reality. (what does that word mean anymore really?)
1. Tonight I’m finally going to get together with someone that a mutual friend of ours said “Dudes, you have got to meet!” When Eric said this to me months ago as we left a bar near Yahoo after Podcast Academy I didn’t question it. I just said “hell yeah” and couldn’t wait to do it. Fast forward 6 months and it still hasn’t happened. We’ve talked, we’ve crossed paths in Second Life, but finally tonight face to face. I’m looking forward to that.
2. Late last year I put out a sort of call that I was hoping to find someone to help me redo the Dirty U-Turn since my last builder went completely MIA on me. I had someone contact me about it and say that they’d love to help when they found some time but it would probably be a couple of months. I know how busy Giff is and thus didn’t think it would happen. But, then this past weekend we chatted and now I have this beautiful new cafe. We barely know each other and yet he took the time to do this.
What I’m getting at I guess is that I wish more people realized that by giving, connecting, helping out, answering questions and just all around working WITH people instead of against them that things could be better all around. There is room for all of us out there. All of our companies can make money, can find our niche and be successful.
Nothing set this off. I’m not pissed or anything like that. I’ve just always believed in the whole idea of karma and that if I give as much as I can in time, knowledge and everything else that it’ll all come back around. It’s not something I actively think about. It’s just the way I’m wired. Was I raised this way? I don’t recall, but my parents obviously did something right.
In this world of new media, virtual worlds and ‘net connections that we all take for granted please remember that when someone reaches out or asks a question to help them out and give them the answer.
It all goes around and around and around.
Man, I’m babbling this morning. Still don’t think I got that post out of my head. I’ll keep trying!
I’m sitting here looking out the window at the arrival of the garbage truck. This week is also recycling so I’ve got a couple of big bins sitting there. Different people pick that up.
The truck sat outside a long time so I was curious what was going on. The driver had got out and was drinking a PLASTIC bottle of water. Ahh, a morning break. That’s cool. He is standing NEXT to my plastic recycling. It’s full of bottles of lots of different kinds.
He fiinshes it and guess what?
Yuppers, he threw it in the trash.
What the fuck people? Why can’t you recycle when it’s right in front of you. I’ll never understand that. Just makes me shake my head and move on, but I had to share.
Last year you helped me and Team Biddy raised $25,000 for MS Research by supporting us walking in the New York City MS Walk.
Well, they haven’t found a cure yet so we are doing the walk again on April 22, 2007 and we are looking to raise double what we did last year.
I’ve set up a URL at http://www.helpingthecause.com so that people can easily share the URL and make a donation. I’ll be posting more soon and you’ll be hearing about it all throughout the podosphere and blogosphere so no worries.
Every bit helps and no donation is too small. I’m just hoping we don’t get the HUGE rainstorm again like we did last year. The above picture is before we even started.
Random subject line. I use to do that from time to time to see who is paying attention an this morning I had my Skype title set as something like “so many worlds to conquer…..so little time.” For no real reason, but it made me laugh when Matthew Ebel caught it and asked me about it.
I got a nice surprise today on the home page of PodShow.com as you can see here. It still makes me laugh to think that it’s only been two years for Accident Hash. With everything that has happened and change in those two years it feels a lot longer!!
Today has been a rough day. A million little things and conversations but nothing big to really sink my teeth into. Loving the variety of “what’s your thoughts on this?”, “got any unique solutions over here?” It’s very exciting, but sometimes your in the mood for Tapas and some times you want a big sit down meal. Guess I’m leaning towards the second one at the moment.
On the music from the new CD from Black Lab arrived today. I’m on my second listen through of it right now and it’s really good. Passion Leaves a Trace is the title and the cover art is stunning. I need to find out who the artist is. I also got my first sneak of the renovated Dirty U-Turn Cafe and boy am I smiling!!
Lunch tomorrow with Chris Brogan. That makes me happy too.
Today I got to be more productive than I thought I would be.
Did some educational reading on photography and more importantly wrote a bunch. Sure, I’m just hitting my stride and have a long way to go, but at least I got to sit down and spend some quality time with the old T60.
Laura is feeling better but not 100%. I’m hoping the bug missed her and it was something else.
It’s been crazy windy here today and worse tonight. The cold finally decided to show up. Tomorrow I’ve got to get some outside time. Fresh air especially when it’s cold feels great. Maybe I’ll go for a nature walk and take some shots before the football games come on. We’ll see what happens.
Just finished watching “Lord of War.” A pretty pointless movie, but I’m a sucker for Nicholas Cage and it was trying to have a meaning to it. Not too bad, but far from great for damn sure.
Only reason I’m blogging is the couple cups of coffee I had a few hours ago. That’s what watching a taste of Seattle on the Food Network will do to ya!
Originally uploaded by e-nikkos.
I was taking a break from writing (yes I got to do some when everyone was taking naps!) and strolling around random Flickr photos when I saw this one and couldn’t stop laughing.
They should totally set up a web cam to take picture of everyone’s reactions when they first walk in and freak out.
Looks like any plans for this weekend may have been sidetracked because Laura woke up this morning feeling horrible. Damn stomach bug got her. Grrr….
Right now I’m on the couch with the laptop. Emily has decided that we are on a train ride. She made up tickets and everything so it’s been fun. Dylan is playing the old school gameboy (yes he still does that with the Wii and PSP around) and riding the train with me.
I had hoped to get some writing done this weekend. I need to hunker down and get cranking on that. I think that means getting out of the house, but that isn’t happening for sure now. Maybe I’ll pop in a DVD later for the kids and turn off the WiFi and hunker down in my office chair and get some progress. Was working on titles yesterday. That’s a fun experiment.
Also really getting the itch to shoot photos. I want to fully understand my camera. Been listening to Tips From the Top Floor and learning a bunch. Of course listening to it only goes so far. I’ve got to put into practice what I’m hearing for it to make a difference. So that means shooting lots of photos and figuring out all the different settings.I really like this one I took of Roxie yesterday. Yes, that is the most snow we’ve had this year!
It’s sunny out, but there is massive wind and it’s cold. Hmm….some running around outside is definitely in the cards. Great way to wipe out the kids. *grin*
Well done NBC! They’ve figured out how to use YouTube to their advantage. To embrace the fact that their videos are going to get up there anyways, so why not make them better.
Last night’s episode of Scrubs was a classic. “My Musical” is an episode that if you missed it, you need to see it. I liked it so much I bought the episode off of iTunes. One of the highlights for me was a song called Guy Love that just had me laughing. Well, NBC took it and turned it into a music video complete with studio shots and perfect other scenes and put it up on YouTube. Watch it below
I wish more networks and companies saw the fact that new media is not going away. Figure out a way to make it work for you.
On yesterday’s Managing the Gray I talked about the power of video when it comes to chatting. How it brings people closer in a way that only voice and text does not work. Because of that my good buddy PW Fenton IM’d me and said “let’s video.”
Now, I talk to P-Dub all the time. I listen to his voice on his podcast Digital Flotsam (you need to be as well if your not!). I’ve seen pictures. But, until this moment in time I’ve never actually seen a moving version of him. No home movies, no random YouTube moments, NOTHING. The realization of this was a bit startling.
Today has a weird vibe to it. Bad blog posts, net lag ever where I turn and all around a sort of strangeness that I can’t put my finger on. Not sure what it is.
Oh, this picture was planned. P-Dub full screen can be a scary thing and when we are both complete nuts it makes it more fun.