Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wise words

Thoughts for my daughter upon seeing her find her sexy.
Dear daughter on the cusp of womanhood, remember that feeling you had earlier tonight, when you stood on stage? That sensation of your body finding it's sexy groove, but your insides scared and fearing that it is a lie?that odd feeling of acting hot and sexy and being surprised at other people's reactions, sure you were just acting? Hold onto that feeling. Keep on acting, even though you are not on stage. It's what most everyone else is doing as well. Enjoy the feeling and ignore the uncertainties inside. Don't let it stop you, or make you afraid to reach and grow. Everyone has that feeling, it will continue until you are about 40 and your insides catch up with your outside attitude .

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Planting Season Begins

Although I had previously planted a row of spinach and some peas, today the planting season started full force. We gathered the troops and planted the followin

4.5 12' rows of Kennebec potato
3 12' rows of Purple Haze potato
3 12' rows of Yukon gold potato
2 10' rows of Red Norland potato ( planted closer for early potato)
2 12' rows of yellow onion
10 10' rows of yellow/white/red onions
1 20' row green beans
3 8' rows of peas
1 20' row of snow peas ( makes a second row)
1 8' row of spinach ( makes a second row)
1 8' row of rainbow carrots
2 8' rows kohlrabi
16 cloves of garlic

This is just the beginning... as the season progresses, there will be tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, chard, lettuce, herbs, kale and other deliciousness.

It is so nice to have the growing season started again...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

@foursquare (or @gowalla ??) meet @gencon

Gencon is August 5- 8 in Indianapolis. For those of you who do not know, Gencon Indy is a huge ( tens of thousands) gaming convention that runs for 4 days. There are thousands of events, and hundreds of vendors and companies there. Almost everyone there is a geek.

It would seem to be the perfect opportunity to really test out some very cool locations features in Foursquare and/or GoWalla (sorry GoWalla until you actually have a BB application and not just a mobile website, Foursquare will be my preference)- or even for some very smart, ambitious startup to make a mark.

Here are some of my top ideas on cool, useful things could be done at an event like Gencon:

1. Check in to vendor booth in the great hall. Allow vendors to set such that visitor #x ( 100, 200, 300, etc) each day gets a coupon or a special free giveaway

2. Check in to actual events/rooms for gaming sessions so your friends know how to find you. Let vendors running events see who came and send out coupons later to those who checked in.

3. Check in to actual events/rooms for gaming sessions and receive instant freebies of some sort of point/weapon/bonus for your character to use during that session.

4. Check in to actual events/rooms for gaming sessions and receive special promo material at the end of the event from the vendor running it.

5. Check in @ parties and general open events ( costume contest, after hours, etc..) to help promote them ( think SXSW style checkins) and/or receive special badges.

6. Check in #true Dungeon to get special extra tokens

7. Check in @ local restaurants ,hotels, etc.. as a Gencon attendee for special deals.

For any location based service, there are 10s of thousand of geeky gamers decending on Indianapolis in a few months-- how will you leverage this event and offer great services beyond new badges for the users??