I have a chicken-and-an-egg scenario for you? Do I have amazing friends because they are attracted to my awesomeness, or is an awesome person like me attracted to other awesome people and, thereby, befriend them. I've raved about a friend who has unleashed an incredible photography talent. Then there's my awesome wife. I have links to blogs on the right-hand side of this page and all of those people are awesome. My writing staff at spunkybean is awesome. Talented, funny, creative. And now there's this other guy ...wanna hear about him?
GENERATING: Revenue. On a family-friendly-PG-13 blog such as this, I cannot share many (read: any) stories about my buddy Nick from 1997-2007. Well, I can tell you he's a ball of energy, incredibly smart, shorter than me by almost a full-inch (hahahahahah!), he's had some kick-ass jobs and has traveled all over the country and the world for work and pleasure. He laughs at everything I say, which is great. He's smelly. And bitter. But when all is said and done, he's an immense talent. If you need a salesman who's a bulldog, who won't be out taking in afternoon matinées, busting out of the office early on "appointments" and/or Facebooking all day long, Nick's your guy. Wanna know how I know this? I hired a private investigator to follow him around for the last 4 years. It's cost me quite a bit of cash, yes. Betcha wonder if I have someone following you around, eh? I'll never tell. Anyway ...Nick. Talented, short, smelly, smart, bulldog! He led an effort to generate revenue for the radio stations down in Miami and ...well ...judge for yourself ...it worked, he kicked ass, and this dude's "star" continues to shoot. If you want to know how "great" generating $3 million dollars in additional revenue is, just know that big annual accounts at a radio station group usually bill about $300,000 (like in Chicago for example). So, drop $3-million dollars onto a group of stations in Miami, and assume most of this money isn't being shared with any competitors, and you can see why Nick drives a solid gold car and sleeps on a mattress stuffed with cash-dollar bills! Hats off to you, Nick.
READING: Writer's Digest. Another awesome friend asked me to help him move, and so I did. And so appreciative was he of my immense strength and power while lifting heavy stuff, he thanked me with the gift of mail. Mail in the form of a magazine ...Writer's Digest. You can, now, fully expect to see a book, screenplay, and a television script from me by Christmas. Mainly, because this magazine has re-inspired me.
SIBLING: Also awesome is my sis who is gonna run the August 23rd Bump n Run I may have mentioned. She's always been awesome, actually ...its not as if her signing up for this race vaulted her from ho-hum status to 'awesome.' No, sir. She's awesome, always. But its now twice as awesome because my whole family's gonna be runnin', climbin', exercising, and having fun together on what should be a beautiful Saturday.
WATCHING: The Olympics. Who isn't? Is there anything else even on TV worth watching? How 'bout that Michael Phelps? Can you believe the Chinese women's gymnasts might be under age? Under what age? I don't know. But it's scandalous. Synchronized diving is odd. Our basketball team is terrific. Yup. Awesome. Well, that's my report from the Olympics. The best Olympic coverage is being done by Rob Riggle of The Daily Show. See you tomorrow, loyal readers.
1 year ago