Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2010’

 

Supporting the Indiana AIDS Fund at Spotlight 2010

I had the pleasure of meeting a woman by the name of Lisa Sirkin Vielee recently. She had read my blog and contacted me in hope of being able to share one of my blog posts with her some of her own blog readers. I obliged, and the rest is history! We have met several times, ordered too many cups of Starbucks coffee to count, and have since been working on yet another venture that she is as passionate about as I am. She also [...]

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Getting to Know Jason Weaver, CEO of shoutlet

I have been working with social media for a few years now, and I am always trying to stay a step ahead of my competition by learning all I can. This includes studying the latest tips and tricks and being as educated as I can with what is hot right now. Also what will be hot next. Part of my continuous education in social media means taking part in webinars as often as I can. The beauty of this is that I get fed endless links and updates from various companies about [...]

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Thank You Letter to Gallery 7

I was lucky enough to have my artwork on display for two consecutive months at Gallery 7 at the Pike Performing Arts Center. This took place some three years ago, but I still think about this show as a stepping stone in my career as an artist. I had the chance to work with some incredible people and even ran into one not too long ago at another event here in Indianapolis. I was asked to write an artist statement for media and press purposes, but I also decided to throw [...]

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Some Rules Aren’t Meant to be Broken

I started playing baseball before I could even walk. My dad, a long time fan of the sport and an avid player in college and high school, got me hooked on the game at a very early age. I remember long nights of practicing until the sun went down, just to get up the next day and do it all over again. But that didn’t matter; I loved it. I loved the competition, the skills required to hit and to field, and the teamwork that had to go into every game. Most players in [...]

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Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Lit Endz

I first met a man by the name of Colin Clark at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. He was chatting with me about music and how he was involved with a few bands. I told him about my blog, that i worked with bands on a regular basis, and that I would love to interview the bands he was associated with. It ended there. After a few cocktails later we both had forgotten all about it. But recently, after a well placed email, he and I started chatting [...]

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On the Border Tries to Apologize

I am a huge fan of Mexican food. I might not love Mexican as much as Chinese, but I would say it is pretty close. I love the chips and salsa, the rice and refried beans, and the burritos literally as big as your head or bigger. There is just something about a good Mexican place that excites, whether at lunch or dinnertime. And just as with Chinese buffets, the dirtier the establishment, the better the food will taste. Every year the month of May brings us a holiday giving [...]

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What Airlines Aren’t Telling You

I love to fly. Whether I am shooting down to Florida for a conference, or flying to the other side of the globe for a vacation, the entire concept of flying just excites me each and every time. The experience is full of cool moments from the anticipation of packing, to boarding, take off, new in-flight Wi-Fi, and finally landing. Of course, red-eye flights are an exception. There are so many different airlines to choose from as well. You have Delta or [...]

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Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Trey Lockerbie

The guy I am sitting with today, besides being a great friend of mine, is one of the hardest working names in the business. Outside of the fact that he is incredibly young for all that he has accomplished, he continues to rock the stage nearly every night. Writing his own songs, playing guitar for guys like Curtis Peoples and Keaton Simons, and traveling all over the country with a list of endless artists, I recommend getting to know this talent. I have seen him rock [...]

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Getting a Sample of Walmart Party Trays

If you know me, you know of my infatuation with Walmart. I am the mayor of three Walmart on Foursquare, I shop there every week for my lunch, and I go there once or twice a week for essentials like hair spray, shampoo, and deodorant. I am always walking the aisles looking for the next great deal, and I can’t get enough of their “Rollback” commercials on television. Walmart is my happy place. Walmart usually has the lowest prices [...]

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Some of the World’s Most Expensive Stuff

I don’t have a lot of money. I have actually never had a lot of money. I grew up in a middle class family, and while I never wanted for anything or spent a meal without food on the table, I have never been able to spoil myself with nice things. I currently live in a nice apartment, drive a new (yet affordable) car, and can travel a few times a year on my salary. But I do look at price tags, I do pay attention to the price of most things I buy, and I try [...]

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