Seth Godin Says Jay Moonah will be Paying Me a Year Early

Seth’s blog predicts there will be no significant newspapers printed on newsprint in the US by 2012. I was really excited to see that because it’s so close to the bet that I placed back in December calling out 2/26/13 as the day that I won’t be able to get a printed newspaper or watch the 6 o’clock news.

The bigger question is – will $100 have enough buying power remaining that I’ll still care…

Daily Life

Marathon Monday!

The past month has been absolutely insane. This weekend was the first chance I had to stay at home and try and get things back together, I slept 10 hours on Saturday night. So what’s been going on? Here’s the best picture of the past month:

Carin has always talked about getting to swim with the Dolphins so I got her an early birthday present and we went to Discovery Cove, which is part of Sea World. You can click on the picture to see the rest of the Flickr set, we did the “Trainer for a Day” program and the backstage tour of the aviary, the feeding rooms and got to meet some interesting “critters” as the lovely Carin calls them.

This was the first half of our trip down south, from there we went to Alabama for a wedding of one of Carin’s cousins. The wedding was a great time but I have to say I was a little disappointed, I was hoping that I’d have some good stories about Alabama, like somebody with an accent so thick that I couldn’t understand them, or some jokes about me being a Yankee. Instead I was surprised to see south of Birmingham could have easily been mistaken for Birmingham, Michigan, or any other part of America. I was able to get the same Chick-fil-a sandwich I get in Burlington, Mass, and the Church had all the multimedia systems that you’d see anywhere in Los Angeles.

Not that this is a bad thing, in fact perhaps we are becoming more of one country, but I’m just sorry I don’t have some kind of cool story about driving around in the General Lee using dynamite arrows to blow stuff up.

In other news there’s been a lot going on at AccuRev, and Marketing Over Coffee continues its rampage. I was not able to go to SXSW and kind of regret it, so I’ll have to fix that for next year. I’ve been having fun talking with a bunch of other people doing new media projects so maybe that will motivate me to get another M Show out the door soon.

I also had today off as a “floater” and got to go downtown to watch the marathon. Surprisingly I haven’t written a post about when I ran in 2002 (pulling a Commander McBragg here, anyone else remember him?), so I need to dig up some pictures to post about that. It’s also time for the quarterly goal update – and thanks to a full year of mortgage payments in 2008 we finally got a tax break that paid for the dolphin adventure!