Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Next Level

Waking up this morning was about as easy as doing 2+2. I know, the answer is 65. I know I know.

Ok, I don't know.

The sun was shining, the air was cool, and it smelled just like you would expect a summer morning would smell. The birds were doing a remix of 2Pac and Dr Dre's classic hit, California Love. Everywhere I walked I could hear the classic bass line hitting. I am a gangsta. Ok, not really. I am a white dude from the 'burbs from Cleveland, but a guy can dream.

Wifey and I trekked to the doctor this morning. She is about ready to pop. It was ultrasound day. Apparently someone sneaked some HGH into wifey's uterus, because this baby is growing. I checked and last sighting of Jose Canseco's trainer was a few weeks ago in L.A. so I think my wife is drug free, but you never know.

According to the ultrasound technician, our baby currently weighs 7 pounds 1ounce. So if the baby books are right and she goes full term, that is going to make baby 10 pounds. Holy hell. That child will be almost grown by the time we get her out! Jenn is a bit freaked out to say the least. There is only one way for that baby to come out, according to Jenn, and it doesn't sound fun.

After the doctor it was time to get the hair cut. I have been going to the same place for close to 5 years now. The ladies there are awesome, and they take care of me. During my hair cut, the awesome lady cutting my hair was asking about what was new. Boy did I have a story to tell. I have been going there for a while, so they all know my story. They have heard about the wife and kids, the dog, the job, but they haven't heard of the blog. What better time than now to tell them about the blog? After I told her the story you already know, she looked at me. She was astounded. She looked at me like I was a rockstar. Was it truly shocking that I can write and blog? Or was she doing what she thinks I want to see for the tip that is in my pocket? I think it was the former, but then again, my rose colored glasses look pretty awesome on me.

After the hair cut and a hefty tip, I was off to meet with a guy that writes a pretty awesome Cleveland blog. I won't get into details about the meeting, but all I can say is damn. Michael DeAloia is awesome, down to Earth, and totally awesome! I really do appreciate all the time he took with me and I left the meeting inspired. It's just amazing at the people you meet through something so unassuming as a simple blog.

After the meeting I needed to get down to the Barley House. As you can see from my previous post the meeting went well, although it took me a few minutes to convince the manager that I was NOT selling something to him. I dropped a few names and he calmed down. But as you can see, the meeting was successful! I am heading down there to have lunch with a member of the Throwing Quarters tech crew, and we are bringing Audrey with us. We hope to get a tour of Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Now, since my day was almost done,
I had one piece of unfinished business. I had to set up the new BlackBerry for the blog. I have a BlackBerry for
work and with my small trickle of e-mail I have been getting, it didn't pose a distraction or create a conflict of interest between work and personal life. Now that I am getting e-mails from everywhere under the sun, the potential for conflicts has doubled significantly, so getting a communication tool for the blog up and on the air separate from my work, then that's all the better. It also allows me to carry two cutting edge devices, and my technology addict in me is pleased.

Once I got home I had a doting wife and awesome little girl waiting to welcome me home. I never get tired of coming home. When I got home my wife had another surprise waiting for me.

I have been waiting to make business cards for a long time, and today, since I was getting so much attention, having a business card gives me a little bit more legitimacy. I am not just some dude writes some blog.

What do you think? I need some feedback. I also never get tired of plugging my wife's work. She is for hire. We have kids to put through college.


I think my wife has talent. Seriously. What do you think? Would you buy it, cuz I just did!


Pseudonymph said...

That is great! We lack the creative gene in our household, but should we ever urgently need science or maths, we've got it cornered!
Hope your wife gave you family discount on the cards

Kyrie said...

You should give your followers discount on those cards xD

It was a long read, but I enjoyed it. I love hearing about babies and ultrasound and how it's going and *rambles on and on*

From the posts I've been reading, your wife is lovely, your baby will be big, healthy, and lovely, and YOU are a lovely blogger.

Just Jules said...

would you buy it.... funny!
yes, talented indeed.

Alright I am outta here for a few weeks - later gator!

Stacy Curl said...

I am part of a networking group and the consensus states that if you have a photo of you or your family on your card then more people will not throw away your card and they will retain it for further use at some other time. Just thought I would give my .25$ and not just my 0.02$.

Vodka Logic said...

Great blog and great cards. My BB is set up for two emails.

Good luck with the new baby.


Eddie said...

that's really great! i think I only know one or two people who could pull something like that off :-D

Julie said...

Dude you're totally just some guy who writes a blog. Kidding. it looks good I'm really excited for you, and slighty envious of you.

dannyd said...

Wow, that card is really cool!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I'm glad to hear I am not the only one telling people about my blog. I feel like a big nerd going on and on about blogging and blogs of note and stats etc. Most of the time people look at me like I have 3 heads, not like a rockstar. maybe you are on to something...I need to go to the salon and talk about it!

Your wife rocks. I love the design! If I could afford her I would! (Hey I'm cheap, what can I say?) Anyway congrats on all your endeavors! Are you freaking out a little about being stuck in the archives? Just curious if I'm the only one....haha

Anonymous said...

Your wife has talent, what you really need is like a professional website about you, and your writing, not so focused on blogging.

~K said...

Wow would she make a card for me? although I am not sure what I would do with a 42andstillbreathing card!

Remind me again what your talented beautiful wife sees in you again?!! :-)

Uncle Skip, said...

Great card. . . yeah I'd buy it.
It's your blog and doing just dandy the way it is. The only changes you make should be for you.

rxBambi said...

I love the business cards. I was actually just getting some printed up. I do relief work so I don't have a company that will pay for them for me. Darn it. Yours look great tho, did she use VistaPrint??

DontPatroniseMe said...

Really good blog. Keep it up! :)

Jane said...

Great card. Your wife is very talented. Be proud of your blog, its really good. All the best on your maternity journey.

Terry said...

There's something about your blog that makes me want to like it, but I just can't. Every time that "Oh, I like this" feeling bubbles up, a line sounds arrogant. I don't know why I felt compelled to comment, but here it is.