Monday, August 3, 2009

What happened?

Many things happen in your life that you never knew would ever happen. That promotion at work, that hot piece of ass at the bar you somehow talked into going home with you, the home run you hit in little league, or the first time you stepped onto a football field to either play, or perform. These things in life can change you, forever. They never come announced. Wouldn't it be great if these little events came with an RSVP card? Or maybe a calendar invite on your Blackberry?

Today one of those 'events' happened.

This morning was nothing but routine. Wake up, coffee, breakfast, drive to work. It's August in retail. Let the back to school specials begin. When I got to work I was greeted by 15 people waiting to get into the store. This day was shaping up to be the craziest day. With a short staff, and an average transaction time in the 20 minute range, welcome to my life. Grinding out sales from people who have such a tight hold of their money, I can see the imprints of the letters on their hand. People do not want to let go of anything. So thus, this is when I get to do my job. I need to change your perception of what I sell, and get you to part with your precious money. It's tiring work, but rewarding.

Now before you get all mad, I work in sales. I don't sell you something you don't need, because if you return it, I don't get paid, so what's the use of selling something to you that you are going to turn around and return?

But my day was trucking right along when the Blackberry on my hip chimed to life. It was from my good buddy Lou Duk. He was a recent Blog of Note, but I was one of the people who followed him before all that. His e-mail was simple. "you just got blog of note for today no joke"

My heart skipped a beat. I have been secretly in awe of anyone who has been named a Blog of Note. I met some pretty cool people who have been Blog of Note, or through some people who have been Blog of Note. Tangobaby was the first time I reached out to someone else that I didn't know in this vast world of blogs. I surprised at the response I got. She e-mailed me right back and checked my blog out as well. I felt really good. Someone whom I had never met, liked what I wrote to this blog. From there I would read her comments and I met a few other great people. Jules from Just Jules was another person I have met. I have personally helped her with her cell phones [I sell those]. I have also sold a phone to ~K over at Still Breathing.

Some people have come out and found me from Tangobaby. Lou was one of them.

Now that I am a Blog of Note, I feel undeserving. Tangobaby writes a wonderful blog and take some spectacular pictures, Lou is another one of those people who has an eye for photography which I feel I will never have. So as I am sitting back wondering about what the hell Blogger was thinking, I just feel I owe a thank you to those who have read when I wasn't expecting it, commented it when I needed it, and to all the new bloggers who find my little corner of the blogosphere intersting enough to click the follow button, and to all of you who follow, but don't make it publicly known, I still like you.

My statcounter is getting a workout today. Just some quick points.

  • This is not just a blog, but also ground zero for my Podcast. You probably have listened to my latest episode and if you would like to follow the podcast in iTunes, just search for 'Throwing Quarters' in the Podcast Library.
  • All of the banners and logo's on my blog were created by my wife. If you like what she has done, e-mail her and tell her how awesome it is. If you want to hire her to do some work for you [inexpensive] you can also e-mail her! She loves feedback and creating!
  • If you know an unsigned musician, or a musician who is signed to a indie label, please have them e-mail me so I can get them on my Podcast.
  • This blog is broadcast from Cleveland, Ohio! Word up to my Cleveland, Ohio fans!
  • You will read a lot about my wife, my 7 year old daughter, and my new baby due in less than a month!
  • You can follow me on Twitter.
  • I like comments, and I like it when you tell your friends.
  • The Crazy Lady has been good since posting my blog about her! Thanks for reading that, but she will make another blog, soon.

So, thank you for stopping by and saying hello!

50 comments:

Colby said...

Wow! I wonder how Blogs of Note work. I heard of another two people who new each other before they were on Blogs of Note. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Just Jules said...

Well deserved. Thanks for the shout out too! As we were just talking about - we hang out with a great group of blogger friends.

LouDuk said...

This is one of the best Blog Of Note posts I have read in a long time. Thanks for the shoutouts. They mean a lot. I love your blog, keep up your amazing work. I didn't know you sold cell phone's, good thing I didn't, I hate the cell phone people. No offense.

Dennis Hilario said...

congratulations!

- Renée - said...

Congrats on the Blog of Note! :D

Pseudonymph said...

Yes - congratulations! That's how I found you, all the way from Australia!
Will stop by again sometime.

Banco de Imágenes Gratuitas said...

Hi there...

I just want to say,
CONGRATULATIONS!

You are the Blog Of Note

Google loves you!

Enjoy the moment!

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Mr.man said...

congrats on the blog of note!!

please check my blog out and gimme some tips

http://theeverythingblog1.blogspot.com/

angela belle said...

Congratulations on getting blogs of note!

E. Wilson said...

Piece of ass?

My Blogger... said...

Wonderfull post

morefutility said...

Just to let you know, the blog of note status, got me reading today (congrats to the boost for your readership). I am new to blogspot, and will check out some of those bloggers that you had mentioned.

livenomad said...

Hi, congrats on being Blog of Note. Thanks for mentioning a few other blogs to check out. :) Have a good day.

tangobaby said...

Adam, don't sell yourself short. You're an excellent podcaster/interviewer and you've got a sharp wit and lots of opinions that you gladly share. ;-)

The Blog of Note was well deserved and I hope that you continue to find blogging a great outlet and that many cool people find their way to you. I know I'm glad for BoN 'cause that's how I know you, too!

carla said...

Great Post....and I will tell my friends....I like how you write....besides it's all about bloggers helping bloggers...right?

Infinite Blessings,

Carla

spectator said...

Hello I'm new to this "blogging" and I want to tell you that your profile is spectacular! Thanks for sharing

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Isn't it AWESOME?!! I have no flippin' clue how I was chosen either. Your blog is great! I do love your header and button design and so glad to know it had a woman's touch! lol...

I too work in retail...the joys of every season, and messy people. I could go on, but I'll leave it at that!

Congrats again! I follow, I'll find you on Twitter too!

modern exile said...

Congratulations!!
Was just passing by.. could not help commenting.

ЯANdOM ЯAWR ◊ said...

Congratulations! =]
you are so lucky.
Nice blog!

LordLynxx said...

Congratulations! Blogs of note is important because people find very good blogs to read.

Follow you.

Dinah said...

Congrats for being Blog Of Note. Well deserved :-)

blessingsgoddess said...

Great blog. Well done !

The villager: said...

Congratulations !

Michael Reardon said...

Sir, I have never met you or spoken with you, but I can assure you that you are deserving.

Never sell yourself short.

If you aren't a fan of your blog, then why should anyone else be?

Hahaha!

Sorry, that sounded a little harsh when I read it back to myself.

Congratulations, you deserve it.

It's All Good said...

congrats on blog of note, great blog, keep it up!

Ajab Boparai said...

....hehehe... CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Keep 'em coming!

:D

FRANNIE said...

I have to admit I checked you out because you were the Blog of Note but you had me with 'Dog Person'.

I'll be back. :)

Frannie

Kyrie said...

I wouldn't have known how to be able to check out your blog if it weren't for you getting Blogs of Note, but I'm rather glad you received it because it is well deserved. I shall enjoy reading more as you post; you inspire me to write as much and as well as I can to perhaps one day receive Blogs of Note, too.

I've only recently started blogging again, and I added something...different than my last blog. I hope you come by one day to take a look at it :)

Julie said...

Dude you're so cool!! *envious* I hope I could make blog of note some day *stary eyed* Oh and did you see I'm up to nine. I don't know how that happened but I am. Congrats!! I know I've already said that but you get it again.

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

I have never left a comment for the Blog of Note but your post was so sincere, I couldn't help but say hello. I really love the way you write and plan to listen to your podcast soon.

And incidentally, the Blogger only picks great blogs for this honor and while I know you think they are nuts, your blog is among the best I come across in a long time. Keep up the good work!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

Just wanted to join the others in saying congrats to you!!!!!

Janelle said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the crazy lady!

Kutter said...

I am very new to this, so any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your time.

lola said...

Hey, cool blog. Humor, cusswords, I like it. You could check out my blog if you like. I have 2 actually-
stickyfingers-lola.blogspot.com
and
lolas-criminals-blog.blogspot.com.
I am working on online biographies of famous criminals and I have just completed one about Ted Bundy today. Congargulations and good luck with the baby!

Sports Chump said...

Congratulations on both the acknowledgment and the upcoming addition to your family.

Chris
sportschump.net

m.j. said...

congrats on blog of note... it's secretly my dream too, haha. love your writing :)

Jen said...

Congrats on being the Blog of Note. You provide a great read, expect more visits.

Vodka Logic said...

Congrats.. found you on blog of note. Read mostly mom blogs so will enjoy following you.

L xx

Katie said...

Congratulations on being Blog of Note. I'm just checking out your podcast now and I'm loving the musician you have playing. Is his work available anywhere?

Great podcast!

From a fellow "dj" and blogger, great job!

Katie said...

Ok, I'm still listening and I just have to say that I freaked out a walmart cashier one night late at night. I was buying a ton of rope, all different varieties, a padlock and some clothes pins.

Jonathan said...

cool blog, i like it.

-jon

lifeofakidnamedjon.blogspot.com

Liane said...

I stumbled upon your blog while trying to figure out how to find more people on here.. people who i don't know.. for me to read something fresh and new from people i don't know.. you are that first blog i've clicked on and read.. it made me smile when i read the part of you reaching out to the first person on here. Enough of my rambling though... thank you for the read, my first blog of a person i don't know.. enjoy your evening.. Liane :-)

brando said...

Congratulations on the Blogs Of Note! You definitely earned it, though. You got a great blog.

kris said...

i distinctly remember the very first time my ass (literally) was featured as one of the most watched blogs on alt! i was flabbergasted...humbled...verklempt even...

There are so many bloggers out there who are deliciously witty...and i've just found my favorite new one!

Sourire11 said...

Congrats! I haven't read your (or any) blog in awhile but hearing about this mention made me want to get back into the whole thing again... yay for cleveland bloggers!

Shawnee's Girl said...

Adam of course you deserve it! I always enjoy reading your blog. Congrats it is very well deserved!

Microwaveable cat said...

Congrats! Love your posts... Yours is the first blog of note ive read so yay for me! And of course yay for you too!

sudden inspiration said...

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I just HAVE to point something out in your post. "Hot piece of ass that you convinced to go home with you"? Is this how you treat all women? I'd think it would be your job to respect all women, as a mature male, not treat them like they are an object or piece of meat. If you happened to have a baby girl, would you want a man to be thinking of her in that way when she's 25? I didn't think so.
Please be more respectful in your posts, because obviously your blog is really cool. :)

Hasan34 said...

Congratulations!!
I read some of your recent posts and they are really good. You deserved the acknowledgment. I just started blogging and I can only dream of getting to Blogs of Note.

Good Luck in future blogging.

Jareal said...

This is belated but reading it for the first time its still fresh and exciting to me. Congs for being blog of note. Am doing some serious tech catch up here in Uganda and your blog is one of those I follow.