I would blog…

I had intentions of blogging my entire trip of Costa Rica, just to get in the habit of you know, putting content on this here blog. But the wi-fi is slow at my hotel, and I’m not really at the hotel long enough to really put coherent thoughts together….and my blog takes mad bandwidth just to log in (love you Movable Type!), so I am just going to check in when I get the urge. For the most part you can check out my pics and captions here at my tumblr (nee iPhone Booth), which I send while passing through my hotel lobby most days.

Hard core internetting with my friends on a Friday night. We are too exhausted to go anywhere else tonight.

Links, Travel and Speaking: These are a few of my favorite things

A quick little update to drop some info and links to you.

1) This post from 37Signals (LOVE THEM!!11) entitled, The bar for success in our industry is too low, is the DOPEness. Go read it. Now. I think people have this e-game twisted, wanting to be the next YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, not knowing that these companies don’t (yet) turn a profit and have huge bills to pay. Get your mind right! Some of these new school wannabe web-treprenuers need to take heed and make sure they’re ready for this long haul, because turning a profit is not that easy no matter how many impressions you get everyday.

2) All that being said (lol), my company turns one year old this week. This time last year was my last week at a ‘real’ job, and my company documents were filed with the state of California. I wrote about what I’ve learned over the past year for this week’s issue of Clutch Magazine. Do I think about going back to the real world? Of course! Every one of my clients wants to hire me fulltime, and I keep declining. It’s tempting. We’ll see, I still need to do some goal setting and planning for myself. I admit I am at a bit of a crossroads, but for the time being I am having fun and to me that’s all that matters at this point in my life.

3) Did you vote for my SXSW panel, Online Gatekeeping: Who Died and Made You King? Yes? GOOD. Now please go vote for another panel I have asked to be on, Hacking the Extrovert: Real World Tips for Being Social … Offline!  You only have one day left to vote!

4) I’M GOING TO COSTA RICA!!!! I’ve been secretly planning a getaway with my ace boon, Jen, and we’ve finally selected Costa Rica as our travel poison. We will also be joined by the lovely Ouxu (who, btw is my internet friend and I have never met her in person–I love the Internets!), and some other surprise guests. Hopefully I will take a lot of pictures…and publish them to the web! (read: don’t get your hopes up, I still have last year’s Brazil trip pics on my desktop).

5) Later this month I’ll be speaking at your favorite institution, MIT, for their Alumni Leadership Conference. I’ll be on a panel about social media marketing, which is interesting to me because last month I guest lectured a class on social media marketing at your other favorite institution–the Fashion Institute of Technology. Who’s next? I’m excited to see campus again, but I am NOT excited to feel old amongst all the current students. I remember as an undergrad, I would wonder who all the “old” people on campus were whenever this conference came to town. Now, I am those “old people.”

6) I should blog more often, I feel odd writing long posts these days. I am a fan of keeping it short and sweet on blogs. Thanks for reading!

Two Bi-Racial Friends on Being Black

From the NYT Freakonomics blog, on mixed race children:

There are some bad adolescent behaviors that whites do more than blacks
(like drinking and smoking), and there are other bad adolescent
behaviors that blacks do more than whites (watching TV, fighting,
getting sexually transmitted diseases
). Mixed-race kids manage to be as
bad as whites on the white behaviors and as bad as blacks on the black
behaviors.

Me: since when was watching tv a bad adolescent behavior?!?!?1
BFF: I’m guessing they mean watching too much television
Me: lollll there is no such thing!
Me: long as ur homework is gettin done
BFF: yep you’re Black
Me: LOL!

The Exchange 005: JORGE!

Another week, another Exchange drop from the crew. This week our theme is JORGE!, because today is George’s birthday!

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The Playlist:

Jen | Can’t C Me – Tupac feat. George Clinton
OJ | King George – Roy Ayers
Ouxu | So Fresh So Clean – Outkast
BK | Think – James Brown
Cye | Georgy Porgy – Eric Benet & Faith Evans
Liz | Booti Call – Blackstreet
Marcia | Mack the Knife – Louis Prima & Louie Armstrong
Sam | Synthesizer – Outkast feat. George Clinton
Marcia | Ooh Wee – Mark Ronson, Ghostface & Nate Dogg
Kate | Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Jen | Jorge – Nightmares On Wax

Listen Here:
Stream on Muxtape & Download on Zshare

About My Pick: Booti Call by Blackstreet
I wasn’t too sure of what to pick for this exchange. All the cool George tracks were chosen (not like I know of many). I picked this track because I think George might have an appreciation for throwback tracks to this time period. In addition, the track samples George Clinton’s Atomic Dog, so that’s almost George-y, right? This song is pretty dope in my book, one of my favorite Blackstreet tracks.