I was out the other night on a date (stranger things have happened). The joint happened to be one where you order right from the kitchen — no waitstaff of fanciness. Just a great dive burger/beer/wings joint with a couple of pool tables and decorations everywhere that confirm that it’s definitely not a destination you want to (ever) drop acid and patronize. The pool cues were straight and there were four games. There was confusion about which ball was the 8 ball (evidenced by the picture). Balls were flying and I was hittin’ ’em with a stick. Thankfully, my date escape uninjured. But I digress.
There I was, at the window of the kitchen, ordering some wings. The cook asks whether I want ranch or blue cheese. I reply that there is only one answer to that question (blue cheese), and he affirms my choice. I then postulate that there is a certain circle of hell that Dante conveniently left out for people who order ranch with their wings. It’s right next to the one reserved for iPhone thieves. I’ll dub it the Shitty Wings and Stolen iPhones Theory of the Afterlife.
Having been on the ground in Boulder for nearly two weeks now, I thought it was high time I started doing some recap posts. Y’all are nice enough to let me into your Twitter and Facebook feeds as well as email inboxes, and I know that when content starts flowing, it can be hard to keep up with it all. So each Friday from here on out, you’ll see the Redhead Wrap-Up in your inbox with everything you might have missed for the week (complete with links) and a few bonus items. This way, you can get on whatcha wanna see and read like Lindsay Lohan on criminal charges — and at your convenience.
So let’s go — and just for the record, I won the first two games of pool on Wednesday evening. The other two games were bullshit and the table is crooked***.
*** another disclaimer brought to you by “It’s My Blog and I Can Tell the Stories How I Wanna.”
The TEDx Talk (dang)
Even though the video view counter has been jammed for about 3-4 days now, nearly 12,000 of you have stopped by to spend 16 minutes of your day with me, leave a comment on the video (to which I’ve been trying to respond!), and share the video with your world. So thanks — here’s the video if you missed it (click here to watch it if you subscribe by email) and the post I wrote right after TEDxBoulder about how it all felt.
Moe Abdou with 33Voices is a Complete Sweetheart
I’m still that girl who’s amazed that anyone wants my opinion on anything, much less wants to interview me. I had a hoot about a month ago chatting with Mou Abdou, founder of 33 Voices, and he posted the interview this week. He’s an absolute JOY to speak with and gives great interview. He also called out some of his favorite highlights from the time we spent together — which I love. As if you’re time-crunched and want the entrée without the apps, you can get some great soundbytes and head on your merry way. You can listen to the interview here.
It’s Been Nearly Two Years…
Since Jason died. In my world, that’s an astonishing thought. I spent a fair piece thinking about where my world was and where it is today over the weekend and posted On Becoming Better this past Tuesday. You guys sent me some fantastic emails and comments in response to this — so thank you for that. Maybe your life is one that’s en route towards “better” as well.
I Object to You Overcoming My Objections!
Guest posts? Yes, please. On Wednesday, I published the first guest post in a fair piece from The Irreverent Sales Girl. She’s a career sales pro and had some must-share ideas on the concept of overcoming objections. I’d enver really thought of it before, but nothing pisses me off more than when someone tries to overcome my objections. Maybe you don’t want to be overcome, either. Drop by to check out TISG’s ideas on this hot topic. Oh — I also put a copy of Jason Womack’s book up for grabs and today announce that the winner of that book is Deb Lamb. Deb, drop me an email on my contact form with your deets — I’ve got a signed copy of Jason’s book with your name on it!
Well, THIS Post Got You All in a Tizzy…
Christ on a unicycle…with over 700 Facebook LIKES and over 100 comments, y’all latched on to this one like a binder fulla womenz. The comments keep rolling in and what I love most is that you’re commenting to one another and not just to me. Fucking BRILLIANT. So, if you missed the one where Ann Coulter calls our nation’s Commander-in-Chief a “retard” (and repeatedly), have a look at this week’s Bitch Slap: Being Polite vs. Being Respectful. This also related back to my TEDx talk, where I stated clearly that I’m exhausted with being polite. That ruffled some feathers, so I expanded on the issue here (when I have a bit longer than 16 minutes) and worked in why I feel politeness and respect are two different things.
I didn’t email this out. I just posted it on the Facebook page and I know some of you aren’t on Facebook. It’s just worth 1:39 (that’s one minute, fifty-nine seconds) of your day. And thanks to the reader who dropped me an email with the link to it, which is why I’m able to share it with you. Click here to view online if you’re reading this in your email.