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If I Could Retire

June 21, 2011 1 comment

Groth Ski PosterIf I could retire today, and for some reason I could keep myself from working on a PC, doing marketing, sales or some sort of tech/business consulting, then I would do the following at all times of the year:

 

  1. Ski (the picture is of my brother, dad and me while helicopter skiing in 2006)
  2. Snowboard
  3. Kayak
  4. Bike (road and mountain)
  5. Surf (I’d have to learn how first)
  6. Travel the world
  7. Hang out with friends and family, preferably during all of the above
  8. Photograph and document my adventures
  9. Keep up with all sorts of technology to help with all of the above (especially number 8)

Why do I mention this? Because I just discovered a web site that would be great for numbers 1 & 2 on the list: http://www.turns-all-year.com/index.html – how cool is that?

If you win the lottery, please include me on your winnings so I can start working on this list.  Smile

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Where has Brian been?

June 15, 2011 Leave a comment

WP_000375I haven’t shared much via my blog for a while, but here’s why:

1. I’ve been busy looking at what brand advertisers do on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking services.

2. In an effort to train our sales reps around the US (the world-wide effort is coming soon), I visited the following cities in the month of May: Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Some of it was fun, but much of it was just too many cities in a row so I’d wake up and forget which city I was in. I did get to go to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago, walk the beach in and pier in Santa Monica, and meet up with Lorie for a weekend in San Francisco. 

3. I also spent a week in New York meeting with different ad, PR and media agencies. I also got to meet up with Lorie in NY for a weekend because of this. That’s because she travels for work too – about once or twice a month. While there, we met up with our friend Steve, who lives in Brooklyn – it was my first time there and it reminds me of our neighborhood in London. The photo is of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, complete with a bottle of Brooklyn Ale.

4. And, we just moved into our new houseboat!

Hopefully more photos and stories will be coming over the summer…

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