Tonight I drove down to Madison, CT to R.J. Julia Booksellers to see Gary Vaynerchuk talk about his book Crush It. I also picked up a few copies to get signed. And because I have Crush It on my Kindle I decided to see if he would sign that too.
Because we are heading to SeaWorld in Orlando in October Eva is getting very excited. Eva is now very much smitten with watching Youtube videos of Shamu and the other SeaWorld Orcas. I’m sure that someone is going to tell me that this is not Shamu and that is fine. I’m not going to go telling an almost 2 year old, “now honey that is not actually Shamu that is Kayla or some other Orca.” The response that I will get is “Shamu!” And basically that will be the response you get from me too. Every Killer Whale in that show is Shamu to a little kid. Shamu has the best PR people. This was the video she was watching.
Oh and she asked me to put the stickers on, this is not some sponsored post. I’m an IZEA Insider and as such I have promotional materials for IZEA that I give to people when I talk about IZEA. I was doing a project with the stuff and Eva wanted a sticker so she ended up with a bunch of them. The Ted Murphy one however, I made those. Eva loves to wear Ted Murphy stickers. In our house Ted Murphy is as recognizable as Winnie-The-Pooh, Mickey Mouse and Curious George.
Speaking of Curious George Eva loves watching that show. Now we’ve discovered PBSKids.org and all the things that you can do there. I guess we never have to buy another coloring book again because you can print out pages to color for all the PBS children’s shows. She is also a huge fan of Sid The Science Kid too.
Today I worked on a project in gratitude. I’m very aware of how fortunate I am for people in my life who have helped me along the way. And I am also very aware of the great people online who have helped me with this blog, whether by supplying prizes or just keeping me motivated. So I worked on a little gratitude project.
When I think about Gratitude I immediately think about Ed Gerety. Ed wrote a book called Combinations and it has a ton of great ideas and stories and combinations for being a great leader. It is written and geared towards student leaders but it can be read by bloggers and applied to leaders in the blogging space. Ed is a great guy and I am happy to say that I’m now working for Ed. I’m working on his blog and each week I post up some awesome stuff that Ed writes. I also transcribe Ed’s inspirational videos. A new one is going up tomorrow. Ed is a fantastic inspirational speaker and I love that he’s doing more videos on his blog.