Books, boats, history and the itch to write about those things
I spent the morning with the Cape Cod Technology Council and delivered my third “First Friday” presentation — this one on local marketing and local digital media. I get more from the Q&A then they do, each and every talk gives me more fuel and thought fodder than I arrive with.
David Ortiz and his “cha-ching” selfie with the Commander-in-Chief was an awesome marketing move by Samsung and the genius who came up with their celebrity #selfie program deserves a raise (personally I loathe the word selfie, and am now going to use it as a synonym for onanism, as in “Hey Fred, I see you have the new Victoria’s Secret Catalogue! Time for a selfie?” It worked on me, I am definitely going to a Galaxy Note 3 when my current phone is up for renewal this summer.
Cotuit buddy and US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun’s Twitter account should be studied by any public official. The US Embassy’s Timberline blog on Tumblr is fascinating reading, to wit: “Never stay in a hotel with the word Palace in its name and never build a road.”
Red Sox open at home today v. the Brewers. World Series rings will be handed out. Moment of silence to mark last April’s evil events. Read the transcript of President’s Obama’s remarks on Tuesday’s White House visit by the Sox, an excellent speech that had to have been written by a Bostonian.
5. April is the month where the most important man in my life is my outboard motor mechanic.
6. I am not into getting my boats ready for the water. This winter trashed the yard, gutters have been ripped off of the roof, the north side of the house needs painting and the lawn is scabrous.
7. Google + pissed me off by spamming everybody I know when I posted a picture of last week’s blizzard. Oversharing is a sin and I am sick of services that think I am an attention whore by default.