Archive for May, 2008

Why I stopped doing creative stuff

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Yesterday I had a pretty rough day. More on that next week on my JibberJobber blog.

To end the day, though, I thought I’d carve out some time and put together a powerpoint to try slideshare.net. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but really wish I had a really creative person to do it for me, or at least check it out. Someone like Armano, or Geno (both of whom I’ve met in person).

It’s not that I don’t like to pretend I’m creative. But something happened two years ago that made me stop and think harder about what I was doing.

I put out a press release.

It was uber-successful.

And that success scared me.

Scared me into thinking I had to be more thoughtful, more careful, with these types of things.

And I stopped. No more press releases. Nothing that an ad agency, or a PR firm, should do.

I scared myself into non-action.

And that was dumb.

William wants to be a Canadian

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Last night my wife was putting the the 4 and 7 year olds to bed. In her own words:

I just finished putting a scared Taylor to bed. When the kids are scared, I say a special prayer of comfort and love. William is in the top bunk over Taylor and after we said amen, he said, ‘Why do we always say A-Men and not A-Lady?‘ I busted up laughing and told him how smart he was to think of that question and that I had never thought to ask that.

Then, William says:

When I grow up I want to be a Canadian, that makes people laugh.” My wife asks, “A Comedian?” and William responds “Yeah!”

Guffaws all around :)