6.04.2016

Hey, Sort-of

Not that cliche, "'Hey everyone...'" FB sh!t guy you no longer track nor acknowledge. Nah, this is a long-awaited post on the ol' blog.
Just spent about 17 days in the company of a beautiful woman. Saw her about 8 of those 17 days. Made of an @$$ of myself 3-5 of those 8. She? Maybe A solid 2-3 of those. But, it was nice. It was fun. It was playful.
But, it failed. Mostly because I needed to realize that, I hadn't recently met someone who channeled -- mostly through phrases, gestures and subtle actions, the most important person in my life right now -- Grandma Flora. With whom my heart,soul and mind currently resides, pretty much exclusively. (Only room for one, I guess.) And her endearing memory:

  • Grandma Flora (whatever happened to you):  "You'll live..." 
  • [You or me or anyone of the collective Us]:  "You'll live...forever in my heart."
How/Why?

Check this out, (circa 1944, Grandma & my Mom)

Or this, with me (circa 2008)

Or this, with my beloved (circa 2008)

Dunno about you, but I'm feeling some serious love here.

Any questions?

10.12.2012

'Tis the season

My apologies in advance for what is in reality a post of yet another "How much money can you spare for our cause", especially if you're dealing with countless other pitches from countless other family, friends, etc. But hey, it's for my boy and we're taking a Web 2.0 approach to the standard door-to-door or boiler room telemarketing route so it should get thumbs up on the interactivity and originality alone. Or just scroll down to "7. Outtakes" and have a good laugh.

If, after reading below and taking your chosen path based on Nic's inherent charm and persuasiveness and you remain interested, you can follow-up with me via my gmail address or just call me so we can set up an order. (Deadline for orders is next Friday, Oct. 19; we can work payment arrangements between then and Thursday, Nov. 15.) Spioler alert: we're pushing popcorn and popcorn treats. And we're talking a minimum $10 buy-in.

So, without further ado, I present to you the Blauthaus West Playhouse's five-part presentation (plus bonus outtakes) of "Popcorn Pitch 2012":

1. Disclaimer [totally Nic's idea]



2. The Pitch

If yes, play video below, then scroll down to "6. Catalog" and follow-up with me offline. And don't forget to scroll down to "7. Outtakes".
If no, scroll down to "3. Back-up Pitch".




3. Back-up Pitch

If yes, play video below, then scroll down to "6. Catalog" and follow-up with me offline. And don't forget to scroll down to "7. Outtakes".
If no, scroll down to "4. Last-ditch Pitch".




4. Last-ditch Pitch

If yes, play video below and follow-up with me offline. And don't forget to scroll down to "7. Outtakes".
If no, scroll down to "5. Acknowledgement".




5. Acknowledgement


6. Catalog (click to enlarge)



7. Outtakes



9.10.2010

The First [of Already Had Enough] Day[s] of School

A brief glimpse into our tax dollars trying to work:


Me: "So how have your first few days of school been going?"
Nic: "I hate it! They're always saying 'No' to me. I just want to sit in the front of the class and tell jokes."
Wifie: "Well, now. There aren't many places that aren't going to say 'No' to that."
Nic: "Well, then I say they're all fired!"

9.01.2010

The other side of name recognition

I'm loving Burns RV Park. Or I had way too much caffeine on today's road trip that things are firing on extra cylinders (two posts in one day). OK, both. Anyhoo, something caught my eye.

When Reno-based Washoe Health System spent lord knows how much time, energy and money on re-branding itself a few years back, "Renown" rose to the top. I don't know who pitched it, but maybe it was somehow, somewhere etched in his memory. (Why "his"? Read on.)

OK, national brand, but different industry. We can get around that legally and still leverage a national name. And an adjective in the dictionary. It's a win-win, right?

Oh...


My...

I'm torn between two parting thoughts, so here's both:

  • I can now see why "Renown" was the "#1" recommendation
  • Perhaps the focus groups just didn't include enough men to answer that "What's the first thing that crosses your mind when I say..." question