Monday, December 14, 2009
We are hoping to spend Christmas 2009 in Tahoe!
Specifically, Homewood on the west side. The home that we are renting is B. The A is Squaw Valley and the white circle is Alpine Meadow. You can see the legend in the bottom left corner ... everything looks pretty close.
Last year in Truckee was pretty amazing and will be tough to beat - but we have high hopes! This year I plan on trying out some snowboarding w/ Sam.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
In my lecture on new marketing, I often mention to students the photography industry as a great example of a HUGE shift: how there are many situations that used to call for professionals that are now just absorbed by the "organizing without organizations."
Here's a great personal example: a picture I took being used in an article about Wiener's Circle in the Onion's A.V. Club in Chicago . (I am very happy to give them this pic for free - I know they've given me lots of entertainment over the years!) I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ARTICLE. I know people will skim this blog post and think I did. Nope. They just asked me about the pic a while back, and I had forgotten about it. I love the article sub-hub:
A night of friendship, racism, a '90s rapper, and stomach aches
Yep, that's a night at Wiener's Circle. Mmmmmm. Not exactly sure why MY pic is the one with the "You want racism with that?"caption, but This American Life did nail this place ... and it was Erik at the counter, next to Herb ... so ... well, moving on.
Now, this is just beautiful. Because not only am I not a professional photographer, I was frackin' drunk. It was a Wiener's Circle run after a Cubs day game! Here are some other classics from that night:
Not professional quality ... but they just needed a shot to help tell their story, and a drunken shot of drunken people fits. I mean shoot even that picture of Sam and Tori I just blogged about is being used over here (in a blog post which offers some great interview advice for planners, not just journalists) and here [to be fair, I would guess Mary took this picture, BTW!], and the knots are on a text book on Supply Chain Management in Italy (I think.) I constantly use people's pics to make my blog stories stronger. Beautiful community we have. Thank you everyone who participates.
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Sam and his friend Tori at Starved Rock. It has me missing Chicago pretty BIG TIME.
Secrets are wonderful things. Parents, corporations and cheating politicians & celebrities turn them into bad things, plus the internet's social explosion + passion for transparency has led to secrets losing their magic (I'm still in coffee mode this morning, so please excuse the many types of joiners used in that past disaster of a sentence).
I'm sure this secret revolved around something like, "Let's do a dance."
Miss you Tori.
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