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Seth Godin says to own your brand.  Meaning, to make up a word to describe what you do, so that way it costs you far less to dominate search and generally be the top of the mind name for what you do.

Since I am my own brand… I guess, like any band or creative force, I own my own brand.  When I goggle me, I am first on the list! huzzah!

Sadly, its my MySpace that comes up before this blog, but the blog is number two.

On my old MySpace blog back in the halcyon days when people actually used their MySpace accounts, I did a feature called “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”  I think part of me wants to resurrect that feature so I can talk about news articles I come across like this gem: Teen with No Licence, High on Drugs, Crashes Car

This kid packs the bongs, takes a puff then decides its a good idea to take Mommy and Daddy’s car for a spin.  He pulls an illegal U-turn and causes a man riding a Harley to t-bone the car.  The rider flies over the hood and is injured.  Then the hilarity ensues:
The teen was given a ticket for driving without a valid licence and unsafe U-turn and was also issued a 24-hour suspension for driving under the influence of marijuana.

A 24-hour suspension?  The kid doesn’t even have a licence… how about a forever suspention till he figures out life and takes the test like everyone else.

What makes this story even more tragic is that a Harley driver was injured… and after my broadcast from Steve Drane Harley Davidson, I have a new goal.

01) Learn Graphic Design and Create a Media Press Kit for Myself
02) get Married
03) achieve a University Degree
04) Own a Harley!

as you can imagine, I have a kinship with my fallen rider.

and in case you’re wondering what sorta bike I’ll want to upgrade the scooter too: Harley Davidson Nightster

nightster

I’m not married to THIS bike by any means, but something small and classic looking like it.  There was a ton of bikes at Steve Drane that I instantly fell in love with.

OK, put the dreams down, back to the brass tax of life.

Wedding

Coral and I will be booking at Mandalay BayVancityrockgirl (who happens to own her own brand) is going above and beyond and sharing lots of great rates and ideas on how to save some $$$ for the Vegas Wedding adventure.

24 Hour Relay For the Kids

the Fourth Annual Mankini Car Wash is going down this Saturday!
Saturday, May 16:
Mankini Carwash
Time:11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Corner of Glanford and Vanalman

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day yesterday crushed.  It was almost a Father’s day too… such a perfect day off with my girls.  Mads spoiled Mom with lots of presents and then she helped me whip up some eggs benny for the future Mrs. Baker.

We watched Zathura! Nice… and a commercial I voiced came on the TV which made me feel like a rock star.

In the afternoon, we took a walk along Dallas Road and drive through Oak Bay looking at all the houses we hope to one day be able to afford.

Then Alix came over to craft some brilliant ribs and Coral’s family came over for dinner and a spirited game of World Monopoly… which I won!

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Alright, I gotta get ready to hop on the radio for a radio show.

Go with yourself.

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Whoa, Tyson twittered up this story outta Vegas.  I thought Vancityrockgirl would get a kick out of it.

Rare Snow in Las Vegas

Wow, my Mom just informed me that my brother Matt is in Vegas right now!  Cool.  I’d love to be in Vegas during a desert snow storm.

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My blog has been picked up by some aggregator called AlphaInventions.  The beast has generated lots of hits today so if you found the blog from there… thank you for checking it out.

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I need to get ready for work now.  I have an epic day in front of me… and another tomorrow… but then the weekend, and I am looking forward to it.

Go with yourself.

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Man… now that I am reading other Top 10 and Top 50 lists… I am remembering more great records that I have missed.

Vancityrockgirl reminded me about TV on the Radio.

They topped Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 of the year.

Albums of the Year

Vampire Weekend, Of Montreal, Hot Chip, Metallica, The Black Keys, Santogold, kaiser Chiefs… man all records I jammed out in 2008.  I should have made a top 50.

And the more I think about it, the more I really should have included Beck’s Modern Guilt.  Bastard.

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Hey, here is a story.

You can resell your MP3s?  neat-O.

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The Sean Penn movie Milk is out soon (if it isn’t out already).  Based on a true story!

Truth is more fucked up than fiction.

OK, I gotta get to work.  Go with yourself.

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I WAS in love with iTunes Genius… and I do still sorta like Genius, but sometimes it makes me go WTF?

I wanted to base a playlist on Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody.”  Brilliant song.  I did get a wonderous song from Rogue Wave called “Eyes” which is special and a song that made me sad in Pinback’s “Fortress.”

But then a whole bunch of other crud… mind you, all this “crud” is on MY hard-drive… but still, Genius was down-right  well… genius with yesterday’s “Pennyroyal Tea” playlist.  I guess I just expected genius everytime.

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Coral and I just finished watching Grey’s Anatomy and I am not liking the lack of nurses on the show.  Nurses are a big part of getting healed and they are never anywhere to be found… it is always some crying, over-sexed doctor saving the day.  I haven’t had too many encounters with the health care system (ouch wood) but I pretty big one was the birth of Madelyn.  And it was nurses that were the for the whole ordeal and it was nurses that make you feel better.  Sure, doctors swoop in from time to time, but it was nurses who did all the work.  There should be more nurses on Grey’s Anatomy.

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A couple stories in the news today that had me looking cock-eyed at the computer and wondering, “wow, this my community.”

Times-Colonist: Felon Steals Again Minutes After Being Released By Police

A 33-year-old man, already out on probation for breaking into a house, was picked up two weeks ago and taken to Victoria police headquarters for allegedly stealing a camera from a car. He was processed and released back onto Caledonia Avenue, outside headquarters. Undercover officers watched in amusement as he walked half a block away and, barely out of the shadow of the police station, returned to old habits.

“Within five minutes he breaks into another two cars,” said Sgt. Grant Hamilton, police spokesman.

Neat.  Imagine if that was your car and you had to pay the $300 deductible.  grrrr.

The police are cool about it, god bless ’em.
Both Hamilton and Bown were reluctant to criticize the justice system for its role in handing out sentences that appear to do little to deter career criminals. They said police simply focus on doing their jobs, which is only one part of the law-enforcement process.

“It is definitely a concern of ours that these people come and go from jail, but it’s a bigger social issue of what to do with these people,” said Bown.

“We can’t put everybody in jail. There’s just not enough room.”

I get that, can’t throw every criminal in jail… but you know what?  I bet we could find a cot or something to roll out for this guy, I mean he really wants to be in jail.

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This story is tragic.

CBC: Loss of Man in fatal crash involving mountie unbearable

The SAME cop that was involved in the taser death of the Polish man at YVR killed a 21 year-old because he was drunk driving… and wait for… is suspended WITH pay.  Sadness.

But you really want to get fired up… read the comment section on the CBC.  People got a serious case of eye-for-eye going on… these are our neighbours…. yikes.

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Its enough to drive a man to drink.

and this libation from from Vancityrockgirl is just the thing.

the digital topsoil:

  • 2 parts espresso vodka
  • 1 part kaluha
  • 1 part butter ripple schnapps

Now that is a shooter cocktail I can get behind.

Go with yourself.

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