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A Family Milestone

6 Aug

Last night we had a bunch of my family over to celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday.

I still remember the first time I saw him drive and how weird it looked to me. Like he was a little kid playing a grow-up’s game. I was standing in the kitchen in our house on Staten Island, and I watched out of the sliding door window as he pulled out the driveway in his soon to be car, which was a white Maxima. He looked so doofy, and his ears looked so big, haha. And all I could think was how wrong it looked. I guess it felt like he was leaving me behind as a kid as he went into the next phase of his life.

Now I’m old too. And that huge gap that I felt that day when he pulled out of the driveway has disappeared. I mean don’t get me wrong, he’ll always be older (heh), but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference anymore.

I interrupt Austin programming…

28 Jun

…to introduce the grab-and-go assembly line salad. Why haven’t you adopted this yet? Someone please be a salad-preneur.

Per my fave NYC deli, lovingly knicknamed “dirty deli”, please meet my lunch:


- Grilled pesto chicken

- Chopped tomatoes

- Avocado

- Cucumbers

- Red onion

- Red wine vinegar

- Salt & pep

- Awesomesauce

I’m sorry to report that I haven’t done any 12 minute workouts since arriving in New York. Everyime I come here I bring my workout gear and my resolve, and then once I open my suitcase the resolve sees my heels and party dress and says screw you. So you see, it’s obviously not my fault. I declare.

I’ve yet to head back home to where my suitcase + clothes are, so I’ve been buying a new outfit every morning after crashing at my friend’s place. This is good for keeping up with fashion, but bad for keeping my wallet full.

I would say this trip is more of an exercise of stamina in a day vs. push ups in 50 seconds. If that’s true, then I’m doing pretty well!

Live from New York

26 Jun

I’m writing to you from the Launchpad Advertising offices in NYC. It feels so good to be back in this city. As soon as I got off the plane in JFK, I was bombarded by tons of people who looked either very busy, very important, or carelessly cool. Sounds about right. Actually.. it sounds kinda snobby and pretentious.. but I still love it. Don’t judge me.

This morning I immediately headed to my favorite deli right by the office and got 2 eggs on whole wheat toast with salt, pepper, and ketchup, plus a large coffee to go. Yessssss.

Meet one of the agency partners, David. This was on his desk this morning during our meeting. Ya know, the usual.


Here’s a peak at the office and some launchpaders.


I’m currently re-reading a favorite book of mine called “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” It’s a great read and helps me stay focused on the right kind of energy when I’m pushing things forward. I just reread the 2nd chapter, which is about the law of giving.

“In every seed is the promise of thousands of forests. But seed must not be hoarded, it must give it’s intelligence to the fertile ground. Through it’s giving, it’s unseen energy flows into material manifestation. The more you give, the more you will receive because you will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in your life. In fact, anything of value only multiplies when it is given. That which doesn’t multiply when given, is neither worth giving nor receiving.”

Love it.

What will you give today? Tomorrow?

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