STUFF I’M IN TO (JANUARY 2013)

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    It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I realize I’m probably losing any loyal following I may have built up…  The holidays were awesome to me with a lot of time around family, a trip to see my parents in their amazing Florida habitat and a quick trip out to Colorado for a little snowboarding with good friends.

    Being perfectly honest, I have a draft of a post that I can’t seem to hit the publish button on so this is a lame attempt at keeping the conversation going.  Rather than just ignore my blog completely, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a quick list of some cool stuff I’ve encountered in January…here it goes!

     

    Thought Leader:  Larry Page

    Larry recently gave an interview to Wired Magazine (the best interview in that magazine since last month’s WILD expose on John McAfee).  I tore through it with enthusiasm learning a little more about his leadership styles and vision for Google.  He’s definitely a one of a kind guy and it’s encouraged me to seek out some more information on his career.  Larry is a true leader and isn’t looking to make incremental changes to how the world operates.  He instead looks for ways to make 10X improvements in the projects he works in, fundamentally changing society in his wake.

    Reports of his health issues are concerning and I hope that his chronically hoarse voice is something minor because he has a lot of impact left to make.

     

    App:  Bike Race

    A friend of mine showed this app to me in the last week and I can’t seem to get enough…this game evokes memories of excite bike with awesome physics and simple game play.  To make things even better it has a turn based multi-player challenge mode that allows you to compete with your friends across platform (Android, iPhone/iPad)…  Think Excite Bike meets Words With Friends!

    If you already have the app, click this link on your phone to play me:  http://bikerace.me/ACIXhw

     

    Liquid Culture:  5 Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make 

    Imbibe Magazine (something you should probably subscribe to) covers all things liquid culture…Coffee, Tea, Cocktails, Beer and more.  This month they published a list of 5 drinks every aspiring cocktail aficionado should be able to perfect.  So far I’m tight on the first 3 (Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Last Word), but haven’t dipped into the Sidecar or a real Whiskey Sour but will be working on that soon.

    Check out their article for the recipes and click on over to the subscribe link if you’re looking for a really interesting magazine that you’ll read cover to cover each month.

     

    TV Show:  Justified

    I accidentally discovered Justified 3 years back after going through some severe Jack Bauer withdrawals.  My craving for twisted plot staring a bad ass American law man was fulfilled with the acting of Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens.  It’s honestly hard to pick my favorite actor in this with habitual bad guy Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) playing the antagonist and a good buddy of mine from college (Abby Miller) playing a growing role as Ellen May, a back woods prostitute who has lost her way but now finding Jesus.

    As a bonus…I discovered that the series is based on a few short novels by Elmore Leonard and have made it through 2 1/2 of them so far.  Season 4 just started and it hasn’t disappointed yet.

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