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October 2008

  • Going for a walk on the beach. Field Five Robert Moses. It’s been a long 12 days. Feels good.
  • Senate passes the bailout bill.
  • The Obama team is amazing. They just released an iPhone recruiting, campaign tool. Gotta give credit where it’s due.
  • British Airways refunded my hotel & meals for a canceled flight. Also, gave me a $200 credit for my next flight? Thanks for valuing my time.
  • Today was a good day back. Made some positive progress on theClozing with Joe & got a surprise voice mail from my favorite real estate agent
  • So wait. Barry Frank’s gay lover Herb Moses was a Fannie Mae exec. while they pushed relaxed lending restrictions.
  • It’s so nice and peaceful to wake up in the middle of the night, do some great work for a couple-three hour and sneak back to bed.
  • Howard Stern got married in NYC Friday. Guests @ Le Cirque, incl Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Sarah Silverman & Robin Quivers
  • Queen Latifah will play Gwen Ifill, on “SNL” this week.
  • WTF? Is this viral marketing for Ghost Buster 3? There isn’t even an approved script yet. I like Akroyd more now.
  • Went to 7-11 to get my Blueberry Coffee. They only had Obama cups. An employee said, “You think we’re stupid?” We sold out of the McCain cups.
  • “I’ll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got.” Just finished watching Raising Arizona with the Little Misses.
  • Planning with @malte in the West Village. Think I need to find my passport tonight.
  • I’m at the MLS Tech Fair on Long Island. Let’s see what new in Real Estate Technology.
  • Working from the Sellsius booth @ the MLS Real Estate Tech Fair today. Gave a few industry people a sneak peek of http://theclozing.com.
  • Settling into the couch to watch the debate. Met & had dinner with interesting people after the Tech Fair w Joe. I’ll follow-up tomorrow.
  • Got a sneak peek at http://SkiNet.com TV. The player looks great & there’s plenty of good content. Can’t wait to go skiing this season.
  • Damn. The National Debt Clock in NYC has run out of digits. Video History of Clock
  • “Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they’ll give me a dollar to sign up” 
  • Let’s see how long I can go without watching, reading or listening to the news. What will I miss? Can I make it 24 hours?
  • I did it. 24 hours with no political news. Spending the day in the Hamptons with Bea to recharge.
  • Woke up in the middle of the night. Checked email, IM’d w/ Colorado & Germany. Watched XTC Video & didn’t check Drudge. News Embargo day two.
  • I did it. No political/financial news over the weekend. I feel less stressed and more productive. Great because I have tons of work to do.
  • I just got interviewed about Rezorter.com for Outside Magazine. Very cool.
  • I like totally love the jetpack-tshirt.
  • Wrote my first update. It’ll be the last post on that site since we’ve moved the blog off Blogspot.
  • @JFSellsius has written the first post about our joint project called theClozing.com.
  • Very pleased with the number of real estate blog submissions we’ve gotten for www.theclozing.com in only 10 hours.
  • Had another very long, but productive day polishing the business plan & pitch presentation for the VC’s we’re meeting in Berlin next week.
  • BUFFETT: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.
  • Why does Yahoo charge its users for decent spam, virus & phishing protection? Yahoo has so much potential.
  • Who Ray. I just found my German cell phone!
  • Back in Berlin. Off to grab breakfast with @Malte. When can I find a dark brewed coffee in Mitte?
  • They speak German in Berlin too? Everyone around me at cafe St. Oberholz is speaking English. My attempt to ordered in German failed again.
  • Planning my day 4.0. Will be at Lunch 2.0 at noon.
  • Why can’t there be a blogging software as simple and robust to use as when you are logged into Facebook?
  • Back in my office today. Reaching out to everyone I met whilst in Berlin. So many interesting people doing interesting things.
  • VistaPrint screwed me out of almost $200 by signing me up for PASSPORTTOFUN without my permission. One of those cancel after 30 days hit jobs
  • The Economist endorsed Obama (2008), Kerry (2004), Bush (2000), Dole (1996), Clinton (1992), no-one (1988, 1984) & Reagan (1980)
  • Now I remember why I’m such a huge Lost fan. Just watched the new season 5 promo
  • Any suggestions for a weekend get-away destination close to NYC?
  • We’re Nantucket bound. Made the executive decision to drive to Hyannis tonight & we’ll take the first Ferry over tomorrow with our bikes.

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