Who Deserves That Ticket to the Upcoming BlueGlass TPA

As part of the We suck at contests promotion for a free ticket to BlueGlass TPA, we’re asking people to post why they deserve the ticket. So far, the top 5 (in no particular order) are:

  • Dixon Jones
  • Sanjay Sabnani
  • Christa Watson
  • Justin Freid
  • Andrew Norcross

So…who do you think deserves that ticket to BlueGlass TPA?

My Amazon Wish List

For those people who keep asking what I want for Christmas…
My Wish List

I’m an SEO Dark Lord…

From the SEOMoz SEO Quiz…wasn’t really *that* hard…

SEO Dark Lord – 99%

Are you an SEO Expert?

New MacBook Pro

Picked up a MacBook Pro over the weekend. I used to swear I’d never get a Mac, but this thing is really nice and has a ton of cool features. Right now I’m writing this post in a widget called WordPressDash. If you see this post, it worked 😉

Protected: Car Wash Fun – Email or IM Me For Password

Guys Only

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Car Wash Fun

Some fun commands:

Destroy the Car

Additional command ideas are appreciated 😉

Year in Cities

Saw that Sean listed the cities he stayed at least one night in last year based on something he saw on Jason Kottke’s site. I figured I’d throw my pitiful list of cities out there so that I can shoot for a better list for this year.

Portland, OR
Sedona, AZ
Woodridge, IL
Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Hermiston, OR
White Salmon, WA
Las Vegas, NV
Gilbert, AZ

Yeah…it’s sad. I have a goal to at least get out of North America once this year.

Merry Christmas 2005

Christmas 2005 has now come and is pretty much gone. This year didn’t seem much like Christmas time to me until this past Friday. Partially, it is the lack of decorations around the house as we are getting ready to sell it. I have also just been so busy with so many different things going on in my life that I haven’t really had time to stop and reflect on things. This coming week, I’m going to try and relax a little before going full speed into 2006.

Today was a pretty good day overall. We found out that my sister is now engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Tony. He’s Greek and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I got some pretty cool new toys to play with and several new clothing items that I really wanted. Jayson bought me a new cooling head for my r/c car and we took them out in the desert to run them around. It definately makes a big difference keeping the engine quite a bit cooler. After dinner, we sat on the back patio, started a fire in our little chiminea and I decided to find out just how flammable r/c car nitro fuel is…quite a fun little experiment, but probably wasn’t the best of ideas.

I’m having a blast working with BootsnAll. Sean, Donovan, and Court are all on a Tanzania adventure trip getting ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I wish I was with them. Most likely I will attempt to go on the trip next summer.

Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2006.

Crazy, Fun Week In Vegas

I went to Vegas this past week for PubCon. The guys from BootsnAll(Sean, Chris, and Nick) and I managed to fit alot of fun into a short time.

Monday night, we met up with Jen Leo and her friend John and had sushi at Nobu in the Hard Rock Hotel. After dinner, we drove over to Mandalay Bay and had drinks at Mix. From there, we ended up at the redneck casino, Silverton. It was themed around the outdoors and was tied in with Bass Pro Shops. I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere. Good looking “mermaids”, inexpensive tables, and a custom chopper with a Bass Pro Shop theme to it. Jen made a good call on that one.

Tuesday we spent most of the day at the conference sessions for PubCon. Many of them were boring and some were a repeat of last year. Robert Cringely delivered an excellent keynote in the morning, but there wasn’t much exciting beyond that. That evening, Yahoo! had a party at PURE in Caesars Palace. The portion of the night that Yahoo! put on was not as exciting as last year’s party at Rain, but once that party was over and people started dancing, everything picked up. We had a ton of fun dancing with the girls from LinkConnector. I will be joining them as an affiliate 🙂 . Around 1am, we left PURE and went to the sportsbook in Caesar’s to watch Australia qualify for the world cup.

On Wednesday morning, we dragged ourselves out of bed to go listen to Matt Cutts from Google answer some questions in the morning session of the conference. As usual, Matt was great to listen to. Sometimes it’s easy to get frustrated with Google, but overall I think they’re really out there to make a good product. I had a few opportunities to talk with Matt one on one over the course of the week. What a great asset Google has in Matt. That evening, we met up with the girls from LinkConnector for sushi at Caesar’s Palace. After dinner, we went over to Rum Jungle at Mandalay bay. Chris and I weren’t overly impressed ($7+tip for a domestic bottle of beer), so we headed over to the Hard Rock Hotel to do some gambling.

Thursday we slept in a bit, had breakfast in the hotel and took care of some business we had been discussing over the week. Around 1, we made our way over to New York, New York where PubCon was happening. We drank, and drank, and drank…then decided to walk the length of the strip to Slots-A-Fun…where you can play $1 blackjack and craps. Someone decided they were up for some Mexican food, so we went to the Hard Rock Hotel (again…that place kicks ass) and had dinner at the Pink Taco. Sean, Chris, and I sat down and played blackjack. I made just enough to almost break even for the week…lost money playing 3 card poker…bad luck with that so far.

Overall, the week kicked ass. Thank you Sean, Chris, Nick, Ioan, Jen, John, and everyone else who made the week fun.

Recently Played Music

I noticed that Keith added a list of his recently listened to music. It seemed like fun, so I threw one together for myself. It actually took longer to figure out where the feed is than to implement it.

More help here if you want to add your own.

New House, Old House, Busy Month

Other than a few minor issues, the new house is coming along nicely. The estimated completion is the end of February.


We’re going to be doing tile in our current house this weekend and hopefully new carpet will go in next week. Once those are done, we will be ready to get it sold. Not sure where we’ll move after that. I want to get a rental house until at least a month after completion of the new house so that we can put new flooring in. We didn’t upgrade any of the flooring from the builder because they wanted a rediculous amount of money for the upgrades. They also didn’t have bamboo flooring, which Christie and I are leaning towards for the hard surfaces in the house. Originally I wanted 24″ travertine, but after looking into bamboo and seeing some samples at Home Depot, I’ve decided that it is a great look.

I’ll be in Vegas next week for PubCon. It’ll be a great time. Sean, Chris and Nick from BootsnAll will be there and they’ll be bringing Ioan with them. Should make for a wild week.

We’ll be in Tucson at the end of the following week for a wedding and some relaxation. I’ll also be going to Portland for the BootsnAll Party.