Will get ready for Berkeley visit at 9— I mean 8-something. 8:25. Need be more precise with times.
Watched the news literally for less than a minute was already annoyed and came here.
Organized business cards as much as I could, the Laval flow-like of them circling from the box of cards I’ve accrued and that I took out yesterday for calls.
Nothing to write. May as well watch some of the news, I guess. No.. No idea what to type this morning. Should walk away, go shave, start readying early for drive to Berkeley, site visit when there of a startup company. Excited about this one. Hoping it gives me more new ideas as a blogger and how to approach blogging in some new way.
Scribbling notes, then taking pictures of them. Everything starting from a scribble, a new reaction or reflection in journal. Driving, Berkeley, poetry, which journal do I bring with me? Maybe that field journal I got from Sonic when I started as an AE, as an AAE. Okay, decided….
Ten words @ 8am:
Thinking too much.
Not waking early enough.
Why do I keep all these business cards, of people I will probably never talk to. Either as an AE or writer, blogger, or anything. Accountants, constructions people, plumbers, lawyers, IT people, caterers…. Let’s start with being and AE – Many of them don’t need what I represent, an Enterprise solution, so again… why do I keep the card? And as a writer, and I’m just being honest, how is an insurance agent going to help me sell books, get readers for these posts?
Where is this coming from? I don’t know, probably my recent insistence and practice of consolidation. Getting rid of apps on phone, trying not to have too many windows or tabs open on this laptop or the AE device. It comes from the meta – me, here, now, morning, espresso, listening to Tycho, constantly looking over at the time on phone seeing if it’s time to go upstairs and get ready for the Road.
Lunch in Berkeley… want to see if there are any wine shops. Think there’s one on.. what street is that…. Vine St. not sure I’ll have time. May just go to Bottle Barn, get a bunch of wines I’ve never heard of, never tasted. Need to taste more, that’s one takeaway from the judging I did this past weekend, or Friday I mean. These people are full-blow wine whisperers. Me, only a writer loving wine, writing about it from time to time. Didn’t get the bottle shots or labels captured as I wanted, but I didn’t need that and frankly labels don’t do anything for the paragraph.
There’s a reason why I’m so addicted tot his quiet. This, right here, music and thoughts, swinging from image to image like a caffeinated monkey which I more or less am right now and having time with me, Mike Madigan… learning more about him and where he’s going, why he is where he is and doing what he does, from what, and the Where’s atmospheric affair.