#1 – I got Freshly Pressed again! Woot! A warm welcome to all my new followers, welcome aboard. Thanks to Michelle, the most excellent story wrangler at WordPress.
#2 – This should take the number 1 spot: I’m going to Japan for two weeks at the end of March for general exploration, to fight ’50’s style yakuza members, to sample sushi quality repeatedly, involve myself in at least three martial art montages, quote Mr. Baseball incessantly, pretend that I don’t absolutely love Godzilla movies, and visit my good friend Danny, of Don’t Touch My Mustache blog. Dream trip come to fruition. Cannot fucking wait.
#3 – The house I mentioned I would be purchasing (new RAM HQ) is stuck in the sticky world of short sales. If you’re not familiar with short sales, think of them as emotional roller coasters lubed with greed, controls – operated by mega-banks with no guarantee you’re going actually get the final prize (stopping, in this analogy). It’s going to be a long haul, so the DIY posts are unfortunately a ways off.
#4 – While I’m overseas, I’ve asked some bloggers whose work I really enjoy (who I’ve also became decently close outside the blog world) to organize a Roam About Take Over. Contributors: The very blog-famous Le Clown, Brigitte of Brigitte’s Banter, and Susie, of Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride. I will also have some of my closest friends pitching in: artist/entrepreneur Matt Barnes , Mark Pagan of Con Chocolate Productions, Paige Harris of Life Mastery, and my love, Marti Babcock-Bukach-Bangkok.
#5 – Susie does this amazing thing on her blog called Use Me & Abuse Me where she lets people link their posts in the comments section, as a writing showcase. I love this idea. It’s great, conjured some ideas, and like Japan (forcedly) opening up its virgin doors to Commodore Perry in 1854, I’m inspired to have more guest bloggers on this site for ’13. Let me know if you’re interest in being featured on Roam About, and pitch me an idea.
#6 – It’s my One-Year B-day today. Happy Birthday, Blog Me. Been one hell of a year.
Peace, Love and Hair Grease – Mike