November 04, 2010
That was a quote from my brother the other day. He called me to let me know that the DC facebook page has posted links to my last 4 or so blog entries. I also got a text from a buddy that bosoxx34 has been all over twitter the last couple days. It's certainly very cool for my results and my blog to receive all this attention lately and I have to thank DC for getting my name out there. I'm enjoying it as well as the few PMs and E-mails I've had talking about how my blog and series helped them a ton.As a video maker you're never sure how they're going to be evaluated and for people to get as much from them as they do is great.
Also and while this was never my intention my post about my 10k month has received quite a bit of attention. Again, it's all very humbling and this blog is just more or less a way to document my progress and I enjoy writing so it helps me settle down a bit at times. I was incredibly excited to write that blog post and it's awesome that other people are taking things from it to apply to their own game. All the attention sort of reminds me of when Butler made their journey to the finals. Brad Stevens, the young coach sent out a text message right after they made it to championship game against Duke. It simply saidÂ "Stay hungry, Stay humble." Those of you that have watched my series know what a big fan of Brad Stevens I am and I hope to continue working hard while taking doses of humility.
Today I recorded the latest podcast of "Hey Ball" with Joe and Chuck. While I'm generally always nervous when making a video, this was easy. I met both in Vegas this summer and I knew it would be fun to make, hopefully those that listen to it enjoy it. It comes out on Friday.
One thing about Barcelona that I'm a little worried about are the layovers in International cities. On the way there I stop at Madrid and on the way back I change planes somewhere in France. I have a good amount of time in between each flight but I'm going to have no idea where to go and I'll be traveling by myself. I've been told by multiple people that it's pretty easy and there are numerous employees at each international airport that speak English so it should be fine, my mind just has a tendency to race a lot.
Speaking of planes, I was able to book my flight for $855 thanks to expedia. However for fun I searched how much a first class ticket would cost to Barcelona and asked multiple people to guess what it was. Every person was way off on their first guess and their number was way too low. I probably wouldn't be close either considering the jump to first class would cost $6879 for a round trip. Maybe if I win the tourney I'll book a one way first class ticket on the way home.
Finally I've found my Dad's Christmas gift this year. The last couple years he has been collecting Redsox memorabilia. Last year I bought him an autographed framed picture of Bernie Carbo hitting the tying HR in game 6 of the 1975 WS. This year I decided to go with an autographed Jon Lester Photo of his no-hitter. For those that don't know the story behind Lester he was diagnosed with Cancer in his rookie year (2006). He recovered from that and is now the Redsox ace. He threw a no-hitter in May of 2008 and it's a great memory. The thing I love about this shot is the scoreboard in the background showing all zeros in the 9th inning. Whoever took that picture did an outstanding job of getting the ball, Lester, and the scoreboard. Now hopefully my Dad doesn't stumble on my blog between now and Christmas.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are
small jobs.Â Every time you conquer one it makes you that much
stronger.Â If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to
take care of themselves.Â ~Dale Carnegie