American Stories, American Solutions

For a long time now, I have been supporting Barack Obama. I think that he is a great leader that supports people like me. That he has the best interests of normal people in mind. He supports industry, entrepreneurship, and technology. Yesterday, October 29th, Barack ran a 30 minute infomercial on seven major networks. I thought it was awesome. Aside from the exceptional production value, the real message hit home to me. Barack offers more then a change in leadership in the White House, he offers change that we all can believe in. Change in how we live as Americans. 

For young people like me, we all need to take the time to vote. Even in one of the reddest states in the Union, Utah, we still need to hit the polls, and vote. If you missed the video last night, I have posted it below.

Obama – Biden: Change we can believe in

Camera Bag

Posted from my iPhone.
Camera Bag is a new app for the iPhone that takes the shoddy (albeit better then my Blackberry) camera and turns it into a miracle of Chinese manufacturing. You see, I like taking pictures, especially when I get to style them up to look like my favorite film camera, the Holga. What is charecteristic of the Holga is a heavy vignette, and overly saturated colors. Camera Bag mimics the look of the Holga, turning the lemon if the iPhone camera into lemonade.

Let me know what you think.

Melissa, spotlighted.

What a hottie...
What a hottie...

Melissa was spotlighted in R.S. this last week, and I wanted to share the note. She left it up on the bulletin board, which in my mind is something that is begging to be blogged. Following this notion, next is Jordan Duke’s wedding announcement, pics of Ty and Ashley, and lotsa pictures of Parker, Caleb, and Maren.

Before we get distracted, here is the profile.

Melissa Spurlock grew up in Fremont California in a family of four children, two younger sisters and a older brother. Melissa attended BYU and received her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. She considers finding such an amazing man who wanted to marry her in the temple one of her greatest accomplishments. She and Jake are expecting their first baby in February. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, gardening, the outdoors, and crafts, not scrapbooking though. She loves Spring (after it stops snowing), anything barbecued, Saturdays, her hairdryer, and her washing machine. One of Melissa’s favorite scents is her toilet bowl cleanser (Lysol Country scent). If she could wake up and do anything tomorrow she sould explore a tropical island with lots of pineapple and waterfalls (but no bugs or varmints). Melissa currently serves as a assistant secretary in the primary…

What a sweetheart. Some interesting stats:

  • We have now been married for 1274 days.
  • Or 3 years, 5 months, 25 days
  • Or 110,073,600 seconds
  • Or1,834,560 minutes
  • Or 30,576 hours
  • Or 182 weeks

My how the time has passed…

The Truth Is…

No One Cares About You.

I am a big fan of Seth Godin, I have a been reading his blog for a few years now about marketing, branding, and social media. It was with great delight that he posted links to some videos today. 

“No one cares about you” refers to a riff in the video. Radio, TV and magazines care about you the marketer. They care because you the marketer pay the bills. Mass media exists to sell ads. Period. (as Tom would say). Period. But the internet doesn’t care about you, and the users of the internet don’t care about you either.

For a look at the videos, take a look at them here, here, here, and the last one is here.