Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thank you, Mom's Resource!

I got a nice link from someone at Mom's Resource. Not sure who directed her attention to me, but I'm very grateful. Do check out the site!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yes, this is my truck, and no, I won't help you move

Here are some search strings that led to MyTruckBud.com. Lol. I'm sure I gave someone an idea for a business...

"how to say no to people who want help moving with your truck"

"people ask me to move stuff with my truck how do i say no"

"yeah this is my truck no i won't help you move"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations, President Obama

May you lead the country with humility, wisdom and courage.

Also, don't eff it up.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dispatch from the Fortress of Solitude

Is anyone there? Please, anyone? I need help. I've holed myself up in the bathroom while the Beast sleeps. My wife is sleeping because she took a job doing the midnight shift at the front desk of our apartment building. She does this on the weekends--Saturday and Sunday morning--and has to catch up on sleep for the rest of the day. That leaves me on babysitting duties the whole day, and I have work to do.

Please, somebody help me. He'll wake at any moment. Any sound could set him off. A dog has been barking in a nearby apartment since eight o'clock. Someone is playing hip-hop music. My situation is PRECARIOUS! I have dozens of e-mails to catch up on. I'm starving. I haven't showered. And this is the first time in 48 hours that I've been able to go to the bathroom. So, I'm multi-tasking.

He's sweet, I know. He's a very good boy. But he also likes to whack his head into things, and has a deadly affinity for light sockets. And even if the Boy doesn't kill me, the Mother will. While I merely try to keep our son alive, the house descends into a minefield of blocks, singing bear toys and Tupperware. If she wakes before I can clean it, she'll have my...hands.

Oh no! I heard a sound. Something down the hallway is stirring. Wait--is the bathroom door locked? Oh no! And my pants are still down! Help! No! You can't come in! Get out of that! Noooo!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hello! Welcome to 2009. So far we're off to a great start!

What's that?

Are you sure?

Seriously?

Okay, I've just been informed that the economy is in the tank, they're tearing each other up in the Middle East again, and damn it! The vending machine is out of Chex Mix again...

Okay, composing myself...10...9...8...7...

Better.

Yeah, the world's got some problems right now, but that's no reason for pessimism. Times like these really test our character and resolve. (Trust me, this is a good thing). With the right attitude, you come out stronger, healthier and happier. Look at me--in 2008 I nearly lost my home, I was laid off from my day job, and the market nearly killed my fledgling side business, MyTruckBud.com. But I'm still here and more determined than ever to make something of myself and my life. "MTB awareness," for lack of a better phrase, is on the rise. MTB.com traffic is up more than 230 percent. This is a very good thing, forged almost entirely from will and determination.

I'm not normally this peppy, believe me. In fact, as I write this, I'm stymied by some marketing challenges I face. This, several unanswered business questions, and the stress of raising a fussy, mobile toddler could easily bury me under an avalanche of self-doubt and self-pity. But I refuse to let it. And you know what happens when you do that? New ideas and opportunities arise. It's not magic, but it feels that way.

So let's get out there and rock 2009, Washington. I'm going to go find some Chex Mix.