Cottage Reading, a Social Media Workshop and Dancing to Eminem

534977_10152735580020721_524773827_nAnd we’re back on the grid after a week without internet or cell phone service. Oddly blissful. Somehow a relief to live life without posting, tweeting or instagramming it.

Got a big chunk or reading done, all those downloads and books you mean to read but are short on time or focus. Along with a film script (pretty good) and a novel manuscript (really good) here some of them,  in case you’re interested.

The Science of Marketing  excerpt download from Hubspot

Simon Brault – Notes for APASO, TAPA Toronto – April 12, 2012 – spectacular keynote address

B2B Social Media: A Roadmap To Revenue whitepaper from MarketWired

A few others as well but you get the picture. Things that live in a file on your desktop til you read them.

Also

How to Host a Dinner Party, by Corey Mintz loved it. easy reading, excellent ideas, confirmation of what you might already be doing right, and how to stop doing the wrong things.

Made to Stick by the Heath brothers Excellent excellent book. Why do some ideas thrive while others die?

The Lord of the Rings (first book – what? I’d never read it before. It’s pretty good). 🙂

Cooked by Michael Pollan – GREAT book – cooking via the four elements – earth, air, fire, water. I didn’t know how little I knew about barbecue til last week. Timing was excellent as I was cooking all week at the cottage and my appreciation for stinky cheese grew immeasurably.

Excellent evening last night, hosted by Dancer Transition Resource Centre – a social media 101 workshop for about 25 folks. Smart, inquisitive, not afraid of questions or answers. Had a great time – hope they did too – thanks for having me. One of the participants was telling a story about her most viral post – she’s a dancer and didn’t have a lot going on in the way of performance at one point – being 8 months pregnant and all. So she made a video of something most 8 months pregnant people don’t do, or in fact most un-pregnant people don’t do either.

Amazing.

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