Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just another quick update...

Its still been a while since I've been on here to blog, and hopefully after I get my new iPad in the next few days I will be able to blog a bit more, but the house is getting there in the whole "setting everything up" department. We've been there for two months now and its really starting to feel like a home. Xmas lights went up last weekend and that made my bride happy. Happy Wife = Happy Life.

Until next time...this has been my two cents.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blogging Problems...

As many of you probably know I was recently married and have started this newest chapter of my life. Well I guess its techinically OUR lives now. But as for this blog, I've sort of put it on the backburner with everything else going on. I'm still working on a pre/post-wedding blog to talk about what we experienced going into te wedding planning upto and including the time after the reception and getting things fixed that didn't go according to plan as well as some other things.

In case you missed it, I changed jobs in April and have been loving my new position and school. I'm in enrollment now and also working back in Harrisburg at Central Pennsylvania College. Erin and I are in the midst of buying a house and wow did we find a jewel. I'll have a blog about that one too!

Until next time...this has been my two cents (appreviated and updating version)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I live. I ride. I am. JEEP!

So I come home from work yesterday and grab the mail. I see an envelope from Jeep and immediate think about what could possibly be in this letter. Is it a recall? (Toyota has been having a bunch, is Jeep next?) Is it something about having my Jeep for a year? (I got it last March on the 2nd or 3rd)

I walk into the house and can't open it right away because I have to take the two dogs out (they've been inside since 9 a.m. and it would just be cruel). So I get back inside and what do I find in this envelope? Probably the best piece of direct mail marketing I've seen.

Inside of the envelope is two things; a letter from Jeep saying thank you for owning a Jeep, and a bumper sticker with the new "I live. I ride. I am. JEEP." slogan on it.

Well this is the greatest direct mail piece i've ever seen for several reasons. 1) As a "jeeper" there is a sense of unity among the people who truly feel that slogan is the way a person who drives a Jeep should be. 2) It will show those who drive Wranglers that the "Jeeper" person doesn't always have a CJ, XJ, or TJ, my MK works just fine. and 3) It's FREE advertising for Jeep and their new slogan from the people that are always going to be happy to add another to the Jeep family!

My fiance looked at me like I was the biggest dork in the world, but for those of you who are members of the Jeep family you understand. That whole "Its a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand" is very true. Unless you have Jeep blood running through your veins, its just another SUV.

I love my Jeep Patriot and after the winter we've had in DC this year, I'm thankful to have it. The people in my apartment complex looked at it in the snow and just from those four letter knew that I wouldn't have a problem getting in or out (NOTE: I only have the 2WD version because I didn't figure I would need 4WD in DC). The Jeep name is that strong and says to anyone who sees it, "I OWN THE ROAD, WHETHER IT'S PAVED OR NOT!"

Until next time...this has been my two cents.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Newly Created Blog

Well I decided after reading several blogs that I needed to get more immersed in this "world" of blogging. I currently follow several SID / PR related blogs and if nothing else they let me know that I'm not the only one that goes through the daily struggles of an athletics professional.

In this first post I'm going to simply say a few thank you's to the people that have helped me the most thus far in my professional career and development and leave it be with that.

First, I'd like to thank my first boss and the person who got me into the athletics arena, Tom Byrnes. Tom has been a mentor, a friend, and a constant positive voice. No matter what has gone on since I started working for him, he's had my back and I truly appreciate that.

Secondly, I'd like to thank the PSAC SIDs and conference office (even the ones who are no longer in the PSAC) for their dedication to me through one of the hardest phases of my life. I took over the Cal U. SID office in the midst of one of the hardest years on an SID and with all of their help I made it out alive. I learned invaluable lessons and even when I was made an example of, I took it with a grain of salt and chalked it up to inexperience. That group will always be the group that I can look back on to know where I came from.

Lastly, I'd like to thank my fiancee, Erin. While I was already in the industry before her and I decided to even begin dating, if I could even be called that, she was my best friend for several years and was my greatest support throughout college and early in my professional career. She has stuck by me on the long days and late nights and through the good times and bad I know she will always be right here with me.

I will try to keep this blog up to date and if nothing else post a few links to other blogs or articles that I've read that I think are relevant to either the SID world, or just the world in general. I likely won't be touching on political issues or world peace. This is a simple blog from a simple man.

Until next time...this has been my two cents.