January 12th, 2009
I’ve long wanted to poll my favorite people and ask them about stuff they like (I apologize for clunky writing. Still a bit under the weather and all.) And then I wanted to post their answers for everyone because you might see something new and cool to try.
So today, I’m starting the “My Awesome Things” week with my frienployer, Glynn. As background, Glynn and I worked together some years ago at a San Diego non-profit, and I instantly liked her. Because when I would go on and on and on about something, she’d just smile serenely and listen quietly. Then, when I vented about this or that, she’d nod sagely and listen quietly. When I began to roil and rail about who knows what and which, she’d sigh tolerably and listen quietly. And then, she’d say something serene and sage and tolerable that set me back on my heels and made me think. She is easily the most non-judgmental person I know. Plus, she’s a Buddhist and so that should explain a lot.
Anyway, I now copywrite for Glynn’s company, Table by the Window, and it’s a wonder she keeps me around. But thankfully she does. I’ve always sought her advice and companionship and now I seek her “Awesome Things” list and share it with you.
Tomorrow, “My Awesome Things” will be the PROMPTuesday topic, so everyone can play (I’ll get back to the more creative prompts next week, promise), but meanwhile, please enjoy Glynn’s list! (And remind me to tell you how she got her name sometime.)
Oh! And if you’d like to submit a “My Awesome Things” list for publication this week, e-mail me. I’ve got one or two spots left!
Meanwhile…take it away Glynn! (And thanks.)
As a checklist addict, I’ve tried many programs to manage my tasks but
there was always a feature or two missing. This service somehow
figured out how to offer every possible feature in an easy-to-use
format. There’s even an iPhone app.
Small business owners will appreciate the time-savings that comes with
using this online invoicing and time-tracking service. Surprisingly
easy to set-up and affordable.
If you’ve run out of gift ideas, especially for people who seem to
have everything, SkyMall has some very creative options. You may find
yourself clicking through their online catalog more often than you’d
A free daily email with clever write-ups for style mavericks and
social adventurers in 12 US cities.
- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market – www.freshandeasy.com
California, Arizona and Nevada are the test markets for this new
concept from the UK. City-dwellers and suburbanites can return to the
days before our only choice for dinner was buying groceries in bulk or
hitting the drive-thru. To really appreciate Fresh & Easy, go in with
2 rowdy children and no idea what to cook for dinner. You’ll be
amazed when you leave with a homemade meal that you can prep in 10
minutes, fresh flowers and stickers that the nice staff gave to pacify
- Google Calendar (& the whole Google Apps suite while I’m at it)
Sure, this started out as a useful and practical service for my
business that was amazingly free. But families can be so busy, so my
husband and I use Google Cal to keep track of each other’s schedules
too. If your spouse or partner resists the time required of
calendaring, let them know you can also add public calendars offered
by organizations like NFL teams, DisneyLink, Solar-Lunar, and check it
out… you can even add your Remember the Milk calendar!
- Restaurants in San Diego –
Marketplace Grille (locations in La Jolla, Sorrento Mesa and
Order the “Tony Special” named after one of the
owners, with grilled salmon on a bed of mediterranean veggies.
Healthy and flavorful, many customers swear by this meal to help them
- Coyote Cafe in Old Town
Chocolate tortillas made fresh while you wait, need I say more?
- Restaurants in Las Vegas –
The best Indian food you’ll ever have in your life.
“Feel Great Fast Food” is their slogan. With locations in
California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina, this company
has its mind in the right place. But even if you don’t care about
sustainability or nutritional value, the food will make you a believer.
- Polka Dot Riesling
Keep a couple of bottles of this at home: 1 for you and one for your
next guest to fall in love with. You’ll thank me and they’ll thank
you. For wine lovers, it’s a medium sweet with interesting flavors
that will appeal to most any wine drinker. The coolest part is the
price – under $10 at most stores.