As Per Whatever

Welcome to November!

Editor’s note: I’m writing this from the BlackBerry. There may be related typographical errors; apologies in advance.

I’m on location at Mellow Mushroom downtown tonight, ringing in November after a reasonably successful Halloween. It’s amazing we’re so close to 2009. It’s amazing that next week, some sort of history will be made: We’ll have elected either the first black president or the first woman vice president. And, it’s amazing that I’m done with school in a month and a half.

October was a good, if not insanely busy, month. The highlight was absolutely ConvergeSouth and the Independent Bloggers’ Conference that followed. Head on over to Patrick’s blog for his epic roundup and awesome photos of me in front of a green screen.

I’ll have more when I’m on a bigger QWERTY. :)

In Brief Politics


This video seems eerily familiar. Watch, compare and contrast with today, and you’ll see what I’m saying.

(On a side note, I miss Ross Perot. My nostalgia for Perot was partially sparked by Obama’s infomercial last night; nobody, but nobody could do a political infomercial like he could.)

As Per Whatever

Welcome to 2008!

Happy New Year 2008

2008 promises to be one hell of a year. It better be a good one — being a leap year, we’re stuck with it for an extra day! I have a few friends who will technically turn six, as their birthdays fall on the 29th of February. Hehe.

It’s an election year, so the fireworks will continue well beyond tonight. We’ll see the world’s reaction to Beijing’s production of the Summer Olympics. Personally, I’ll be leaping forward with my career on multiple fronts: The College of Charleston’s Web redevelopment will be a big deal for me in the months that follow, and I’ll be graduating in December. It’s an exciting time, and I can’t wait.

Here’s to a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year to you and yours!

— Jared