Got my haircut early this morning at 9:00. Heather, my hairstylist is cool because she is very thorough, and has become an expert of the underrated art of “barbershop” conversation, which is probably as close to therapy as I’ll ever get. Plus she really digs Wilco. Heather was disappointed to learn that my pseudo mullet period had come to an end, since she was the original architect. I knew it was never that aesthetically pleasing however was amused by the fact that I was actually rocking a facsimile of a mullet. “Charlie” from Lost can pull it off, but I don’t think I ever really did. Plus, the fact I have been gaining some poundage lately, give me a sort of Asian John Daly look, which is never good.
I downloaded Gary Hamel’s “Leading the Revolution” on my iPod last night as I wanted to listen to it at the gym. I read the book a couple years ago but felt I needed a little refresher. Although, Hamel caught some flack for his praise of Enron and their resulting scandal, the guy is simply brilliant. I thought it would be hard to work out to an audiobook revolving around business strategy, but his views and approach are so inspired that I actually felt energized throughout my neverending quest to reduce the gut. Once I got home I enjoyed reading Dick Costolo’s blog “Ask the Wizard” . Given that he just sold Feedburner to Google for a cool $100 mil, I would surmise that he knows of what he posts. Once I get through all of the updates on my newsgator feed; I’ll go on a little shopping expedition to Trader Joe’s. (Talk about a well run private company). I also tried making an avatar on Gizmoz. It just launched however, I really would have liked to be able to have more choice regarding hair selection. In my humble opinion, the afro is no longer funny, while the white man’s perm is severely underappreciated. (see Greatest American Superhero) The record voice function on gizmoz gave me some trouble but eventually it should make a good device for birthday wishes, etc.
On a lighter note, my friend Andy Fox has launched his blog. Andy is truly an original in addition to being damn funny. At The Hold Steady show on Thursday he regaled us with stories of a philandering man in a bear suit at Burning Man, disdain for most Mac users, and criteria for potential lady friends which include the ability to use a semicolon and having read at least 4 books. He also recently bought a camera off eBay that automatically brings a picture of 3 striped shirt cheeseballs every time he turns it on. Check out his blog.