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Archive for October, 2010

Video: Halloween Light Hero – Holiday Light Show

October 28th, 2010 Comments off
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Photo: Sunset sky

October 27th, 2010 Comments off
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I Like This – October 27, 2010

October 27th, 2010 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

  • Cake Balls – October 26, 2010 – I have seen these before. Certainly a different take on “cake” and candy. Sounds like a bit of work, but maybe I can enlist the family for a little help on this project. I tend to avoid cookies that take too much work as I am making so many different cookies for my party and too much “finishing” really slow things down.
  • Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies – October 26, 2010
  • Top 10: Whiteboards, blackboards, and brainstorming tools – October 25, 2010 – I do miss not having a white board here in the home office. I think maybe the shower board might be the way for me to go. I have several places I could put that and get some creative space.
  • Cranberry Turtle Bars – October 25, 2010
  • Download & Print Doctor Who Masks – October 25, 2010 – Halloween is just around the corner and you could make a quick costume using these masks from Doctor Who. Some of them look pretty cool!
  • (title unknown) – October 25, 2010 – Another review of the Artisinal LA event. First photo shows myself, my son and my friend, Liam, at the start of our day.
  • Highlights from Artisanal LA – October 25, 2010 – I went on Saturday with my 12-year-old son and a good friend. We all agreed that it was an excellent event with lots of opportunities to taste and talk with the vendors. I was blown away by how interested everyone was to talk with people and share their take on their products. I would definitely attend again.

    The smallish size of the event was just about perfect. Too often in LA we tend to blow events into huge productions. I find events of this size and scope much more enjoyable. I would much rather see several smaller events than one large one. Heck, as it was, we were stuffed by the end of our 2.5 hours at the show. I don’t think I could have tasted anything else had I stayed the rest of the day. (LAUGH)

  • La Tavola della mia Famiglia: Brutti ma Buoni – October 24, 2010 – I am not sure if my wife’s family made these Italian cookies (food and be hyper-regional in Italy and Sicily), but they look like something neat to try for this year’s cookie party. The name means “ugly, but good” and that in itself makes them charming enough to give them a try.
  • Fall Cocktails: Spiked Cider – October 22, 2010 – Another Fall/Winter cocktail. Sounds tasty. Cider is always one of my favorite drinks this time of year.
  • Ustream Lets Users Set Up Their Own Pay Per View And Ad Free Broadcasting (Alexia Tsotsis/TechCrunch) – October 22, 2010 – Very cool enhancement to uStream’s services. We are all looking for some way to make a few pennies of of the content we create and services like this make it a bit easier.
  • pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal – October 22, 2010 – I am going to try this using my Good Eats overnight Oatmeal recipe that I use each Christmas Eve. This gives us an opportunity to have it more than once a year.
  • 8 Great Mind Mapping Tools For Effective Brainstorming – October 21, 2010 – Mindmapping can be a great way to shake lose new ideas and thoughts. I use Freemind myself, but as this post shows there are a host of good mindmapping Programs out there.
  • SmartTwitter Posts Your Tweets On Facebook, Minus The Noise – October 20, 2010
  • Halloween Cocktail: The Jack-O-Lantern Halloween for Grownups – October 20, 2010
  • Boarrd Is a Customizable Information Board for Your Project Team [Start Pages] – October 20, 2010 – I can foresee some big uses for this. Coordinating teams can be hard and having a dashboard can make things a lot simpler.

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Radio Show: Adventurize Your Mid-Life

October 22nd, 2010 Comments off

My fellow New Media Mastermind member, Tracy Pattin, produces this excellent weekly radio show on “Adventurizing your Mid-Life.” Check it out for great ideas and great guests each Wednesday at 1pm Pacific Time. — Douglas

Adventurize Your Midlife with Tracy Pattin and Lisa Greenfield

Date / Time: 10/27/2010 1:00 PM
Category: Self Help
Call-in Number: (347) 838-8845

Listen to internet radio with AdventurizeYourLife on Blog Talk Radio

Co-hosts Tracy Pattin ( and Lisa Greenfield ( talk to Author/ Relationship Expert, Barbara Berg this Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 1pm.

Of course Tracy and Lisa share insights and adventures from their own lives to inspire YOU to get out there and adventurize!

Upcoming Episodes
11/3/2010 1:00 PM – Adventurize Your Midlife
11/10/2010 1:00 PM – Adventurize Your Midlife
11/17/2010 1:00 PM – Adventurize Your Midlife

They have Author/ Relationship Expert, Barbara Berg this Wednesday, October 26th, 2010 at 1pm.

Listen to the show live or listen to past shows

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Must See TV: Sherlock on Masterpiece

October 21st, 2010 Comments off

If you are a mystery fan, a Sherlock Holmes fan, or just a fan of great television, I highly recommend you tune in this Sunday for the first of 3 episodes of Sherlock — a re-invention of Sherlock Holmes in the modern day. This new series is created and written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss of BBC’s Doctor Who.

These 3, 1.5 hour movies absolutely ROCK!

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I Like This – October 20, 2010

October 20th, 2010 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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Video: Places LA: Antelope Valley Indian Museum

October 18th, 2010 Comments off

Antelope Valley Indian Museum Trip

October 17th, 2010 Comments off

My friend, Liam (@editorliam) and I spent Saturday wandering around the Antelope Valley including stops at the recently re-opened Antelope Valley Indian Museum, Crystal Airport in Llano to watch the sailplanes and Littlerock Lake and Dam in the Angeles National Forest.

The Indian Museum, a California State Park, is one of the most eclectic and unique museums you will find anywhere in LA County. Originally designed as a home, it is built into the boulders of the surrounding hillside and decorated with the owners extensive collections. It is off the beaten path but well worth a trip.

Click for more pictures from our day.

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I Like This – October 13, 2010

October 13th, 2010 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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Flowers on the table

October 12th, 2010 Comments off
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