Ahh, the blogs are boring this morning. Too much talk about how cool it’d be if everyone could be an A lister. Me? I just want to be a Z lister. Why? I get too much email. I can’t even get started on my show. It’s a conspiracy to keep me down. I think Om and Mike are telling all their fans “email Scoble, it’ll keep him uninteresting.”
Well, one advantage of Maryam having a famous blog is she gets invited to Evelyn Rodriguez’ dinners. I didn’t know a single person other than Evelyn when we went last night. What do you do when you’re in such a situation? I went up to someone (turned out it was Charles Adkins, who doesn’t have a blog) and asked “do you watch Ze Frank?”
I was expecting a totally dead stare. But, damn, that got a reaction. “I love Ze!!!”
Ahhh, a fellow member of the ORG. We were instant friends. Anyone who likes Ze is cool in my book.
Speaking of the ORG (Ze’s little social experiment tool that you can use to find people near you that also listen to Ze), Michael Markman just wrote me and said “he blinked.”
Yes, Ze isn’t feeling well today. Now we know that blinking is a disease and must be stopped. Do it enough and you’ll die. It’s a scientific fact. I read it on a blog. It must be true.
OK, enough pandering to someone with real talent hoping that I’ll get a link, or a blink as it were, to
justify my existence keep my ego sufficiently stroked.
Oh, yes, someday I’ll have the writing skill of Evelyn Rodriguez and I’ll figure out where she got those peaches she was serving last night. They melted in my mouth the way stuff off the trees in Silicon Valley used to (it was an orchard, I miss the apricots).
Evelyn told me last night she’s trying to shine light on things of value that few people get to see. She held her little shindig in an art gallery. Her food was hand picked from farmers markets. She was wearing a great hand-made shirt with hand made jewelry. And she invited some very interesting people. That explains her tone on her blog lately. For those who don’t know, she rode out the tsunami in Thailand a year and a half ago and she hasn’t stopped riding life ever since.
David Chamberlain impressed Maryam and I. He does philanthropic travel, is founder of Exquisite Safaris. Takes rich people to weird and exotic places and, in return, gets them to donate to local causes where they help out for a day or two. Go to Victoria Falls? Build a school.
He got me to think. Every day I have a choice. Do I tear down someone else? Or build up someone’s efforts?
I just created a WetPaint Wiki for those who love Ze Frank. Leave your URL and see how it works. More on why I did that next post.
Anyway, other reasons I want to be on the Z list? Cause then all my friends wouldn’t know when I piss off Maryam by doing something stupid.