Well, we’re off and running toward Madison, WI for some wacky hijinks with the Stewhoefers. Boom is behind the wheel, Kath is RIO, and Gertrude is the navigator. She’s been wrong twice so far, but what could possibly go wrong. Dawn, Anne, and myself are the rest of the crew that will ensure a smooth ride. I’m looking forward to good eats, tasty bevros, and great times this weekend. Don’t wreck it!
I found this quote from Steve Jobs, and I want to make sure that I have it handy. It goes something like this:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
The tech geek in me just can’t help but to be fascinated with all of the buzz around making payments using a mobile device. Companies like Dwolla are forcing the old guard to take notice and react to how consumers and merchants want to do business. I will be more than happy to trade in the contents of my wallet for a virtual wallet on my phone.
So just yesterday, a colleague and I were wondering if there were any companies in Iowa that take payments using a smartphone rather than a traditional credit card reader. Guess who was on the front page of the Des Moines Register this morning? You guessed it, Dwolla. Mars Cafe is hosting a Meetup this evening with the founders of Dwolla. It’s a small startup here in Des Moines that facilitates payments over smartphones without credit cards. Tell me more…
As of this week, I’m a proud 1/3 owner of a Backwoods smoker. It’s currently sitting somewhere in the state of Colorado, and I’m not exactly sure when it’s going to end up arriving in its new home. I’m looking forward to learning the seductive art of smoking anything and everything.