Monday Soup for 14FEB11

1 part broth, 1 part wild rice, and 8 parts other stuff in my head.

Monday Soup

+ Did you watch the Grammy Awards last night? Any thoughts for those who didn’t?

+ There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be attending the Red Sox home opener against the Yankees on April 8th! More about this later, but if it happens it will be my first ever in-person Red Sox/Yankees game, and my first Red Sox home opener since 1988 when newly acquired reliever Lee Smith gave up a 10th inning homer to Alan Trammell in a 5-3 loss. I almost cried. Can’t wait for baseball.

+ Like I tweeted last week, don’t mess around with your hard drive. Not backing up your data is like driving without a seat belt: totally reckless and bound to get you injured. My buddy Geof has been a big proponent of this for a while as he wrote 2 years ago (although now it looks like he has a new plan you can read about here). Don’t be dumb. Back your poop up.

+ I haven’t officially announced this yet, but BlogRocket will be relaunching soon with registrations for the April-June Coaching term. Just about everything in the program will be changing, including the price point. Will it be going up or down? You’ll have to wait to find out.

+ How many of you are already done with your taxes? I was happy switching from H&R Block to Turbo Tax last year, will definitely do that again. And I don’t think I’ve ever had my taxes done in February.

+ Not sure I understand the rumors about a new iPhone from Apple that’s half the size and will cost $200 without a contract. I’ve never heard anyone ever say, “this iPhone is too big”. Coming this summer apparently…we’ll see. (and speaking of rumors, the latest iPad talk is the iPad 2 in April and the iPad 3 with retina display in the Fall? Bizarre timing if that turns out to be true.)

+ Got a new landing page up that is sort of like a digital business card for everything I do online. And thanks to my last name, rocking an Indian website address worked perfectly. You can check it out at

+ Finally, Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone…I guess. I mean, does anyone really like this holiday? Most single folks aren’t big fans. Most guys just feel pressure to not screw it up. I guess the ladies like it? I don’t know.

Erica and I have celebrated the same way for the last 5 years or so. 2 nights away from the kids over Presidents Day. No expensive gifts, just down time with each other. Yes please.

What else is in your Monday soup on this cupid-punctured Monday morning?