Saturday, August 21, 2010

What I've been up to

I've been traveling a lot more with my current job than I did with my last one. In a nutshell, I put on entrepreneurial competitions. My company helps start-ups get funding. Our most popular event, called CrowdPitch, has 5-6 entrepreneurs present their business plans in front of an audience, as well as a panel of judges. The crowd and panel invest FUN money at the end with the company they liked best. Winner gets a prize package worth about $5,000.

I traveled down to Arizona for the second time to do a couple events. The first time around, I invited my parents. This time, in addition to my parents, I had by brother Dave and his wife, and my sister Jenny and her husband. It was a mini family reunion.

This is a shot of Dave & Julie we found in another blog post

I've really been taking my time getting back into shape. That translated into my second 5K of the summer. My time of 20:49 in the Alpine Days 5K was only good enough for 4th place in my age group. Some great runners came out.

Why even bother "hiding" your keys under the tire if you're gonna just do a half-assed job. They'd be better concealed in the ignition.

Hot air balloon. Part of Alpine Days.

Deanna is back from nannying around the globe. We celebrated her birthday the other night at a park in Lindon. That's her niece Lola, not our love child.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The New Pornographers

The band who's name freaks out the musically challenged when announced as the evening's destination on FaceBook. They are actually a fairly timid indie band, and part of Salt Lake's Twilight series of free concerts. They are being held at Pioneer Park this year. Sadly, I'll be missing some great shows while I'm away on business.

Speaking of missing, this European looking gentleman missed the memo about jorts going out of style in the mid 90's... if they ever were in style.

Rilo Kiley singing center stage with the band.

See, it was a kid friendly show.

A poorly-timed lighted-letter grouping.

Chris shaking his groove thing.

Brandon doing the same.

Into the night.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Pinewood Derby 2010

This is my second Pinewood Derby as Cub Scout Master. We combined with another troop and had 19 cars racing.

The Cars

I rented an elevated aluminum track. Those old wooden ones are for suckers.

Digital computer timing at the finish. The dads were really into it.