From the MRW Water Cooler
Q: Evening Mike,
If you’re anything like me, you sit there sometimes with beer in hand and think about past accomplishments and future endeavors. When you get praise thrown your way, you shove it off as being in the right place at the right time…whatever…your to humble, Mike. What’s your “Sweat Equity” in this place, my man? You have to want to envision something and are working behind the scenes to probably accomplish such.
Well, as luck would have it, I am sitting here with a beer in my hand, and thinking about the past and the future, which may be one and the same right now.
Regarding the hand holding the beer – it now has several stitches in it, courtesy of an exploding vase at a glass factory last week in Ohio. Could have been a lot worse. Regarding the beer, it is a Negro Modelo, very cold, and rather delicious.
Regarding the past, I’m looking at some old footage from the segment that started this whole thing – a series called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Right now, I’m looking at a version of me seven years younger, crawling through a sewer in San Francisco, and shaking my head as I watch this poor, unsuspecting fake host who had no idea what he was in for. The footage makes me chuckle. I’m thinking about posting some of it here. If it makes me laugh, the odds are decent you guys might like it. What do you think? It might be an interesting look at the evolution of an idea, and the de-evolution a TV personality?
Regarding the future, I can only tell you that I my vision for the site hasn’t wavered. I’m hopeful to have a skeleton for the Trade Resource Center up by mid-January. The corporate feedback is consistent and positive, and the activity, considering the preliminary stage and amount of press, has been kind of extraordinary. As for “sweat equity,” well, most of my sweating is done on the road. The equity here is the old fashioned kind…