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Life is good in the summertime in Austin, Texas. Work keeps me busy, life keeps rolling along, the kids are getting older, and the bugs are getting buggier.

The lake is still when I drive to work in the morning. Occasionally I see a rower, the wake of the boat making a perfect ripple across what had been the still surface of the lake.

Corporate Housing

Thankfully, I brought the Xbox with me to Austin, and have some photos ordered from Snapfish, so this corporate apartment in South Austin doesn’t feel like I’m under house arrest. I look out over the garden center of a Home Depot, and the complex sits right on the frontage road of a major Austin freeway. It doesn’t take much to get the mental picture, but I’m thankful to GSD&M; for putting me up here for sure. Oh, and I’ve also discovered the magic of Redbox, and the danger of being next door to a Chick-Fil-A.

Marketing Class at USC

Taught a digital marketing class last week at USC as part of the Advertising Educational Foundation program with DDB. My how things have changed. For one thing, the kids are taking notes with laptops. Which is to say they are using the free school wifi to update Facebook pages while the boring guest speaker drones on about social media and brand engagement.

I managed to get one pot smoking joke in which the professor pointed out was a wise choice to get them on my side. They also enjoyed the case studies as I used some YouTube bids to make my points.

The kids are alright.

Fun in the Sun

Henry in his blow up pool, which then serves as a kind of water reservoir for the vegetable and flower gardens.

Saw "Funny People" last night, which is worth it for the stand-up routines alone. Seth Rogan is fantastic. Will have to think up a good review.

Also, met J and Z and families up at Trails in Griffith Park. The avacado sandwich is killer. There is something about the soy bacon bits that make it. I know, soy bacon bits. Who wouldn't be a little skeptical?

Sorry, I’ve been too busy with the Kindle

Well, I did get a Kindle for Father’s Day. And yes, I do think it’s an elegant device. And no, I don’t think it will make the book go the way of the coal stove. I have been spending more time reading.

My hosting company has been in the process of an upgrade and while vacationing in beautiful Ocracoke, North Carolina I wasn’t able to make any updates for a while. But all the technical issues, as much as they were issues, which wasn’t that much, are fully resolved, and now I’m back in blogging mode.

For a while, I think that Twitter was taking away from my blog time. That and having a new baby daughter. She’s four months old, and with Henry turning three (three already!) tomorrow, my hands have been full, full, full.

I’m back. Now I just have to think of something interesting to say.