Congratulations, not only did we make it to Friday, but we also made it to Halloween eve. I’ll be celebrating with the two bags of candy corn I have yet to eat (after already making it through three 😳). Beyond mini candy bars, ghosts and ghouls, there was plenty to stop and be thankful for this week.
On baby animals
Uber ran a promo this week to request a basket of kittens instead of a car. Thanks to quite a bit of dedication, the Dragon Army team lucked out and four furry friends arrived at our office for a play date this week. Pure bliss. The promotion cost $30, with proceeds going to the Atlanta Humane Society. The kittens are also all up for adoption starting today, for $10 each. Happy take home a cat day.
On the never ending Hocus Pocus
I hosted a Hocus Pocus party at my house earlier this week, because we all need another excuse to break out that DVD. Kate made these bloody cocktails, which really tasted like we belonged on a beach somewhere. A beachy drink + October = can we do this every night?
On partying with the past
The Atlanta History Center hosted this month’s Party with the Past at Oglethorpe University. If you’ve never been, this event series is one of my favorites. Each month, they choose a new historic destination around town and while the beer is not free, the history is, so it more than makes up for itself in the long run. For this event, we heard about the Crypt of Civilization, a time capsule sealed in 1940 and scheduled to open in 8113 AD. You read that right, we have roughly 6,000 years to go.
On the YouTube of the future
I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at this year’s Mobility Live conference on the future of mobile video. Speakers from CNN, Twitter, Akamai and NewsOn shared more than a few interesting discussion points, proving to us all that yes, someone is responsible for keeping the internet going and no, it isn’t run by little hamsters on wheels.
On what’s ahead for the weekend.
Halloween, duh. Can we have a mulligan on October? Let’s make it happen all over again.
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