Retractions and Distractions and Contests

Retractions

Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles and Tomato Salad

I said I’d published the last post about the trip to Vegas, but I’ve got something über important to share with you! Check this out — The JTV Monkey went along on our trip! Krystyl put together a great post about our travels with the JTV Monkey. Does anyone remember what his name is?

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More From Blog World

City of Light?

A Blogworld vendor asks the question for which I have no answer

I am going to finish my “discussion” of Vegas and Blog World tonight.  I ended up publishing last night and realizing I had forgotten a few photos which led to another post tonight.  I am done though.  I promise!  I’ll be back to catching up a bit with Justin.tv and cooking another great meal live!

Vegas is billed as The City of Light. Perhaps not so much in the daytime. I had been to Vegas two times in the past and had stayed in hotels on the strip both times. This time using points I stayed at the Westin Hotel which is just off the strip. Next to the exit is an empty lot. It looks like it’s been empty for a while.

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I Flipped and Went to Tokyo

The Postman Commeth

Yaay for the Flip! Thank you iJustine!!



No, pceasy and ECV had nothing to do with the arrival of my shiny new FlipVideo. While I know they’d like to take credit for getting iJustine to get to the post office to get the camera in the mail, the truth is that it was put in the mail a day before they posted their schtick on Utterz. Justine sent me a message just a little while ago telling me she was in the post office for an hour mailing out treats to people.

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How Did They Miss Me?! What You Did On Your Summer Vacation and Should I Be Worried?

USA Today

You can see from the shot in the USA Today article that the Show Me the Curry ladies have set up their kitchen as a studio a bit more elaborately than my set up 😉

I received mail from a friend this morning about an article in USA Today that made my heart sink just a little. It went like this:

Frannie,
FYI, there’s a big feature story about amateur web cooking shows on the front of the USA Today Life section today. I was disappointed that you weren’t interviewed — please fire your agent.

Two things stand out here:

  1. I wasn’t mentioned in the article!
  2. I don’t have an agent!

When I read the article I realized they were talking about recorded cooking video, not live .TV style cooking which is my claim to non-fame. What I do is not as produced as what Show Me the Curry puts together for their YouTube videos, but they are not able to interact and engage their viewers in real time like I am.

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Vacation Comes to an End and a Short Blog Post

Routine

Landing in Minneapolis

I clicked my heels three times and woke up at home in my own bed last night. Without missing a beat, when I got home late last night I unpacked my bags and put everything away. What I’d like to do when I return home from a trip is to leave it all in the bags and sit back and relax, but I know that if I did that the bags would become permanent fixtures in my bedroom and I don’t want that, so I get right to it.

Tomorrow I’ll be back to my “normal” broadcasting and blogging, although I’m not sure what there will be about JTV to write about. Things seem to get more and more boring each week. I wish I were into sports or gaming, it would make the network so much more interesting. Apparently, it was interesting to over 30,000 people this afternoon. I am not sure what they were watching, I didn’t bother to go into IRC to analyze it, but from a cursory look, it seemed there was a lot going on in the world of sports. 😉

A Tossed Salad of Memories and a Surprise Trip South

More Yesterday Than Today

The beautiful sunset season is upon us in the DC area

I was reading the comments (all 2 of them) from Saturday’s blog post this morning when a Philippine memory related to Auntie Anne’s hit me. I’d think the memory would have been sparked when I was making or eating the pretzels Saturday afternoon. Oh well, who knows what makes the brain work the way it does.

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Skepticism on April Fool’s Day and Dreams of Havana

And an über Skeptic is Born

I’ve learned a lot in the past 12 months about online relationships. Relationships in terms of fact vs. fiction, real vs. phony, tangible vs. elusive. Yes, me … a skeptic born of broken promises and hearts learned from online relationships many years ago has seen it all again in the virtual world of JTV, Twitter, WordPress and Gmail.

Let’s begin at the end. I received a few interesting comments on the past couple of blog posts in which I rambled on about The Human Lab Rat (HLR) channel over at JTV. No one was really head over heels about the channel and it’s marketing play. It got me. I was a sucker for a little while, until I figured it out. I seem to be the only one that gave it 2 thumbs up, but it’s ok … differences in opinion are what makes the world go around, and I’m A-OK with that. There’s no reason not to be.

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