Sawadee is a basic greeting in Thai. It’s not the full extent of my Thai, but I don’t know much more. The masculine form of the greeting is Sawadee Krup. Feminine is Sawadee Ka. I’m no Irish Polyglot (Benny rules!), but I do what I can to be respectful while in new countries.
I just got back from a 1 hour foot massage. Including tip it was $6. I guess that’s a pretty good deal. ;) Since walking around in my Vibram’s again my feet have had some slight pains. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get addicted to these massages.
I never keep up with these general update posts, but I feel like Sweet Shit Saturdays will stick, even if I don’t do it every week. If you can come up with a better middle word I’d love to hear it. Sweet Stuff Saturdays sounds lame. Sweet Saturdays sounds lame. I don’t need to curse, but in this case it sounds better than the alternatives I’ve come up with.
In the future I hope these updates won’t be all about me (lame!), but there are a few things in my world I need to tell you about. So on to the good stuff! (all links open in a new window)
In the past 1 1/2 years, with the help of Chris Guillebeau, I have accumulated well over 300,000 frequent flier miles. My current balance is 191,316 (it’s actually higher now, but the review was written 10 days ago)! So far I have received ~$7,000 worth of flights for less than $300 in taxes. Rock on! Thanks Chris!
Chris launched Frequent Flyer Master last year and it’s good. It’s not perfect though. I hate reviews that don’t talk about the negative aspects of products. So click here to check out my Frequent Flyer Master Review and get the real skinny.
I’ve received some great feedback on my first iPhone/iPod/iPad/iPood (coming soon!) App. I’ve only made 6 sales thus far (so, you know, super rich!), but I’ve sent free review copies to Darren Rowse, everybody at CopyBlogger, Johnny B Truant, Ed Dale, Pat Flynn, and a few other people via a Twitter giveaway. I only have 50 total free copies to give away (and the free codes expire!) so I have to make them count. i.e. I have to find influencers who hopefully like the app and will write about it…or just like the app and not write about it! So far, none of the influencers mentioned have gotten back to me. That’s OK. Keep on keepin on.
Srini interviewed me while I was in India about 6 weeks ago and the interview went live last week. During the course of our interview I was disconnected 3 times (Indian internet!) and my mic made lots of noise. But the editing turned out well and I think it’s a great interview. I’d been listening to BlogCastFM interviews for a while, but I never made actual contact with them. Baker mentioned me in his interview and so they got in touch with me. Thanks Baker and Srini and Sid (the other dude behind BlogCastFM).
Awesome Articles I Hope You’ll Enjoy
Insecurity Doesn’t Pay The Bills by Dave Navarro
“Everyone you admire is really, really screwed up.” Dave always kills it. Always. And this article is no exception.
Also, if you’re ever planning on launching an eBook then Dave’s How To Launch The !*&# Out of Your eBook is a must read. I didn’t buy it until after I launched How To Live Anywhere. I did a lot right and a lot wrong. You can bet I’m going to do a lot more right when I relaunch in ~2 months.
18 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Human Robot by Ashley Ambirge
Ash is killing it over at The Middle Finger Project and this article is full of good deeds and sweet shit. Perfect for Saturday. :)
The Levy Flight by Seth Godin
If you’re an entrepreneur you’re probably reading Seth’s stuff already. If not, it’s time. The Levy Flight is something I talked about in the BlogCastFM interview although I didn’t know the name for it.
That’s enough links for today. Expect some more good stuff next Saturday.
Oh, btw, I’m doing a 7 day trial: no Twitter or Facebook until next Saturday. I’ll let you know how it goes and how much more productive I’ll be this coming week. :)