To stay

Gone Since Five circa 2000 by Rich Williams

She spends thirty dollars at the makeup counter boutique. She tries to hide her ugly with shades of blue and pink. I think she once spent ninety on a care bear tattoo. And if she could only find me, she’d say goodbye to you. You.

She wears some old clothing she bought at garage sales. It makes up for her knowing and once again she fails to be what you expected or even comprehend these battles that defeat you. You called yourself her friend.

She spends three hundred dollars on a ticket to nowhere. She tells the travel agent she doesn’t really care…

She’ll make up for it once more. She will find the words you were searching for and you, you will pay for this one day. When she remembers and decides to go away. To stay.

She remembers things now. The sadness that it brings now. In her mind it rings now ’cause all she knows is you.

She calls you from the payphone at her hotel/resort. She needs to buy a ticket, a ride to the airport. She says she wants to see you. She misses you again. These battles that defeat you, you called yourself her friend.

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Blue again

Gone since five circa 2000 by Rich Williams

What are you waiting for? Your skies are blue again. You need to find someone, you’ve lost your only friend. What are you waiting for?Who’ve you got to blame? You remember how he looks, but you don’t know your name.

You told him you’d be back again. Like you always do. He’s expecting you. So what are you waiting for? He needs you more than he ever did.

And he’s gone. You need some room to breathe. He’s still haunting me. Feels so terribly. Tell me what’s wrong my friend. Your skies are blue again. He’s not gonna hurt you any more. What are you waiting for?

5 Dallas Liquor Deliveries: Total Wine and Spec’s Instacart, Drizly, Doordash and Favor

I saved as much as 17% of Instacart’s Total Wine over Drizly, but both are great compared to the competitors.

I ordered seven of my favorite 750ml liquor bottles from Instacart’s Total Wine and Drizly to compare prices and apps. Doordash, Favor and Instacart’s Specs are too expensive or don’t have enough menu information to proceed.

Download
Instacart $10 off coupon for me* and you: https://inst.cr/t/VYtDDWySQ
Drizly Promo Code $5 off for me* and you: SYPWK – http://drizly.com/i/SYPWK
*LOL, full disclosure.

Drizly UX
Each variety contains multiple sizes ( + )
Major price padding ( – )

Instacart UX
Sort by price/unit ( + )
Weird filtering ( – )
Each variety size is an individual item ( – )

TOTAL
Instacart Total Wine $101.97* to $123.97
Drizly $122.79* to $139.04

INSTACART TOTAL WINE WINS BY 11-17%

Kentucky Deluxe/Gentleman 750ml
DRIZ $6.49
ICTW $6.29

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 750ml
DRIZ $22.99
ICTW $17.99

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
DRIZ $15.49
ICTW $11.99

TAAKA Gin 750ml
DRIZ $5.99
Potter’s Dry ICTW $5.49

Bombay Sapphire Gin 750ml
DRIZ $23.99
ICTW $18.99

Malibu 750ml
DRIZ $15.49
ICTW $13.29

Kraken 750ml
DRIZ $17.99
ICTW $15.99

Product Subtotal
DRIZ $108.43
ICTW $90.03

Service Fee*
ICTW $8.50 (Optional)

Delivery Fee
ICTW $5.99
DRIZ $5.00

Tip* (Optional/Variable)
ICTW 15% $13.50
DRIZ 15% $16.25

Tax
ICTW $5.95
DRIZ $9.36

Total w/ Tax
ICTW 123.97

*Cutting corners on service fees and tips can make Drizly tips and Instacart’s tips and service fee less. These are optional fields, but I always imagine these amounts go into the prioritization and care of my order. Alcohol is a luxury product, so if you can’t afford suggested gratuity for the delivery or the technology, maybe get off your ass. If you’ve served our country or plan on drinking all this yourself and have a hard time getting to the liquor store, by all means, tip less and ditch the service fee, but most of you should do the right thing.

50 favorites for 2017

No particular order…

Songs/Singles

Sea Change – Thrice

Lust for life – Lana del Rey

Appointments – Julien Baker

Smoke – Mosa Wild

Swim – Mating Ritual

Boston – Dermot Kennedy

Suit and Jacket – Judah and the Lion

Sign of the times – Harry Styles

Every day’s the weekend – Alex Lahey

Creature Comfort – Arcade Fire

Doubt – Joywave

Don’t take the money – Bleachers

Can’t get it out – Brand new

All we ever knew – The head and the heart

The system only dreams in total darkness – The national

Lay it on me – Vance Joy

Albums

Lust for life – Lana del Ray

Content – Joywave

Sleep well beast – The National

Appointments – Julien Baker

Science Fiction – Brand New

Songs about death – Mount Eerie

OKNOTOK – Radiohead 1997

Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie 2015

We’re all gonna die – Dawes 2016

Signs of light – The head and the heart 2016

Folk Hop and roll – Judah and the Lion

Honorable Mention

No shape – Perfume genius

What now – Sylvan esso

Young blood – Naked and famous 2010

Rhythm and Blues – The head and the heart

Seasons (Waiting on you) – Future islands

Concerts Attended

Mariah/Lionel

Julien Baker

Alex Lahey

Judah and the Lion

David Bazan

Joywave

U2/Lumineers

Listener/Everett

Collin Hay

Comedy Attended

Tyson Faifer

Pauly Shore

TJ Miller

Steve Martin/Martin Short

Comedy Specials

Komail Nanjiani

Patton Oswalt

Brian Regan

Tig Notaro

Dave Chapelle

Maria Bamford

Added later

Just my type – Saint motel

Woodstock. The album – Portugal. The man

In cold blood – Alt-J

Waste a moment – Kings of leon

Market globally, sell locally?

I spoke with a friend today about web content and thought leadership. I shared a website with him of someone in his industry that is doing a great job of marketing to consumers using thought leadership in a particular geographic region. Geography and the web seem very different, as we know about the world-wide-web, but what about my region-specific-venture?

I told him to write a blog about it, so I’m practicing what I preach. Content equals thought leadership. Thought leadership equals search engine domination. Here are some links to get you started on your world, as it relates to sales and marketing:

HubSpot’s (actually) free inbound certification course including an amazing exam for proof on your LinkedIn profile!

WordPress’s free SEO-rich blogging platform is free, you can add your domain for $13/yr. plus the cost of the domain. Those can be acquired for $0.88 on namecheap.com.

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Cheers,
filthyRich