With the iMedia Summit only a few weeks away it’s been all heads down work work work. Well, kinda…
Maybe it’s because the last winter months are upon us but we seem to have made a good effort at the movies recently.
Lucy & Sarah (independently, they don’t do everything together) saw Inception. Conclusions: phew, those Nolans know what they’re doing eh, nevermind the technicalities, that was pretty clever, must see twice. Unless this is a dream, in which case what you’re gonna do is pre destined.
Lucy saw Salt and is perhaps now seeking an alternative career… Conclusions: great action, excellent Russian accents, can’t wait for the sequel.
Tim also saw Salt. Conclusions from the boy’s side: good, there were some huge bits of the story line missing but it didn’t matter.
Keeping up the intellectual side of the office, Annick went to see The Waiting City. Conclusions: interesting subject matter but not tackled in enough detail. Man, she’s good.
And, Tim saw (at home or at the movies we’re not sure) Fantastic Mr Fox. Well done mate.
Lucy surprised the team with a Sunday text: ‘just completed half ironman.’ 70.3 miles swimming, bike riding and running, in 6 hours 14 minutes and 30 seconds up in Yeppoon, Queensland. There had been some raised eyebrows about the serious increase in training over the last month, and more importantly, the lack of nights out but now it all makes sense. Unfortunately, being ‘iron’ means there is apparently one less reason to argue with her…!
Sarah’s social life
Sarah’s been ‘representing’ around town. The last couple of weeks she’s been to Digital Citizens #digicitz and Twitter breakfasts @coffeemornings. Digital Citizens was focused on “Startups, small shops and bootstrappers: the real value in social media and digital PR for small business” and the debate was pretty fulsome after some honest and very brave contributions from @laroo @transcribe @chefmumu @wearehandsome. You can read a post event review here.
As usual @CoffeeMornings was great conversation, on and off the digital media topic. And #nscm – the quite recently launched younger cousin of @CoffeeMornings in North Sydney – was also good. The coffee, we’re afraid, doesn’t compare, but the chat does.
The iMedia Brand Summit is in just a few weeks (13-15 Sept) and we’re looking forward to a few days in the Hunter, followed by a few days in bed! This year’s event is looking really strong, lots of excellent delegates signed up, sponsorship sold out really early and the speakers, well, they’re just outstanding.
Not keen to rest too soon, we’re also hosting the club ad:tech breakfast briefing the day after the Summit, 16 September at Hilton Sydney. Last year everyone loved the briefings so we’re sorry we’ve only been able to bring you this one so far in 2010. But, it promises to be excellent. Scott Dinsdale is the speaker – legendary digital dude from Cali, heaps of experience in digital marketing, most recently at Sony Music and also a bike riding enthusiast – wonder why he’s popular in our office….
- Lucy and Sarah have remembered how much they love avocado on toast. Lucy with basil, olive oil & lemon juice. Sarah with cheese & vegemite.
- Tim has given up on food altogether and is powering through what looks like 7 litres of luminous-protein-gun-enhancer per day. Apparently “summer’s coming”…
- Colby discovered Pods. By the packet load. We’ll have that boy soft by the time he goes back to Portland…
- Gifts from overseas should be a food trend. We’re currently munching good ole airport Toblerone. If you want to bring us food gifts from overseas we will probably accept and try anything.
- And our current favourite coffee shop is Bacino, North Sydney. This has topped our list a few times before, and Lucy & Sarah made a return trip this week. Some say it’s the casual ‘bar’ feel, some say it’s the complimentary sugary goods, some say it’s the swarthy barista… oh, and they serve coffee too.
- Australia is full of people who are mental about food, and coffee, and booze. Tell us your latest food obsession here, we might talk about it, we might try it, we might share it with everyone.
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