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    Monday, April 27, 2009

    Name Change

    Been a while sense my last post, I blame my limited contact with the outside world, I just don't get as steamed up as I did when I had to encounter other people all the time. This post is really only to announce a name change.

    Hence forth Glossophilia Wines will be Type Set Wines. This change comes after concerns were raised and discussed between the founders and potential investors about the unwieldiness of the word Glossophilia. Speaking of unwieldy worlds unwieldy takes the cake... jeez!

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Verizon store

    What I learned at the Verizon store... they don't really know anything. I talked to two different reps who looked at my phone, one told me it wasn't working because their was a lot of dust under the keyboard and screen screwing up the connection, the other said it was because of water damage without even looking at anything but the battery and inside of the batter holding area. They both looked for a replacement phone for me, then figured out after finding one that I don't qualify for a replacement because I don't have insurance so I could either pay $54 to get a replacement or use an upgrade on the account and get the same phone but new for $20. They also don't know anything about phones, I asked him if the Storm was a better phone then the pearl and he said yes. Then I asked why and he struggled to produce a reason so I asked if it had better connectivity or something to which he said no and stumbled over his own words for a minute trying to tell me why I should get the storm, which was $200 instead of the $20 pearl. He also then recommended the $99 curve over the pearl and when asked why simply said because it was bigger and better but could do all the same things. So really its just bigger then the pearl, which I don't like, so I got another pearl. In an effort to take better care of this one I got a hard case for it and ordered some plastic skins that should help keep dust and moisture out of the phone. Long story short, people working at Verizon are more or less worthless in terms of the information they can provide you with.

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    GaryVee's Good people day!

    If you don't know who GaryVee is I will start out with a brief explanation... he is a good person. He has a great energy and excitement about everything he does, he also hosts wine library TV, but that is not as important rite now. Most importantly he decided that too many people focus on the wrong things in this world and that we should take a day to focus on all the great people in this world, and that day is today. For this he gets a big shout out as a GOOD PERSON! Now down to business...

    First good people I want to recognize is my high school friends I still see, it takes a lot of effort to stick together through college and its great to have you all around still, you help take me back to simpler times and ground me with who I am. Also you have all been so supportive of me as I try to start this winery, thank you for that, its nice to hear someone tell me I can do it every once in a while.

    Secondly I want to recognize Joshua Baer as a good person. He has been open and giving of his time with me despite the fact that he has precious little time to give. He is the founder of OtherInBox and a super busy guy but responded to me on Facebook and has been helpful in trying to get my winery off the ground. People that are willing to share their time, knowledge, and experience with someone they just met are great in my book! THANK YOU!

    Third, my parents. They are letting me stay at their house rent free and feed me while I look for jobs and start my business, they work really hard to provide for the family and while we have our disagreements I know they always just want what is best for me.

    Fourth, my girlfriend. She is working really hard rite now at Law School, for which I really respect her and is doing a great job. She always gos out of her way to take care of everyone else and never demands anything in return, even when she has nothing to give she still tries. She is 110% available to her friends and family, sometimes to her own detriment.

    Finally I want to thank the following wineries/wine makers for responding to my E-mails and giving me valuable advice and direction. Gus Janeway, Cameron Hughes, and others who have helped me along the way. So many people today are closed off and unwilling to share their experiences and knowledge with outsiders, thank you all for being open with me, its been a big help and evolving and changing my thinking about my business, please continue to share your knowledge with people who make the effort to reach out.

    There are other people I am sure, I really think we need to tip our hats to the people who give what they can to people they owe nothing to, wether its through charities or just by being open to some kid looking for advice, thank you all, whoever and wherever you are!