Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting fly!

RealTours Flyer...Basic info...what do ya think?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Savvabilities and computer awesomtivitiesnesses

Ok gents and gems, you can go here to test your abilities...feel free to list your results don't worry, we'll be "laughing with you"!

No this is not led zepplin, but it's "been a long time"

Woooo! time flies when your busy like crazy! But, don't get me wrong, all you busy little business bees and worker ants know exactly what I'm talking about.

To update a bit. Things are excellent here. Business is getting into gear as far as "taking off", pretty much at an expected pace. We've now shot Elegante, The Beehive, Copper Creek, Primetime, The Grace, The Paramount, Clark Gardens, The Zoo, Business Expo, Western Heritage, Vintage house, Cypress Street Station, and a couple of houses. (NOT ALL PAID FOR THOUGH!)

We've also been attending Chamber meetings, and business gatherings to do a bit of light networking. Getting a steady pace seems to be the hardest part, with the client's lack of computer knowledge a close second.

It's amazing that there are still so many uneducated computer users out there. I would have figured that with almost every element in our consumer world wrapped almost entirely around computers; from major technology, down to office applications, to the mundane, run of mill daily task (You can't even dry your hands in a bathroom now of days without a computer winking out at you from a wall mount,...waiting to stiff you on the towel usage as you feverishly swipe soaked hands back and forth back and forth) that we'd all be able to at least double click a mouse!

So I am now on a mission to find some sort of quiz or evaluation for all of you to test your Computer savvabilities (yes I made up that word...and yes it should be in the dictionary:)

Be right back!

Monday, March 17, 2008


Please pray - I am meeting with Nancy Lyles, the top dog at the Abilene Conventions and Visitors Bureau today at 3pm (Tuesday). We are going to negotiate a price for producing VT's of the top 10 to 15 or so places in Abilene. This should be huge! Please pray for Wisdom as I speak with her, Courage not to cower in the face of negotiation, and Boldness to sell the product. Humility to honor the city representative with my attitude and language. And anything else you can think of.

Today I shot the MCM Elegante with a view to show it to the Executives next Monday, and I am developing my fliers etc., hopefully in time for my meeting with the AVCB.

Please also pray for a door to open into the Real Estate Market.

I love you all that read.

Good night.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

How Time Flies! my last post was February 15th. That makes it about...ummm...3 weeks since my last post. Damn it!

Thank You Jesus! I have been by myself since the end of October and all of my bills have been paid including a new transmission, water pump, starter motor, and 3 new tires.
I have not been sick at all.

Anyway, I finally got victory over my software and equipment and got the tour of Randy's house done. It took about 10 different trips out to the house, about 1000 pictures, about 4 nights of not enough sleep because tech support is in China, and a few doses of aggravation but I got victory!

Many of you have seen the tour but I don't know how. I thought Brandi had put a link to it on her blog but I couldn't find it.
Click Me!

Anyway, all is working well and as it should. I have finished Frontier Texas - It's awesome! click on the picture.
Today, I shot Copper Creek Restaurant and have already stitched the panoramics together. Tonight I shot pano's at the Warehouse. Tomorrow I am going to go to the Rattlesnake Roundup armed and dangerous. Next week, Steph has lined me up to shoot both Beehive locations, the Grace, the Center for Contemporary Art and The Paramount.

All of these jobs are pro-bono spec tours and so they need to turn into cash. I am confident that the clients will buy them, but if not, I am building a portfolio that I can take with me out of this market. If you know of anyone that might be interested, let me know.

I am in the middle of a video project for Allen Morris and a wedding video for Ira and Christina Akers, and I have just added a short video for TruBlu to the list.

I am busy because I can be, but I love doing it.

Friday, February 15, 2008

No Anaphylactic Shock here!

For Valentines day, I took Steph out for dinner at the Beehive in Abilene for the first time. I had escargot for the first time ever - I like it. The Fillet there is ranked 4th best in TX by Texas Monthly magazine, and they aren't kidding! It was a beautiful night. The atmosphere there was probably the best in town, and HappFat poked fun at me with a wee serenade. 'Wee' meaning small, like a 'tad'.
We should go some time!

Anyway, after dinner we went to the late viewing of I Am Legend. I didn't really have any idea what it was about before we went, but I jumped out of my seat like a girl several times.

A wonderful evening all the way around!

Ali, owner of the Beehive has agreed to let me shoot a tour of the restaurant.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Only Joking!

Ok, so you don't have to call me CHIEF! I am interested to see what all of blogvilles personalities come out to be.

I prefer this test to the DISC test, because the disc test tells me that I can be an ass, and this test tells me why!