Part of the magic that makes life so sweet is contained inside the circular pastries we lovingly refer to as donuts. The Friday Donut Club was founded in June of 2004 and is made-up of a rotation of folks who bring donuts in every Friday. We have three simple rules: (1) four dozen (2) boutique shop donuts (3) by 8:00 am. This blog captures the e-mails sent to club members every Friday morning to remind them donuts are here. Have a happy Friday!
Life is like curling. You know, that obscure sport we only
hear about once every four years at the Winter Olympics. Think of your
trajectory as that of the heavy granite stones. Where we end up
is a function of impulse, inertia and friction –and interactions with other
stones. A lot of time and energy is devoted to sweeping, which is
important, as it hones our course by removing friction. That being said, where
we end-up is largely determined by the shots we take, setting in
motion our journey towards the button (i.e. our goal). Yes,
collisions will derail us, however, we get several shots –so make them count!
I’m sure other parallels can be drawn –let me know any you find insightful. You
know what’s not like curling? Donuts! With a low inertial mass, a hole in the
middle and totally edible, donuts couldn’t be more different than curling rocks
if they tried. Take a shot at one -or two.
P.S. The bolded terms come from the world of curling. Yes, I
had to google…
This past Tuesday brought with it a whirlwind. I’m not
talking about marketing activity, although there was plenty of that. I’m
talking literally! Looking out of our Broomfield office windows, you could see
the street signs bending, tumbleweeds smashing into cars and plastic bags
zipping by at 86 MPH. There was even a breeze in the second floor corridors
(all that air being sucked out of the building through the first floor front
doors –propped open by gale force winds!) On the drive home, a couple of fences
had fallen, a couple of rooftops looked mangled and a couple of stop lights
stopped working. Then there was the tree toppled in my back yard, which
fortunately managed to miss my fence, gazebo and siding. While we’ll miss its
shade, it provided an obstacle course for Tina, our dog and firewood for my
pyromaniac family (alright, for me!).
You’ll notice I resisted my impulse to make corny Wind-stream tie-ins. I also resisted going out of my way to Wind-chill’s donuts (or …
This week I discovered our Denver North office has a Bitcoin
Teller Machine (BTM). What?!? A convenient way to cash-out on all your Bitcoin
millions before the hype wears-off. Except, this teller only TAKES your
hard-earned dollars and converts them to Bitcoin. It does not DISPENSE hard
currency. What’s the use case for that? Never mind, duh! It’s the general
scenario that will ensure Bitcoin never goes to zero (despite recent trends).
Crime! Say you are a crime boss (or petty criminal) who wishes not to have your
transactions traced. An anonymized crypto-currency is the perfect vehicle to
contract for that hit job, buy and sell stolen goods or funnel your monies far
from prying eyes. But what if your cash business still accepts, well, cash?
What do you do with all that clunky paper? Depositing it at your bank so you
can buy your crypto online defeats the whole scheme. Enter the BTM. First you
rent some office space at Spaces (which, by the way, makes for a great front).
Sitting on the sidelines of the tariff escalation between the U.S. and China sort of feels like watching an argument between two five year olds. Let’s call them Jimmy and Danny –any similarity to real names of world leaders is pure coincidence. Jimmy has been making Danny help him with his homework as a condition to letting him play games on his Playstation. Danny is not too happy about it so he pushes Jimmy. “O yea?” says Jimmy and pushes Danny back. Danny punches Jimmy. Jimmy punches back. Before you know it, a playground fight breaks-out. Except, the only ones getting a black eye are consumers, watching helplessly as they are forced to foot the bill for all this child’s play. Fortunately, to my knowledge, there are no tariffs being considered on donuts –yet. This week as we inaugurate the new Denver North office, we’re celebrating with a dozen LaMar’s donuts. So come on over and grab one before they’re targeted and prices go up.