Finith’s writing and the Origins of Shoegnome
Back when I started Shoegnome (now almost 2 1/2 years ago, yikes!), I had a few vague ideas about what my plans were. I thought I’d write a blog and make a little side money acting as the reseller for ArchiCAD in Minnesota. It’d be a good gig and a nice supplement to my erratic recession effected wages from my day job. We all know how that turned out. However the events and lessons of that journey are not what I’m talking about right now. As a newly formed company, I was excited for Business Expenses. I could finally justify buying some books, equipment, and magazines that I craved. Want to know what the FIRST official Shoegnome purchase was? BIG BIM, little bim by Finith Jernigan. Awesome book. So great. (Finith by the way is not only an award-winning author; he’s also a fellow ArchiCAD user). The original plan was to read BIG BIM, little bim and write blog posts about it as I went. Essentially a self imposed book report. The plan didn’t exactly work. I got too caught up in reading the book, was too new to blogging, and (insert some other lame excuses here). I read the book and loved it. But I didn’t write a sentence about it.
My sojourn in Boston is over
My life is almost back in order and showing some glimmers of normalcy and regularity. I’m spending this week in Connecticut with my daughters at my parents’ house while my wife finishes her summer internship in Boston. Once Carolyn joins us in Windsor, we’ll hang out a little more, then pack the car and drive to Minnesota. Which is great timing, as we’ll still get to be in our neighborhood for about half of the Minnesota State Fair. Side note: as a reader of my blog, if you are going to the Minnesota State Fair after the 29th of August e-mail me about the best parking possible. Here’s a hint, google Shoegnome HQ’s street address.
Once I get back to Minnesota it’s time to read Finith Jernigan’s Makers of the Environments and try that book report idea again. And by back to Minnesota, I mean once I settle in, get a jump on these three lectures I need to prepare for, and start some work with Grayform Architecture that we have down in Houston, Texas. Oh and of course write some more for BIM Engine…
Who else wants to read Makers of the Environment with me and share their thoughts?