Shooting an interview for DoItIndy
When I was in college…yes I played Pokemon a little. I am a true fan-boy geek at heart. The game was OK, but I never really got into it. BUT – the cartoon was always cool to me. PIKACHU!!!!!
Check it out – I got to interview the world wide marketing manager, a player of the card game and PIKACHU!
CLICK HERE to read my blog on DoItIndy.com
I’m very proud to be a Hoosier. I’ve lived in Indiana, Ohio and Florida but have spent most of my life in our grand state. Hoosiers are cool, Hoosiers are talented and Hoosiers make some really cool stuff.
Indiana Artisan is just that – the best that Indiana has to offer. From their website (www.indianaartisan.org), “This collaborative organization brings together Indiana’s talented Artisans’ one-of-a-kind art and food creations – in stores and on trails crisscrossing the state. Their select work enriches the lives of Hoosiers and visitors.“
I think that says it all. For sure.
This weekend at the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds you will be able to buy art, food and drink from the best of the best. The 2nd Indiana Artisan Marketplace made the DoItIndy Top 5 urban events of the week – check out our video here (www.youtube.com/doitindy). Support local, especially in today’s day and age. Have fun and get your dose of the best of Indiana.
For more information and Artisan who will be on hand for the event click here http://indianaartisan.org/news_releases.php?nID=3
Life happens. I was doing really good at blogging and then March came and off I went…
DoItIndy lost some of our best event videos which really hit us hard as a group. We are trying to get them back and hope that a good resolution comes from that soon. We will continue to keep it urban and give you the best that Indianapolis has to offer. THEN…
I took my first real vacation in a few years a couple of weeks ago which I had been planning for over six months. I went to see the band 311 play at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and it was AWESOME! Fantastic music and a great time with my buddy Jason as we met new and cool 311 fans from across the country.
We have a Facebook page and Twitter handle @excitableones for all you social media fans in cyberspace. Las Vegas was fun, how can you not have fun in Vegas right?. I made a few bucks playing blackjack and then gave them back which was ok with me. I had my small limit to gamble with and I stayed right within that limit.
What a great seven days out West and then it was back to reality…and reality hit. My sister-in-law Tami (Steve’s wife) was diagnosed with colon cancer and she has now been through surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor is removed, she is home resting and will have to go through some chemo therapy. I’m very grateful she is better now.
My other sister-in-law Meghan had a baby with my little brother Nick which is WONDERFUL! But, when little Ivan came out he had to be rushed to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital from Anderson because he needed some extra help. The boy is much better now which is good – I’m a very proud uncle for sure. Finally we had another big event happen which I can’t say much about…but that is getting better too. Life happens.
My first real personal blog on http://www.benrisinger.com and I guess it is cool. I have been a little more out there with my personal life lately on social media than what I normally share. Sometimes life hands you those times when you need to share a little bit more. I have something else that is in the works – something really cool and big. Coming soon.
p.s. I FINALLY purchased my first iPhone. I’m learning. It’s awesome.
A new movie has hit the Indianapolis area – Video Stop. Local Adam Newell finished his second full-length feature film and debuted it last weekend among much fanfare! The movie was show at the IMAX movie theatre in downtown Indianapolis to a sold out crowd. Lots of laughs, decent acting (Lonnie Dean is my favorite character by far), and if you don’t know what NUVO is, you will after this movie.
My interviews of the writer/director Adam Newell and Andy Maraldo (Lonnie Dean) at www.doitindy.com‘s blog!
CLICK HERE to view my Video Stop blog from DoItIndy
Great laughs, good story, and lots of Indianapolis in the movie "Video Stop"
This device makes my work and productivity SO much easier. I never thought I would use it as much as I do.
I have had a friend tell me for years when I finally go with an Apple product (other than my 80GB iPod classic) that I will never want to go with a PC product again. My friend Jason might have been right on. My dad was recently going on about the iPad and he wanted to check them out. We went to the Apple Store in Keystone on December 18th for him to make his purchase – I was just along for moral support. As my dad kept talking with the salesman about the iPad and all the cool stuff it had – my uber geek fanboy mind started racing. I want an iPad!!!
So…after some thought and a very nice zero percent financing for one year – I purchased my first BIG apple product. Wow. Rad. Amazing. Unreal. Can I tell you that it has really almost changed my life?! I love it. I use it everyday. I want to get an iPhone now (well I already wanted that, but more now). I have a small Dell netbook that used to go everywhere with me, no longer! My iPad makes the netbook seem bulky, slow and not good enough anymore for a presentation on the go. This device is so streamline, small and can connect very easily to the internet.
I’m already using this for grad school, the calendar, presentations, watch movies , check-in on Foursquare and SO much more. Thank you Apple. My next step will be to get an iPhone when my cell contract is up. I can’t wait. I’ve been done with my Blackberry since about one month after I got it. Jason People if you read this…my next computer will be an Apple.
My favorite features: FACETIME (This is SO much better than Skype), two sides camera, fast dual core processor, magnetic cover.
Tolin and I are both now growing mustaches in anticipation of Movember 1st!
As some of you may know, I have been growing out my mustache for the past four weeks. This isn’t to be in a play, and I’m not in civil service…it is for charity. Movember. A rather young charity that was started in Australia in 2003 to bring back the mustache and do something good for men and men’s health all over the world. I am proud to announce that DoItIndy has come on board as a sponsor of the Movember Indy 2011 Celebration!
“My commitment is to grow a moustache all November and I am hoping that you will too. All funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG). The idea behind this charity is to encourage men to grow moustaches in the month of November. The tagline is ‘changing the face of men’s health’; we literally challenge men to change their face by growing a moustache and by doing that they become a walking billboard for men’s health throughout the entire month.” - From http://www.movember.com
Proud to be growing my mustache out for Movember Indy 2011 #moindy2011
People are looking at me funny, they think I am a creeper, chubby porn star, or it is part of a Halloween costume. No way. I’m wearing my mustache loud and proud to raise funds for men’s health and cancer’s that affect men. More specifically funds go for awareness and research towards the horrible disease. Cancer has been in my family and I never want to experience anything like it.
It is invigorating though…sporting a big burly man’s mustache – reminds me of my father in the late 70′s and 80′s. He wore a big walrus stache for years until he became a grandpa. People don’t mess with you as much. And when you are walking on the sidewalk, they step away from you! Haha – I’m a big teddy bear. My newest mustache find – a shirt at Target that says, “A moustache means business.” That saying is really true.
Ready to take the world by storm with my mustache - A moustache means business!
So in week four according to my shirt, I would be somewhere inbetween a general mustache and an undercover brother mustache.
Please help donate to the great cause of men’s health and help DoItindy give back to our local community. You can visit http://www.movember.com or you can go directly to our DoItIndy page at www.mobro.co/doitindy.
For more information on local events in Indianapolis please visit @MovemberIndy or www.facebook.com/MovemberIndy
We will be coming at you with more information and videos as the month moves on! Check back.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! For all your men out there….Moustache Season is open!