Podcast Expo and Halloween

Well, I’ve been very busy the weeks before and the following week after the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. The trip was fun, met lots of podcasters and got to hang out with the rest of the gang. My only disappointment was with the amount of traffic at the Expo. The first two Expo’s had a mix of attendees looking at either/or podcasting or portable devices. This year, I hardly saw anyone at the expo looking for iPod type devices and there were only a couple vendors there to cater to such attendees. For the 4th expo, they have renamed the expo to the ‘New Media Expo’. This is the 4th name change as well. It’s kind of like a car show that evolved into a drivers show.

If you don’t follow podcasting, the phrase ‘New Media’ is the new buzz word to replace ‘podcasting’. It’s the same thing, just another name to confuse people. 🙂

Now, on to Halloween! This is our first Halloween since we moved into the house. There are tuns of kids in our neighborhood, so it will be intersting to see how many trick-or-treaters we see. At the apartment, we would be lucky to see any kids come. Our neighbors suggested 6-7 bags of candy, which is a lot! There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood though. From my observation walking the dog in the morning, the school bus that drives by our house picks up roughly 20+ kids between the streets just north and south of us.

When I was in elementary school I had some pretty interesting costumes. When I was really young, my favorite costume was Oscar the Grouch. After Oscar, my favorite custume was dressing up like an Army man. By 4th grade I was crafting costumes out of cardboard and construction paper. No fabric for this trick-or-treater! In 4th grade, I made a sports car out of boxes complete with head lights and a trunk to store extra candy. In 6th grade, I made a spooky ambulance using an orange pumpkin light for the siren light and had a miniature skeleton viewable from the back window.

For the first time, we’ll be handing out treats and get to see a lot of neat costumes! I can’t wait!

Oh yea, Go Tribe!

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