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oh you’re american…..the canadian dollar is worth more….

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oh man….every Canadian I talk to it seems…I’ll explain I’m from the US..and one of the first things…oh yea, you know the Canadian dollar is worth more then a US dollar??? nah…I didn’t notice at the FX exchange….. sad thing…i’d bet the Canadian dollar will continue to appreciate vs. the US dollar. Supposed to be on our way to Montreal …

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landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada!

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freezing my arse off in Halifax! he won’t sell britney spears! This CD shop I stopped by, the owner refuses to sell music that he doesn’t like…he has a cool dog too! late last night landed in Halifax. My buddy from College, Salem, picked me up. We’re roadtripping through Montreal and then to Hoboken / NYC. He’s relocating back there …

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Survived Cyber Monday – Who Needs an MBA?? Experience!

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Feel like I’ve passed some kind of test. Retail site New York Bar Store survived a rough couple weeks……internal employee issues…operations….chargebacks….but we manage…regroup…and move on. I remember I was thinking of getting an MBA…but you know what? 1) I never liked school – I like to study what I want to use in life. 2) I don’t want to pay …

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back in the USA

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arrived back in the states about 12 hours ago….measured how long it took me….lets see – I left my hotel in Beijing about 11am local time (10pm ET) and arrived in Miami Airport 10:30pm (11:30am next day China) so about 24 hours of traveling…..I usually don’t sleep on planes…but I kept catching myself knocked out sleeping in weird positions w/ …

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Checked my Mail in Florida

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was just in Florida this past week – saw the parents and grandma, uncle – missed the rain storms just barely! but on my trip to Florida checked my piles of mail! Had a birthday card waiting for me (btw – my birthday is in April!) and there was the birthday horoscope. reading that BLEW my mind……seems to hit it …

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lost my last entry – redo!

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wrote my last entry from my cell phone saturday morning…unfortunately didn’t work. since last posting spent some time at magoo’s house – sheetrocking cementing nail pulling out of old boards – firewood – most of this was all him – but i did aid in emotional value support…. looking into trademarking , patenting, and other fun professional stuff just hustling …

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strange things….oh those strange things

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funny reading this email I received and thinking about how much life has drastically changes in the past 6 months…alas – here’s a very interesting forward that contains many cocktail party conversation starters.. —–In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence …

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good to be back in Connecticut

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so the past days I’ve been living out of my luggage….interesting part is that my last few days in San Diego involved many comings and goings of friends on the east and west coast! most likely the labor day weekend, some girlfriend/boyfriend breakups, and simply the end of summer vacations caused the unexpected spurt of visitations at Piotr’s. after surviving …

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lots of seminars….lots of coffee

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lots and lots of coffee – the past week and change I’ve been attending all kinds of seminars on international business….legal stuff…..import and export….counseling….its just insane…but I’m trying to take in as much as I can…feel like this isn’t school, this is learning how to make it in the international business arena.

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Credit Market Mania affecting my businesses

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hmmm… So I’m thinking about a company actually coming up w/ the money for these large deal I’m brokering…..obviously the credit markets is out of control…but I didn’t put two and two together until our today. But these transactions, if financed, are asset backed on inventory goods, so that has to be a safer loan than others, and hopefully these …

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networking….networking…and more networking

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you’ve heard it all your life, and its soo true….and the value is not just having a network, but having a network that is aware of what you’re doing, and that would recommend you to someone they know… I feel like i’ve been jumping from vine to vine lately – like tarzan of the jungle in the networking world…meet one …

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whenever I’m in San Diego….

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a power outage in NYC happens….scott IMs me – dude how come this happens everytime when you go to San Diego? Yea yea, so 2x is every time? Back in Summer 03 on my roadtrip across USA, while in San Diego, we turned the TV on in the hotel and it was a blank screen – CNN showing the NY …

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back in San Diego from NYC

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sup ya’ll…back in san diego…..was away for almost a week at the bar show in NYC – check out some photos on the new york bar store blog = newyorkbarstore.com/blog next up – LA this week meeting up some potential partners….. need to get my Visa to visit China researching buying in Miami sourcing some ny bar store sourcing…. want …

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packing for my redeye to NYC

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things are moving along – trying to hold it together…..get it together! phone calls are insane these days…..and I just have to learn how to prioritize – but not only my time, but the BS calls from people who are fishing for free info, wasting my time….though I hate to say anyone can waste my time because one learns from …

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on the surfliner train to Los Angeles

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heading over to Los Angeles for a 3 day weekend – nope, no holiday tomorrow, just thought i’d take the afternoon train. have a meeting with a biz buddy tonight, grab some food and drinks – talk about Beijing – tomorrow luncheon, some crazy stuff, saturday a bar hop w/ my buddy Scott Schwartz and his sister so yea, i’m …