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Day 24

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

All my local trees have vanished, but in San Francisco yesterday I saw no less than 3 roadside Christmas trees slowly browning away. Will capture photos on my next endeavor.

Day 10

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Still in deep camo….

Day 4

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The plot thickens… camo!

Day 1

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Ok, here we go…

You’re Early

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Christmas tree pickup is in two weeks, and this is all wrong anyway.

We Were… Inverted

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

I Read It As “Chimpin'”

Friday, September 1st, 2017

What Could Go Wrong?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Gee Hubspot, How Could I Refuse?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Hi Unknown:

I am heading out for a territory visit tomorrow morning through Friday this week.

Please respond back with one of these options (just trying to make this easy for you).

  1. I want to meet to discuss HubSpot options while you are here.
  1. We are hosting a marketing workshop downtown on Thursday from 12-4. Sign up to come here- https://offers.hubspot.com/grow-with-hubspot-san-francisco-march-16-2017

If you want to book a meeting with me you can here- https://app.hubspot.com/meetings/apowell

Hope to hear back!


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Principal 3 Sales Rep

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Thanks Google!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

These tips are all super-practical!

Day 29

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Hello old friend.

Day 19

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Alas, the tree is gone, chopped up and put in the very compost bin that once stood as its impromptu tree stand. We thank you for your service, and look forward to another slow death in 2018.

Signing off!

Day 15

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Now shit’s getting real. Yes, that is a tree jammed into a compost bin, passed over for a third time by the disposal company.

(And yes, this is a different tree further up the street. Tree #2 vanished in the night. This one’s the last holdout.)

Day 12

Friday, January 20th, 2017

How will it end?

Day 8

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Now it gets tense. The tree has officially been passed over for two consecutive garbage day pickups, and now the owner has to make a decision: Hope the garbage company takes it, wait for a good Samaritan to do the job, or actually deal with it. Meanwhile, it’s starting to turn fairly brown. We’ll be watching!

Day 6

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

A whole row of trees (including the one I’d had my eye on) abruptly vanished this afternoon. Good news: A tree around the corner is still lingering, and will become our new specimen.

Scraggly on the base but largely intact — and more importantly, taking up a parking space.

Day 3

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The trashcans are gone, but the tree remains. A little worse for wear due to the heavy rain and wind, but still hanging in there.

‘Tis the Season

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Neighbors missed the memo that last week was Christmas tree pickup, and the trash company makes zero exceptions.

The battle of wills starts today.


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

I feel like I’ve met a few writers in my time that have pulled the same stunt…

Soccer’s Ultimate Con Man Was a Superstar Who Couldn’t Play the Game

Royal Crown

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about RC Cola (and why it never became popular).

Still my favorite soda… though I don’t even drink Coke any more…