Saturday Morning Snipets

Looks like it’s going to be a super hot day in the City today, so I am getting out of town and going to sit by the pool and drink margaritas or beers or something cold. If you post comments or email me today (or tomorrow), I will probably be very slow to reply, so my apologies in advance.

I was in a bar room brawl last Saturday and ended up tearing ligaments and breaking my pinky, so it’s been a bit difficult to write this week.   If you think that’s bad, you should have seen the girl I beat up. Only kidding about the brawl. I did the finger damage when I dropped a football pass on the beach, but the bar fight makes for a better story.

Anyway, on to some updates:

– I finally had the chance to meet my web designer (Mike McAlister) in person in New York City yesterday after 3 years of working together. The ironic thing is that despite never meeting face to face before, it felt just like old times when we got together. It’s cool getting to meet someone you’ve known for years but haven’t met before.

– Snooki should have registered the .com domain name before announcing that she’s writing a “Snooktionary” to help “Jersey Shore” viewers understand what she is saying on the hit television show. A guy in Pennsylvania registered on August 6th, the day the book was publicly revealed.

– If you are thinking about going away on a last minute trip this summer, you might want to think about attending the Traffic conference in Dublin in a couple weeks. It can be written off as a business expense, Aer Lingus is offering summer travel deals, and Rick Latona has always said if money is an issue he would try to work something out.   There are also some cool domain investors who live in that area and will probably be at the conference.

– People always seem to be interested in learning what new names I’ve acquired recently, so here goes.   In the aftermarket in the last week or so, I bought, (to go along with and,,, and

– Totally unrelated to business, but does anyone have a recommendation or two for wine tasting in the Napa Valley (not going to Sonoma this trip)? We’re going out to San Francisco next week and are making a trip to Napa on Saturday.   We plan to visit Stagg’s Leap, Qunitessa, and Artesa, but have time for one or two additional stops.   Any suggestions?

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Having lived in Napa after cooking school, I strongly suggest Beringer. While big and commercial today, they have the historic caves and the most comprehensive and educational tour for visitors. Even though the make their $ on white zin, they have many great wines and I fell in love with Viognier there. Stags leap is always my 2nd suggestion.


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