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Send Me A jpeg Please

Everyone’s who has been to an amusement park has seen a photo like this. You get off the ride and they have them on screens so you can check yourself out as the roller coaster took the big drop.

This is Jessica and Emily yesterday at Busch Gardens. We liked the image of Emily’s hair standing straight up so we decided to buy it. The women at the counter asked what size we’d like to purchase.

I told her "send me a jpeg please". The girls laughed but I was dead serious. I was certain they’d just take my email address, charge me $5 or $10, and I’d see the email with the attachment in a couple minutes.

But it doesn’t work like that. They can only sell you a hard copy. They should fix that.

Lower Broadway Bus Stops

  Lower Broadway 
  Originally uploaded by fredwilson.

I noticed today that the city has taken over the right lane of lower broadway at various points between Houston Street and City Hall and put in these bus stop platforms.

I am not sure what the point is.

Won’t this increase the congestion on lower broadway which is already an incredibly congested street?

Does anyone know the reason the city put these in?

Steve commented with this link explaining that these things are called Bus Bulbs. Thanks Steve. I still think they are dumb.

The Learner’s Permit

  Jess Driving 
  Originally uploaded by fredwilson.

They make you take a test to get a learner’s permit in New York. I think they should make the parents take a test too.

I found myself in the passenger seat with my oldest daughter behind the wheel for the first time today and I realized that I had no idea what the right level of oversight was.

We were headed out to get coffee and muffins at Mary’s this morning and when we got there she was not parked exactly right. I grabbed the wheel from the passenger side and showed her how to get the car at the right angle. That wasn’t cool, she told me. She said I could tell her anything but grabbing the wheel was off limits.

I guess that’s a good rule until we are about to hit something or someone.

She drove three times today with me in the passenger seat. She did great. And I think I did pretty well too.

Lady Luck

  Place your bets! 
  Originally uploaded by {platinum}.

Luck is an essential element in successful investing, venture capital included. I consider myself a lucky person. My dog is named Lucky and he has lived up to his name.

Last night, after dinner in Vegas, headed back to my room, we stopped at a craps table. I put $40 on the pass line and the stickman handed me the dice right away. I rolled three straight 7s, then back to back eights, then crapped out. The table was going wild. I took my chips and left. Figured that it couldn’t get better than that.

I don’t honestly recall what my take was, but I think I made 3x in five minutes.