Thursday, June 21, 2007

Who's got game?

I don't have game. In fact, I can't think of a single sport in which I could say with a straight face "I'm awesome at that" . . . unless it's followed by ". . .on Xbox."
I'll tell you this: if you want to throw down on some Ken Griffey Jr. Major League Baseball on Nintendo 64, well, get ready to lose. Bad.
Despite my proficiency in simulated sports, I think I'll work on maybe getting into some real sports. I'm thinking about setting up an adjustable basketball goal at home, and practicing some of my uber-awesome slam dunks. Like the one where I do a front flip, then a back flip before takin' it to the hoop. You should see it. It's unreal, man.
One minor snag, though; I live in an upstairs apartment.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cool Kansas Evening from Showalter Fireworks

Showalter fireworks provided these Floating Lanterns for the Hutchinson Kansas Relay for Life last Friday. These things are cool as heck and the great thing is they are classified as party favors not fireworks. You can buy them for any event
anytime of the year. Just contact Showalter Fireworks on their website here!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Shoot Your Coworkers!

Or, in my case, get shot by your coworkers. Extreme Crossfire Paintball was nice enough to have the LogicMaze staff and some friends down for a private party session. Having never done it before, I was a little bit worried about the outcome and how badly I was going to embarrass myself. Luckily, the majority of the group was composed of novices, and the ones that had played before, or have previous training in shooting people were more concerned about having a good time than making themselves look better than everybody else.

I'd have to say that the bravest player of the night would be Scott. He bravely ran at the flag with no gun, knowing that he was most likely going to get shot (and he did by yours truly). He would have gotten it, if he hadn't accidentally grabbed the wrong side of the rope before I popped him twice.

Aside from Scott, I got one other hit before my mask fogged up so badly that I couldn't see. I see investing some money into a better mask, and possibly my own gun in the near future.

Paintballing was some of the most fun that I've had in a long time, and I've got Extreme Crossfire Paintball to thank for it. If you haven't yet, you should check them out. They've got awesome facilities with torn up buildings that are prime for hiding and defending.

If you're like me, and spend most of your time sitting on your rear end, be prepared to feel incredibly sore the next day from crouching, and commando crawling. It's well worth it, though.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fireworks Stands In Kansas

Every once in a while we seem to come across a business that is truly remarkable. One that understands the benefits of good marketing but also realizes that marketing isn't intended to completely eliminate the need for sales skills and customer service.
Showalter Fireworks is one of those companies. They aren't a new company, they aren't even a new client of ours. We have been handling all of their advertising and marketing for a little over a year now and they have proven to be the dream client.

Here's why:

1. We took control of their advertising, revised their brand, broaden their reach and drove alot more contacts into their office.

2. They took the ball and ran with it. IN A BIG WAY!!! They take the time to deal with every new lead in way that leads to a very high conversion rate and makes each person who contacts their office feel that they are the only concern of the Showalter Fireworks at that time.

Marketing and Advertising work and they can be done in an incredible afforable. BUT........ You still have to run your business in a manner that takes the leads that marketing produces and turns them into sales.

Anyhow, if you get a chance check out a one of Showalter's Fireworks stands in Kansas and spend a little of that hard earned cash and go make big booms and flashes!!!


Friday, June 08, 2007

Future Pro

Future Pro is a supplier of a huge variety of sports equipment and accessories. Their inventory ranges from adjustable basketball goals, to soccer goals, to benches and bleachers. They provide sporting equipment for churches, schools, basketball camps, YMCAs and the like.
We at LogicMaze have been fortunate enough to recently sign them as a marketing/SEO client. Naturally, I jumped at the concept of utilizing this new resource to set up a basketball goal in the office, but was quickly shot down. Apparently we would be "breaking lease" if we did so. That's nonsense, as far as I'm concerned, but whatever.