Sprint | Blaze Across America with 4G Contest – HTC EVO

Sprint launched a 4G contest to win an android powered HTC EVO smartphone. Here’s my contest entry.

Today, I read about Sprint’s newest contest “Blaze Across America with 4G” on Engadget.  They’re looking for the most humorous, creative and original essay on why you’re fast, to win the new HTC EVO, cash and a 4G trip to either Houston, Chicago, Maui or Vegas.  I thought I’d share my entry to the contest:


caused Usaine Bolt to change his name to Usaine Thunder after following my lightning speeds.

tweet faster than @Scobleizer.

play a faster fiddle than the devil down in Georgia.

hit 88 mph faster than Doc Brown’s DeLorean.

drink a gallon of milk in 36 seconds (it takes Chuck Norris 37).

do a 101 hand slap in the time E. Honda can do a 100 hand slap.

beat out Speedy Gonzales as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico, then came back to Texas.

have a measurement of time named after me – NANoseconds.

won the 24 hour race at Daytona in 23 hours.

move so fast, I use black holes as treadmills.

speak faster than the Micro Machine man.

walked so fast around Vegas that I was #1 on Foursquare in the city during CES.

I’m already in the “choppa” faster than Arnold knows to say the words.

get the bell rung on me in 7 seconds when I ride a bull instead of 8.

Lance Armstrong doesn’t know what the front of my jersey looks like.

caused a reshoot of the video of the moon landing. Neil’s first words were “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!?”

Share your entry in the comments section.

Change Your Day With One Word


How frequently do opportunities come into your life?  Oftentimes, we’re paralyzed by some fear  that has been hounding us for years.  I’m just as guilty as you.  Amazing situations have lined up in my life and I have turned them down simply because “no” came to mind first.  What if we actually looked at these opportunities intentionally and before we said “no,” we thought through what a “yes” might look like…what could be?

Here’s an example from my life.  Last week, Robert Scoble came to town.  For those of you who don’t know him, he’s an internet star.  His opinions are valued by many and he’s an all around nice guy.  He comes to San Antonio infrequently, so we had a party that he attended.  The night was winding down and there were a few of us left, so he, his (awesome) cameraman Rocky and some other fun people decided to get a bite to eat.  I chose to opt out and head home.  A few minutes later, I realized what a silly mistake I was making.  There was no reason to say “no.”  I turned around and met up with Scoble and the rest of the folks and I’m glad I did.  I would have missed out on a great conversation, learning more about the people I was with all because my first reaction was “no.”

I certainly had said “no” in the past to opportunities without any real reason for saying it, but I always found a way to rationalize my decision later and you’ve likely done the same.  This week, I challenge you to look at your situation and say “YES!” where you’d typically say “no.”  Are you an overachiever?  Get someone else to play along.  If you’ve got a great story to tell about your “YES!” adventure, please share in the comments or catch me on Twitter.

photo  by cpalmieri