launch day: jitters & fun news

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this email to my parents sums it up best.

photo credit Damon Cortesi (c) 2009 http://bit.ly/mlsek

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Laura Fitton <laura@oneforty.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM
Subject: launch day: jitters & fun news
To: Dave or Cyndi Fitton <dave.cyndi@verizon.net>

all is on course – LOTS of blogs are going to cover our website launch today. i am really happy and surprisingly calm , sitting in my hotel room working.

definitely a little keyed up, but not bad. my friend Anil Dash who has launched stuff before just gave me a little pep talk via IM – "it's the starting line not the finish line."

i am doing the last few bits of work before heading over to the conference for the day. meanwhile in Boston the guys are kicking butt – fixing bugs, adding features, they've gotten an incredible amount of work done in the past few weeks. oneforty has an amazing team now. we're very lucky.

great article in MassHighTech this morning that I did not know was going to be ONLY about us (i thought he was interviewing many companies that started in recessions) http://bit.ly/aNNTa

and a great laugh — Pee Wee Herman was the surprise guest at the conference last night and i got the chance to give him a copy of Twitter for Dummies… (see pic attached)

video http://twitvid.com/8B7EF it cuts off right as i give him the book but i'm amazed that someone caught it at all. it all happened very fast… here' how i described it to my editor at Wiley…

 
that's just how my life's been the last 2 years. these little moments just seem to happen. i was holding the book wondering how to give it away at that event. then he appears (surprise guest) and starts to struggle with how to tweet.

it was like a hammer from the sky whacked me on the head.

then the fact PeeWee mugged with the book and that my friend damon just happened to nail the photo of it. crazy. perfect storm.

Anyhow, love you guys! Talk to ya later.

-LJ

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