A Peculiar guy named Geremy

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A Few of My Favorite Things

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I’m very loyal to the brands that I determine to be worthy of my love. Currently the brands on this list include Lexus, Apple, Nike, Palm, Canon, et al. Now I’m proud to announce that I have two additional brands to add to this list: Polycom and Pilot. These brands have maneuvered their way into my heart through their products, the SoundStation and the Precise V5, respectively.

Polycom Soundstation EX
Polycom Soundstation

When I was 10 years old my dad took me to his real estate lawyer’s office for a client’s house closing. I wandered around the place taking mental pictures with hopes of replicating everything in my own office one day. When I went into their conference room I laid my eyes on their conference telephone–the Polycom Soundstation. It seemed cool and futuristic to me and I wanted to use it, but my dad told me not to touch anything otherwise my fingers would fall off…and I needed those fingers.

Six years later my sister got a job in a lawyer’s office and she brought me along one day to help out with office tasks. Once again, I entered the office “bright eyed and bushy tailed” to get ideas for my own office. I entered the conference room where there was a huge table where the centerpiece was the Polycom Soundstation telephone. Again I was not allowed to play with it for fear of it breaking.

These two experiences caused me to equate successful businesses and high-powered executives with the Polycom Soundstation EX conference phone and I had to have one! After graduating from college, I set aside a portion of my first paycheck to purchase the phone and after setting up a dedicated phone number, I’ve been using the Polycom in my home office (which has recently been relocated to my bedroom) ever since. Hands down the best quality land-line telephone that I’ve ever used.

Pilot Precise V5

Pilot Precise V5
Very rarely does a pen combine a perfect weight with a perfect ink flow, and a perfect balance, and a perfect color hue, and a perfect barrel diameter, but somehow Pilot accomplished the incredible feat with this pen. I know I sound like the crazy cat-lady who lives in the attic of the old, dark house with weeds in the front lawn who obsesses over the most insignificant things, but I love this pen. It’s one of the few pens that is capable of keeping up with my thoughts, and I think pretty quickly!

I encourage you to try either of these two products or, at the bare minimum, create a “brand loyalty list” of your own to share with your friends…or thousands of internet strangers who read your online journal.

The New Look of Geremedia

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After working with a multitude of different designers and spending lots and lots of money, my company, Geremedia LLC, has just completed its rebranding from our old logo:

….to a new logo:

Geremedia Logo

Now I will be tackling “Phase II” of the project, which will include an entire corporate identity package with new letterheads, business cards, envelopes, t-shirts, CD’s, cars, plastic bags, trucks, legos–basically anything that is able to be branded.

Eat Fish, LIVE LONGER

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Some people eat fish because of the speculation that it increases vitality; other people eat fish because I force them to do it. On August 2nd I took my kiddies (the young adults who I teach in my “Joshua School of Business” program) on a scavenger hunt around New Jersey. This hunt involved things such as “stand in a public place for 2 minutes without moving” and “have a foot race with a stranger.” The tasks ranged from easy to mediocre, but the one task that had the most points was to swallow a live goldfish. With me as the team captain, we were highly success driven and we determined that the goldfish had to be consumed.

One of our team members walked into a Petco with a weird grin on his face and said to the store attendant, “I want to buy a fish. Which fish would be best….to eat?” After we were refused service we went to another store, purchased “Linus” and went into a parking lot to do the deed.

What happened next was beyond words. See for yourself…


The FISH from Geremy F on Vimeo.

Now I Root for My Team…literally

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A few weeks ago I was thinking about eccentric ways to invest money and somehow I stumbled on the idea of buying a ball team. After lots of research I decided that if I had to buy a team, I’d buy a team of the most popular sport in the world–soccer (futbol). Since you can’t walk into a shopping mall and purchase a team I had to search around for a different way to approach the situation.

While researching, my brother triumphantly marched into my room and announced “I’m going to be on the soccer team.” The exuberant glow from the 50,000 lumen light bulb in my head began to illuminate and that’s when it came to me–I’m going to buy my brother’s team! I made a few calls, filled out a few papers, mailed a check and VOILA, I have my own team!

Geremedia Team Jerseys

Geremedia, LLC is now the proud sponsor of one of the town’s junior soccer teams. More pictures to come when the season starts in September! My kiddies better be undefeated this season!!

My New Petit Castle

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After signing thirty trillion pieces of paper in my lawyer’s office on Thursday, I became the new owner of a two family house that’s coincidentally directly across the street from my childhood home. Strangely enough, a lot of my free childhood moments were spent by me wishing that I was the owner of that house because it was the nicest on the block. Also coincidentally, my dad owns the three multifamily houses directly across the street from mine. The ultimate goal is for me to own one side of the street and for my dad to own the other side then we will rename the street “Geremy Blvd” and I will rule as emperor, wearing a gold and blue crown.

Even though I own a home, I have no plans in the immediate future to move out of my parents’ house. I very much enjoy living in a one-family house where my job is within 3 minutes of my front door, my “corporate headquarters” is within 30 barefootsteps of my bedroom, a pool (with a large dirt trench around it) is in the backyard and living expenses are minimal. Besides, I spend very little time at home each day and it makes more sense, financially, for me to live at home. I don’t live with my parents, they’re my roommates and we’re just hangin out!

Although the house is nice and was remodeled in January ’07, I am a semi-perfectionist and need everything to be near-perfect prior to anyone moving in; therefore, I have the following updates planned for the next two weeks:

  • Repaint all apartments in Yolo Colorhouse color “Air 02” with white trim
  • Change all carpet throughout the house
  • Change all door locks throughout the house
  • Powerwash the front of the house
  • Change all mailboxes…I dislike ugly mailboxes
  • Change all lightbulbs…I love light!
  • Replace all of the huge steam-operated heaters to nice, neat, sleek electric baseboard heaters with new thermostats
  • Replace faucets in the kitchen
    Deadline: July 28th! – This should be a very interesting week!

My body is crying out for a rest, but my brain is saying “NO! WORK WORK WORK!!!”

Greatest Invention Ever

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The Trusty Treo

Right now I am on board a train to Washington DC on a business trip and I am on the internet! My Macbook Pro is connected to my Trusty Treo, which is connected to the internet, which leads to a much more productive and excited Geremy. Best part is that it’s all included in my $30/month voice and data plan with Sprint…or at least I hope so.

My lack of updates during the last few days is mostly due to my currently pending house purchase transaction. Thanks to my great lawyer, amazing mortgage broker, and even amazing-er real estate agent who is also my real-life dad, I will be closing on my new house next week. There’s also been some pretty exciting (in my opinion) developments in my life, which will be shared with my closest group of friends, which includes all of you fairy-tale people on the internet.

For now, I am going to spend my time on the train wisely and draft a few future journal entries…or maybe I might just watch streaming videos on Youtube or view read the current news on NyTimes.com because I can.

Wireless cellular internet: Greatest. Invention. Ever!

Business Card Recognition

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Three years ago I commissioned the design of business cards that were an extension of my personality (read about it on page 48 of my Geremology.com ebook). Since that time, I have seen a few sites recognizing the card as unique and creative including the following two sites:

1) Coroflot
Businesscard Article 2

2) AllGraphicDesign.com
Businesscard Article 1

I plan to use my “g” to take over the world, one business card at a time!!

Geremy Found a Flaw! *GASP!!*

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Golden Arches, literally

Since arriving here in Mexico I’ve discovered that my biggest flaw is that I can’t seem to not work or think about work. Since graduating a year ago I’ve become a full-fledged workaholic–I work a full-time 9-6pm job, then afterward I work from 6-9pm doing TV/Video editing for a daily TV broadcast, then I work from 9-11pm in my own company, then I teach a group of teenagers about business and empowerment every Friday night. Though I did not notice it before, all of these things seem to continually keep my mind inundated with tasks and to-do’s.

Earlier today I decided to put down the laptop and sit on the beach to relax, but my brain has somehow fooled the rest of my body that “relaxing” means to think about stuff that needs to be done. While I laid “relaxing” I came up with a list of 20 people that I have to call when I got a cell phone signal, 5 people to email when I got back up to the room, 3 journal entry ideas and 1 business plan to draft as soon as I found a piece of paper and a writing utensil…or battery acid…. or ketchup–basically anything that would leave a mark on a piece of paper.

Effective at midnight (1am EST) I will begin to try to stop working and relax my mind before flying back to NJ and returning to “the real world.” This means no journaling until next week. Adios!

Mexico: iRead!

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iRead

Immediately after breakfast I chose a nice cool spot and began reading the book, “It’s Not About the Coffee.” After reading for about 45 minutes I left the spot and attended to other activities. Then in the early afternoon I went back to the same spot to continue reading. As I opened the book the second time, a girl approached me and said “hey, that book must be really good!” I replied, “yeah, it’s okay…why?” “Because you’ve been sitting here all day reading it!”

Thanks for telling me what I’ve been up to all day, friendly stalker.

The girl saw me sitting in the spot earlier and assumed that I’d been there reading all day. I had a tough time convincing her that I found better things to do than to sit in one spot and read all day long. In the process of me speaking with her she told me all about herself and about all of the hotspots to visit to in the city. Thanks to the friendly stalker Texan gal, I now have a fun day planned in the city before I leave.

Now I’m starting to wonder about who else was thinking “who is that young fella who has been sitting in that spot reading all day?? …..and why is he wearing a t-shirt with a refrigerator eating cupcakes?!”

All Alone

Hola Mexico!

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The Suitcase The Suitcase

In a few hours I will be leaving on a jetplane en route to Mexico for a family vacation. Since I plan to travel a lot over the next few years I thought that I’d get started with my luggage set. I bought this beautiful Skyway “Escape” suitcase that keeps me very organized. It has two main compartments: 1) A top compartment for shirts and other upper-body wear, and 2) A lower compartment for pants and other lower-body wear. In addition it has a place for shoes and other forms of footwear–all packed into a nice light package. This level of organization is not necessary, but I bought it just in case my life depended on how organized my luggage was packed

See you all in a few days.

A Peculiar guy named Geremy