Last week’s date night found my wife and I venturing off to the movies sans kids to view ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ — a movie that examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Seeing we don’t watch much TV around the House of Brown, I didn’t realize ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ was a movie until my wife mentioned it to me after we stumbled upon a Behind-The-Scenes Special chronicling the journey of Rogers.
A few weeks passed and up popped an date night invite to the movies. As we waited for ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ to begin, a number of movie trailers played one after the next.
As they played, I noticed it had been years since I had been in a movie theater. It was interesting to discover how movies of today are being advertised in their use of #hashtags and social media usage — advertising Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handles.
Of course, there were a number of movies advertising matching or near matching .com domains that included movie title and the word “movie” in it.
Being I love and am held captive by domains more than the average person, two distinct movies stood out to many out of likely 10-15 or so that rolled this night: ‘The King’ and ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’.
We’re well into summer here in Texas, and things are heating up quickly and quite early.
I don’t know if we’ll set record-breaking numbers for triple-digit weather, but things appears to be on track for such a possibility.
Most recently I dedicated a weekend to cleaning our 11-year old air conditioning units in hopes of each lasting one or two more summers before needing to be replaced.
I was fortunate to have cool, overcast weather that weekend to have been able to power off sections at a time of our house. All in all, it took about 1.5 hours for each system, including disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly.
Afterwards, both units operated as efficient as they could to be for 11 years old, blowing cool air inside while the temperature inched a few degrees away from triple-digit weather.
This was all good until about a week or so ago when I received the dreaded call from my wife about the upstairs AC unit NO LONGER blowing cold air. 😳
While visiting a local Walgreens this morning, I discovered another domain while awaiting checkout: RedNoseDay.org.
As I do every Sunday, I made my way over to Mosaic Church Austin to share corporate worship with fellow followers, and brothers and sisters in Christ.
It’s not often during a worship experience at our church or any other church that a domain catches my attention.
Weekends often fly by when your having fun, especially this past weekend as I attended a Men’s Retreat.
I kicked off this past weekend by getting on the road and heading to T Bar M Camps & Retreats for my home church’s, Mosaic Church Austin, annual Men’s Retreat.
I managed to escape Austin’s nightmarish traffic to head south to New Braunfels, Texas.
In route, I spotted quite a few domains being advertised across various media that I’ll likely write about in the coming weeks and months.
Although it’s sad to admit, churches are often quite behind when it comes to embracing and harnessing the power of technology to share their faith.
Fortunately, I’m grateful to be an active member of a church in the eclectic city of Austin where only roughly 16% of the population actively attends church.
Our church embraces technology and does a decent job effectively using domains to share the Gospel and draw awareness to the Gospel in general.
I’m always amazed and encourage to encounter churches embracing domains to grow their church as well as share the Gospel.
I was watching television with my littles this morning, and an interesting commercial came on between cartoon episodes about a healthy snack subscription.
I wasn’t really intrigued with the commercial until I saw the same of the snack subscription and it’s domain name.
Welcome back! As I was in search of a sporting event the night we arrived home from the hospital after the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, I encountered MLB game.
Not much of a baseball fan outside of the Texas Rangers, I decided to let channel surfing rest and watch a few innings.
As innings progressed, I took notice of a billboard behind home plate.
Although present, it wan’t the normal MLB team domain name that was on display as the main attraction and that caught my eye.
Just wanted to share an interesting domain usage I recently spotted.
I happened to be traveling to Houston for work when I spotted a billboard for an Austin-based attorney.
I just had to pull over when I saw the billboard. In my opinion, this attorney hit the nail on the head with how he chose to advertise his domain.
Just the other day while watching TV, I happened to be channel surfing and an interesting thing occurred.
As I was trying to make myself a birdie and fly far away from the captivity of toddler cartoons, I happened to land on Dr. Charles Stanley’s, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia, InTouch Ministries TV segment.
As I’ve read a few of Dr. Stanley’s books, heard his son Andy speak a time or two, and caught a few of Dr. Stanley’s sermons, I decided to allow channel surfing to cease once I realized it was him.
And before we go any further, No, I’m not going to pepper you with his sermon (although it was good enough to share, as it is always).
But as Dr. Stanley taught and shared the word of God, I was attentively listening when a domain name flashed onto the screen in the lower left-hand corner.