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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

Google I/O + Elaine's dance from Seinfeld = AWESOME

Let me give you a reason to love +Google+...

Google just started their huge I/O conference this week and they have this thing going where you can take a public post with #request, and a Google employee at the conference will try desperately to meet that request. It's pretty cool, honestly.

Well, in classic fashion, I couldn't help myself. I decided somebody needed to make an outlandish request. And here is what I did...
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Nathan Weaver
+Melissa Daniels : I have a #request . Can you get footage of yourself doing the Elaine awkward/white girl dance from Seinfeld?

This is my one silly request, I guess. I just wanna see all the looks on folks' faces as you get the kicks and arms flailing.

PS--If you meet my request, I will film a short clip of me turning around and saying, "Sweet fancy Moses!"

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Update:#request  fullfilled.

Her dance:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/116502955388495112052/posts/F8nQo4HxgYy

And my response:
Sweet Fancy Moses!






And +Melissa Daniels did not let me down! Below is her glorious version of Elaine's dance. div.dittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k { background-color: #FFF; padding: 10px; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost { text-align: left; margin: 0 0 0 60px; min-height: 50px; color: #000; font-size: 13px!important; line-height: 18px; border: 1px solid #CCC; padding: 10px; -moz-border-radius: 4px; border-radius: 4px; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.pic { display: block; float: left; padding: 0 10px 0 0 } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.pic a img { border: 0; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost div.author { display: block; line-height: 15px; padding-bottom: 10px } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost div.author a { text-decoration: none; color: #000; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost div.author a:hover { text-decoration: none; color: #06C; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.googleIcon { float: right; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k span.timestamp { padding-left: 10px; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost span.metadata { display: block; font-size: 12px!important; line-height: 13px; padding: 10px 3px 0 3px; color: #C84035; font-weight: bold; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost span a.timestamp, div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost span a.timestamp:hover { color: #999; text-decoration: none; font-size: 11px; font-weight: normal; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost span.pic img { width: 50px; height: 50px; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost span.metadata .fbextra { color: #385998; text-decoration: none; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost a, div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost a:visited { color: #06C; text-decoration: none; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.dittoPost a:hover { color: #06C; text-decoration: underline; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k .proflinkPrefix { color: #999; } div.innerdittoboxgooglez12ydzlhxky5eniqx04chlkpcrq5hf3z4xw0k div.google-plus-photo { background: #111; outline: 1px solid #666; text-align: center; width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; }

Melissa Daniels
Pretty sure I shouldn't be re-sharing this as, well... it pretty much speaks for itself. But... this just proves how much I love my #chromies  -- I'm willing to completely embarrass myself for y'all. What's next? Bring on the next #io13    #request  (though I will admit-- I hope +Jacky Hayward and +Divya Vishwanath are next on the docket for goofiness!)

Divya Vishwanath originally shared:Hey world, do you know Elaine from Seinfeld's sweet dance moves? +Nathan Weaver sure does and he put in an (AMAZING) #request  to see +Melissa Daniels bust those moves. I'd say she's got it down. Do you agree? P.S. This is what she's trying to do: Seinfeld - The Elaine DanceP.P.S. Thanks for the great joy you've brought us all, Nathan :)





And I held up my end of the bargain and returned the Sweet Fancy Moses it rightfully deserved.


  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrLflnMeEH4?rel=0]


I'm feeling pretty good about myself today...

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