David Quimby | Week 19

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Well, According to my clock, we have all officially made it to the 22nd of May. Like this songs lyrics says, its the end of the world, and I feel fine. The rapture did not happen and now I have to plan for the next 10 years of my life. Good thing I decided it wasn’t a good idea to max out my cards since the world was ending. That would have made the next part of my life pretty brutal.

This week at Not For Sale has been a wild ride and was probably one of the most intense weeks since arriving here. There are times along this journey and fellowship that you are going to have valleys and struggles and this week definitely was one of those for me. The good part of the story is knowing that I made it through and now can move on. With just a single month left in this fellowship, it is time to buckle down and get everything done. As a visitor said in our office this week, “We are only human and we WILL make mistakes along the way”. I hope that this week can be a building block and not a stumbling block when I look back upon it. We live, and hopefully we learn!

Unfortunately we did not get the chance to go to Six Flags Great America because the forecast was rain for the entire day Tuesday. But to celebrate Shane’s birthday, all four of us guys spent the night in San Jose at Dave and Busters. In which we got our server to bring the whole serving staff just to come over and say that Shane looks exactly like Justin Bieber! HAHA – Happy Birthday again Shane, glad we got to celebrate this one with you!

Not For Sale has a crazy future ahead and it’s been amazing being apart of that for the past 5 months. This weekend, David Batstone spoke at Facebook Causes in downtown SF. Dave unveiled some great ideas and where Not For Sale will be heading over the next few years. The most exciting part was that Not For Sale TV was launched at this event. With over 130 viewers, the turnout just to watch it online was more then anyone thought for the first event. Somehow we got that amount of viewers with just a few twitter posts, can’t wait to see the amount of viewers for it once it’s actually advertised. I did want to give a big shout out to Gabe, Jono, and Shane on this project. It has been awesome seeing these three guys working so hard to get Not For Sale TV up and running and really impressed with the work that they did! Great Job guys!

This next week, we will begin the process of retooling the entire Slavery Map website so that is more user friendly, has more diverse data, and very important – more credible for those that use it. We want the data on that website to be the top of the line and it will be a long process to get it where it’s ideally supposed to be. The best thing to do is start somewhere and this will be my major task of the week!

Have a great week everyone! And smile because the world isn’t ending… well yesterday it didn’t at least.


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