Syed and I are beginning to form a habit of meeting in the Westfield Shopping Mall in Parramatta. I wish we knew somewhere in Parramatta better than a shopping mall. Matty B showed me a nice cafe a few months ago which wasn't too far from the station, and I had meant to message him about that cafe, but it always felt easier to just roam around the shopping mall to find a place with a spare table.
We acted like excited children today because we submitted our entry into the TechCrunch Battlefield. We know we are up against hundreds of other applicants and there is no guarantee we will make it into the shortlist, but we were high fiving and fist bumping at the prospects of pitching on stage.
Dial it back, dial it back. You are in the top 5 percentile of the nerdiest people at this Starbucks.
If VIVA doesn't work out, I have decided to open a novelty restaurant where every menu item will be an alliteration or a rhyme, and customers will have to say the name three times very quickly to order that item.
"I would like to order a pepper paprika pineapple prawns pepper paprika pineapple prawns pepper paprika pineapple prawns."
"Excellent choice, sir. What would you like for your main?"
"Chilli chicken crusted kraken?"
"Would you like to order one, sir?"
"You will need to say it three times quickly sir."
"Chilli chicken crusted kraken chilli chicken crusted kraken chilli chicken crusted kraken."
"Excellent sir. And for dessert?"
The restaurant will be called Shelly Sells Seashells By The Seashore.
I will change my name to Shelly.