Like a vision in the night

September 4, 2009

Not for nothing, but sometimes I have a good thought. Unlike that time I borked the job interview at Blue Cross/Blue Shield by being too smart, my good thought a few months ago has resulted in some unfettered glee and the possibility of tens of dollars.


I could be a hundredaire soon and you’ll have to just sit around your local coffee shop and say you knew me when.

What’s the big idea? Well, I can only share a little because there are a few hoops left to jump through, but essentially I woke up one morning in June with an idea for an iPhone app. Really.

I got out of bed around 4:37AM and ran to my computer. After searching the iTunes App Store and not finding anything similar, I send out some feelers to find an app developer who might be interested in listening to a sleep-deprived whacko’s idea for a game.

I found a guy – Howard Nager – and we embarked on a partnership that has resulted in the submission of a game to the App store today!


I’m positively giddy with anxiousness and glee. The game is fun to play and it was great to put together with Howard. But if/when it gets approved, I imagine it will feel the same as getting a copy of my first book did in 2000.

The best part is that I’ve had to keep this thing a secret – mostly out of paranoia – for a few months. And if you know me, I’m a sharer and a chatter. So keeping this a secret has been akin to me refusing a deep-fried Twinkie.

Stay tuned here. I hope to have more news in the next two weeks and will be awarding a few lucky readers with codes for a free download of the game.

Yes, you’ll need to have an iPhone or iPod Touch. But believe me when I tell you that Howard did such a good job with this game that it’s worth the purchase price of an Apple smartphone and the two-year AT&T contract.

What have you done that’s made you grin lately? Please share in the comments!

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