Welcome back to Kittelson’s Corner my weekly musings on things I think are interesting or important, especially in local government nerd-dom.
The moment he realized. pic.twitter.com/NgNnQbeYfR
— Stevenson Waltien (@waltien) May 4, 2017
Hiking is Fun
Just to prove to you doubters out there that I was actually hiking earlier today and not ignoring my beloved readers here are some pics from Stone Mountain State Park.
Big fan of this trail, it actually had some elevation change, which is rare for North Carolina. Plus there was a waterfall and lots of good vistas. Despite it being May it was a little chilly on the mountain.
What I Listened To
Pod Save America: The Moment of Truth
I really enjoy the whole Pod Save America crew for their takes on the week’s news but lately they have been discussing the future of politics post-45 and it has been fascinating. This week’s episode also had one of the candidates for Virginia Governor on and I really liked the conversation they had.
Radiolab: Funky Hand Jive
This episode of Radiolab was super fascinating, they looked into the science of microbes and how bacteria gets passed from person to person. One of the hosts measured the amount of bacteria that was passed to his hand from a handshake. Science is weird and cool
ELGL’s Brand Personality
Before you ask, no what Rebecca Woodbury said on Twitter isn’t true. I won’t be providing mediocre customer service for ELGL. That sweet headset is just my conference call equipment.
But despite the weird face I’m making this picture was taken in the middle of a really interesting conversation about ELGL’s brand personality. We spent the entire 1 hour call this week trying to focus in on a single word to describe the personality of ELGL. We ended up being split between two words:
So cast your vote. Tweet me (@benkittelson56) to vote on whether you think Authentic or Nimble best describes ELGL. Or if there’s another word we didn’t think of let me know!
Tweet of the Week
Hat tip to Ben Speggen, our friend from Hometown Summit (and future GovLove guest… stay tuned) for this Leslie Knope quote he saw posted. This is definitely one of my all time favorite Leslie quotes and I’ve had to keep this in mind a few times…
— Ben Speggen (@BenSpeggen) May 2, 2017
Wait! One more thing…
ELGL17 is almost here!!!!!! I’m so excited. To get ready (or live vicariously through the attendees) check out all the posts we’ve done hyping the events at the conference and the ELGL members that are attending.
Sr. Budget & Management Analyst at the City of Durham, North Carolina. ELGL Board of Directors. Producer & Co-Host of the GovLove Podcast. Would rather be walking his dog Franklin.