Like George Costanza, I feel a little bit like my worlds are colliding.
Part of the time, I’m a web marketing geek hanging out in the swanky metropolitan downtown of Louisville, Kentucky. Which, as everyone knows, is the quirky, offbeat Seattle of the Ohio Valley basin.
And part of the time, I live in scenic, rural Harrison county, Indiana, in a town of 600 people, where the county seat has less than 3,000.
So imagine my surprise yesterday, when I discovered that the talented Rhett and Link of ILoveLocalCommercials.com (you may know them from their painfully honest and epic trailer commercial) had gotten the peanut butter of my rural small town existence ALL UP IN THE CHOCOLATE of my life as an internet marketer.
Like the folks in the commercial, I love Butt Drugs. In fact, I have a t-shirt to prove it.
And a ball cap. Which I wore at Pubcon in 2008 and BlogWorldExpo in 2009.
For those who have never graced scenic southern Indiana, Butt Drugs is located across the street from the public library. I’ve taken my kids there on several occasions for an ice cream after picking up some summer reads.
The coffee may be cheap ($.35) but it’s almost always fresh and it’s tasty enough for this coffee snob. (Someone, somewhere at Starbucks HQ just had a minor coronary at the thought of someone buying an enjoyable cup of coffee for less than a dollar. Oh, well.)
While I’m gabbing about the collision of my two worlds, I’d also like to compliment the tourism board of my little county.
They’ve done a fabulous job of embracing Facebook as a tool for promoting a small town as a destination. They post frequently, have struck just the right tone, and they’ve currently got about 1,080 fans. Considering Destin, Florida–another place I used to call home, and one with a SLIGHTLY bigger tourism draw, aka “the Gulf of Mexico”–currently has only 2,280 fans, that’s not too shabby.
So what about you? What are the hidden treasures of awesome in your neighborhood? What ways is synchronicity between the “worlds” of your existence startling and delighting you? Or for that matter, what cool stuff have you run across in your own journeys on the interwebs?
I really do want to know.