Monday, October 25, 2010

Portsmouth Shines on NECN

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Torn Between Two Hometowns

A recent article in the Portsmouth Herald alerted me to the fact that a young woman from Portsmouth is in the running to be named Maxim magazine's Hometown Hottie of the Year.  This is pretty cool, I thought, so I decided to head over to and check her out... for research purposes.... to make sure she represents my town in a positive manner, you understand. 

Turns out her name is Kaitlynn Carter, she's 22, and she's a UNH grad to boot!  (Go Cats!)  She's hot, she's smart, she's funny, she seems like a "real person," and she really loves Portsmouth.  Check her out and watch her represent for the Port City in a big way: 

Now, if you look at the top 10 finalists, the rest of them are from much bigger "towns" of Miami, Chicago, LA, etc., and most of them are already professional models.  Frankly, I'm not impressed.  So I'm definitely voting for Kaitlynn, right?  Well, not so fast, because there's one more attractive young lady from another area near and dear to my heart... Not my childhood hometown of Brewster, Mass. on Cape Cod, but Harwich, which is the next town over.  This contestant's name is Meredith, and she's pretty spectacular as you can see:

So the question is, whom do I support? 

Kaitlynn is a Steelers fan, while Meredith says "Red Sox, babyyyy."  Nuff ced.

Meredith is a statuesque 5'9" and Kaitlynn is 5'5"... I prefer shorter girls, but this is a wash.   

Meredith reminds me a little of Elle MacPherson (yeow!) while Kaitlynn has a fresh look.

I like Kaitlynn's taste in movies (Inglourious Basterds & Vicky Cristina Barcelona) but not her taste in music (Shania Twain). 

Their homemade videos (not the ones above; their original entry videos) indicate to me that they are both super nice, regular people -- total goofballs, in fact!  They both talk about where they are from more than they talk about themselves.  To see either one of them win would be awesome.  

So what do you think?  Who gets my vote? 

Monday, October 04, 2010

NH Tech Economy Recovering Faster, Leading New England

Good interview here by Fred Kocher, New Hampshire's Business on WMUR-TV.  (Click the link to play; can't find any embedding code.) 

Quotable quote:  Jason Alexander of Alexander Technology Group.  No, a different Jason Alexander, not this Jason Alexander!  Anyway, he's the founder of the eponymously named IT staffing company and he had this to say about the hiring climate in NH these days:

"There's a lot of momentum coming out of this recession.  We're seeing a faster turnaround coming out of this recession as opposed to the previous turnaround from the dot-com bust." 

This quote seemed to flummox Mr. Kocher, who apparently isn't used to hearing such upbeat prognosi.

This was an interview I almost got roped into giving myself, but these guys did a great job in my stead -- and it was a lot shorter drive for them, so... good on them.    

Nice shout-outs for eCoast and TechWorld here, including on-screen graphics.  (Oooooh, fancy!)

Speaking of TechWorld, you get your tickets yet?  Go here and get 'em while the gettin's good.  

BayRing: Customer service as important as technology |

BayRing: Customer service as important as technology |

Good for my old friends at BayRing, getting a little pub for themselves! See you at TechWorld2010 guys!