Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Thursday, August 12

The. contract. is. signed.

The. contract. is. signed.

Yes, you heard it right, I signed on the dotted line Thursday and sold GamedayMap to a conglomeration of players who got together specifically for this project.

I gave up all ownership rights for a perpetual (for all you non-lawyers, that means "forever") royalty based on gross revenues. They have already begun transferring the source code, have an investor and advertisers lined up, and are meeting with new groups about new technological ideas (360 degree cameras, cell phone boosters in the grove, something to do with Google Earth, etc). I feel relatively confident that GamedayMap is gong to be pretty successful. They want to have a beta iPhone app out much sooner than originally anticipated (think late Sept/early October).

All in all, pretty sweet!


Friday, August 6

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger

12 days down, and 59 to go! And somehow I have managed not to royally mess anything up.

Well living/working in Jackson during the weeks has not been all that bad but then again I am only 1/6 of the way done so ask me again in about 35 days. There are some perks of being back in Jack-town like seeing all my good friends and work buddies, getting to see Baby Jackson quite often, Renaissance shopping isn't too shabby, i heart target & hobby lobby, I have had a lot of quality art time in the hotel at night, and the omelet man is my saving grace in the morning (the hotel breakfast is super fabulous). But work is tough. I'm not gonna lie, after a few skipped lunches and a few 11 hour workdays I was ready to throw in the towel but I think I might be getting acclimated to the workload and the insane amount of email...the key to it all- prioritizing! For those that aren't familiar it means finding the important items and pretty much ignoring the rest. Needle in a haystack!

Here is a picture of me leaving 12 days ago followed by one when I got home today- still positive and not showing any effects of the stress!
12 days ago


Enough about me, let's talk about something fun! Like Gameday Map! Zach is still working with the developers to finalize the terms of the contract and the ink should be hitting the paper pretty soon. The pro forma is complete and they are just waiting to receive the licensing agreement from the lawyers. And then we are officially licensed! Oh happy day (and our happy dance ensues)