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“Friendship isn't a big thing – it's a million little things.” ~Author Unknown

If you happened to be monitoring the #ASW10 hashtag on Twitter after Affiliate Summit West 2010 ended on Tuesday, January 19th, you may have come across some goofy tweets from me and my cohorts about heading off to Toby Keiths Bar.

For those of you that know me, you may have been surprised that I would go to a place that serves nothing but greasy food and has a modest wine list that features three simple choices: pink, white or red.

As if that isn't enough, the coup de grâce… Toby's only plays country music (something this die-hard rock chick just can't cope with).

Now, what if I told you that I've gone there 3 years in a row?

One might wonder why I would subject myself to this excruciating torture, year after year. The answer quite simply is that I've got friends in low places and I wouldn't change them for the world.

This restaurant, however agonizing for me causes my business partner, Shawn Collins such happiness. And that's the reason why our li'l internet family gets together every year. We love seeing him that happy over something as silly as this.

The video above was produced by Todd Farmer, my friend for many years. Besides being a master of video, he also happens to be pretty darn smart.


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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Jim Banks February 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Those have got to be some of the best chin poses I have ever seen.
Now I see the sequence of events I get why Shawn came back looking like a homeless redneck.
Count me in next time.


2 Missy Ward February 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Ha.. Shawn dresses like that every day he’s not at a conference 😉

3 Brook Schaaf February 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I second Missy’s commentary that the joy is in the company, not in the food. 🙂


4 Jim Kukral February 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Family tradition for sure. Next time I’m buying a hat.


5 Shawn Collins February 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

You don’t have anybody fooled – even though you put on airs, you were totally in your element there.
Especially in contrast to Aureole, where it was like the waiting room at a proctologist.


6 Missy Ward February 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I can be in my element anywhere in a matter of 4 beers 🙂

7 Shawn Collins February 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Or 2 if they’re in a mason jar.


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