Posted April 27, 2006 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

HSB Goings On…

Oh me oh my, what a month it has been! I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster of busy and there’s no station to pull into and slow down. And you know what? I like it! But I wanted to drop in and let you, the die hard HSBers, know what has been happening behind the scenes.

April always starts rough, first April Fools & then the birthday – and this year was no different. I think I still have emails to follow up from March, so if you are one of those waiting for a response, please be patient – or send me a nice reminder.

So April started with a bang, then taxes and then… I broke my right hand. Yep, talk about dumb, I fought a wall and the wall won. It’s not a bad break, but for about a week I’ve had it wrapped and have been hen-pecking at the keyboard, hence the fewer then normal posts – and almost no reviews by me. Thank you to the reviewers for continuing to supply the readers with the fodder they so desire.

The HSB has grown into quite a successful empire of heat and because of that, I want to inform you that the HSB is proud to introduce ChrisK as our latest reviewer. But, beyond being a reviewer, ChrisK also has the power of moderation and will be acting as my eyes and ears when I’m not “on duty”. We are now receiving over 200+ comments a day, and since I want to have a life with the wife, I decided to get help and turn to one of the folks who I know is on the HSB just as much as me. And down the road, if the workload becomes too much for the two of us, we’ll bring in more help. Look for Chris’s introduction in the upcoming week or so.

And on top of all the busy HSB items, Sweat ‘N Spice is going stronger then ever and my 9-5 job is really working me over.

The Ultimate Blog Sauce labels are nearing their final round of international signers, then they will be coming back to me and w I will organize the sending lists and get them moving within a week of arrival. Two sets will be mailed out, so please keep that in mind.

Spice for Soldiers – Once my hand is 100%, I’ll begin the final touches on the design. The layout mockups and of course the logo are complete.

In other news, the brother-in-law is in town for the Tribeca Film Festival – screening two movies: Boy Culture & Alone with Her. We’re going to one of the premiers next week.

So that’s whats happening behind the scenes here on the HSB. I’ve got a ton of messages to return & a collector’s corner to organize by this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Oh yeah, still haven’t eaten a single hot wing since the Defcon Contest.

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog