Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks, and we want to make sure that you have the spookiest time possible. Here is a list of the top 5 events (shenanigans included) coming up over the next couple of weeks.
1) Pre-Halloween - 10.26.13
At The Pool is sponsoring a party at Wokcano in Santa Monica. Come join us for a dance party, food & drink specials, and a DJ spinning from 8pm-2am.
2) Halloween Day
At The Pool is sponsoring the very first Zombie Crawl in Santa Monica. Think santa crawl… with zombies, this is going to be an awesome time.
3) Haunted House
This isn’t your typical haunted house. Get ready to be frightened, excited, and scared stiff, at the Blackout. The catch - you have to enter alone.
4) Scariest Ride in LA
The Haunted Hayride showcases the dark arts, murder, arson, witchcraft, and everything else creepy into one long hay ride.
5) Theme Parks
Theme parks aren’t just for kids. When Halloween comes around, it’s fair game for anyone. Check out how all the theme parks in LA are celebrating the holiday.
Not sure what to be for Halloween? Check out these ideas that will bring you back to the 90’s.
After an early morning surf session with Dawn Patrol Truck co-founder, Blake Jamieson, I was reminded why DPT is going to be a hit with the surf community. Dawn Patrol Truck combines the food truck business model with a mobile surf shop. After a few hours of surfing that morning – I would have given anything for a coffee and big breakfast burrito!
In addition to selling breakfast, DPT plans to stock all the surf accessories you might forget. I had forgotten wax that morning, but luckily Blake had some to spare.
Blake Jamieson and Gretta Kruesi are stoked to make Dawn Patrol Truck a reality. After a successful fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, Blake and Gretta are working to get the vehicle customized and secure the necessary permits. So far, the truck looks great! DPT Co-Founders decided that the truck should resemble the vintage woodie surf wagons that have always been popular in the surf community.
Dawn Patrol Truck is intended to make life just a little easier for Southern California surfers. If the business model proves successful, Blake and Gretta have plans for an entire fleet of Dawn Patrol Trucks!
We at At The Pool applaud Blake and Gretta, because their goal is to create a stronger community with the people around them. Dawn Patrol Truck will be a great place for surfers to meet like-minded people. Hopefully these new friendships will extend beyond sharing the love of surfing – just like the relationships created at At The Pool.
We thought we’d feature today two At The Pool members that recently got offline and get up in person (which is one of At The Pool’s missions).
Laila founded FastFirstDates which is a singles events company for professionals who want to date offline. They often host mixers with different themes and her aim is to also hold charity focused events with proceeds going towards a given cause. Their next party is called “Bring Your Ex or Wingman of the Opposite Sex” on April 17th and she’s also working on an event that will donate to Much Love Animal Rescue. For more information about her upcoming party, go here.
Neal co-founded thePortfolium.com with his team in late 2012 as an online portfolio platform. They were inspired by being involved in so many projects and extracurricular activities that didn’t find their way to their resumes or LinkedIn. They felt that they shouldn’t be limited by a sheet of paper or bullet points to show off their skills and experiences. With thePortfolium you can content you’ve created and link to your portfolio on your resume thus making you stand out among other applicants.
They were both kind enough to answer a few questions for us:
1) why you guys decided to join At The PoolLaila: I joined after reading a post on TechCrunch and thought it was an awesome concept which I wanted to get a jump on it right away.Neal: I joined AtThePool when I got an email invitation and saw the point was to meet in person. The in person networking was really appealing to me.
2) why you decided to meet offlineLaila: We’re both working on startups and after chatting over ATP for a bit, we decided to meet in person and discuss business over drinks. We got along great and are becoming good friends. We continue to discuss our businesses while encouraging each other.Neal: We pretty quickly were talking about founding our own businesses and it felt very collaborative. We decided to get together and when we did it was non stop ideas about each others work. We’ve since gone to some networking events together.
3) What activities you’d like to do in the futureLaila: In general on ATP, I suppose hiking or meeting fellow vegans! ha! With Neal, well I suppose I’m looking forward to beating him at a game of pogs.Neal: In the future I’d like to go to more networking events for start ups. There’s a fun level of ambition with others who are interested in starting businesses that I really am in tune with.
4) How you use At The Pool (to find friends? Business? networking etc)Laila: So far it’s been all of the above! People who message me tend to be working on startups too so that’s a common point of conversation.Neal: So far, I’ve used AtThePool for finding new friends with similar interests as mine. I have even found old friends from when I lived in San Diego and now we’re going to meet up since we love nearby in LA.
It’s so great seeing real life At The Pool members actually meet offline! Don’t forget to check out Neal and Laila’s start-ups.
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