Archive | January, 2011

Tomorrow It Begins…

31 January 2011

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Tomorrow…just a day away. And for the 28 days of February, the challenge…the journey. Starting off with a bang tomorrow…the story of when I left home. (Hint: it’s not the normal leaving home kind of story.) Then will probably go lighter for a few days before jumping into something deeper again. But who knows where this […]

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A Journey in February…

29 January 2011

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In just three short days, I’ll be beginning a journey of sorts on the blog. While I’m not exactly sure where this journey will ultimately lead, here are three things you can expect: 1. I’ll be posting at least every day. 2. I’ll be answering a lot of questions. 3. Inspired by my friend Karla […]

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My Social Media Strategy to Conquer the World

27 January 2011

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I love social media. I really do. What I don’t like and get plenty of laughs about are the sheer number of consultants and companies that claim to be able to chart your course through social media so that you/your brand/your company can conquer the world.  And charge you plenty for it. Now I don’t mean to […]

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GM Responds….Kind of.

26 January 2011

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So this morning, at 8:15, I received a call, but because it was some 866 number that I didn’t recognize, I let it go to voicemail. Turns out it was someone from GM calling about my Saturn concern. Called back, and turns out that the Customer Relations Specialist is only available from 8-11 EST.  And […]

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Social Justice and the Church…

24 January 2011

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Yesterday, Maddie let me actually leave the nursery in time to the service. For which I was very thankful, not because I don’t like being in the nursery (I do like it), but because of the message. The post title, unless you are under major pain killers or decongestants, is a big clue…Pastor talked about social justice. […]

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The New GM…Now Even More Sleazy!

22 January 2011

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[updated at bottom] A little background first: from 2002-2005 GM’s Saturn division sold VUEs (2003-2004 for their ION cars) with VTi transmissions that have been since found to be poorly designed or engineered, and subject to early–and sudden–failure. So much so that a class-action lawsuit was filed and culminated in a decision in which the […]

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Last Night’s Encounter

22 January 2011

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For those that don’t follow on Facebook or Twitter, Sammy and I had an encounter with a man begging near Sammy’s taekwondo school last night. This is that story. For those that do follow, this is the rest of the story, the details. We were at a red light at the major intersection near Sammy’s […]

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So What Do You Want To Know?

18 January 2011

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I have a new project for February. It’s one that many bloggers have done and highly suggest, but I’ve just never been motivated to do…post every day. So that’s what I’m going to do, but with a twist: I am going to base some or all of my posts on your questions. So…what do you […]

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Happy Birthday Mikaela!

15 January 2011

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Today you turn 11, and yet it sometimes seems like it was yesterday you were born. This past year I’ve watched you grow so much–not just in height, but growing into such a wonderful, loving, caring, sensitive young lady. You’ve always had my heart, from the very beginning.  That part remains, yet grows with each […]

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Yep, I’m Only Human

13 January 2011

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Yesterday was one of those days. I don’t have many days like it, and far fewer still where a member of a client’s staff gets to me, but yesterday it happened. It’s very rare–I’m known as being cool, calm, collected, and focused on solving the issue(s) at hand. But this staff member injected far too […]

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