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A new home

05Oct09

I haven’t taken my blog seriously enough, even though I know better. Recently, I found myself in a few situations where I wish I had done more work on my digital presence, but that still didn’t motivate me to actually do something about it. Then one day, Smashing Magazine tweeted out one of my earlier posts (about Twitter […]


Poke, poke.

26Aug09

For the record, I’m anti-poking on Facebook. FB hugs, ignored. FB quizzes, hidden. FB farm animal tossing or drink passing, rejected. Basically, I’m just a party pooper on Facebook. No fun at all. There’s one game I don’t hide if my FB friends play it, and that is Bejeweled. My very talented friend Joey Trimmer […]


Entertaining family and friends at home is one of the greatest joys in my life. I like to cook and bake. It’s fun to try new recipes, modify them or create variations. For holidays or special occasions, I love hosting nice gatherings, from menu planning to decorating, to sending guests off with carefully packaged goodies. […]


Walk the puppy

26Jul09

This blog was born on December 1, 2008. This is the 12th post. Like several other posts, this one started with a nudge from one of my favorite bloggers, Brett Nordquist. A great mentor and friend, Cheryl Nichols, says starting a blog is like getting a puppy. She makes a good point. Starting and maintaining […]


Spectacles

21Jul09

Ty got his 1st pair of eyeglasses today. He’s been anticipating its arrival for over a week. I suspect he really likes them. He had spent quite some time selecting _the_ frame after his eye exam 10 days ago. Instead of showering him with “mom’s opinion,” I suggested that he ask a young lady clerk […]


A tweet from Jeremiah Owyang this morning reminded me to jot down my thoughts about changes to Twitter’s @ reply rules and how users have adapted to it. The Problem: For those who aren’t familiar, Twitter users previously had the option of choosing to see all @ replies (including replies to those they don’t follow) […]


Over the past few months, I’ve been getting more questions about “tweetups.” Most of them come from people who have never been to one or interested in organizing one. What is a “tweetup” anyway? A “tweetup” is generally a meet-up of people on Twitter. It is often open, informal, with a central theme or interest. […]