That was before she played a transsexual on "Friends", because I can only IMAGINE what he would have said then.

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Whenever I feel less than together, I think back to the time I had an encounter with the guy who ran the newsstand in my old building. I went down in the early afternoon for some sort of snack break.  Not …

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Mighty Mighty Weekend – A Marketer's Perspective of the 2010 Mighty Summit

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Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of crashing Maggie Mason’s  Mighty Summit.  OK, I wasn’t really crashing, but it does help explain what my role was.  The concept behind the event is to take a small group (25+) of …

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GAP Magic? No, just GAP ROI.

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Last month, I attended the BlogHer Annual Conference in NYC.  Among other things, and maybe first and foremost, it’s a great place to catch up with friends and fellow bloggers that I don’t see all the time. One person in …

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Support "Paul's Posse" and say a big f@#$ off to Amyloidosis

Ok, so the title of this post is a little harsh.  But it’s meant to be.  Amyloidosis?  It can kiss my ass.  It takes the lives of many, but in this case, I’m talking about someone I never met. Amy …

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Moving on up! With extra added cake!

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My friend Sara, of  Sarabakescakes.com, created a masterpiece for Soccer Girl’s moving up celebration. I asked for a cake that was green, which is far and away her favorite color.  I thought it would be fun to spell out in …

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Jeri Edwards, 1952-2009

I got a note from an old friend today, letting me know that Jeri Edwards had passed away.  Jeri, Dan Harkey, and Bob Orfali were some of the first computer bookauthors I worked with, way back during my days at …

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Family Fun Day for ECAD

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At the end of April (yes, it takes me THAT long to download pictures from my camera), we attended Family Fun Day in support of East Coast Assistance Dogs, ECAD for short.  ECAD is an organization that trains and provides …

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Riding to Glory, the Soggy Edition

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On May 3 (that’s 2 Sunday’s ago – was it really that long ago?!?) , I participated in AND FINISHED the 5 Boro Bike Ride. 42 miles baby.  But that ain’t the whole story. Let me go back a bit …

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Xtreme Games – Vote for Trash Raquetball!

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A couple of months ago, I took Soccer Girl to a Girl Scout event. It was for kids only, so another mom and her son took pity on me and invited me to have dinner with them at a local …

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State of My State

Things around here seem to have stabilized into what I can best describe as “the new normal.”   My grandmother is safely ensconced in a nursing home.  The place is good, and she’s doing as well as can be expected, although …

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Movie Day!

I always say that I don’t get out much.  I suppose everything is relative, but for a girl who used to go to museums, bars, and events in the city, it’s the truth.    Movies?  Forget about it.  What time isn’t …

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Social Networking at Work – Parameters

In a previous post, I talked about how I feel about social networking at work – that it’s a great opportunity for employees to be able to interact and converse with our customers and others in the industry.  That said, …

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Facebook and Fate

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my Facebook rules is that I try to always accept friend requests from people who went to my high school.  I went to a very small private school in Westchester that isn’t …

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Facebook: What are the rules?

Recently, I was at a party attended by a bunch of local parents.  One of them came up to me and after some small talk made a point of mentioning to me that Facebook was freaking him out.  It’s interesting …

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Beautiful Lengths Indeed!

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Meet my friend Cassie.  She’s 9 years old.  Truth be told, she’s not strictly my friend.  She’s my daughter’s best friend.  But no matter.  She’s one of my heroes. Cassie decided to help someone.  Someone she’s never met and isn’t …

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