2013-01-11T11:33:43.554-08:00Okay, Blog Sisters. Here is another promo just for you. For the month of January Aspiratech will be offering a special discount to anyone mentioning this blog when inquiring about a Salesforce Implementation project. The discount is a whopping 25%, so don't delay. It will apply for any project that has signed paperwork in the month of January 2013.
2012-08-02T12:08:50.986-07:00I have been a contributing member of this site for so many years, and realized that though I've given so many free offerings to others in my community, I've never done so with you Blog Sisters. So here goes: For the next month, I will provide a free one hour Salesforce Training session to any sister who wants one. It can be either the user or the admin side, your choice. We will use a remote training app so that we can share a screen and work together.
2012-01-29T21:13:04.180-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: In 1946, Congress created the Board for Correction...: In 1946, Congress created the Board for Correction of Naval Records as a means for Sailors and Marines to correct injustices in their milit...
2012-01-14T11:13:07.901-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Take a Stand for what is Right!: According to The White House : The US Navy created an Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) in response to military downsizing. ERB rev...
2012-01-12T13:17:22.344-08:00I was honored to be interviewed as part of Poets United "Life of a Poet" series. It's fairly comprehensive and includes some fun photos and limericks. So if you'd like to know some of my deep, dark secrets, here it is. :)
2011-12-10T12:28:34.026-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Welcome home Sailors of the "USS George HW Bush"!: Today, nearly 6,000 members of the United States Navy who have been deployed on the USS George H W Bush for the past seven months have co...
2011-12-09T21:08:13.289-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Saturday 10 November 2011 10 a.m. the USS George H...: Saturday 10 November 2011 10 a.m. the USS George H.W. Bush returns to homeport in Norfolk, VA. The Navy LiveStream Channel takes family and ...
2011-11-17T21:57:32.297-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Blogger is not a dirty word: After reading Captain Luther's message to "Families and Friends," comments were decidedly for or against one version of the truth. Fence rid...
2011-11-10T19:35:57.188-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Veteran's Day 2011: As noble as it can be to honor our fallen veterans, it's also honorable to protect and speak out for those who are actively serving our coun...
2011-11-10T05:37:22.604-08:00It's not a Sailor's Life for Me!: Chamber Pots and the Space Age: When the United States Navy was first formed, hundreds of years ago, sailors did not have space-age, vacuum toilets on their ships, but this...
2011-07-05T18:11:09.647-07:00I haven't posted here in a long time, although a decade ago, I had a strong presence on this blog. A decade ago, when Jeneane Sessum brought me in to help her get Blog Sisters rolling, there seemed to be so many societal and political issues that we couldn't wait to discuss. Just, for example, check out the posts on this blog in July of nine years ago, when we were really rolling.
2015-07-16T09:02:00.447-07:00I have an interesting view of mommy blogging because I started blogging in 2001 as a mommy before there were 'mommy bloggers.' While early blogging was therapeutic, the best thing I got from the experience were a gaggle of great friends I still have today. And what I will always have from the experience are great memories. REMEMBERING THE CAR-VAN Back in 2007, Dodge ran a campaign to get mom bloggers into their new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravans, and I was lucky enough to be one of the few moms to plop my then-9-year-old and her friends into the coolest van on the planet for a week (she remembers it as a month) for free courtesy of Dodge and Matchstick Marketing, which named me one of Atlanta's 50 most influential women bloggers. [shut up and stop giggling; I clean up nice.] No I am not kidding, someone actually brought me a luxury vehicle and put it in my driveway free of charge AND the next day the car started by itself (back in the day when I didn't know anyone who had a car that started by itself or who had satellite radio). We LOVED having that van. I blogged the experience not because they told me to or required it, but because it was so much fun taking preteen girls around town as they sat at the table in the back and squeeled with delight that I had to write about it. I am laughing out loud just now remembering how Jenna kept pronouncing it as "car-van" instead of Carivan. SO WHAT DID DODGE GET OUT OF IT? In using our experience for their early social media marketing efforts, Dodge didn't convert a sale; they didn't gain a spokesperson. Nor did they make me famous or give me money. They did something way smarter - they gave my family a memory. They gave an ordinary mom a cape and made her a super hero and she didn't forget. They gave an ordinary kid a ride through time she never forgot. And they made that 9-year-old a fan before she even knew enough about cars to care. CUT TO 2011... Even though the video is still on YouTube, it was four years ago. Next year she-who-loved-the-car-van-most-of-all will be driving. This passage of time is most interesting of all because: 1) I am still driving my same old car I was then. It's turning 10 years old. 2) I am looking to buy a car next week. 3) After scouring car lot after car lot, sitting in Infinities and Flexes and Sequoias and Explorers and Elements and more, I still hadn't found "the" car as of yesterday. 4) Jenna came car shopping with me yesterday, saw the Grand Caravan from a distance among hundreds of other cars, and ran to it like an old lost favorite blankie -- she peered in the tinted windows and yelled: THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE 2008 DODGE CARAVAN WE DROVE FOR A MONTH! 5) I said, no, a week, not a month. She said, YES it was a MONTH, and according to her imaginary wish clock it was. And she was sure it might even be the same van, even though I'm pretty sure it wasn't. 7) I am going to test-drive it (re-test-drive-it?). I half expect to see old McDonalds fries she left under the seat. 8) I am really considering buying it. DECONSTRUCTING SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION I have learned several things: It felt great to be valued. It felt even better to be shown value. Mommy bloggers, they never really wanted you - they came for your babies. If you want a customer later, make a memory with them now. We really did win. [...]
2011-03-10T08:08:22.151-08:00Jak's first EVER "concert" - not bad after four lessons!!
2011-03-10T07:50:47.553-08:00Here are the three terrors at the Natural history museum in Oxford during February half term.
2015-07-16T09:02:00.430-07:00Here are the three terrors at the Natural history museum in Oxford during February half term.
2011-02-26T13:11:33.776-08:00(cross-posted at Kalilily Time)
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The goal of the film is to explore how female heroes have fared in popular culture. We're using Wonder Woman as the central figure in this story, as she's the rare example of a female hero who doesn't require rescue and determines her own actions and adventures. The film not only serves as an inquiry into our evolving values about women as agents of strength, authority and leadership, but also reminds us of our common need -- no matter our gender, race, class or sexual orientation -- for stories that tell us we can all be heroes.
2011-01-31T21:38:17.888-08:00Seemed since I was "dehoarding" my house this past month (should be done in about ten more months), it would be a good time to stop by and do some template refreshing to take advantage of Blogger's new template designs.
2010-05-03T15:24:44.555-07:00If you enjoy writing (or reading) limericks, you might have a good time with my latest Limerick-Off.
2010-03-30T20:41:04.539-07:00April Fools' Day is coming up on April 1st, and you'll want to be prepared. After all, you don't want to fall victim to any political practical jokes. My Political April Fools Day limerick should help.