Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bad, Bad, Bunny: Energizer’s Giveaway Drains Consumers

I’m the woman who will stand in line 10 minutes for a free sample.  Once, I waited outside in the freezing cold Minnesota Winter, (for four hours no less,) to get my hands on the latest Santa Bear to finish my mother’s collection.  I don’t mind waiting and if the waiting is filled with great…

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Stay Little. (Please.)

Her pink tutu moved with each leap as the foot hit pavement and arms flailed wildly.  ”Mom, look!”  Everything is special with Ava around.  Lakes are not just lakes, but rather gigantic-holding-containers of fish and sharks, bugs and secret, buried, treasure.  Fountains are sprinklers that when she is big, this child will swim out towards…

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Making the Cut: Social Media is Pretentious?

Every time I turn around, another list is out documenting a set of, “Minnesota’s Social Media Innovators/Leaders/Those That Have Moved The Needle.” In all truth, the fact that Social Media has come so far that we are cognizant enough to celebrate each other is an achievement in itself.  How many years did we spend trying to get…

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Point/Counterpoint: Twin Cities Transit

Is Southwest Transit to blame for the large difference in subsidiary dollars? A Star Tribune Article was recently published showcasing the dramatic ‘bias’ of how two, very different companies received two, very, different amounts of subsidized money for their passengers.  The pictures spoke the loudest in the article as Metro Transit was shown as dirty, and catering…

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The Secret Sauce To Resumes….

I don’t mean to brag, but I make a mean chocolate chip cookie. The hint of happiness you taste, is a tiny, teeny bit of cinnamon and clove.  These cookies taste like a memory, and I’m proud to say it happened by accident; just like my resume style.  Good resumes are hard to come by….

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The land of the misfit Social Media enthusiasts…

There’s something about walking into a room full of people that know you, that makes the Twin Cities Social Media Scene feel like, home. My first, “Social Media Breakfast,” was an experience like no other.  Connections were established that grew my business and aspirations, people were hugged and knowledge was gained.  More importantly? I learned…

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Secret Stash Sunday: Home (February 16th, 2008.)

GirlmeetsGeek features her old, (and sometimes seedy,) journal entries each Sunday evening.  It’s vintage, baby. You were made of every love and each regret, up until the day we met. There’s a feeling, when you’re cleaning and you run across that black-markered mixed cd full of two year old angst and butterflies that were released the…

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Loss is more than a 4-letter-word…

Heavy hearts, sometimes make powerful entries. Did you ever have someone you really enjoyed speaking to?  @Care4Chris was someone on Twitter who always melted my heart with kind words or a witty saying.  Tonight, a bit of that came crashing down when I had to decide to take down an earlier post because Chris’s past…

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Passion 2010 Series: John Hagerman on Education 4.0

Last week I had the privilege to deliver a keynote to about 150 educators about my new book Lessons from a Real Life Superhero and my passion – something I call Education 4.0. In my book I make the case that we are all like Clark Kent / Superman. Where Batman, Spiderman and others, wear…

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Secret Stash Sunday: Two Popsicle Day

It’s a two popsicle day. You can imagine the grape flavor on your lips, and the strange purple tint to your fingers as you put the stick back into the wrapper.  You haven’t scraped your knee today, and your mom won’t be angry at the grass stains on your white canvas shoes. You wonder if…

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To My Ava…

My lovely Ava, I look forward to every moment with you.  Sometimes, I fall asleep thinking about our day and if I’ll be given the gift to spend another with you.  Even in your naughtiest, (especially when you stuffed an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet bowl,) I love you beyond words.  Sometimes,…

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