Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sleepless? Sleepy.


An early flight, followed by baby girl not sleeping, left me drowsy.
But I bought Shama's "The Zen of Social Media Marketing" on my Kindle and read it on the plane. Really good. Scratched down lots of notes and ideas and stayed awake.
If I'm doing the math right, this sharp gal is about 24 years old. Unbelievable.
I'm so envious.

Seattle is lovely. Has that clean air yumminess that Colorado cities do.
Been scoping out the hotel for a conference I"m planning this fall but anxious to go out and walk around the city.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Reality Check" speaker


I heard Guy Kawasaki speak at the ASAE "Great Ideas" conference last month in Colorado Springs.

He did an interview recently with the New York Times.

Good points he makes:

They should teach students how to communicate in five-sentence e-mails and with 10-slide PowerPoint presentations.
If they just taught every student that, American business would be much better off.

The issue with consulting is that if you go straight to work for a consultant, you develop this perspective that the hard part is the analysis and the decision.
In reality, that’s not the hard part.

The hard part is implementing the decision, not making it.

You can develop an absolutely incorrect perception of yourself as a great manager when, in fact, you haven’t implemented anything.

All you’ve done is make spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

Swiss chard to come?


Mr Right had to go to St Louis Saturday to scope out a possible new location for Three Dog Bakery.

So Mirabella and I spent Saturday planting seeds and taking a long walk.

We put Swiss Chard and Beets in these little peat moss pods. The plan is to let them germinate and then move them outside. Fingers crossed -- I'm not much of a green thumb.

Preservatives? Ya think?


You have to read this post on Glamour's fitness blog. It came from Snack Girl.

Both burgers are 11 days old.

Thanks Joanna, for posting this.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

more nyc

Idlewild is my new fave bookstore. Organized by country, there are cookbooks, travel books and novels. Wonderful.


The Macy's Flower Show is always impressive, but this year seemed to be especially bright and cheery. Maybe it was the long winter.

Monday, April 05, 2010

nyc

Two wonderful weekends in New York yielded me these new finds.

The best new store for kitchen goodies.

"the best damn cookies on the earth" really.

Pom pom fringe trim at this endless store for curtains in M's room. When she turns the corner from nursery to little girl (soon!) I'm going to turn pink into pink-and-black.

Aerial yoga