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Sunday, June 28, 2009


This is an example of what I expect everytime I order anything online. My husband shared this with me this morning and after laughing hysterically for approximately five minutes, we realized CD Baby actually cares about us! Yes, we'll order again! Enjoy!

Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow. A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing. Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy. We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Saturday, June 27th. I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sigh... --CD Baby

Awesome Administrators!

It was certainly a great collaborative day bringing blogs, wikis and google docs to life with these amazing administrators last week.
Learning was taking place in groups, online and in enlightening conversations shared! I'm just imagining the teachers when they come back from the summer to their Superintendent who is NOW using Google Docs to make their schools easier to manage!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is Artist LA with her great masterpiece behind her and the latest in front of her..its not finished yet, but it already looks like another priceless gem. She definitely has the heart and soul of an artist, now to figure out the illusive grad school.
She is fun to watch, fun to be with and definitely on her way to greatness.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ted Talk Commandments

TED Commandments for Speaking -- If you would like the spreadsheet of all the talks, let me could be in front of your computer for months...and I have to agree with Christine, these commandments apply elsewhere too!

Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee