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By     |    Feb 18, 2011
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Just for Fun Friday: Like a Blog

My friends Kris and Jason put this together, based on the SNL bit that Andy Sandberg did (Like a Boss). I think this is actually much funnier than the original, mostly because I thought the first one was just plain gross. How gross was it? Well, enough for me to not link to it. Just trust me, this one is funnier. And, here’s hoping that you don’t finish this song […]

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Paper & Cake
By     |    Feb 11, 2011
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Paper & Cake

When you are thinking of a new idea for a business, it can be easy to go with the default: a franchise, a restaurant, things that are proven and have an existing customer base. There is nothing wrong with this…it’s smart! However, it’s inspiring to see people continuing to create new business ideas and products, things you never even realized you needed until you saw them. I think the business […]

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Super Bowl, Wes Anderson Edition
By     |    Feb 4, 2011
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Super Bowl, Wes Anderson Edition

Slate asks a simple but fun question: what if major filmmakers could “direct” the Super Bowl? Enjoy the bloodbath, as “envisioned” by a faux Taratino, Lynch, a spot-on Anderson, Godard and (my favorite) Herzog. Also, GO STILLERS!!! Ahem.

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By     |    Oct 21, 2010
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(Business Startup) Masterpiece Theater

The Bootstrapper’s Bible, Total Leadership, anything by Edward De Bono…I’ve got stacks and stacks of books, next to my bed, under my bed…the cruel joke on entrepreneurs is even though they might be in the best position of their life to read, and use, information in classics like these, they have no time to do so. So what’s a time-strapped would-be-Richard-Branson to do? Perhaps it’s time to dust off the […]

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Spotted – Austin Images #1
By     |    Aug 22, 2010
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Spotted – Austin Images #1

I’ve started snapping pics of what I consider “typically Austin-tacious” things/sites/people. Here’s my first offering, spotted yesterday at Einstein Bagels.

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Tribute: To All the Mags I’ve Loved Before
By     |    Aug 8, 2010
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Tribute: To All the Mags I’ve Loved Before

The winds of change are always blowin’…but that doesn’t mean they don’t make me Thelma-and-Louise-style-mad when they take my favorite magazines with them. On the rare occasion that I’m being honest with myself, magazines, it turns out, are actually my preferred reading form. Though it might be lowbrow, I’ve learned to embrace it and not fight it. I love the paper, I love the ads, I love the bulleted, bite-sized […]

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By     |    Jun 25, 2010
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Beadazzling Tiffany – A Grade School Clothing Drama

This interview of my super-smart (and comedic) friend Kris was something we put together to teach me how to use basic sound editing software to create a story, a la NPR. The fact that his story is absolutely hilarious and genuine is only slightly more important than the fact that it directly relates to one of my childhood idols, Tiffany, and a Six Flags concert in the 80’s. Also, it’s […]

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Hope Library in Kenya Book Drive – Win a $50 Target Gift Card!
By     |    May 11, 2010
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Hope Library in Kenya Book Drive – Win a $50 Target Gift Card!

I was lucky enough to attend TEDxAustin (due to my connection with work) back in February of this year and the talk that inspired me the most was the one that wife-and-husband team Christy and Turk Pipkin gave. As part of their nonprofit’s work to build Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya, they are launching a unique book drive that will make personal connections between people across America with students […]

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Somebody Pinch “Me”
By     |    Mar 22, 2010
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Somebody Pinch “Me”

I had the best Spring Break! Check out the Esquire shoot with Tina Fey. She was so funny, not surprisingly. Love that girl. We’re BFFs now. I’m pretty sure I’m going to her house for Easter. Seriously, though. Who IS that redhead in the picture? And why did my parents split me and my twin up? I’m going to ask some tough questions of them next time we chat.

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By     |    Jul 20, 2009
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These are a few of my favorite things

I was watching the 30 Rock where Tina Fey “meets Oprah” (don’t want to be a spoiler here so I’ll say no more about that…other than, as always, hilarious!) and I thought, dang it, why does Oprah have a monopoly on favorite things? Here are some of mine. I’m a blogger now, right? Kid’s book: I think one of my all-time favorite children’s book is one that I had when […]

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