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Exchanging a broken product with a refurbished one is not ok
Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2011
Exchanging a broken product with a refurbished one is not ok

I recently purchased my 4th Plantronics hands-free phone. I love these phones. They last for years, and offer me the qualities I need, including a long battery life.
This time, however, I’m not happy, and am being made unhappier daily.
This time, the dial-pad came with several problems, and it refused to reset, or upload, or connect […]

Far, Far Too Hot
Tuesday, 21 Jun, 2011
Far, Far Too Hot

Austin is both a cool city and a hot town. It’s hot during August and September – furnace hot, actually – but every town has its drawbacks. And since the weather is mostly temperate year-round (except it does get down to near-freezing a couple of days during December), we happily complain for 8 weeks about […]

‘So close, and yet so far out.’
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011
‘So close, and yet so far out.’

In South Austin, there is a seriously cool motel called the Austin Motel. The rooms are themed around beloved icons – Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis, for example. I know couples who spend the weekend there once in a while, even though they live in a different part of town. The people that stay are interesting, the courtyard and […]

My constant struggle to influence change
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011
My constant struggle to influence change

It’s been said that the time it takes the creator of an idea to learn to verbalize the idea in an acceptable way is the time it takes for the idea to take hold.
It took 45 years between the invention of the telephone and its regular use. Imagine choosing  Morse Code instead of the telephone.
Bill […]

I’m a Diva
Tuesday, 17 May, 2011
I’m a Diva

I’m a Diva. With my super-short hair, my unique style, my ginormous eyes, and my obvious attitude, it’s easy to spot. That, and

the number of paparazzi that continually follow my every move as I slave at my computer all day;
the millions in my bank account – although obviously, someone at the bank has a digit or two wrong, because […]

Pregnant and sexy. On national TV! We finally have arrived!
Tuesday, 10 May, 2011
Pregnant and sexy. On national TV! We finally have arrived!

This past Saturday, Saturday Night Live was hosted by the incomparable Tina Fey who was obviously pregnant and dressed in a sexy black slinky dress and ultra high sexy heels. I was a bit surprised to see something so tight and form fitting – very sexy – on a pregnant woman, and was reminded of […]