Why I Magpie: Tech Talk Tuesday

Back in November of 2008 there was a new kid on the block. Magpie. Magpie is a start up out of Germany wherein advertisements are placed in a twitterers stream. At first there was an “I hate Magpie” uproar. Magpie would take away from the authenticity of Twitter. There are still folks who say they will instantly unfollow anyone who uses Magpie. I guess I’ll lose them. Can we face facts? Your beloved authenticity is a hoax. Most of the Social Media personalities are finely honed marketing instruments. If I …

A Funny Thing Happened at Costco

I was waiting in line to return a swimsuit that Jane didn’t like and out of the blue Katherine hugs me. Katherine is a mom I haven’t seen in about three years, our girls went to nursery school together. “Oh Jessica,” She said, “How are you?” “Great, and you?” I replied, “How are you kids?” She had three…. “Wonderful, I just had another baby.” She began. And before she could finish her sentence I asked, “Why?” Gah, I wonder why she hadn’t called me in three years?

Sears Winter Clearance: On Your Marks, Get Set, SAVE 80%

Last week I was headed out to another Tech Party here in town, and I wanted needed a dress. I wanted a little pick-me-up, some color even. If you follow me on Whrrl, you already know that I left Sears with a fabulous June Cleaver-esque cocktail dress (with a small dash of sexy built in). What you don’t know is that I also got Jane a three pair of skinny jeans and a hoodie, without breaking the bank. Photo by Wm Marc (as usual) From now through April 18th Sears …

Friday Confessions

You know those indoor playgrounds? When Alexander was crawling and Jane was three and a half, I’d bring them there, curl up in a corner and go to sleep. Sometimes I’d wake myself up from snoring so deeply. It it still the best money I’ve ever spent. Confess.