You won’t believe this, heck a few weeks ago either would I. Oh sorry that seems like a set up that might be disappointing once I tell you what I have to say. I am going to TechEd 2013 in New Orleans and will be representing PASS.
I bet you are wondering how this happened? Well apparently someone cancelled and someone else was already going on the company dime. So I was asked if I wanted to go. And well after a few discussions Kerry said “just book it and we have the rest of the year to pay for it”. Now here is where the story gets even stranger . . . → Read More: SAY WHAT? TechEd?!
This note is coming to you from the EXIT row of a Southwest 737 -700 series bound for SEA. I am not the best flyer(sometimes I need a pill or drink to actually get me on the plane) but I have educated myself and today was a bit of stress for me. Thunderstorm line coming in from the West and leaving late really didn’t help. Did I mention that was my direction of flight? It’s all good at this point as I am in the air and I have paid Southwest air $5 to have internets.
I want to tell you about the NEW Community Zone!!
This year there will . . . → Read More: NEW Community Zone for #summit
Thursday and for me just 52 hours until I head to KBNA for my flight to Seattle. I know we are getting there a bit early but we got married at Summit last year (#sqlwedding) and wanted a few days to enjoy the city.
In these final hours I want to provide you with yet one more bulleted list, I really like bulleted list!
How to find people and stay connected? Twitter. If you haven’t gotten a twitter account yet now may be a good time. You’ll find people to follow really fast, most everyone who hands you a business card will have a twitter handle on it, most presenters . . . → Read More: Count down to #summit – First Timer Info
Schedules, information and being prepared for #Summit12
When I worked at the university when we traveled the team secretary would make these beautiful bound packets of information for our trip. Basically it was a printed out page for your flight details, car rentals, hotel confirmations, schedules and anything else you might need to know. The wonderful thing is that she’d even create a copy for your spouse if they were not traveling with you. Well I loved having all this information handy but I have tried to become more environmentally friendly and not print so much paper. So my tip for you today is CALENDARS!
I set up a calendar . . . → Read More: Happy Halloween First Timers – nothing to be scared of schedules are easy!
OK here we are it is Tuesday just one week before the First Timer event. I was told that you should have all received an email invitation to a networking event on Tuesday. It is for first time attendees only. I didn’t get one so I am not sure about any of the details, if you didn’t get the email or aren’t sure please let me know so I can get that resent to you. There is a blurb about it on the First Timer page.
Tuesday night I will be at the First Timer welcome a bit early to get my sign so we can finally meet. There will . . . → Read More: Just a week till we meet! First Timer Info for Tuesday.
Another email sent to my first timers, remember I am posting here just to keep a good record for next year.
Oh my how the time is running by me so fast. Well first timers I don’t hear much from you so I am hoping that everyone is ready and excited as I am. Before my weekend starts I just want to throw out a little more information.
Suggestions of things to do this weekend!
Start a packing list. Think about all the important things that you don’t want to be without and are too expensive to replace. So list out what gadget charging cords you need, what gadgets you . . . → Read More: 2 weeks till #Summit12, start your packing list
I have been wanting to make Lobster Macaroni and Cheese for a long time, I would reckon it goes all the way back to the day I discovered that Carrabba’s was no longer offering it. I searched for recipes and this is the first one that stuck in my head. Don’t worry I have another one to try. I started with Ina Garten’s recipe and worked from there, you know adapting it and making it my own. We were joking that this was the most expensive experiment we’ve ever done, however now it was totally worth it.
Ingredients: 1 pound cavatappi (cork screw pasta) 1 clove of garlic whole 1 quart . . . → Read More: Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Well to start out the 2011 year I made a list of personal and professional goals. I think that over all I am pleased with my results and I am really looking forward to the 3 yes THREE category of goals that I will be setting for 2012.
So let’s review the personal list:
Keep up with holidays/gifts and etc. Stick to the budget and the plan.
I am not so certain how we faired on this one. I tried to only do what we said but then again I don’t keep the finances KLT does. It was a bit difficult keeping this in check since my dad moved in . . . → Read More: Bye 2011, a recap of the 11 goals
Week 3 – The question is what tools are you going to use to help you acheive your goals.
A couple years ago I spent a few weeks measuring out exactly what a serving was and I have to tell you this did two things. First the obvious, dirty a lot of dishes. But I have to tell you it was totally worth it. Second it put into perspective just how much we over eat without even trying. Here are a couple examples.
The left is an actual 1 oz serving of chips for 150 calories the right is 1.8 oz which looks more like what . . . → Read More: Get Hawt – Week 3 Tools
This is my first Get Hawt post and it’s not because I didn’t have good intentions, it is because I just can’t seem to find the time to write anymore. I will however fix that!
Ok, first of all I need to introduce to you Get Hawt. Two awesome gals (of course friends of mine on the internet) have teamed up to host blog parties. A place for folks to get together and make public their 2012 fitness/health goals and update regularly on their progress. I am excited to join this group and hope that having a bit of morale support along the way will help. Jen McCown (twitter|blog) and . . . → Read More: GET HAWT! My delayed start.