Archive for September, 2008


Schipul Birthday Bash this Friday!

Ready… Set… Party!!! The delightful Schipul and all we geeks, nerds and “code monkeys” who work there will be celebrating 11 years of fun…  And websites too.  We do those right?  Kidding. Join us this Friday from 5-10 pm at Open City in Midtown.  We want to thank all of YOU who make Schipul so great.  We wouldn’t be where we are without our clients and friends!  And I would not have a paycheck, so I would like to PERSONALLY
Continue Reading


Ode to the Perfect Weekend

Like many Houstonians, I have been without power since Hurricane Ike passed though.  And I have been going nuts… I have slept in several places and am ready for normalcy to make it’s return to my life.  This past weekend was the closest I’ve come to it in the 12 days since Ike. On Friday I was back and forth.  Do I stay?  Do I go?  Do I have another slumber party with Fayza or HappyKatie?  The straw that broke
Continue Reading


Interpreting the Groundswell: What the heck is up with Social Media?

Like I said in my very first blog post, there are some things I don’t get about Social Media.  Where are the numbers?  How do you figure out your ROI?  What tools and networks do I really need to be part of?  HOW DO I FIT IT ALL IN MY DAY?!  The Groundswell, by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff with Forrester Research, does a great job of answering those questions and more. First of all… what is the groundswell?  Li
Continue Reading


Things Ike made me Super Thankful For

I tend to get super freaked out in the face of impending doom and tend to fantasize about the fantastic (Zombies)… which only renders me more panicked.  Thanks to a few awesome people and cool internet tools, I was able to retain my sanity and not totally freak out.  If it wasn’t for this crazy thing called “Social Media” I don’t know if I would have made it.  And to recap… my top saviors were… Yammer and Twitter totally saved
Continue Reading


Watch out Net2… Here comes MommyMac!

My Mom is pretty much the most amazing woman I know; she’s funny and quirky and super smart.  She also has a heart made of gold and spends almost every day helping deaf adults and children to hear.  She’s an audiologist at the Houston Ear Research Foundation (a non-profit devoted to helping everyone, no matter where they are on the socioeconomic ladder) to hear all those beautiful sounds that most people take for granted. Over the past 6 months I
Continue Reading