Marina stars in new training video!

We just had the premiere of our first Take Five Training video, with popcorn.

Adoring Fan:  “Will you autograph the DVD?”

Marina:  “I don’t think so.”

Reporter:  “Will you be starring in any more videos?”

Marina:  “I don’t know, send the script to my agent.”

Here’s a bit of the intro:


New uber-geek blog for semantic applications

Mark Wallace photo

Mark Wallace, uber-geek blogger

If you are a semantic web geek, or just a wannabe, check out Mark’s blog, SemApps – Creating Semantic Applications.  Seriously geeky.  Seriously.

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Yes this blogger can be bribed with chocolate

Ghirardelli dark chocolate bar

Just for reference, dark chocolate in the 60-75% range is my favorite

The one-eared product manager is taking bribes not to post photos from our Beach ‘Limpics event on Saturday.  Fun organized by Play with a Purpose.

Dark chocolate always makes a good bribe, as do gift certificates, and colorful art supplies.

Jury duty – serve with pride and be thankful that we have juries

I was called for jury duty yesterday.  Guess how many US citizens around me were radiating that Why am I here? grumpitude.

USPS Jury Duty Serve with Pride stamp

Got this pic from the site

We are so blessed, here in the good ol’ U S of A, and yet we take our freedoms for granted.  Thank goodness I had my attitude adjusted listening to Tom Howes last week.   Was more than halfway through his book and had brought it with me to see me through the expected long waiting periods.

Okay, I confess I was a little anxious about serving on a jury.  Dumb stuff like, what if I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the trial?  What if I can ‘t hear?  What if my attention lapses due to boredom?  Will I be able to take notes?  Can’t answer those questions, readers, because my group of 50 jurors was let go in the afternoon.   Didn’t realize this before, but apparently the looming presence of a jury pool out the the hall is enough to move the docket along expeditiously and pleas are taken.  Folks at the courthouse were all helpful, professional, cheerful and took the time to thank those of us who only “sat and waited” for serving.

New stuff posted on the Free Stuff page

Just added some Word 2007 training ebooks to my Free Stuff page.  Check ’em out.  I hope you find ’em to be useful.  Took me awhile to figure this stuff out!

DISCLAIMER:  The opinions and dubious humor in these ebooks represent the author’s point of view, not necessarily anyone else’s on this planet.