24 Hours in Paris

Lauren, the world traveler, spent a whirlwind 24 hours in Paris last weekend with her friend Megan who was visiting from Seattle. Here's a link to Lauren's travel blog if you'd like to check out her post and pictures from the adventure.

Leave it to Cleavers vs Sisters of No Mercy

The Cleavers and Sisters got the Salt City Derby Girls 2009 season off to a fast-paced and physical start last night at the Salt Palace. But ultimately, the Cleavers were able to hold the Sisters and get the win 131-107.

How is it Friday, March 27 Already?

Sorry that I've been MIA for a while. I've got a lot going on in my personal life with my kiddo and roller derby. Game day tomorrow, though! I feel sorry for those Sisters of No Mercy because, wow, do I have a lot of steam to blow off.

If you are coming to the game tomorrow here is a video clip that will explain the rules of the game in case you need a refresher. If you aren't coming to the game tomorrow, why the heck not? Get over to Smithtix and get your tickets already!

March Madness 2009

Do you go crazy over college basketball? Especially in March? I adore the NCAA tourney and can't wait until Thursday when the madness ensues. If you share my sickness, here are some tools that you might find useful to help with you with your tourney addiction.

Also, if you are interested in participating in an online bracket pool get in touch with me today! No prizes, just bragging rights for the winner.

Salt City Derby Girls Season Opener

The fun begins again two weeks from tomorrow. My team, the Leave it to Cleavers will battle those pesky Sisters of No Mercy. If you haven't been to the roller derby before you should come check it out!

Modern Love - NY Times Series

Have you seen any of these columns? The New York Times has a collections of columns called Modern Love. Last Sunday, this column ran and I thought it was so touching and beautiful that I wanted to share it. Layng Martine Jr. describes his relationship with his wife before and after the car accident that left her a paraplegic. Perhaps I'm more of a romantic than I typically admit to but reading this made me think that for better or worse never rang more true.

Review: Dial2Do

I am loving this cool service Dial2Do. It uses voice command to do all types of different functions such as send a text or email, update your twitter status, leave yourself reminders, and add notes to Evernote. The service is free but you'll need to set up an account and Dial 2 Do will provide you with a phone number to add to your mobile phone. Then, you just dial the number and you'll be asked what you'd like to do.

I use this service frequently to send a text message to family as I'm walking through the parking lot after work to let them know if I'm running late or need to make a stop on my way home. I use the reminder feature quite a bit too. I have been known to be sitting at a stoplight and suddenly remember that we are running low on dishwasher detergent, so I'll hit Dial2Do on speed dial, say 'reminder: buy dishwasher detergent' and when I get home there is an email reminder in my inbox and I can then add detergent to my shopping list! If you are an Evernote user you can also send notes directly to your notebooks. If you aren't an Evernote user, hang tight, I'll be writing up a review on that soon.

Masquerade Ball - The Aftermath

The Salt City Derby Girls' Masquerade Ball was last weekend and great time was had by all. Although, the next morning might have been a bit rough for a few who shall remain nameless. A special shout out to Lez & Vick who stole the show with their costumes and to one of refs, Stu Pidasso, for killing it on karaoke.