Category Archives: social media

Why I love Yelp

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Being new in town, there are certain services for which I need referrals. You know, like where to get my hair cut. Since I don’t know many people, these recommendations are hard to come by and I’m not going to stop random strangers on the street, “I love your hair! Who do you go to for a cut?” Nine times… Read more »

Wine Online

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It’s no secret that I love wine. Now that I’m living in Minnesota, I realize that I took California and it’s awesome wine for granted. It was easily available everywhere.  OK, not everywhere, but it was more accessible. I just had to drive down to the grocery store to grab a cheap bottle for the night or I could take… Read more »

It’s a Grand Old Day in Saint Paul

Apparently, a quarter of a million people are about to descend on my area of Saint Paul.  Why? Because it’s festival time! It’s the 40th anniversary of the Grand Old Day festival in Saint Paul. The Grand Avenue Business Association started this event in 1973 as a way to raise funds to promote businesses along Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. … Read more »

This Friendship is Brought to You by the Letter I (for Internet)

As most of you know, I met my boyfriend through Twitter. What you might not know is that most of the friends I’ve made over the last seven years have been due to the internet. My blog was the first way I found people. I would comment on other blogs in an effort to drive traffic to mine, but as… Read more »

Get out of my mind!

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I’m not sure how it started, but I can’t stop playing Candy Crush Saga.  OK, obviously that’s not true because I’m not playing it right now.  But it has seeped into my subconscious.  I do know that it all began on Facebook. Did you ever play Tetris as a kid? Then you had Tetris dreams like I did.  It’s not… Read more »

A “Pinteresting” Recipe

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It’s a well known fact that I don’t like to cook.  Well, mostly, I’m afraid of cooking.  I have this fear of time management.  When do I start the side dish?  How long will the meat take?  You get the drift. So, now that I have someone for whom to cook, I’m attempting to expand my culinary horizons…albeit a bit… Read more »

Random Thoughts on Tweetups

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There is a universal rule of thumb at tweetups. No one tweets at them. Today I went to my first #STPTweetup. No, that’s not a Stone Temple Pilot Tweetup, but a SainT Paul tweetup. I love these types of gatherings. It’s a great way to make new friends. Like I said, you have a built in ice breaker…you all tweet…. Read more »