Friday, July 29, 2005

Bowlin' for dollars... or coffee cups

OK, so I can't bowl... I admit it... I'm almost as bad as they get. I think my lifetime high score is 90, so it's just better that I find other creative outlets when the annual company bowling tournament comes around. Last year, I was six months pregnant with Aubrey when we went bowling and wore one of Kurt's campy shirts. To my surprise, I won the Best Dressed contest. Well, this year, I couldn't let my title go undefended, so I pulled out all the stops and showed up in this lovely outfit... of course, I won again and have a lovely Starbucks mug to drink my victory cup o' Joe this morning. Lots of fun was had by all... and I was told that everyone who got a strike got a nice shot of Petrone... of course, I think seven was the most pins I knocked down at a given time, so I just got to watch others as they enjoyed the elixer of magic after their own personal striking victories. Oh well... I could practice, but hey... all I need to do is find a more ridiculous outfit to keep up my winning streak next year. I guess I better get started 'cause this one's going to be a little hard to beat.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Tuesday Ski Pics...

OK, last night, I at least got up on the skis more than once. Forward motion and balance seem to be the next hurdles that need conquering, but we're coming along. Sadie got up and skiied twice! Mike also skiied, and he is pretty awesome. For us in the boat, it was fun to watch and enjoy Pam driving the boat at a ridiculously high speed! The turns were quite a thrill... almost like a ride at Six Flags or something. Overall, a great time was had by all... my next venture on Lake Ray Hubbard is August 9th... more pics to come, and these will be of my triumphant victory on the skis. I feel it. I believe it. I'll visualize between now and then to build my strength, and this will happen. I am ready!

The Voice of Online Marketing � MarketingVOX

The Voice of Online Marketing - MarketingVOX: "Best Day for Emailing Is a Moving Target

Click to enlargeeROI this week issued the results of its most recent email study, finding that response rates have shifted from quarter to quarter over the past year, but one trend is clear: Quarterly response rates have declined year over year (for example, from 4 percent click-through in 2Q04 to 3.6 percent in 2Q05).

In the second quarter of this year, midweek seems a safe time to send out email campaigns, with response rates better than on Monday and Friday. Wednesday is tops with the highest number of clicks (4.1 percent)."

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Upgrades to the space shuttle - Return to Flight

Upgrades to the space shuttle - Return to Flight -

Space shuttle takes off on historic flight - Return to Flight -

Space shuttle takes off on historic flight - Return to Flight - "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery blasted off into orbit Tuesday, opening a new chapter in space history more than two years after the Columbia tragedy grounded NASA's shuttle fleet.
"It's a great day," said deputy shuttle program manager Wayne Hale.
Thousands of onlookers cheered as Discovery rose from its launch pad at 10:39 a.m. ET, its white plume blending in with the cottony clouds over NASA's Kennedy Space Center. "