Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Remembering Ray Anderson

Remembering Ray Anderson:

"Ray Anderson, the advocate of sustainability in business, died on Monday at age 77. Share his powerful TEDTalk — in which he explores the personal, ethical and practical motives for building a responsible business." Truly, he was an inspirational businessman with a big heart that could change the world we live in. If you haven't heard him speak, please take a moment and learn a bit about the heart and economics of sustainable business. No excuses can be made anymore. Industry, itself is the only entity powerful enough to lead this change and it must start from within.

"If not now, then when? If not me, then who?"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse Plan

We all know it's inevitable. We're already beginning to see harbingers of its coming: The Zombie Apocalypse. So, I have to get a good handle on my options and I've been taking notes on varying plans of action. What's MY plan, you ask? I plan to be one of the first infected, so I can be the first to come after YOU! So, what's your plan?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hurricane Kit? Does it come with Rum?

It's a serious wake-up call when moving back to Houston to see so many co-workers preparing Hurricane Preparedness Kits with things like batteries, waterBOB, canned goods, extra gasoline. Wanna know what's in MY Hurricane Kit? It's a box with a note that says..."Get the hell out of Houston."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Travel Games for Kids

This is by far one of my favorite sites for travel ideas for my toddler. She is a fantastic traveler but she is still a toddler and she has her moments. As do we all. It's really unfair to expect her to keep herself entertained and happy for a simple 2-hour Sunday drive or a two-day, cross-country excursion. So, if you are in need of some creative ways to keep your little one stimulated and happy on your next trip: check this out. You can thank me later.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Politics vs. Reality

How many people can say they've had Governor Rick Perry stop by their offices for coffee and an intimate conversation over Houston's economic future. It's funny that you can politically deplore someone and yet, still be completely star-struck when they enter the room.

Dear Abby: Is it uncouth to give a Hurricane away as a White Elephant Gift?

Awwww, how sweet. Mother Nature's giving me a welcome back to Texas present.  It's called Tropical Storm Don.  Unfortunately, I think I've had one already but I lost the gift receipt. Do you think I can return it? Or maybe re-gift it to Colorado.   Colorado won't know right?! It's totally cool. I'll just wrap it up with lots of good rainbows. She'll never know the difference.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Travels with Baby Tips by Shelly Rivoli: Five ways to get your toddler to your (American Airlines) flight without the giant stroller

Travels with Baby Tips by Shelly Rivoli: Five ways to get your toddler to your (American Airlines) flight without the giant stroller

For all you nomads out there with little ones in tow, the new American Airlines regulations on 'no gate checking' for strollers may have you in a tizzy. But, never fear, Shelly Rivoli provides some ever-useful advice on how to manage and look travel-savvy while meeting ever-changing flight regulations. Go Shelly! I want to be just like you when I grow up.