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Last night, John and I went to the baseball stadium for Stitch n Pitch night at the Mariners vs. Royals game. The Royals won– an unusual happening, in any game, but especially against the Mariners, who were close to achieving the wild card entry into the playoffs. Meanwhile, I saw none of the game. I […]

The 80/20 rule

The 80/20 rule is something used in business a lot, and it seems to hold true a lot. 80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers. 80% of your customer service problems come from 20% of your customers. 80% of your customers use only 20% of your product’s features. 80% of your time […]

Lessons from Toys R Us

I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone about this. At 14, I was heading into high school and had abandoned all hope of ever being cool. In fact, I’d gone to Space Camp the previous spring and discovered that it was okay to be a geeky nerd, so by golly, that’s what I was going […]

Lessons from a Teen Movie

Identify the teen movie I re-watched last night from this description: Plain Jane/girl-next-door with an uncanny ability to suspend her disbelief meets a creepy but attractive (and heavily made-up) supernatural male who, for reasons that are never adequately explained, loves her deeply and is willing to move the very stars for her. Glitter ensues. If […]

Alladin: New Trick

John started teaching Alladin a type of fetching game yesterday using a suction-cup toy throwing star as the target. John was getting frustrated because he wanted Alladin to bring it all the way to him before giving treat and praise, but I reminded him that that’s Step Five, and just picking the toy up in […]

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