September Sep 1610:59 am CDT
There’s always time for a little social media networking.
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November Nov 1809:23 am CDT
Twitter is currently down for database management. We expect to be back in about an hour. Thanks for your patience.
The “Twitterpillar” and the “Moan Cone.”
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August Aug 1910:50 am CDT
This is too funny! Yearbook Yourself is an interactive photo upload service that places your face in a myriad of hairstyles and poses ranging from the 1950s through 2000. It can be quirky at times and you have to precisely line up your face and features with their specified grids, but the results are hilarious. I assume this is an interactive “back to school” promotion that a number of shopping centers on the west coast are participating in to advertise their stores (although I’m not positive).
Still, it is a funny application that will have you laughing. Yearbook photos were bad enough while in high school. Unfortunately, Yearbook Yourself doesn’t make it any better. Guess we’re stuck with not being photogenic for the rest of our lives! Here are a few pictures of me that I thought were pretty funny. Loving the cheesy 80s chin pose!
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August Aug 1412:47 pm CDT
Create your own avatar with FACE YOUR MANGA. It is fun application with many cool options to create an online version of yourself. Here is my avatar I created. I like to call it “Peace Out.” If you know me, the peace out joke should make a lot of sense. Pretty nifty that I could add that! So what do you think? Close enough? If only I could add some hi-lites!
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June Jun 2008:06 am CDT
For all of you who don’t know what Moo Cards are, this post is for you. Moo is company based out of the UK that prints mini cards, stickers, postcards, note cards and greeting cards. Their personalized products are beautifully crafted and very unique. The mini cards are my favorite product from Moo. You can upload your own photos from flickr or even those drunk ones off of your Facebook photo album to print on your moo cards. If you’re too lazy or find that your photography skills are lacking, there are many ready-made designs from artists and graphic designers that are eclectic and fun that you can choose from. Unless you like blurry photos — hey, that’s cool too!
Taken by: Andy McMillan
Taken by: sensesmaybenumbed
You have unlimited options and styles to choose from. Perhaps the coolest thing about Moo, is that in one deck of moo cards, you can have 100 different designs if you choose. That’s right, you’re not limited to one design per stack you order. In the age of social networking I think it is imperative to have a professional business card and a personal “calling card” of sorts. It is a great way to link your e-mail, blogs and social media bookmarks onto a personalized card (that happens to be way too artsy for anyone to purposefully throw away).
Taken by: Vanessa Park-Russell
There are so many cool uses for moo cards. I was able to find a great sample of the unique way moo cards have been used beyond the traditional “personal business card.” See links posted below. I hope this inspires you to get your own card circulating out there and have some fun designing yet another extension of yourself. Next time we meet up, we can all trade moo cards!
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June Jun 0818:27 pm CDT
Saturday night was an eventful night for the Houston creative community. Not only were we celebrating the grand opening of Caroline Collective but we were also raising our glasses at The Corkscrew with Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary had an insane traveling schedule this past week. I believe he had some 7 flights in 7 days! Recently, Gary has been flying coast to coast for his book tour, the Houston Food & Wine Week, SEED conference in Chicago and even the Bravo TV awards show in New York. Houston was very lucky that Gary fit us into his hectic schedule despite all the traveling and consecutive nights of little sleep. The man is a machine! More importantly though, all of us who got to share a conversation or two with Gary were blessed to experience his incredible energy and passion for life and true happiness. Gary is more than just a wine guy. He is a great guy who infects everyone he meets with a euphoric impression. After meeting with Gary, you can’t help but to think how well he has branded himself. I think there is a lot more in stored for Gary Vaynerchuk beyond his wine business, daily video blog or any future book deals. Gary has many more mediums to conquer and many more unsuspecting fans to win over.
If you get a chance, go visit Gary while he’s on his book tour. I promise you will walk away extremely fulfilled by the experience as I was. Here’s a video of Gary addressing his supporters at The Corkscrew last night. I don’t know one person who walked away from the party last night who wasn’t, at the very least, intrigued by his genuine desire to personally meet all of those who came out to support him. Houston thanks you, Gary! We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.
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June Jun 0817:31 pm CDT
Last night, I stopped by the Caroline Collective grand opening party. I really support the idea of coworking and sharing an environment that fosters creativity and dynamic social interaction between its members and the community. It is an amazing venue and Houston is very lucky to have it. The grand opening was a great time and I met a ton of amazing people. Also, how cool was it that Gary Vaynerchuk was there?!? What a memorable night. Here’s a clip of some of the sights and sounds.
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June Jun 0708:14 am CDT
Gary Vaynerchuk will make a special appearance at The Corkscrew on Washington Avenue tonight (June 7th) at 10:30 pm following the end of the Houston Food & Wine Week. For all the fans who couldn’t make it out to the Woodlands, here is your chance to see Gary in Houston. This should be a great time so grab your friends and stop by The Corkscrew tonight. Let’s end Gary’s trip to Houston on a high note! Can’t wait to see everyone there.
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June Jun 0414:28 pm CDT
Finally got some video up in addition to my previous post. Here’s a short clip of Gary speaking on how wine has been great to he and his family.
From left to right: Jorge Perez , George Taber, Gary Vaynerchuk, Daniel Schuster, Tim Hanni
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June Jun 0319:31 pm CDT
Last night, I had the honor of meeting Gary Vaynerchuk. Most people know him as the host from winelibrarytv.com or perhaps a die-hard NY Jets fan. I’m fortunate to now know him as a genuinely great guy who loves life. I think I walked away with many more lessons on life, family, and finding real happiness then lessons about wine. As a self-professed Vayniac, I tune in to his daily video blogs and “follow” him on Twitter but getting the chance to converse with him face to face went completely beyond my expectations. Gary brings life into the room and soul into a conversation. When Gary speaks, you can’t help but see the passion he brings to the table. People flock to him and it isn’t hard to see why. Gary has a magnetic personality.
As I got to know Gary a little bit, I found that we share similar backgrounds in respects to our immigrant family background and life growing up within that structure. I had a mother who was an owner of a spirits/wine store and it was funny to share laughs and memories about parents putting their young children to work in the store. As the evening went on, it struck me that Gary epitomizes how people should treat one another. I think it’s pretty powerful that one person can inspire change like that. Perhaps Gary V could be the one to give Obama a run for his money in this election. Instead of “change,” Gary’s slogan could be “thunder.” Bring it.