Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quite Possibly My Favorite Poem of All Time

Walk with Me

If you have learned to walk
A little more sure-footedly than I,
Be patient with my stumbling then

And know that only
as I do my best and try
That I may attain the goal
For which we both are striving.

If through experience, your soul
has gained heights which I
As yet in dim-lit vision see,
Hold out your hand and point the way,
Lest from its straightness I should stray,

And walk a mile with me.

Friday, February 10, 2012

What is Pinterest?

Back in the old days, I can remember when people used to ask "do you have email?"  As the internet started evolving and more and more people became addicted, various sites became the "it" thing and the above question evolved over the years.


The newest and hottest thing is Pinterest!   So I have to ask, are you on Pinterest?  If you're, what rock do you live under????   My Grandma is practically on Pinterest!  (Ok that's a lie, but believe me she would want to be if she knew what it was....and had internet access!!)

Ok so maybe, like my Grandma, you just don't know what Pinterest is.  First of all, lets start with how it's pronounced.   It's the word "Interest" with a P tagged on the front.  I've heard it pronounced every way from Pin-terr-est to Pin-turst.  Nope, it's much easier than that, "Pin-trest."

So what is this phenomenon that's sweeping the world?  Well, think of it this way.  It's like a virtual bulletin board, where you can collect cool things that you find on the web.  Rather than having a list of bookmarks with sites and stuff and pages listed, Pinterest lets you build "boards" that you can categorize and organize all of your favorite things.

You'll need to understand some of the terminology before you get started:
  • Pinner - A pinner is someone who is pinning things to their boards
  • Pin - When you find something you like, you can pin it, add it, to a board and save it there forever
  • Board - A board is where you pin things you like.  Most people have multiple boards, with various names, to organize all of the things they pin
  • Follow - Click the follow button on any board and you'll see new things added to that board as they are added
  • Follow All - When you find one of your friends on Pinterest, you can choose to follow just one of their boards or follow all of their boards
  • Like - when you see something pinned on a board, you can "like" it to let the person you like what they pinned
  • Repin - You can repin something you find on Pinterest and select which of your boards to add it to so you'll always have it

Pinterest is fun to use for planning things like vacations, parties and weddings.  You can also use Pinterest to find new recipes, new clothes, the latest hottest things and just cruise around looking at what other people find that's cool!

So let's say you want to redecorate your home.  Here's a cool Pinterest site that you could use for inspiration:

Love nail polish as much as I do?  We've got you covered there too!

Are you planning a wedding?  If so, here's a board that has lots of interesting things for weddings:

It's winter time and might be hard to keep your kids energy levels down.  Here are some ideas for kids crafts that will keep your little one busy for hours and hours:

 I really want to travel to Europe for 2 weeks, so I've got a board that is dedicated to the places I want to see when I get there:

Hungry?  Here's my board dedicated to delicious things!

Hopefully this will help you newbie pinners understand the world of Pinterest.  I do need to warn you.  Once you jump on the site, you'll be hooked.  Prepare to spend hours and hours roaming around this site!  It's very addictive.

Happy Pinning!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Welcome to Indy, Superbowl Fans

After so much hype and talk, finally, it's here.  The 2012 Superbowl in Indy. 

As I have mentioned in the past, KS is providing staffing resources to the Superbowl, so you can imagine the flurry of activity over the last few weeks as our recruiting team nailed down all the people needed to greet and assist Superbowl visitors coming to our great city! 

For me, I've just been excited for all the hustle and bustle.  Anyone who knows me, knows, if there's action going on somewhere, I have to get in the middle of it.   So.  Of course I had to stick around downtown one night this week to check out Superbowl Village and all the goodies around it.

There's lots of excitement in the air.  Everyone I saw was smiling and friendly and looked like they were enjoying themselves.  The volunteer corp is!  There are hundreds of volunteers throughout the village and on every corner, all wearing blue and white scarves, so they are easily identified. 

Superbowl XLVI is going to one of the greatest yet - if the Superbowl committee, volunteers, temp workers and citizens of this great State have anything to do with it!

Get out and enjoy it!!