Posts filed under ‘Project Runway’

Elephants, Dachshunds and Stegosauruses

Last week after an unfortunate “diapie incident”, I put Sagan in one of his blue body suits from Precious Firsts by Carter’s.

Sagan - August 31 - In Onesie
Sagan in his Onesie

It was a white onesie with a pattern of grey stars and three different species of vertebrates:

  • Blue Elephants
    Sagan's Onesie - Elephant
  • Light Blue Dogs (Perhaps a Dachshund/Beagle Mix)
    Sagan's Onesie - Daschund
  • Green Stegosauruses
    Sagan's Onesie - Stegosaurus

Well goodness, you can’t sneak anything past the scrutiny of a science blogger. Ryan instantly noted that the onesie combined two contemporary mammals with a species that went extinct 150 million years ago.

Perhaps it shows that the only TV program Ryan and I have seen since Sagan’s birth has been season nine of Project Runway. ¬†When Ryan chose to critique Sagan’s wardrobe, he did so through a mighty fine Michael Kors impression:

Michael Kors on Sagan's Onesie
Michael Kors Critiques Sagan’s Onesie

Don’t fret if you aren’t a baby and you want to wear your own recombination of geologic periods. You can find unlikely pairings in adult clothing as well. For example, Jesus riding a T-Rex, available at Urban Outfitters. ūüôā

238/365
Photo by GmanViz

September 7, 2011 at 1:00 am 3 comments

Chowan County Fair, Selective Breeding and Project Runway

Last year at the Chowan County Fair, Ryan and I were dumbfounded with how many different types of ducks and chickens there were on display. This year, we brought both cameras specifically to document all the birds. Ryan will upload a complete set of poultry to his Flickr site, but for now here’s a small sampling.

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Chicken (By Ryan Somma) Rooster

Photos mostly by Ryan Somma

Ryan and I were surprised by all the chickens, but we shouldn’t have been. It’s just another example of “selective breeding” which is far from a new concept. Man has been making made use of the technique for thousands of years to domesticate plants and livestock and it’s produced a lot of results. Just look at all the dog breeds! Roughly 150 years ago, as Charles Darwin formulated his theory on the much slower, natural version of the process, pigeons caught his attention. How from plain grey rock doves one could breed fancy pigeons like barbs and tumblers and frillbacks and fantails.

But I do have a confession. As I strolled between the aisles and aisles of chickens, my thoughts were not of selective breeding or Darwin. Instead I was thinking of… Project Runway!

I’m still quite a fan of the show and I knew that when I got home that night a new episode would be waiting for me on MyLifetime.com. In past seasons, the contestants were taken to a destination, armed with a camera and instructed to find inspiration for a garment. In Season 2, they were strolling the streets of New York City. Season 5, they visited the New York Botanical Gardens. Season 6, the Los Angeles’ Getty Center.

As I wandered amoung the chickens, I was struck by all the colors– Gretchen Jones could still find the tans and greys she seems to favor. April could find her black. If Michael C wanted to continue to make pumpkin orange pants, he could find his color in the breast and the eyes of one of the hens. There was even a rooster whose teal tail would compliment that unfortunate ocean dress of Ivy’s.

Some feathers appeared matte. Some appeared shiny. Some were iridescent for more glam. There were sleek chickens with clean silhouettes and poofy chickens reminiscent of the Siriano/March couture look in Season 4. There were chickens with dramatic headdresses, chickens with feathered boots–chickens to inspire accessories for a complete head to toe look. Finally, there were no shortage of intricate patterns and textures for designers like Mondo to tackle.

“They should bring the designers here!” I thought.

Poultry at a county fair would certainly be a humble destination and admittedly, there are some odors I don’t think are usually found in Parsons. But I bet some absolutely amazing designs could stem from these small, straw-lined cages.

I’d love to see what the Project Runway competitors could come up with inspired by chickens…and selective breeding.

October 13, 2010 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Than I Can Adequately Express

Life has been going well. It has been going really, really well. Surprisingly, this positive phase has been accompanied by a frustration. I am so full of love and happiness and gratitude that I struggle to articulate my feelings. No matter the word choice, it feels impotent. Sometimes I try to prefix my sentiment with words like “very” or “really” or “so” (see above). Other times, I try to reinforce the magnitude of a statement simply by saying it again and again in succession (see above). Those tactics fail and everything I say still seems to fall far short of the feelings inside.

Last night I was watching Part I of the Project Runway Season 6 Finale. Over the course of the season, the field of 16 designers had been whittled down to 3 finalists. The remaining contestants get to fulfill a dream. They get to display their work on fashion’s biggest stage– New York’s Bryant Park during Fashion Week. Early in the finale episode their mentor, Tim Gunn, addressed the three finalists:

Designers, I am more proud of you than I can adequately express.

And that’s it! That’s exactly how I feel!

Tim Gunn is known for his vocabulary and is sometimes described as a walking thesaurus. Yet here words even failed him! By simply admitting the emotion exceeded his (albeit formidable) communication skills, he conveyed more than intensifiers and relentless repetition ever could.

I will never design a fancy gown or even a sassy ensemble of separates. Nonetheless, I still found guidance from mentor Tim Gunn. Now I know what to say!

“I am more thankful than I can adequately express.”

“I am happier than I can adequately express.”

“I love you more than I can adequately express.”

November 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm 6 comments

Project Runway and Nature!

I’ve missed quite a number of episodes this season, but tonight I will be catching the new episode of Project Runway! ¬†This one I have been eyeing for a while:

Nature Calls
Drawing inspiration from nature, the remaining designers head to the great outdoors to design an outfit of their choosing. Airs October 1, 9-10 PM ET/PT

I’ve seen the inspiration challenges from past seasons and have always thought it would be interesting to see what the designers would come up with on a hike.¬† And actually, I do have to admit, there have been a couple of occassions where I saw something on the Appalachian Trail and yes, I did think about Project Runway.¬† I have one such occassion documented on Flickr!¬† Here’s a screenshot of one of the photos from my birthday hike on Sinking Creek Mountain:

Of course, I can’t sew!¬† But supposedly the remaining designers can!¬† Hopefully they will find the outdoors as inspirational as I… and come up with something brilliant.

Taa-taa!

October 1, 2008 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Trail Days 2008 – Fashion

Recently Mo Rocca invited Project Runway mentor, Tim Gunn, to evaluate the ladies of the Yearning for Zion Ranch and critique their styles. If you haven’t seen it, the video is below:


Tim Gunn’s take on the “Prairie Dress”.

The fashions on display at Trail Days were definitely more eclectic than you see at YFZ. The Trail Days designs made use of bright colors, combined influences from multiple cultures into a single look, and adopted accessories as a core component of the vision. Looking at my pictures and reflecting back, I wonder– What would Tim Gunn’s opinion be?

Even though Penn declared me to be the fourth most famous hiker in the world, I’m yet to be famous enough to hear from Tim Gunn. But, I could hear from you!

So, without further adieu, here is a sampling of the many fashions of Damascus Trail Days:


Harmless Hiker wearing a Santa hat and what appears to be tie-dyed long underwear


Denim jumpsuit, a tie and an askew Malboro baseball cap.


Talent show performer in gold hat, black boa, New Orleans beads and multi-colored striped shirt, all accessorized by a plastic water pistol


Crocs may be hot now, but the future trend is undoubtedly Worn Out Crocs.


Trail Day attendee in umbrella hat, skull sunglasses, multicolored lei, suspenders and pink and green spandex.


On left, the “Bill Bryson is a Candy Ass” look leaves the designer’s point of view ambigious. On the right, the classic “Multiple Tie” look.


Two hikers in the parade wearing dresses. How about those silhouettes?

I’m sparing you the men in Speedos (that’s right, men, plural).

May 18, 2008 at 11:57 pm 4 comments

They Might Be Giants at 9:30 Club

Whoops– after 2+ months, I still never published this post about a They Might Be Giants concert in *November* My sister wants to read it, so here we go:

My sister did a very detailed recap of the concert on her blog. How detailed? Why, very detailed. She even covered our visit to the bar before the band went on:

Vicky looked at a menu, but didn’t want anything. We talked about tampons and yeast infections and all sorts of stuff like that. Kipp talked about his upcoming trip with Casey to Spain, and his past trip to Iceland with Julie.

Yup, every They Might Be Giants fan scouring the Internet wondering whether or not I ordered food can rest easy. ūüôā

Anyway, because Carolyn was so thorough, I just have a few addendums.

Project Runway!!!!
The band made a Project Runway reference! When they first came out, they did the typical interaction with the audience.

TMBG: We are so excited to be here in Washington, D.C….
(Crowd cheers)
TMBG: Performing here at the 9:30 Club
(Crowd cheers)
TMBG: …And we are really excited about the new season of Project Runway
(Vicky cheers)

Energy Level
Carolyn’s blog covered the energy level of the audience:

Speaking of annoying, I was also annoying because I was singing along and dancing, and it didn’t seem like the people around me were dancing all that much. Vicky also mentioned that the energy level was really low in the audience. Oh well.

When I first mentioned the energy level to Carolyn, it was really an observation. But the more I think about it, the more disappointed I am. I go to concerts for the crowd energy. I expect to jump around. I expect to dance and I expect to get terribly sweaty and nasty. But that didn’t happen. Very few people moved at all. At times I would look up at the balconies and see a bunch of stone-faced fans watching as still as they could be.

And I think it is the band to attribute this to. At the beginning of the show, they gave the crowd a lecture– saying if they saw people pushing or shoving they were going to stop the show altogether. Between that announcement, a lot of the talking comedy bits, and the extended erratic jamming, they really didn’t command the audience to move.

Now their performance was solid and interesting enough. But compare them to Gogol Bordello. Both bands sports eight+ performers. Both bands have very eccletic instrumentation– heck both bands feature an accordion! But the energy levels of both shows were complete opposites.

As fond as I am of They Might Be Giants, in the years to come, it will be the Gogol Bordello show that will stand the most firm in my memory.

February 7, 2008 at 9:35 am 2 comments

Mine Wear

So many little girls spend so much time daydreaming about their wedding dress or their prom dress, that they ignore the very important question:

“What will I wear on my first day at a mine site?”

Despite my faithful following of Project Runway (which now starts in NINE days!!!), I’ve had very little guidance on this subject.¬† And so, I’ve¬†fumbled my way through dressing for three different mine visits– a coal mine, a copper mine and an iron mine.¬† Each one had its own missteps, which I’ll share now in descending order of disaster.

Coal Mine
My very first day at the coal mine, actually the very first minute there, I learned a valueable lesson.

“Khaki Pants and Coal Mines Do Not Mix”

As soon as I stepped out of the car, I brushed against the door and promptly stained my pants with coal dust.  Those pants are still stained.  Though, I continue to wear them (I plan on acting surprised if anyone points it out).

Copper Mine
Remembering my experience at the coal mine, the very first day at Logan Lake I left the khaki pants folded in my suitcase.  Instead, I selected black slacks.  And again a hard lesson from the parking lotРall the dust at the copper mine is WHITE and it just loves black fabrics.

Iron Mine
With the iron mine, I didn’t really run into any huge issues with colors (its dust was a neutral orange).¬† But I will say, I felt awfully out of place that first day when I wore a nice pink blouse with a matching pink Bowman Handbag.¬†¬† It didn’t seem to¬†fit in¬†with all the hardhats and overalls.¬† ūüôā

So here, as a useful reference for all little girls who dream of growing up and visiting mines, I present a graphical summary of this post:

November 5, 2007 at 2:08 am 5 comments

Boston Recap – Arrival, Freedom Trail, VT vs. BC

Some highlights of our Boston trip with some journal excerpts and pictures thrown in. 

Flickr User: Some of this may be redundant.

P.R. Squared – Plane Ride and Project Runway
Usually on flights, I sleep a significant portion.  This trip we flew JetBlue which features DirecTV.  I was enamored with the fact that I had live Bravo on a Wednesday and that had its consequences.

Our plane threw a hitch into my usual flying routine.  We had DirecTV on each seat and instead of sleeping I found myself watching two reruns of Project Runway.  I kept text messaging Ann [ another Project Runway fan] before take-off.

“I’m watching Project Runway on a plane!!!” I declared.

In retrospect, I wish I slept instead.¬† I arrived in Boston with that typical blah feeling when you’ve glazed over your intelligence with too much TV and advertisements.

Airport Inaccuracy
Bill C generously picked us up at the airport and he drove us the dinner the first night as well as escorted me around Lowell on Saturday.¬† Alas, there were some moments were Bill was… slightly inaccurate.¬† The one I find most humourous was the first one.

When we arrived at the airport and got to the baggage claim, Sean messaged Bill to see where he was.¬† Sean’s phone quickly beeped with a reply.¬† It turns out Bill was just leaving his house.¬† Sean read the message outloud to me, Bret and Phifer.

“Leaving now.¬† Will be there in 45 minutes.¬† It will take you that long to get your luggage.”

As Sean was reading that message, we were watching our luggage come towards us on the carousel!¬† ūüôā

Freedom Trail – Granary Cemetary
The Granary Cemetary (where Paul Revere, John Hancock and Ben Franklin’s parents are all buried) spurred a lot of thoughts.¬† First off, I found the carvings on the tombstone very interesting:

Often there was no holds barred in regards to what the stone was marking– they’d carve a skull and sometimes crossbones right smack on top of the tombstone!¬† [It left no question what lied beneath.]

There was a sign that explained that the different carvers of the day had different […] techniques [that could be noticed in the carving].¬† I thought that was neat.¬† The tombstones not only tell you about the person who lies underneath– but they tell you a bit about the artist as well.

Next, it had me think a bit about my burial plans.

I tell people my primary contender for my post mortum plans is to have my ashes spread on Pearis Mountain.¬† I’m not certain of that route […]

ButРafter looking at this cemetary, Pearis Mountain looks more promising.  This cemetary is only 2 centuries old.  A lot of the stones are illegible.  Erosion is sneaking up on themРas more and more soil envelops the bottom halves of the stones.  One stone was partially encompassed in a tree which had grown around it.

It seems to me Pearis Mountain will outlast any cemetary.  It may not bear my name and the date of my birth and deathРbut will will embody my spirit.

I’m more certain of the Pearis Mountain route after my visit to Lowell.¬† A number of my ancestors are buried in a cemetary in Lowell, but I did not visit it.¬† Instead, I visited the buildings they built and inhabited, looked at the river they would have seen every day and,¬† most importantly, I walked the streets they would have walked .¬† I felt close to my family then and perhaps in a few generations, my progeny will capture a similiar feeling as well– walking the trail on my favorite mountain.

U.S.S. Constitution
The U.S.S. Constitution had a lot of neat aspects.

Sean commented that it took a lot of rope to sustain a sailboat.  Boy was he right!  Lots and lots of ropes of all sizes donned the ship.

The U.S.S. Constitution also connected to a story Bill told us the day before.  He told us about Tom McHale who saved the Massachussetts Bay Transportation Authority an estimated $126,000 a year simply by putting hair caps on the air intake pipes for the T trains.  (It lets air in, but keeps the engine-damaging snow out).

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/05/04/for_the_t_big_net_savings/

The U.S.S. Constitution had the inverse with its cannons.  Where Tom McHale used netting to cover the opening of the intake pipe, the U.S.S. Constitution had the netting covering the area around the cannon opening. 

I’m not sure of the purpose– maybe it is just purely cosmetic.¬† Or maybe,¬†the netting¬†is serving a similiar function as its cousins on the T.¬† Perhaps it was intended to keep large outside debris out?

A few years ago, one of my co-workers went onsite at a mine and came back with the cutest calendar.¬† The miners’ children had drawn different pictures with safety messages like, “Break the Rock, Daddy, Not Your Head!”

[The Naval Yard had a faded billboard] touting similiar safety measuresРin specific wearing steel-toed boots.  It depicted a sailor grabbing his foot and saying,

“Ouch!¬† Not even a dog deserves this!!!”

Note: Bill isn’t the only one with inaccuracies this trip— my journal recollection was wrong.¬† The sign actually reads, “OUCH! It shouldn’t happen to a dog!”

It’s amusing because there are some people who treat their dogs better than their neighbors.¬† And there is evidence of that all around the area.¬† We’ve past quite a number of dog specialty stores, gourmet treats, etc

Old Businesses
A couple of journal comments on old businesses:

Bell in Hand Tavern
We briefly passed by the oldest tavern in the U.S.¬† I believe it was established in the 1700s.¬† In Blacksburgs, some bars barely last a year! […]

There are a lot of businesses that are pretty old.¬† Near Quincy Square we passed by a restaurant whose sign read, “Established Before You Were Born.”

Virginia Tech vs. Boston College
We met Bill and his cousin, Matty, for a quick tailgate and then headed off to the game.

Tech lost the Boston College game miserably.¬† In fact the local paper used the verb “trounce” in describing the outcome.

Nonetheless I found something to cheer about.¬† BC’s kicker, affectionately called “Sid Vicious” (because his last name is long and hard to pronounce), is a walk-on to the team.¬† He was kicking field goals for fun when a coach saw him and invited him to join the team.¬† Their regular kicker got in a bar fight so now it was time for Sid Vicious to show his stuff.

The Virginia Tech game was his first game ever and this boy shined!  He kicked two field goals and two extra pointsР8 points total.  Not bad for his first game!!!

“Boston is Not a College Football Town”
Early in the week, Bill told us that Boston is not a college football town.¬† In the two days after the game, we saw Bill’s statement was quite accurate.

The friendly inhabinants we met certainly proved that [statement].¬† Thursday night we lost the game.¬† All day Friday and Saturday, friendly passers-by would note our shirts and say stuff like, “Have fun at the game!”, “Hope you win!” or “When’s the game?”

They had no idea it already occurred or that the results were so decisive! ūüôā

October 20, 2006 at 11:47 pm 1 comment

Project Runway and Team Building

Last Friday, in celebration of Zero Defects Day my work had a team building exercise.¬† Employees were split into small groups.¬† We were given some wooden pallets, two chairs and the ability to buy other supplies (like bubble wrap, paper, tape measure, cardboard, etc).¬† We were allowed to use anything we found outside of the building (including our cars… if we had our keys with us).¬† Our assignment was to make a hotel room within 30 minutes.¬†¬† Our team ended up winning.¬† In this kind of exercise, I think it pays to have people with a lot of junk in their cars.¬† ūüôā

 

The activity was quite fun and reminded me very much of one of the Innovation Challenges on Project Runway:

  1. You had to use a lot of creativity to turn junk into hotel amenities.  For example, our team made a toilet out of a bucket, a spare tire and the dirty lid of a styrofoam cooler (The stains make it more authentic, right?).  We also made a toilet paper holder out of an empty CD-R container I had waiting for Clint in my car.  That CD-R container had 100% utilizationРwe used the lid to make a lampshade. 
  2. Like the Project Runway designers, we had a time limitation. 
  3. We also had to keep in mind the objectives of the challenge and what the judges may be looking for.¬† Since it was Zero Defects Day, and the theme of¬†the event was¬†Continuous Improvement, Customer Satisfaction and Quality– we made sure to include a survey in our room to show that our hotel was concerned about the perceptions of our guests and that we took improvement seriously.¬† ūüôā
  4. Finally, we had to sell and justify our work to our judges.¬† I think our “tour” was instrumental to our win.¬† We had a number of great comedic public speakers on our team, but settled on Jeff S. to do our presentation.¬† He had the entire company and the judges laughing up a storm.

Unfortunately, the only pictures we have of our work are from a cell phone.  I do have all three precious pictures up on my Flickr account with markups showing the different items, what we made them from and why in the world some of those items were still in my car.    Enjoy!

Pictures on Flickr

September 27, 2006 at 8:01 pm 1 comment

Programming and Project Runway

It is roughly 11 minutes (plus an extra 10 minutes¬†to¬†build up a Tivo queue)¬†until my latest TV obsession, Project Runway, commences.¬† I haven’t quite figured out the reasoning behind my fancy.¬† With the exception of some cute Bowman Handbags, I don’t own anything that the general public would deem¬†fashionable (Unless Appalachian Trail hats that are too big for my head count).¬†

So I’d like to think my fascination comes from watching the lifecycle the pieces go through.¬† They start out as simple sketches, but after a visit to Mood Fabrics¬†and 1-2 days of frantic sewing they become (hopefully) these beautiful garments.

Well, that may not be it either.¬† This past week, I realized I do a very similar process with my programming and I haven’t quite found the same level of entertainment there.¬† Nonetheless, here’s one recent example of my process and how it parallels that of the fashion designers on Project Runway.

The Challenge
My assignment was to take data we already had in the database and make it into a “Rolling 53” report.¬† Basically they wanted to take test data and evaluate it in batches of 53 to see how many positive test results there were in each grouping.¬† First they would look at the most recent 53 items.¬† Then they wanted to drop off the most recent¬†item and look at the next 53 items.¬†¬†

Sometimes the designers on Project Runway are given a dossier on a particular client which includes samples of past colors and styles used by that individual or organization.  Well, I got this cryptic Excel spreadsheet:

Sketch Time
If you look through my work notebooks, you’ll typically find a lot of little drawings of the screens or functions I’m working on.¬† Even when I don’t do a full blown specification, I still draw out what I’m doing and/or write down related database fields.¬† This project was no different.

Now in Project Runway 3: The Road to the Runway Special, Tim Gunn and the judges were evaluating some of the applicants’ sketches and they noted that drawing the sketch and making the¬†garment are entirely two separate things.¬† I believe Michael¬†Kors summed it up as, “They have no idea how they are going to make these clothes.”¬†

Well in programming, you have to be careful to keep your design realistic as well.¬† In my above notes, you can see I was already making notations¬†about my logic.¬† There is a note about a for loop and I jotted down table names I expected to query.¬† The large vertical rectangles surrounding my “cells” (not necessary rectangular in the drawing) are¬†particularly telling.¬† They depict my thoughts on how¬†I was going to¬†use nested HTML¬†tables to achieve my look.¬†

Materials
With the Rolling 53, my Visual Studio 2003 Development Environment with ASP.NET and HTML syntax was sufficient.  However, in other situations, I may be shopping around for suitable materials (aka third party components).  In that case, I would certainly be keeping in mind that just like the Project Runway designers, the materials I chose would reflect the quality of the final product.  I would be judged on my material and my choicesРI would be the technology I use.

Tim Gunn
In Project Runway, Tim Gunn serves as a counselor and initial critic to the designers.  For the Rolling 53, my Tim Gunn is a woman who is just as personable, understanding and frank as the Project Runway personality.  Her name is Debbie and when I showed her my initial work, she had one of those famous Tim Gunn pauses.  It meant she had a much different perspective than I and ultimately advised significant changes. 

Since I was armed with the original spreadsheet and I felt my design was close to what the customer described, I went with it.¬† In Episode 1 of Season 3, Keith did not heed Tim Gunn’s advice and his choice paid off– he won the first challenge.¬† Luckily, my risk was as successful as Keith’s.¬† But– I know very well that like Tim Gunn, Debbie’s advice is very credible and accurate and should always be given serious consideration.

Below is a screenshot of my initial work.¬† Very similar to Kayne deviating from Tara Conner’s color recommendation¬†in Episode 2, I¬†deviated from¬†the color scheme in the original spreadsheet.

 

The Runway Show and the Judges
It’s a lot less glamorous than models, the L’Oreal Makeup Room,¬†the¬†TREsseme¬†Hair Salon and the Bananna Republic Accessory Wall.¬† Our presentation came on a late Monday night using GoToMeeting, Internet Explorer and a¬†myriad of cell phones.¬† The “judges” were a few key individuals spread out over a couple of time zones.¬† I could not see their facial expressions during the meeting, so like the contestants, I really did not know exactly how my work was received until the discussion at the end.¬† Turns out, this work had a positive reception.¬† One customer even claimed, “Perfect!”

But, just as poor Bonnie found out in Episode 4— sometimes even if your finished product stays true to a sketch that was originally approved by the customer, it may not meet their full fancy when it is all said and done.¬† And like¬†Jay and Chloe who won previous Project Runway seasons, you also have to think about the creation in production mode.¬†

As a result, we had a few items come out of our meeting.  They decided they wanted to list an identification number in each cell for easier reference and in order to support printing on black and white printers, we bolded the positive results in addition to color coding them.  Our revised version looked like this:

“Make It Work”
During the final episode of Season 2, the designers found out at the very last minute, they had to add one more look to their collection.¬† Well, that’s not an uncommon occurrence in the programming world!¬† In the Rolling 53’s case, we got the report done and found out that it needed to be emailed to¬†two email¬†addresses twice a week.¬†

With time, I could write a service to deploy the information regularly.¬† I’m sure the designers of Project Runway have plenty of things they could do…if they had the time!¬† In both cases, we do have a time constraint and have to make do with what we got.¬† Enter in good ole Debbie (aka my Tim Gunn).¬† She volunteered to run the report twice a week and mail the results out.¬†

Thanks to Debbie, we came up with a very simple (and cost effective) way to “Make It Work”!

August 17, 2006 at 12:13 am Leave a comment


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