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Every post begins with me

Or Justin. Who found this video which actually says what I was trying to say here, but way more awesome.

Thanks, Justin.

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I KNOW him!

Yup, he’s famous.

I’m starting to feel like this is Justin’s blog too.  Or maybe his agent?

Please direct any requests for appearances, speaking engagements and contributed articles for Justin this way.


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Saving newspapers one martini at a time

Today PR professionals around the city were a buzz about this letter from the Kansas City Star publisher. The placement, timing and messaging said so much about the state of newspapers in today’s economy. So on the eve following publication, would you expect anything less from Justin and Stephanie than a thorough discussion of this message and the role of the daily print publication in society?

Of course you wouldn’t!

Two martinis later, Justin and I single handedly saved the entire industry. Of course, if we told you our secret, we’d have to kill you.

In the meantime, I’m going to keep believing in this business. I’ve decided it’s kind of like believing in Santa. And you can’t tell me there isn’t a market for that!

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Dating is going to the dogs?

I love the targeted advertising in Facebook. One ad in particular caught my attention…it’s an electronic monitor to keep tabs of your dog’s activities. In addition to being able to virtually watch your dog chew up your shoes while you are at work, it also has a social networking component.

This puppy is a gold mine. Justin, are you reading this?! Not only can Fido meet Champ. Sally can meet Joe. The boyfriend and I met on Match, but I’m thinking this may be the new wave of online dating …. Didn’t anyone ever see 101 Dalmations?

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Justin & Stephanie

After my harrowing voting experience yesterday, it was great to unwind and watch the election results with friends. So, how handy that Justin threw a fabulous election night shindig at his fabulous loft last night? Good times, good food, good friends and good donkey and elephant cookies! Thanks for the party, Justin!

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Justin sent me a nice e-mail yesterday to help me put my oil and other weekly woes into perspective. He does some community volunteer work and shared some insights into the life of others in our area. I do have a very nice life, despite a slick kitchen (and a bad hair day). Seriously though, I’m just very, very blessed.

Thanks Justin.

I mean, it could be much worse. I could be her.

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Operation Lady Luck

The players: Justin and Stephanie

The Mission: With each player contributing $5, gamble to win enough money ($30) to go see this production of Rent — spin $10 into $30 for two tickets.

The Location: Harrahs Kansas City

The Strategy: A game was selected. In this case, roulette. (My pick because it’s my favorite.) Game was to be played one $5 chip at a time until winnings earned. Our bets were pretty safe — odds, evens, reds or blacks. We learned pretty quickly that anything more risky was, well, more risky.

The Outcome: After 15 minutes of roulette, we’d been up $5, down $5, several times. And speaking of time, it was running out. So a new strategy was devised based on the deadline (7 p.m. show.) Go to the slots. At this point, we were up $5, so now we were playing with a total of $15. We picked our $1 slot machine and started betting max. (Justin informed me there was no time to crank out regular bets. I just wanted to pull the lever, but I settled on the button.) Low and behold, we hit the jackpot! The big $30 showed up on our screen. People around us probably thought we won big based on our reaction, but in our hearts, we had won big. We immediately cashed out and ran to the theater.

The Lesson: Upon our arrival, Justin immediately knew something was up. The kid at the counter didn’t know what we were talking about when we asked purchase our tickets for the 7 p.m. show. Inside we learned that the show had actually aired at noon. And suddenly we were out of luck.

So the moral of the story is, you can bet, you can win, but you always risk losing out. And speaking of gambles, if the U.S. Government wants to borrow the Justin and Stephanie strategy of tripling money, we are happy to lend our experience to the cause. Just don’t come running to us when your movie isn’t showing.


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