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Crais-mazing Cookies

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 09.13.10.

This is an amazing cookie recipe that I absolutely love. I am putting it here so I can send the link to people when they ask for it. Software 1 cup flour 2 cups quick cooking oats 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp butter, […]


Teaching What You Know

2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.02.10.

It’s hard to teach something you know. This sounds kind of counter-intuitive, but it’s pretty extensively documented, and I’m having a really hard time teaching something I feel like I truly “get” to people who simply don’t. It’s easiest to teach a subject when you are semi-proficient at it. If you are not familiar at […]


Bank Atlantic Overdraft Assistance : Addendum

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 04.19.10.

I hate to post on the same thing twice, but I feel like I have to follow up my previous post with an update. The other day, I went in to Bank Atlantic to change the name and address on my debit card (I’m officially Lauren Kates now, hooyay!) and the “Overdraft Assistance” option came […]


The Wedding Name Change Process

2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 04.12.10.

Hell. I want to subtitle this post “Hell”. I had heard the horror stories about post-wedding name changes… and I figured, I’m not stupid, I know how to deal with paperwork. Most of these problems are caused by people not knowing what to expect, right? Hah. A good friend of mine is getting married coming […]


Foursquare, Geolocation, and INEVITABLE DOOM

1 Comment// Posted in Uncategorized by on 04.07.10.

I have a confession to make. I like the silly somewhat new geolocation games. No. I really really love them. I started off with Gowalla for the iPhone, which lured me in with the promise of picking up, trading, and dropping “Items” as I checked in to locations in my area. More recently, Foursquare has […]


Apple's iPad Pre-Easter Release Date… Genius?

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 04.04.10.

So, I’ve seen a few articles this morning about early adopting iPad users settling in for Easter, when the real reviews would come rolling in. And I got to thinking… how smart IS Apple? Today, the day after release, early adopters are still enamored with this device. As neat as I think it is, there’s […]


Twitter Account Re-Activation – ZOMBIE TWEETS!

2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 04.02.10.

I thought… she was dead. I mourned. I tried to rebuild. I sent Twitter a desperate last-attempt e-mail, hoping that somehow I could revive what I had accidentally just destroyed. Three days later… the angels sang from the heavens, in the form of a man named Charles. Hi Lauren, I have restored your account for […]


Accidental Cancellations: A Twitter Tragedy

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 03.29.10.

Today… I mourn. I mourn the passing of a Twitter account that has seen me through the emergence of social media. Who has seen multiple account name changes, 200 followers, and almost 2,000 tweets. I decided that my professional Twitter account was pretty much useless. I rarely signed into it, which means I rarely actually […]


Bank Marketing : Helping you overdraft is our pleasure!

3 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 03.19.10.

I just received this delightful piece of e-mail alerting me of an account feature that I will no longer have for my bank account due to the recent changes in Federal bank regulations… Dear LAUREN, IMPORTANT CHANGE TO YOUR ACCOUNT! Due to changes in Federal banking regulations, soon we will no longer be able to […]


Advertising: A Career Survival Guide

2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 01.12.10.

When I tell people I work in advertising, some aren’t really sure what that entails. Some think it’s really cool. Some… just cringe. The latter is probably the most common reaction. From strangers to my own fiance, a common question arises… “How do you live with yourself?” I guess the answer lies in the fact […]


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