One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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May, 2007

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    My purple thumb is turning green

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    Sometimes nature amazes me. I don't have to understand it to appreciate it (a theme in my life). And I know not to take credit for it. There is some crazy nature going on in my front yard right now. This is simply my favorite two weeks out of the year...
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    For all you know the guy who's responsible for getting rid of all the pig knuckles just broke up with his girlfriend

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    OK, this is just gross but I grew up in Chicago (and LA) and though Wrigley field is my favorite, I had the distinct pleasure of throwing up a hot dog in Kamisky Park (the old one to anyone who dares ask...I'm as old as the hills). It wasn't mixed with...
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    What I kept saying that I would do but still didn't until now

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    Every year, at the end of the calendar year, I get a little annoyed at myself. Because I end up with vacation time that I have earned but have not yet used. We can carry over one year's worth of vacation time. For me that is four weeks. Anything beyond...
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    Courageous

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    Wow. Good for you Rory; kicking it and writing about it. Just....wow. (tip: Ariel )
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    And, speaking of telling your story with humor and humanity...

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    I must share some link love with meetup.com (tip: Shafrir ) I'm not currently looking for a new job (but as you know, I like getting the calls...always good to know what's going on out there). But if I were, this is the kind of thing that would work...
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    Change the world or go home

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    I guess it doesn't really help you if you are trying to change the world FROM home but Hugh McLeod did this nifty cartoon for Microsoft and he links to Steve Clayton's video explanation of what the deal is with it anyway. My two cents is this.....
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    How did I miss this?

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    So the tour dates are wrong and I'm guessing that a lot of the people that know me didn't see this either because it's funny. And we would have talked about it. And we would have talked about why it's funny and then we would have talked about how old...
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    Dilemma of courtesy

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    Should someone tell him he has toilet paper stuck to his foot or would that be rude?
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    People will pay you more if they know what to expect

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    Part of the anxiety around making big expenditures is the fear of the unknown. Will the product meet my expectations? What can go wrong? Will I feel good about having spent this money? As I have mentioned, I've been putting some money into my house...
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    Interns create game for XBox 360 and questions about Second Life

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    (This should probably be 2 separate blog posts but the topics are related and I'm feeling impatient this morning) I don't know much about video games, but I get why other people like them. Once you start playing, I imagine that the quest to reach the...
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    Are commentary and advertising incompatable?

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    I thought this was interesting. Editor writes article critical of Apple. CEO censors it. Editor quits. CEO is demoted. Editor is reinstated. Perhaps advertising and editorial should not know what the other is doing. Or perhaps the CEO needs to be a journalist...
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    Speaking of humor...

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    Some of these are hilarious. If you are easily offended or don't want to be offended, then don't click on the link. Some of you may find some of them in poor taste. But some of them are too funny not to share.
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    Getting better at being funny

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    We are getting there. I like the ads for suspicious male and hot male ...ooops, I mean mail. The other 2 don't speak to me as much (the baby one, I don't get at all). Must be because I don't have kids. But I have been both a teenager (yes, that dated...
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    Just like Picasso

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    I wanted to update all 3 of you who care on the progress of my kitchen remodel as well as share with you the fact that I have entered into some extreme, insane nesting ritual that might require someone to pluck me off the street, into a van, and shuffle...
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    Pink Love and Music

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    Over on Pink is The New Blog (oh, I read it, I admit it), Trent is giving away a new pink Zune . It's pretty. I'm sure I can't play, but you can. If you win it, I want to know if it smells like strawberries.
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    It's so hard not to pun

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    when Metamucil's marketing team leaves you looking for more, um, substance, or something. Look at the comment about LaraBar. That's marketing magic.
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    Because the numbers don't lie

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    Pow! And also, Shazam!
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    In an effort to explain the name of my blog

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    I tried to explain the name of my blog recently and failed miserably at conveying the humor. I should have said "most blogs play on ten, mine's one louder". I guess my stand up career is over. And I also can't explain why I think this is hilarious...
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    This totally happens at my house too

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    Only the belly is bigger Rub! My! Belly! from arielmeadow Ariel recently started at Microsoft (in staffing marketing....yes, there is such a thing) and I met her last week. You can check her blog out here
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    So I know this guy at Microsoft...

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    Someone just sent me an e-mail asking about how to leverage a Microsoft employee that is willing to act as a reference for them. Great question. As I write my blog and think about people that might read it, I hope that if they decide to pursue a career...
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