Debbie loves the beautiful trees in and around downtown Charlotte – Although I grew up in NC since age 3, my knowledge of the Queen City is limited to a couple of trips around the beltway. So imagine my surprise to find a beautiful downtown full of crepe myrtles, oaks and beautiful parks. On Monday, I attended a social media conference held at the Holiday Inn Center City. A 30-minute detour to find Route 74 back to Wilmington turned into a delightful drive through trees that grow wider and taller than any I’ve seen in the Cape Fear. It was a sight to see. I applaud Charlotte for recognizing the value trees and parks add to an urban environment. Bravo!
Jennifer loves iChat – My sister-in-law talked me into signing up for iChat when we purchased our MacBook Pro for home. I reluctantly agreed, but have loved it ever since. For someone who is many miles away from her family, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to actually see my family members while we talk. The kids enjoy making faces at one another and trying out all the cool features to change their images. If you have a need or want, at home or business, to try video chatting, I would highly recommend iChat.
Nathan loves Brazen Careerist – If you’re a Gen Yer and have been looking for a professional network that was more collaborative and more involved than something like LinkedIn, check out Brazen Careerist. Whether you’re looking for a job or trying to sharpen your skills, Brazen Careerist is where you should head!
Shawn loves Vacations.com’s “21 Oddly Named Places and the Stories Behind Them” – Here at Talk we often are hired to rename an existing company or name a brand new company. A lot of time, effort and planning goes into this process. Perhaps a few of these oddly named places should have done the same. Although, I am particularly fond of Tightwad, Mo. and the funny story about a postal worker getting cheated out of fifty cents for a better watermelon.
Susan loves The Time Traveler’s Wife – I’m a few years late to this one, but I jumped on the bandwagon for The Time Traveler’s Wife full force a few weeks ago. A trailer for the movie, based on the exquisite novel by Audrey Niffenegger, instantly piqued my interest and I had to read the book. From the moment I picked it up, I knew it would become one of my all time favorite stories. It is timeless and eloquently written. And the story is to die for. I laughed, sobbed and swooned a little throughout the entire thing. It has definitely earned a spot of honor on my bookshelf. If you haven’t read it, you a re missing out!