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Chicken Soup for the Nerd's Soul // Mar 29 // JLB

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to take a 5-day rock climbing vacation to Hueco Tanks. The days were spent trekking miles through the barren, yet still amazingly beautiful, Texas desert and climbing razor-sharp volcanic rock, while the nights were spent screaming over brutal ping pong matches and perhaps my new greatest addiction ever… Settlers of Catan.

What the world searches for… // Mar 16 // JLB

Ever wonder who searches for the term “ice cream” more in the United States? It’s Bostonians. (Incidentally, Singapore is #2 behind the USA internationally… go figure). Or, maybe you’re more interested in knowing what term was searched for the most on a given day? (Today it was “tiger woods masters” followed by “st. patrick’s day.” […]

A little time // Jan 30 // JLB

I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I started working at JLB. Time has flown by! I also can’t believe that I’m five days (at most) away having a baby boy! I’ve finished my final task list before my leave and we had a fun “maternity” lunch at Chuy’s–very tasty, by the way. […]

Google's 'little' announcement // Jan 10 // JLB

What were you doing on Dec. 4, 2009 at 3 in the afternoon? Maybe getting some Christmas shopping done? Maybe tidying up a work project, getting ready to go home? Or maybe, because Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. was a Friday afternoon, you had already started your weekend.

A Few Holiday Treats // Nov 29 // JLB

One of my favorite things about the holidays is spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking up yummy treats to share with friends and family. Here are a few of our new-found favorites

Thrive seminar offers helpful information // Nov 18 // JLB

I recently attended the first segment of The Tennessean Media Group’s “Thrive Seminar,” hosted by the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce at the Williamson County Public Library

Google partners with MySpace and Lala for New Music Feature // Nov 05 // JLB

Google just introduced an amazing new search feature that allows music playback for song searches!

Tennessee Trails & Byways Program: Linking Williamson & Maury Counties // Nov 03 // JLB

Downtown Franklin was the center of Tennessee today, when Governor Phil Bredesen and an array of government leaders held a press conference on the Square to announce the Tennessee Trails & Byways program

Finally a Guide for Google Wave! // Oct 30 // JLB

A few months ago, a friend that works in the Montain View office of Google visited and came preaching Google’s newest, massive project, Google Wave. Being too antsy to watch the hour-something video that Google produced about Wave, I had him show me a co

The dead and dying breeds // Sep 21 // JLB

Granted, I’m quite a ways away from having children, but for whatever reason, I started thinking about all the gadgets that I grew up with that my children will know nothing of and all the money I’ve spent on these seemingly necessary contraptions. Techn