Tuesday, July 30, 2013

At least I am not conjugating!!!

Working on my blog post for SGG today I felt like I did in 7th grade when I realized that I my French test was going to have ACTUAL FRENCH WORDS on it... that "I should know this, why don't I know this? What does that even MEAN" feeling... and then I realized I did. And today, just like then, I knew more than I thought, had good teachers and was able to figure it out.
Plus, this was more fun.
If you're interested, check it out:

If not, you can always feel free to send me chocolate or tea. It's that kind of morning.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I'm going on an Adventure....

For the last 14 months or so I've been working with a company called Silver Gryphon Games.
My background is in sales, marketing, international and global communication, call centers, corporate training and operations management. So um… confession time.
I knew almost nothing about gaming or the industry when I started doing this. I used to have to ask  the team if things were funny before I shared them. I might have thought that they were hilarious, but there was subtext and nuance that I was completely clueless about. Yikes. I started to read everything I could. I asked questions and began to get a feel for the hobby, for the community as a whole and realized that I could finally answer questions, that I could relate to much of what was being said, asked and posted about, and yet… I’ve only recently begun to “get it.” and so I started a project for the hopelessly unfamiliar.

It's called "I'm going on an Adventure" and it's all about me learning about the world of tabletop gaming. I'm excited about it because I can look at it from a number of perspectives, I'm going to be doing some interviews with people in the industry and I hope that I can show people that the stereotype of nerd is badly outdated and misrepresented.

I plan to give this my own unique perspective and hope you find it interesting! You can check out the whole thing at
I'm going on an Adventure
and expect that there will be a post from me probably every... Tuesday morning.

Anyone want to join me on my adventure?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I need a title

I hate naming things. I'm really lucky it doesn't say Thing 1 and Thing 2 on the children's birth certificates. If I can't name it after a Disney character, I'm pretty much lost.
But anyway, this new project I've been talking about.. is all about an adventure I'm taking with the game company I do consulting stuff for/with.
It's going to be a lot of fun, I have several parts of it already underway/written/babbled, etc.

But I need a name.

It's about being really new at something.... and it's nerdy.
I dont' want N00b or anything like that. It should be fun, quirky and me.

Assigning names to things shouldn't be all that difficult... and it just IS.