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Why chai at six? Because growing up, my family and I would have chai every evening. Those moments of my youth are among my most favorite memories.

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    chai at six
    We leave for Mexico on Satuday. Yeah!

    I'm looking forward to the adventure. If it's anything like our time in Costa Rica I know we'll have a blast.

    I haven't even packed or prepared for the trip, aside from helping Kent plan the itinerary.

    Tomorrow will be my big day of running errands, packing bags, washing dishes, watering plants etc.

    Viva la Mexico!

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/26/2006 11:30:00 PM | link to entry | 2 comments

    Happy New Year to the Hindus out there. Hope you have a lovely Diwali and wishes for a blessed year. Eat some methai now!

    Saal Mubarak.

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/23/2006 10:28:00 AM | link to entry | 0 comments

    My coworker Lauren and I were in D.C. last week attending the Online News Association's annual convention. And that's where I got sick.

    The warm, cold, warm weather got to me, and I came back to Knoxville with a sore throat and lots of congestion. I was getting better again but then I was out on assignment last night when it was pretty cold and I think my throat has gotten worse. I just feel this dormant lingering in my throat. It's going to bad. :(

    D.C. was quite nice. I had forgotten how lovely it is to live in a city. Made me think of Philadelphia and the time I lived near 22nd and Spruce there. Good times.

    We met some interesting folk in D.C. Our friends at the Roanoke.com and TheSmokingGun.com won awards in their respective catergories, so we were happy to be hanging out among winners. We met Craig Newmark of craigslist.com fame; he was such a nice guy. I mentioned how I was the victim of fraud via a posting on craigslist and he took great concern and made sure I contacted him. While I doubt anything is possible, it was nice to know that a man who many newspaper classified managers loathe can be really quite sweet.

    Mark Cuban spoke and his train of thought was refreshing.

    We also got to meet two of the guys who started TheSmokingGun.com web site so that was neat. They were at our table for the banquet dinner and it was great fun to mutter jokes under our breath trying to guess who would win.

    What was interesting -- and in my eyes -- a reason as to why the news industry is behind of the times technologically is that many of the folks at the big companies didn't care to talk to young women who worked in smaller markets. (Yes, I did get the feeling of 'ugh' when I approached random people to chat/network.) By talking to that demographic, bigger companies can learn more about innovation and meet folk who actually know how to get stuff done, not just push shovelware around on a site all day or talk about buzz words like web 2.0. Their loss.

    Another interesting note is that a few smart editors there were talking to younger folk and seeing what they were interested in. It was basically an informal job fair. What better way to keep your eyes out on good talent. Their loss II.

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/14/2006 01:03:00 PM | link to entry | 0 comments

    This month has started out with some changes. A new look for the web site. A new weekend of sloth, which Kent can attest to. Let's hope it's more productive than just that.

    Lauren and I head to D.C. in a few days. Should be exciting. It'll be interesting to be among folk who do what we do for a living.

    I'm happy October is here. Previous Octobers in East Tennessee have always been so nice.

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/02/2006 01:50:00 PM | link to entry | 1 comments

    Lucky you! You've been privy to my redesign. What do you think of the new site? Let me know.

    Once I make sure the colors aren't too garish and the site isn't too wide on a regular screen, I will transfer the whole site over. A laptop screen is not always the best testing station.

    It's my first time dealing purely in CSS. I'm not the best CSS coder and have been used several style sheets and TopStyle Lite to help me out.

    Do you think it's pretty?

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/01/2006 03:15:00 AM | link to entry | 1 comments