Archive for January, 2011


Office life: Can’t reach the snacks

Deciding it was time for a snack (wish we actually had Koko Kringles) I entered the kitchen and opened a cupboard. The last few bags of chips were on the top shelf, and naturally, I couldn’t reach it. Thinking like Nancy, I had to choose one of the following options:1. Get up on the counter […]

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Dreams

Yesterday was a day of remembrance for heroes past; a national holiday that helps to celebrate equality, non-violence, and human rights.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was an inspirational leader that helped shape our modern world by dreaming of a peaceful nation, free from the chains of prejudice.  His messages still resonate with people around the […]

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Adding to the website.

After reading a dozen or more emails, I learned that there are a few things that could be added to our website. One fun project has me listening to music and re-sizing screenshots. Hopefully it will turn out nicely and not crash on me. Here’s a picture hint:Other than that, it’s Monday and schedules are […]

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Weekend Puzzle

Hello, hello sleuths! It looks like my partner-in-crime (Jackalope) has been filling you all in quite well with all the hubbub in the office. I’ve been demoted to just passing along the weekend puzzle. T.T We’ll, when you’re busy, you’re busy, I guess. On to the fun! – Weekend Puzzle – 1-16-22-18-19-25-23-7-22-18-12-19-2 Hints: 4×7 a=t-b […]

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Second Chances and learning.

After making a mistake yesterday, I got to clean it all up today. Learning new software is quite a challenge, but one of the best ways to learn is through those mistakes. Now is a good time for a real-life “Second Chance” button, or maybe hitting Ctrl+Z a few times, but like Nancy, we’ve got […]

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Slow but Interesting…

It’s a little quiet in the office today, probably because of the slush and snow scared people from coming in, or perhaps they are all here just being super quiet. I decided to walk around to see if they had anything interesting going on. Those artists are sure crunching through a lot of art! I […]

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Creative thinking and its creations.

Oh how I love meetings! We just finished brainstorming some nouns, adjectives and verbs in Nancy Drew language. We absolutely love being creative, and coming up with new thoughts and ideas. Creative thinking first takes a little research to figure out what is needed, then brainstorming ideas, and finally it’s about putting it all together. […]

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Partners

Not every sleuth solves their cases solo.  Even Nancy Drew needs the occasional helping hand.  Whether it’s an informative discussion about gadgets from George, a confidence boost from Ned, or some expert advice from a notable historian, a little assistance can go a long way.  In fact quite a few cases have required Nancy to […]

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Phone Charms and Katakana

I was reading some great quotes from the Shadow at the Water’s Edge script. There are some funny lines in there! Here’s one of my favorite conversations between Rentaro and Nancy: Nancy: “Something weird happened…when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see my reflection.” Rentaro: “Aha!” Nancy: “You know what happened?” Rentaro: “You’re a […]

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1st Puzzle of 2011

It looks like we’ve got our first official Weekend puzzle of 2011! In an interesting turn of events, we’re introducing a new puzzle-meister to the mix. She’s starting you off with a lite faire; something to get the ball rolling so to speak. Without further ado: – Weekend Puzzle – HTCHNEASREWCORDEATHOSF Hint: It’s inside out […]

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