Category: Bad Day

The Boston Marathon 2014

The Boston Marathon 2014

It’s been a year since the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the news and news is full of stories, tributes, and remembrances.  The most helpful thing I can think to do is to offer these resources.

BAA issues new security-inspired rules for Boston Marathon participants

Policies for 2014 Boston Marathon Spectators

The One Fund

Marathon bombing anxiety likely to return in children By Deborah Kotz – Globe staff   April 15, 2014

Boston Magazine has a live blog for Marathon 2014 – check it for up to the minute info.

or stream the race on line on watchlive.baa.org

 

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Remembering 9/11

9/11 at L'Aroma Cafe - Photo credit Sharon Schindler Photography
9/11 at L’Aroma Cafe – Photo credit Sharon Schindler Photography

Crisis Managed – Thanks to Moo.com

Does customer service ever exceed your expectations? Not to be super picky, but usually that’s a no for me. The drill is that you call a company and are on hold forever, don’t get a real person (confession – sometimes I press “0” or other random numbers to break out of the vortex – sometimes it even worksIMG_6025), and no resolution of the problem. Not a win-win.

Well, that changed for me this week when a snafu happened with some business cards. Don’t ask, I won’t share any details except to say that moo.com has exceptional customer service. They didn’t ask how, why or what – they just fixed the issue and sent out new cards at no cost. Done.

Wow. A panic turned around in record time. I wish they were around for other stuff, too.

I have used moo.com since I started needing business cards (4 years ago or so) and have always been happy with the design options and quality. Now this. I am officially on board with this company and no, I am not being paid or compensated in any way. I just want to give a shout out where a shout out is due.

What do I know? A lot, actually, but that’s another matter.  I have ordered stickers, mini cards, full sized cards and am in the process of ordering Facebook cards (moo offers the first 50 free not including shipping – about 6 bucks) and I stumbled across these new cards which I think are the coolest. Can’t wait to give them a try when they’re out.moo.com capability mom blog

Thanks, moo.com!

 

Marathon

For the first time in over thirty years, I missed the Boston Marathon. I missed my street being closed off, I missed the early morning quiet transforming into a carnival-like day. I missed people setting up lawn chairs on the side of Comm. Ave, the balloon and food vendors, the music, the joy. We have timed our crossing of the route to see friends (you don’t want to ever interfere with the runners – it takes strategy and a little fleetness of foot). We have watched for the Hoyts, the front runners, and the funny outfits. We have yelled ourselves hoarse for teams. Family and friends have run the race over the years, we have made signs, scanned the crowd for them and cheered madly as they went by.

Next year we will be there for the 118th Boston Marathon.

Now, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and all of the wonderful people of Boston.

MARATHON FAMILY INFO LINE: 617-635-4500

BOSTON POLICE “TIPS” TOLL FREE LINE: 800-494-8477

RED CROSS ‘SAFE AND WELL’ IS ACTIVE. INDIVIDUALS CAN REGISTER THEMSELVES AS SAFE OR SEARCH FOR LOVED ONES AT

REDCROSS.ORG/SAFEANDWELL.

GOOGLE HAS SET UP A PERSON FINDER FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON EXPLOSIONS AT

HTTP://GOOGLE.ORG/PERSONFINDER/2013-BOSTON-EXPLOSIONS.

AMTRAK IS RUNNING WITH USUAL SCHEDULE.

LOGAN AIRPORT IS OPEN.