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New York, NY
Displaced New Yorker returns home.
Interests: biathlon, run archery, cooking & great food, music, reading, film, dance, languages, pilates, science-fiction, hiking, travel, art & architecture, playing violin, polish & czech film posters from the '60s, enjoying life & taking risks.
Recent Activity's been a while since I posted here! Just a friendly note that if you want to see what I've been up to, it's all happening over at my SYP Cooks blog and on Instagram @ sypcooks. I'm sure I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at SYP Says
Hi: Thanks for letting me know. I reuploaded the file and it seems to be working again. It has a different url now, so please reload this page and try the new link. Let me know if you're able to successfully download it.
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My first post for the Oracle Customer Experience blog is now live! Here's a snippet. Jump on over to the blog to read it in its entirety. ----- It's somewhat fitting that my first post for the Oracle Commerce blog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at SYP Says
Thank you for visiting! I love the song too and figured I couldnt be the only one! :)
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Yeah--I hear ya, Deb. The sports are a tough one.
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Like other annoyances of living in NYC, putting up with Time Warner Cable is just one of those things you have to do, but everyone loves to complain about. It costs too much. They have terrible service. And so on.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at SYP Says
SteveZ!!! :)
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Yay--thanks for visiting, Lucy!
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Ahmed--Thanks and thanks for visiting!
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Thank you! And thank you for watching it!
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I kind of fell into the e-commerce business, as did many of my peers. I didn't go to school for it, since degrees in e-commerce didn't exist back then. (Yep, I'm that old. One of my college papers was on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at SYP Says
This is my ridiculously long version of The New York Times' popular "36 Hours in" travel series. The NYT did one a couple years ago for all of Brooklyn, which was commendable, I guess, but also kind of ridiculous given... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at SYP Says
I've got your July 4th Jam right here, folks. "Creep in a T-Shirt" by Portugal. The Man from their new album, Evil Friends. Given this album was produced by Danger Mouse, it's getting a lot of extra play, plus Portugal.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at SYP Says
It's Summer!! I think this song by Brooklyn band, Brazos, will make you want to samba over to the nearest beach (or Billyburg BBQ), IPA in hand. Brazos's new album, Saltwater, mixes Shins/Local Natives-style indie pop with Latin rhythms. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at SYP Says
I recently started a recipe blog on Tumblr called Ras El Hanout Me! at I will still have food-related posts on this blog, mostly as it relates to restaurants and trips, such as my recent dumpling excursion in Flushing.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at SYP Says
In celebration of the start of Summer, I'm restarting my Best Songs feature with an artist I started listening to LAST Summer, Lianne La Havas. She was the star of all of my Holiday 2012 Mix CDs. My adoration of... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at SYP Says
A good friend of mine, Keith Pepper, is looking to hire a Client Development Manager at a cool startup called STELLAService. STELLAService is dedicated to creating a world with better customer service. They measure and rate the service quality of... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at SYP Says
Definitely will go back to Biang sometime to try the noodles. They looked really good. Haven't been to Joe's Shanghai in ages. I definitely have frequented places with a B rating, but a C is pushing it.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2013 on Dumpling Trip to Flushing, Queens at SYP Says
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You're most welcome, April! Thanks for visiting.
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NYC is one of the best places in the world to explore (and, some would say, the greatest city in the world). Most people come to NYC and just see Manhattan, but some of the most interesting places are in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at SYP Says
Thanks so much, Helen!
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Artie--Thank you for the kind words and support. :)
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Well, this is embarrassing. I haven't posted on this blog since last July! Quite a bit has happened since then, not least of which is that I have a new job. I now work at Oracle, helping lead product strategy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at SYP Says
That's awesome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I have recently resolved to go back to keeping up with it, so hope you're able to check back sometime. Enjoy the song. :)
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Recently, a few people I know have asked me which tools I recommend besides the standard Web analytics platforms (Google Analytics/Omniture/CoreMetrics). I thought it would make sense to just post it on my blog, since frankly, I haven't been posting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at SYP Says