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A Fond Farewell to the Carriage House Cafe

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For the past five years I have managed social media and Internet marketing efforts for the Carriage House Cafe here in Ithaca, New York. Together we have spear-headed the use of new media to tell a brand’s story; we were one of the very first businesses in Ithaca to be active on Twitter and Foursquare.

Because we were the tip of the spear during that time, Your News Now in Syracuse did a piece on me and the CHC’s use of Twitter. This evening news story was seen by an executive at Ithaca College who got in touch with me, and invited me to sit on a social media panel discussion for local business people at the Chamber of Commerce.

That started the ball rolling, and my life hasn’t been the same since.

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The sudden death of our beloved dog helps me re-appreciate the personal value of media

 
I stepped out of the shower, and was surprised to see my partner Phoebe standing in the hallway. I didn’t know she had come home, and she had an anguished look on her face.

"I think Snyph is dead." She said, her voice breaking.

She had gotten a call from a friend who said she thought our dog had been hit by a car on the highway down the road from our house. I immediately realized I hadn’t seen our 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier in the last half hour. We both went outside and called for her. Our puppy was nowhere to be seen.

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My #31dayjuicefast - The final 10 days

After the psychological wall I hit somewhere around day 20, I began to settle in for the long haul. I cannot say that I didn’t have thoughts of wanting to give up during the final week.

In the end, I lost 21 lbs. in 31 days. Also, I began to draw some conclusions from this very interesting, physical, psychological, and spiritual experience. Find it all (and more) here in this final Storify full of tweets.

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My #31dayjuicefast - Days 15-21

GOING STRONG and then into the latter part of the third week, I started to experience some serious fatigue. And I don’t mean I felt tired. I mean, this whole not-eating thing was getting seriously old.

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My #31dayjuicefast - The second week

At about 10 days into this, I lost all feelings of hunger, and reached a really relaxed, happy place. Down 13 lbs in 13 days, I still have two weeks to go. Feel free to add your questions or remarks to the comments section, or you can tweet me on Twitter at @mouselink

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My #31dayjuicefast - The first seven days

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from everyone regarding my #31dayjuicefast, so I thought I would aggregate some of the info here in this Storify. Feel free to add your questions or remarks to the comments section below, or you can tweet me on Twitter at @mouselink.

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