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Tap, Tap – Uh-is this thing on?? July 12, 2008

Posted by dreanotes in Personal.
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Ok – I’m doing it. I’m starting my own little blog. I called it Drea’s Notes, Thoughts and Tips for a couple of reasons. First of all, my friend Graham called me Drea in college (Hey Gray-ham!!) and I wanted a blog that wouldn’t necessarily be about my work, but about the real me. There will probably be some work-related posts here, but you know – not always. I have a lot to say. I’m not usually shy about saying it!

So I’ve been goaded enough by my co-workers and everyone else to “Get Out There” (you’d think I was coming OUT or something), so here it is..my blog.

FIRST order of business…about me.

My name is Andrea (hence the Drea reference) and I live in the Cincinnati/Dayton OH area. I currently work at IBM as a pre-sales technical specialist in the Lotus Software group. I have been working with Notes/Domino and Lotus collaborative technologies for over 12 years now (gosh, has it been that long?) and I LOVE groupware, collaboration, social software, etc, etc. I can’t imagine a world without it! As a pre-sales technical specialist, I get to work with customers to help them determine and define their collaboration needs as well as what they can do from a Lotus portfolio standpoint to embrace collaboration for better innovation and growth. (say that real fast!!) 😉

But..my life is not just about work.

I have 2 dogs – a beagle and a beabull (half beagle, half bulldog), 3 cats, a husband and the occasional goose or duck from the pond out back. I just recently made the transition from PC to Mac as my primary work (and home) laptop. It’s way too cool! I like technology, but I don’t LIVE by it! I’m NOT the person who fixes my family members’ pc’s. I let my husband do that!! 😉

Anyway, I can’t think of other stuff now. I have a TON to say, so don’t worry – there will be more! Oh yes, there will be more!!