Archive for January, 2009

First Day of Work at Metro Three (Storyville arrives in New Orleans)

On Wednesday, Elizabeth and I spent our first day working in New Orleans’ most popular t-shirt shop, Metro Three.  We got a personal tour of the space from Metro Three worker bee Kara Corliss.    Now that we’ve seen all of the shop, our first impression of Metro Three is that it’s a very large space (roughly [...]

Happy (Lunar) New Year!

  Welcome to the Year of the Ox!  Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year as celebrated throughout much of the world and marks the beginning of the Spring Festival, a fifteen day celebration of renewal and togetherness.  This year, 2009 (also known as the year 4047 on the lunar calendar beginning [...]

More details on the Storyville / Metro Three Alliance (one week away)

Here’s a quick update on the ongoing Storyville/Metro Three alliance.  Storyville’s presence in Metro Three at 2032 Magazine Street in New Orleans will be launched on Sunday, February 1 at Noon.  The Storyville makeover of Metro Three will take some time.  During the month of February, we will bring many new items to the shelves [...]

“At Last”: See photos from Inauguration 2009

Inauguration 2009 was nothing short of amazing.  Here are some photos from Inauguration Day (and night) that Natalie and I took.  The photos of President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden were taken at the Southern Ball. To see all 18 of our photos from Inauguration Day (and to [...]

Impressions from DC & the Presidential Inauguration

Wow.  It’s difficult to do justice to the euphoria and excitement that exists in Washington DC today as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Today, there was a general feeling of a nation pulling for itself.  Barack Obama embodies that hope and his inaugural address touched upon the [...]

MLK Day: Running around the National Mall, waiting for Barack to be President

Monday was Martin Luther King Junior Day.  I spent the day walking  — and running — around the Capitol among people from around the nation and around the world.  Everybody wants to be in Washington, DC right now.  And I think half of everybody actually made the trip.  With only 15 hours until Barack Obama [...]

Storyville makes video for Facebook staff

In response to a request from Facebook, we’ve put together a brief two-and-a-half-minute video that will be show to the 800 or so Facebook staff members.  Facebook had some specific questions for us, most of which involved how we, as a small business, use Facebook to grow Storyville.  The video was recorded on Saturday, January [...]

Live from Washington DC, Inauguration Weekend

Storyville is in our nation’s capital for the historic Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. It’s cold here, but not cold enough to contain the undeniable excitement in the streets and on the Metro.  Curious people are visiting and checking out staging areas around the Capitol building which are currently [...]

Happy Second Birthday, Storyville!

On January 16, 2007, Storyville opened its doors on a cold and rainy day in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Two years later, Storyville is in Baton Rouge, Austin and, beginning in February, New Orleans. The last two years have been an incredible journey, full of twists and turns, setbacks and triumphs. Storyville’s success has been the [...]

Red Stick Roller Derby’s Inaugural Brawl this Saturday!

This Saturday, January 17th, Red Stick Roller Derby is holding it’s first ever home bout, the Inaugural Brawl, at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge.  You’re not going to want to miss this historic event.  The ladies will be battling the Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls of Ft. Walton, Florida.  The doors open at 5:30.  [...]