Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dot.Com Refugee #1: Laid Off

March 13, 2001 … The first in a series I called Dot-Com Refugee; the story of a man unemployed. Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Snyder Family XMAS | 10

Just like my trip with the girls a few years back, we left Mount Rushmore and headed for Hot Springs to spend the night. We had to stop the car to let some buffalo cross the road and then some deer. After dinner in Hot Springs, while walking to the car, I looked up and saw the sky covered in what I called “death clouds.” Imagine the most ominous clouds you’ve ever seen … these were worse. I thought, “We’re dead.” Continue reading

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Dot.Com Refugee #2: Tater-Tot Hot Dish

April 8, 2001 … I was killing in an interview when the conversation turned to hot dish, Minnesota’s version of casserole. I told the interviewers that I was a hot dish expert, then they asked me what my favorite hot dish was. Continue reading

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Dot.Com Refugee #3: Send Cheese Curds

April 23, 2001 … My alma mater, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, asked if there was anything they could do for me. I wrote back, “Slip my name into conversations with companies calling with openings for recent graduates. It’s a sales technique used everywhere (want some fries with that?) When someone calls looking for a three-month intern, just say, “Want a seasoned PR professional with that?” Continue reading

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Dot.Com Refugee #4: Keep Hope Alive

June 13, 2001 … I visited some NGBs out at the DDC. The DDC is home to Olympic sports like Archery, Fencing, and Taekwondo. I felt like I had walked into a scene from the movie, “Sports that Time Forgot.”
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Dot.Com Refugee #5: Phoner in Omaha

August 6, 2001 … I take the girls on a road trip to Minnesota and do a phone interview with USA Hockey while in a bathroom in Omaha. Continue reading

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Dot.Com Refugee #6: Thank God for Rosemary

August 28, 2001 … Rose gets a job at U.S. Figure Skating; her first interview and she hits pay dirt. Meanwhile, I’m happy to announce that I have recently completed painting our garage floor … two coats of Hunter Green. Continue reading

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