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1753 Grandfather Clock

Our family’s Grandfather Clock, dated in 1753, made its way to our home today. I am honored to be its caretaker for the next few decades.

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The Tide in Downtown Norfolk

Love technology. Love seeing Norfolk grow. Vote YES to extending The Tide to the oceanfront in Virginia Beach and to Naval Base Norfolk.

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Invitation to The Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk’s Celebration of Dr. G. William Whitehurst

The Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk requests the pleasure of your company at a banquet in honor of G. William Whitehurst, recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Medal as Norfolk’s First Citizen in Civic Affairs.

The semi-formal affair will take place on Saturday evening the seventh of March two thousand fifteen at six o’clock at the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club.

Kindly R.S.V.P. to NorfolkFirstCitizen@norfolkcosmo.org no later than February 27, 2015.

Seats are limited on a first come, first reserve basis.  Tickets may be purchased online today at NorfolkFirstCitizen.com. Group tables of 10 may also be purchased at NorfolkFirstCitizen.com at a discounted rate.

The Members of the Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk look forward to seeing you at this celebration of Dr. Whitehurst’s accomplishments and influence in Hampton Roads.

2014 Norfolk’s First Citizen Award Recipient: Dr. G. William Whitehurst
Date: March 7, 2015; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505
Ticket Purchase: NorfolkFirstCitizen.com

Norfolk First Citizen 2015 William Whitehurst invitation

Check in @ JASE Studio on 30 Jan 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Inane Answering Message Day. Wow, who came up with that? What’s the craziest voice mail message you’ve ever gotten?

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Mindmapping with Williamsburg Coffee

We just spent the better part of the afternoon mindmapping on a new project with a great client, Williamsburg Coffee, here at the Studio. Chatting with the likes of Todd Arnette, the best coffee roaster this side of the North Pole, is how I love spending every working day.

JASE Group, LLC
Williamsburg Coffee & Tea Co.

Williamsburg Coffee

Check in @ JASE Studio on 29 Jan 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Puzzle Day. That’s very puzzling. :) Do you have a favorite puzzle? No? Me either.

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Grandbaby Update

Poppie’s new angel is about 10 weeks old now–the size of a kumquat!

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 28 Jan 2015, 9A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Kazoo Day. What do you do on National Kazoo day? Why, play the kazoo, of course.

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Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840’s. Actually, he conceived the Kazoo, and had Thaddeus Von Clegg, a German clockmaster make it to his specifications.

Commercial production of the Kazoo didn’t occur until many years later in 1912. Manufacturing was first started by Emil Sorg in Western New York. Sorg joined up with Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo tool and die maker. Production moved to Eden, NY where the factory museum remains today.

Kazoo info source: holidayinsights.com

Mornings with Johnny Cash

Starting the day the right way: With a classic, Drive On, by a legend, Johnny Cash! Thanks, Sonos and Pandora.

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Skype in The Bathtub

Jeri Skype’d Poppie and GCole from the bathtub tonight. Fun!

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Windows 10, FREE. Windows Upgrades, FREE. Forever.

Wow. Microsoft announced yesterday that if you are running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, you get a free upgrade to Windows 10. And then free upgrades to the newest version of Windows for the life of the device. Awesome!

Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you – our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.

Get more information on Windows 10 here:

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Scotch With The Creative Team!

What are Wednesday afternoons for, right? Our Creative Director, Walt, and Sr. Copywriter, Sue, came in with a bottle of 18 Year Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey this afternoon. Good times!

Scotch With The Creative Team

Vinyl of The Day – REO Speedwagon, You can Tune a piano, but you can’t Tuna fish.

REO Speedwagon, You can Tune a piano, but you can’t Tuna fish. (1978)

REO Speedwagon, You can Tune a piano, but you can't Tuna fish.

Check in @ JASE Studio on 21 Jan 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Big meetings today–fun! BTW, today is National Hugging Day. Are you feelin’ the love?

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 20 Jan 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Penguin Day. Happy Feet–The best kids movie ever!

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 19 Jan 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is the official celebration day of Dr. King’s birthday in the United States. It’s also National Popcorn Day. Awesome.

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NFL Playoff Games for Sunday, Jan 18

Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks, 3:00P, FOX.

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots, 6:30P, CBS.