Berlin, Here We Come!

Cue up the polka tunes, find me a pair of lederhosen, and buy me a bratwurst with sauerkraut – ‘cause the shoeboxed team is headed to Germany! We’re packing our bags and heading to a nation where everyone hates inefficiency, loves the Fatherland, and has never been late for anything in their lives! I may not have been to Berlin, Germany, or Europe in my life, but that’s what stereotypes are for! We really do have our reasons for going to Berlin. And it has nothing to do with the fact that all the women are blond, blue-eyed, and terrifyingly hairy.

During the last week of May, we’ll begin our journey. I say “during the last week” because the trip could include close to seven days of travel. My current itinerary takes me from St. Louis to Atlanta, GA—just a hop, skip, and a jump from a balmy Raleigh-Durham, NC. From there we will experience the bustling Mecca of Toronto, on our way to London, England. Our final layover will occur in Milan, made famous by the eponymous Disney classic (read: Milan = Mulan), before our eventual and long-awaited arrival in Berlin.

Which reminds me, why is the airline industry going bankrupt? Because this is the cheapest way to get there.

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

4.01.07, A Mile-Marker

Some team members haven’t slept in days. Some team members have tried to sleep but have been woken up by other jealous teammates.

April 1st was an ambitious goal and we’re going to make it. Thanks for all the support. We’re glad you’re as excited as we are.

Phase 1 is finally here. At this point we’re beginning closed beta testing (read: only for our dorky friends). But you’re next. Stay tuned to the blog for updates and sign up to receive an email when we fully launch if you want to be the first to know.

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It’s your life. You deserve to be in control.

What’s school work?

Edit: fixed links & added Sbx status correction 9/10/07 – MTR

4.01.07 Party!

Word association. GO!

shoeboxed. dot com. pom-pom. cheer. bring it on! game time. aggressive. baseball bat. pinata. PARTY!

When I think shoeboxed, I think party. And apparently I’m not alone.

There’s a real buzz on campus. People have seen some fliers, gone to the site, and want to know more. Admittedly, the homepage gives little information about the future of shoeboxed.com, other than alluding to our upcoming start date and beta testing. A brief digression: for those of you who don’t already know, many websites begin by allowing a limited number of select users to test their site and its features. Shoeboxed won’t be an exception. Starting April 1st, beta testing will help improve the backbone of the shoeboxed website. Security is our number one priority, and general users will enjoy the comfort of this feature from the start.

But not everyone knows the term “beta”. I mean that’s cool. I’m not judging. Alex, our Brazilian marketing team member, used to think “beagle” means “bagel”. But it was made especially clear that my friend didn’t know what beta testing is when she invited me to a Shoeboxed-themed Beta Theta Pi party. What do you even say to that? I certainly had more questions than answers, starting with “do you know that’s not a party?”, “what kind of theme is that?!” and “what am I going to wear?!” The expression on her face was one of utter disappointment when she found out that no such party would be thrown, and that it was only a website that was looking to change the world.

But I do think she’s right. If anyone could pull off a shoeboxed themed party, it would be Beta.