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Jamie Grove
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Lives in Burke, VA
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Mini Museum Happenings! "Shipping Update, The Story of Gratitude, Distances Travelled, 68 Countries"
Hello, everyone!It's been a busy week of logistics, and we have a little surprise for all of you: Yes, this is a picture of me preparing actual shipments. I'm also happy to announce that the first handful of test shipments are already out the door!  Backers receiving the test shipments have already been notified via email, but there are definitely more to come.You may also have noticed that my beard is back. Willie convinced me that I...
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This is how you advertise guitar lessons.
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How to Achieve a Lifelong Dream... Be brave.  Be stubborn.  Resist temptation. Believe. https://medium.com/p/77afea18e089
Be brave. Be stubborn. Resist temptation. Believe.
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I wonder how many Googlers are reading The Circle...
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Great review of a solid book... Wish more people were reading it.  I also wish Eggers had been a little more engaging at the end.
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Hans' dream went supernova last week! Blew past funding and kept going!

Be sure to check out this project and reserve one before they are gone!
 
Billions of years in your pocket?  Yup!  Mini Museum is a project by my good friend, Hans Fex.  It's sort of amazing.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054592112/mini-museum
Billions of years of life, science and history in the palm of your hand! Curated, handcrafted, and artfully arranged in resin...
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Billions of years in your pocket?  Yup!  Mini Museum is a project by my good friend, Hans Fex.  It's sort of amazing.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054592112/mini-museum
Billions of years of life, science and history in the palm of your hand! Curated, handcrafted, and artfully arranged in resin...
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Merry Christmas!
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Seen the latest Apple ad for the holidays?  I did, and I thought it was a great ad for Google Glass.
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I know some Googlers and some Facebook people.... I wonder how many of them are reading this.
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I write things. I eat delicious cookies. I am good at selling strange and shiny objects.
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Employment
  • Mini Museum
    Co-Founder, 2014 - present
  • ThinkGeek
    VP Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans, 2009 - 2013
  • Highlights for Children
    VP eCommerce, 2002 - 2009
  • Mettler Toledo
    Global eCommerce Manager, 1999 - 2002
  • CompuServe
    Doer of Many Things, 1990 - 1997
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The perfect blend of beauty and WTF.
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King of the Island of Misfit Toys, E-Commerce Guy, and Writer.
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I once received a hand-written postcard from William S. Burroughs. He said, "Dear Jamie: Who am I? I am the cat who walks in the night and to me all supermarkets are alike." True story.
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Burke, VA
Previously
Columbus, OH - Zürich, Switzerland - Birmingham, AL
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AT LAST! A REAL CAFE IN FAIRFAX CITY!!! Fairfax County on the whole has very few actual coffee shops and of the coffee shops you do find are usually quite small. De Clieu not only has plenty of room it also has style, great coffee, and one of the best cafe kitchens you'll find anywhere. The cafe is named for Gabriel De Clieu who was a 16th century French pirate. De Clieu stole a coffee plant from King Louis XV and sailed away to the Americas. The story is written right on the wall of the cafe. This is a great way to advertise the depth of your passion, and De Clieu delivers on this promise by delivering a great product. Beans come from Intelligentsia. Standard espresso drinks are available along with exotic house specialties like Black Pepper Rhubarb Latte. They have five (5) different French Press sizes and pour overs are available. My standard drink is a four-shot espresso, which I've had on several different visits, prepared by different baristas. On each visit the technique was excellent and the shots were superb. As I mentioned above the kitchen is a real bright spot. I am very picky about pastries in coffeeshops. Too many places put out stale cookies and plastic wrapped muffins. De Clieu does away with this horror by *baking fresh*. Not only do you get wonderful, fresh backed goodies but the aroma of fresh baking is quite welcoming. Muffins, cookies, croissants, cinnamon rolls and more. I've sampled quite a few of the baked goods. No complaints. The menu also offers a wide range from breakfast sandwiches and breakfast plates to lunch specials, salads, and soups. Gelato is also on offer with at least six (6) different flavors. Worth mentioning here that you order at the counter and they bring the food out to you. This is nice because you can get cozy quickly. The location in downtown Fairfax City (at the corner of Main and University) provides a wonderful view of the historic town hall and other quaint buildings. The cafe has windows on two sides, so a sunrise at De Clieu can be magnificent and inspiring. The light enhances an already charming interior: wide plank hardwood floors, complimentary planking on the walls. In some ways it feels like the inside of a ship. Again, I'll mention the ROOM. Ample seating for 50 with tables of varying sizes, including a pair of large tables suitable for groups of eight or more. You will not feel crowded even when the cafe is busy. There is plenty of parking in the back, most of which is covered. Free WiFi and good outlet coverage for the laptop crowd. They also have a record player, yes a real record player, in the back with a nice selection of vinyl available for patrons to select and play.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Awesome! Dr. Khan and his staff are the best around. Kind, patient, personal. I LOVE GOING TO THE DENTIST... and not in a Little Shop of Horrors kind of way. :)
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reviewed 3 months ago
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I've been searching NoVA for proper espresso for four (4) years. Seriously, four years. I finally found a perfect cup with amazing service at the Clifton Cafe. The Clifton Cafe is located in an old house in the historic center of Clifton, VA. It's a small place where everyone seems to know everyone and unlike most of NoVA it is not crowded with people. Just friendly folks. Of course, the spro is what I'm here for and I haven't been disappointed after several visits. In general, most of the proper cafes in NoVA (when you can find them) serve espresso in the ristretto style, which is to say half the water you ought to use. The barista's at Clifton Cafe are doing it right. My triple was in fact a triple. The extraction was perfect. The crema was thick and held for quite some time. It's the kind of espresso everyone ought to enjoy. They've recently added a beautiful and spacious patio that boasts full morning sun but is shaded during the afternoon. They have a full selection of breakfast foods and amazing lunchtime sandwiches. This patio feature and the consistently awesome espresso is why I've taken the time to write this review. The main cafe is a bit small, but the addition of the patio is just what was needed. Really, if you're a transplant to the area or just in search of a great coffee experience drop in here and check it out.
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Public - a year ago
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