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Since I rarely post publicly, those following me only because I worked at Google can remove me now. 

For all others: You can expect more posts from me in the future…now that I have more time to be social :-)
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Taken this morning,…on my last drive into work as a 'Zoogler'.

My next challenge awaits me in the new year…in a place where it never snows.

I'll miss Google and I'll miss the snow…but I'm looking forward to what the future brings.

Happy new year!
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It would be great to meet up when you visit, +amy walsh, but we will be several hours drive from Saint Augustine. I'll send you details directly, just in case you plan to ever venture over to the Gulf side or can meet in Olrando :-)
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I don't post publicly much, but I'm making an exception as I'm proud of what my wife, +Carla Rippstein, is doing today...she's going out of her comfort zone to give a talk at The Powerhouse event tonight in Zurich!

The topic she was asked to speak about focuses on 'reinventing yourself in Switzerland'. From the pieces she's shared with me, her talk is a mix of personal and professional info from the past, present and future...with some motivational thoughts mixed in for those looking for it  

The other two talks tonight sound interesting too...definitely a good event to attend and a great group to get involved with (assuming you live near Zurich).

Tonight's event is sold out, but here's where you can find more info:
www.powerhousecollective.com/events

Hopefully a recorded version of her talk will be made available for those who couldn't attend in person. I will let you know if this happens (likely to be hosted on her website at www.paperandpartylove.com).
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Looking forward to a recorded version! Go Carla....


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If you are a developer passionate about your work and are looking for a new challenge in London, please consider applying!
 
Google is looking for a web developer to be based in the London office. Includes: Great projects, great team, great skills :)
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Tonight was a nice night to roast marshmallows with the family while watching the Lyrid meteor shower.
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It was fun, +Elisabeth Rippstein. We saw a few shooting stars while hanging out at our beachfront campfire. I wasn't able to capture those images on camera, so I opted for sharing the Auto Awesome animation from my campfire shots :-)
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Thanks to all in the Zurich office who help make Google Switzerland a great place to work! It's not just about being part of a great global company; I'm also thankful for the special location we are a part of.
 
Congrats to +Google Switzerland on being named Best Place to Work in the country!

If you're interested in opportunities in our Zurich office, please visit our jobs site at: http://goo.gl/W4s4R
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Looking for some Halloween decorations that you can print yourself? My wife's Halloween party designs are featured on the Amy Atlas site today. Congratulations +Carla Rippstein

You can get the printables directly via her Etsy store at http://goo.gl/z41ej
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Congratulation, Carla. Love the Sprüngli Candy Treats. Can't wait until Saturday! ;-)
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I grew up in California and am now living in Florida...because Florida. In between California and Florida, I lived in Switzerland for 10 years. I'm married with two daughters and love spending time as much time as possible with them, our extended family, friends and neighbors. As for work, I spent several years working in all aspects of my parent's business (x-ray diffraction), then worked for a couple dot coms, then hung my hat at Google for over 10 years. I'm currently working on several different efforts, including helping companies achieve their web and technical dreams, investing, and appreciating all that Florida has to offer.
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During my 10-year tenure at Google, I helped grow an amazing global team and spent most of my time building and overseeing an EMEA-based Web/Brand Studio.
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    2004 - 2014
  • DSB Media
  • HelloBrain
  • HotBiz
  • Scintag, Inc.
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Paper and Party Love: Changes Ahead!
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Some new things are happening for us here at Paper & Party Love! We have been a bit quiet on the blog and social media lately because we are

Paper and Party Love: Valentine's Day Cupcakes for Two
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I found a recipe that lets you make cupcakes using only one bowl, doesn't need a mixer, and makes just enough for two delicious cupcakes. I

Paper and Party Love: Mermaid Party Invitations
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My daughter is turning 4 this month and we are celebrating this year with a mermaid party! She loves Ariel from The Little Mermaid and chose

Paper and Party Love: Sweet Mondays:Sprüngli Luxembergerli
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Happy Monday everyone! Today for your sweet inspiration, we have Luxemburgerlis, which are Switzerland's version of the macaron. They look a

5 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job | Sallie Krawcheck | LinkedIn
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Most of us don’t consider ourselves to be quitters. But there are times in your career when it’s time to move on….or be moved on….or stagnat

Paper and Party Love: Birthday Cake Alternatives
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I hope everyone had a great summer! I took a little time off from the blog to enjoy some time with family over the summer and it was great!

Paper and Party Love: Ice Cream Party
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And finally, the big reveal! You saw the cake and the balloons, now here are the pictures of the small ice cream party we had at home to cel

Paper and Party Love: DIY Ice Cream Balloons
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As I said on Monday, it's ice cream week here on the blog. Here is a fun DIY that you can use to decorate for any themed party. For our ice

Paper and Party Love: Make A Store Bought Cake Pretty
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Sometimes, there isn't time to bake a cake for a party or a get-together. And although some store-bought cakes can be pretty tasty, they don

Five Lies That Could Be Ruining Your Career (and your Life) | LinkedIn
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We humans are really great at telling ourselves stories. That voice we hear in our head recites some pretty interesting narratives so often

Paper and Party Love: DIY Rainy Day Party Games
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I was going to save this post for the fall when there are more rainy days, but here we are in July in Switzerland and it's cold and rainy! S

Samsung #UnderWaterSelfie Stunt Offers Free Phones To Those Who Take The...
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Leveraging the #underwaterselfie tag to promote their new water-resistant Galaxy S5 phone, Samsung, working with Zurich-based Serrantega, su

Paper and Party Love: Strawberry Popsicles + Prosecco = A Refreshing Sum...
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Next up in my week of strawberry themed posts is a refreshing adult drink perfect for your summer parties (change the straw color to blue, a

Paper and Party Love: Sweet Mondays: A Hello Summer Strawberry Cake
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Summer is officially here! My family and I picked our own strawberries at a farm this weekend. We enjoyed talking to the other pickers and s

Paper and Party Love: Mini Ice Cream Party-In-A-Box
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I have some friends who are having birthdays this week and, since they are far away and I can't be there to celebrate with them, I thought i

Paper and Party Love: Sweet Mondays: Flamingo Cupcake Toppers
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There's not really too much to say about these except, aren't they cute? I am participating in a summer market this Friday and was thinking

Paper and Party Love: Summer Party Themes
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Summer is almost here and for some of you lucky ones, you have already started your summer break. We only have 5 weeks of summer vacation he

Paper and Party Love: Sweet Mondays: Coffee and Strawberry Lime Popsicles
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Since it is Memorial Day today in the USA and as it usually signals the beginning of summer, I thought it would be great to feature popsicle

Paper and Party Love: 10 Things to Make with Cupcake Liners (other than ...
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If you're like me, you have a lot of extra cupcake liners around. I always use them for one set of cupcakes and then have just a few leftove

Spring Florals & Brunch Birthday Tea Party // Hostess with the Mostess®
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A Birthday Tea Party with pink & teal tissue poms, a teapot floral arrangement, white rose swirl cake, champagne, tea bar, chocolate bon bon

Only stopped for a drink here before dinner but enjoyed the atmosphere and service was good.
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Our visit is was the same as others have mentioned: The food was ok (especially the goat cheese salad and dessert...not so much the Lasagna) and the service was strongly lacking. We made the mistake of arriving while the chefs/owner were eating (6:15 pm) and they mentioned that the place wasn't due to open until 7:00 pm. We asked if we could wait and have a drink, and they were taken aback: "Can't you see that we are eating? Come back at 7!". We apologized and left...but there was a sign saying that drinks are offered all day. We considered eating elsewhere but returned at 7 since this place was recommended. The Raclette was good but it would have been nice to have gotten an explanation on how to properly eat this specialty (we tried to ask but they just said to wait for it to warm up and then never returned). Also, while we were there, the table next to us wanted to change their order as the food that arrived was not what they expected (the British and the French have different ways of preparing the particular item and the British person did not want what was served)...but the chef refused stating: "This is how we prepare the item you ordered. There is nothing we can do". Even though this didn't happen to us, it just confirmed that either they do like English speakers or they just don't know how to create a positive eating experience. We are not likely to return to this restaurant.
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