Saturday, February 21, 2009

Results from the Drink, Eat, Shop Question

Thanks for the feedback, Tweeps (follow @plazabuzz to be part of the next question)!

What do you do the most when you come the Country Club Plaza: drink, eat or shop?
  • @secamode says, "Eat at Eden Alley!"
  • @tessk says, "I shop a lot less since they took away my fave store from the plaza. RIP Casual Corner.... RIP!"
  • @kaitlin862 says, "I would have to say shop but that eating is a close second."
  • @the_glendon says, "You forgot 'people watch.' Cause I'm going with that."
  • @tessk felt strong enough to answer TWICE, "Drink, shop, eat (would eat more if they had more local, less chains)!"
  • @mortimas says, "I watch girls... unless my wife is reading my tweets, then I'm kidding."
  • @ca_rose says, "Shop, followed closely by eat/drink."
Hardly statistical significance here, but enough to determine that the Plaza is all about the TOTAL DRINKEATSHOPPEOPLEWATCH Experience. If you'd like to shorten that phenomenon, then you can call it the TDESPW Experience. Word.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Dude, I'm so IN!

On Friday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Mad Science of Greater Kansas City presents the Fire and Ice Show.

Mad Science delivers unforgettable experiences with highly interactive educational programs. Focused on chemical reactions, the Fire and Ice Show will create foggy dry-ice storms, flashy reactions, and beach balls floating in mid air.

Work Hard. Be Nice.

Great presentation about charter schools last night at the Truman Forum of the Plaza Library, specifically the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) system of education that started just a handful of years ago.

KIPP focuses on longer school days, teaching manners and bringing the family into the equation as part of the team that has a specific, defined goal. They prefer to say "This is the class of 2009 because that is when they will start college, not when they will graduate from high school."

The difference in striving toward a beginning instead of an end is a fantastic mind-shift. In my studies with Dr. Rapaille ("The Culture Code"), we learned a lot about creating a story that has a specific goals and rewards on a time line towards a mission.