Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day?

Isn't it funny when you are on track with your life, finding your passion, working on making it happen....and a frickin holiday like Labor Day happens!
Don't get me wrong-- I love the idea of a day off of a job! But when I am busting my chops,needing to make phone calls, sending emails and everything gets put on hold because of a holiday where we celebrate work (is that what this day is about?) by NOT working...hmmm, something is amiss.
So, big things happening on this end guys and gals and we'll be making a big announcement in the near future...but not on a Labor Day.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Make mine erasable

What's up with tattoos? In my generation nobody ever got them...a rite of passage at eighteen Now, everyone has to get a tattoo. Some, like my son, has more than one...he has kept elbows to hands clean which is always good for a business first impression. This weekend there's a tattoo convention at the Biltmore resort in Phoenix...the Biltmore of all places ( a little stuffy and conservative...)

I was watching LA ink (spin off of Miami Ink) on TLC and the clients they show all seem to have a certain reason to mark their body for life...cancer free...a miracle child born...remembering grandpa...whatever. But then there were some, like the guy who decorated the tattoo shop, who had the owner, Kat Von D, whip one up on his entire forearm in what looked like a few hours without a moment's hesitation. I take longer to order lunch!
I love a good piece of art but I like to change the art from room to room every once in a while depending on lighting, mood, or for the thrill of it. What are you going to do when you want to move that big ass rose on your arm?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Need a hero?

With the recent opening of "Becoming Jane" and thoughts on romance and the heroes in our lives I thought you might enjoy this...feel free to edit your very own hero in when necessary. Fair warning'll be humming the song for the rest of the day.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Deep Dancing Queen Thoughts

If you are a believer in the wildly popular, über successful book, DVD, CD's of "The Secret" you know that your "thoughts become things".
One of the speakers on the program was an Olympic trainer and coach who basically said that when athletes were hooked up to a brain wave recorder device and just thought about their race, portions of their brain ignited to the same level as if they were actually running the real race. In other words, they thought through the race and their brain believed they were actually performing.
So, my question...when I'm working out listening to tunes or when you're sitting watching the video and you start to imagine that you're on a pulsating strobe light of a dance floor with the music blaring...are we using up mega calories because we are imagining, believing we are dancing? I'm voting give me another piece of pie and hit the dance floor.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Has anyone ever told you...?

I found this site a year or so ago and had fun with it and now I stumbled back on to it. I'll show you mine if you show me yours-

Saturday, August 11, 2007

It won't happen for a couple of months...but I'm pretty darn excited about this concert in Los Angeles...we'll be sitting somewhere in the first ten rows...awesome!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs

My vocabulary has been peppered with rapid "yeah,yeah,yeah" and "no,no,no" this week...I'm not sure where it came from. When I was in Italy in June I heard lots of "si,si,si" and thought it was charming but I never really picked it up or tried to bring it back. Now, all of a sudden...I'm an American Italian.
I'm thinking it's a way of me speeding up the other person's thoughts and editing the conversation all at the same time. "yeah,yeah,yeah I know what you mean so let's finish and go to the next topic" or something like that...yeah,yeah,yeah that's it.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Here comes the...

I have been shopping for a website designer...what a nightmare.
It's like shopping for a wedding dress or an appearance at the Oscars.
There's a potential of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people seeing it and yes, they will be judging. They want to be impressed. They want to see all the bells and whistles. And I totally feel the same way. Plus, if you want to do it right you're going to have to spend the bucks and be happy that you did and not doubt that you did.
First, you have to connect with a designer. It's like a first date. You think they're funny, creative or you think they're super smart and you admire what they do. And, the funny thing is you want them to like you so they'll work for you, "I know I'm not Sony or CocaCola...but I'm really, truly, fabulous...I could be really big and you could help me get there"...geez...color me insecure mode. I also get worried if I don't hear back from the designer immediately. I know it's Saturday morning but I'm sure they'll want to answer my, now it's Sunday and I still haven't heard back from them.
I had one designer start to work on a minimal project and basically got distracted in the middle of it and left to another project. Never told me, never filled me in. Not very good marriage material for the long haul on a website I realized and began to look for someone else... no money was exchanged, so I felt a little offended, but not abused. Back to the dating game.
When I do find that Mr. Right or Miss Fabulous I'll announce it to the world. You're invited...dress fun and casual, hope you can come.