Archive | March, 2011

Japan’s Tsunami – Warning: View w/ Heart.

31 Mar

Great Excerpt from Clickz on Digital

31 Mar

“For a long while, agencies and advertisers alike differentiated between traditional advertising and “digital” advertising. And for a long time, “digital” had been the poor stepchild to above-the-line advertising, reaching barely 5 percent of the overall ad spend. But times and modern users have changed, significantly. So, it is also time to eliminate the distinction. Advertising is advertising and digital is advertising.”

For more of this article, click here.

Rain: Bring On the Homesick

29 Mar

Rainy day melancholy means one thing; I need to make a list of 10 happy things:

1. Puppies – Silly puppy makes me smile, so I decided to take pictures of Pino on my web cam. He had a snaggle tooth, but managed to correct it as soon as the picture snapped. Oh well. It’s still cute.

2. Wedding planning – I spent several hours looking for bridesmaid dresses. I’ve actually found this to be the hardest part of planning my wedding… finding a dress that fits all shapes and sizes, isn’t too expensive, and one the girls would feel happy to wear again. Different sizes, different budgets, different solutions?

3. Borscht  – Got the recipe from my mom tonight and will be cooking a Russian feast for myself this weekend. Maybe I’ll find some other Borscht loving Arkansans this weekend… maybe not.

4. Musical Theatre – Broadway Review at the Walton Arts Centre this Thursday? Yes, please.

5. “To Catch a Predator” – Good thing I’ve got 5 episodes on my DVR. These guys are nuts, but watching them get caught makes me happy. Especially when they recognize “Chris Hanson with Dateline NBC” before he tells them who he is. This also reminds me of Haley and Eric and all our date nights, while painting our nails.

6. Nail Polish – Shatter by OPI. So stoked. Maybe I’ll paint them hot pink with Shatter on top, then I can get on a Skype call with…

7. Amelie! – My niece only likes talking to me if she can see my pretty nails. 🙂 I guess I can forgive her… she’s only 2 1/2.

8. Pilates – Tomorrow!

9. Music – There’s a guitar on my wall… maybe I need to hold her.

10. Writing. So, here I am.

Vows.

27 Mar

Tonight was the first time I thought about the writing of vows. As I’m sitting here at my kitchen table, 1,600 miles away from home, with my dogs running around in circles about me, I’m overwhelmed by the love I have for my Grant and the responsibility the writing of one’s vows is weighted by. The traditional vows of marriage, I’ve heard what feels like a million times before, but never have they meant what they mean now. I, a very flawed human being, am getting ready to promise myself to another flawed human being, for the rest of my life. It’s a promise to love even when we’re not pretty, kind, healthy or happy as much as it’s a promise to to love at the most joyous moments anyone could ask for. It’s a commitment to put each other’s needs above our own, even when we don’t want to and to deny my right to think selfishly. Not only will I be vowing myself to him though, he’ll be promising me the same. He’ll take me, all of my bullshit and all of my moods, along with all of my smiles. That’s an overwhelming thought and yet, I’ve never been so excited by something so scary in my life. I’ve lived in the fear of rejection for so much of my life and with this person, there’s not only a lack of all fear, there’s the joy and comfort of knowing how right he is for me and that he picked me to love in this way. For the next 229 days, I’ll be contemplating the beauty of the vows we will make and will be counting down until the day I can say them out loud, solidifying my future as Grant’s wife.

Oldie, but a Goodie.

27 Mar

This video will never stop making me happy.

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