May 4, 2015

MIXTAPE MONDAY : 5/4/2015

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I have a whole list of incomplete “themed” playlist that just feel really contrived. So instead I’m just going to post mixtapes that were made the week prior, sort of like a “hey this is what peaked my interest last week”. It might make sense, they might be all over the place. Like when you had one cassette that housed all your favorite songs from the radio. Yes, I am a part the last generation to remember recording music on a cassette from the radio. Quick hit record, be quite, pray Mom doesn’t come inside your room to ask a question.

‘Back to the Middle’ – Deerhunter / ‘Modern Art’ – Black Lips / ‘Virgina Plain’ – Roxy Music / ‘Ca Plane Pour Moi’ – Plastic Bertrand / ‘Pedestrian at Best’ – Courtney Barnett / ‘Party Police” – Alvvays / ‘Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth – Parquet Courts/ ‘She’s Not Me’ – Jenny Lewis / ‘California Nights’ – Best Coast/ ‘Dreaming’ – Seapony

April 28, 2015

Austin Adventure | SXSW Day Three (part one)

Let’s all pretend for a moment that it hasn’t been four weeks plus and I’m writing about SXSW day three like it was just last week.

DAY THREE – FRIDAY MARCH 20 | PART ONE

After finding out that SXSW doesn’t really start till 2:00pm, Bowerbird and I were letting our morning be slow and relaxing, until we found out Viet Cong was playing at the Spin party at 12:30pm. We discovered this probably around 11:30am, which one might think isn’t enough time to get ready for life, but when I travel time moves differently. I’m capable of getting ready faster and apparently one does not need to account for traffic time. The weather outside was grim, but I figured it would clear up. So we got ready in a flash and called our Lyft driver. Coincidentally it was the same gentleman who drove us the day before, and now officially besties he told us about an amazing dive bar with badass burgers we had to check out.
Getting to the Spin party just as Viet Cong started playing, this is when we sadly found out people have to RSVP to parties for special entrance badges and crap. Disappointed but not discouraged, the Spin party was in the backyard of Stubbs BBQ. Parallel to the restaurant is a bridge that looks into the back area, so standing next to running tour buses, Bowerbird and I listened to what little was left of the Viet Cong set. We were also able to catch Metz, an amazing punk band that made me feel like I was fourteen again. Just a little punk kid listening to the music from outside, because I couldn’t get into the show. We had our own mosh pit going on as I danced and gleefully bumped into Bowerbird.

SXSW spin partyOutside the Spin Party

After Metz played we walked back to the main street to go and find that dive burger joint, and as we passed by Stubbs the singer of Viet Cong was maneuvering gear outside. Dan recognized him and musician to musician gave him props. We also mentioned how we weren’t able to get in but checked out the set from the bridge. The singer, Matt, totally commiserated with us, as he had played SXSW before without a clue as to how all the parties ran too. He told us he was playing later that day, and I mentioned how that was an invite only event. He then offered to get us on the list, and we exchanged info with no promises but a possible chance to check out the band at the Fader Fort.

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Walking on cloud 11, Dan and I couldn’t believe how our luck had changed, and we we’re just hours and a possible guest list spot away from seeing Viet Cong. We found the dive bar/burger joint, Casino El Camino and had some of the best burgers in our life. Totally worth the hype, and I’m a major burger junky. The bar has a great atmosphere too, this gothic classic horror movie vibe, like the original Wolfman and Frankenstein wife. They were playing this cult classic, 976 Evil, which looked bizarre and must be seen. Mid- burger bite we received confirmation for the Fader Fort list, utterly stunned and thankful, Dan and I just couldn’t stop smiling in astonishment.

Casino El Camino

We explored a few more shows ( no RSVP needed) and  met up with an old friend of Bowerbirds, before we decided to head back to the hotel as it was pouring rain. I was wearing leather shorts. Neither of us was properly dressed. Our Lyft driver back to the hotel was a Cellist who vented about the fact straight hipsters had been invading his favorite gay bar. He also proclaimed he wasn’t a heterophobe, which sent me into a fit of laughter because I had never heard the term. I had a lot of really amazing and a few really weird Lyft drivers. But Lyft drivers like him were priceless. He was really sweet, as he helped instruct me as to how to book him again in order for him to wait in the hotel parking lot while we quickly changed. As we got rain ready, our driver went to Starbucks and even picked me up a black coffee. He was epic! Chugging down the caffeine we were off to 5th street with only an hour to set-time and in peak traffic hours.

Racoon Mural

Alright, I’m going to pause real quick because our story continues well into the night and there needs to be some breathing room in this post. So click here for Part 2 (pending) – or go do something productive.

April 8, 2015

Austin Adventures | SXSW Day Two

Hello Again! It has taken me awhile to get this post up because I’ve been working on this video.
All the footage is from the day I’m talking about below.

DAY TWO – THURSDAY MARCH 19

This is the most exciting SXSW day, because it’s when Dan’s band Flaamingos played their showcase. Bowerbird and I started the day early, and by early I mean 11:00am, heading for the convention center to pick up my wristband. I was all worried thinking we had gotten a late start on the day, but our Lyft driver assured us we were very early. I ended up having to pay $80 for a music wristband, that I’m still not quite certain what it got me access too. But I got a nifty tote bag, and Dan was told he could pick up a free backpack in the artist suite. I’m all about the free swag and really had to encourage him to take advantage of it. We then explored the convention center and wandered into the screen printed music poster emporium. So many colors, so many designs!! It reminded me of when I interned at Myspace and there was a huge wall, more like a hallway, covered in the screen printed posters from every secret show. I thought this must be where they scouted the artists. Next I followed Bowerbird into the gear section, where he made a b-line for the synths. The sound of people jamming out some smooth jazz filled the air, along with the constant buzz of gear geek chatter. We had to wait awhile till a particular synth opened up for Dan to fiddle with – he was in heaven.

Feeling sluggish from a night of heavy food and beer, we walked to the Daily Juice for some fresh pressed veggies and fruit. It’s incredible how much walking can be done in Downtown Austin and I never felt nervous about falling onto a ‘bad street’. Sadly that is the not the case for Downtown Los Angeles. SXSW involves lots and lots and lots of walking.  We headed to the Under The Radar party at the Flamingo Cantina. I wanted to show my support as I used to intern for the magazine many moons ago. The Flamingo Cantina was off 6th street. This street felt like was the heart of SXSW as everything branches off from it.  The cantina was a tropical themed bar and I had caught the party between sets, it was hot and humid inside, and really captured that Caribbean atmosphere. Bowerbird, claustrophobic and uncomfortable, bailed just as we got inside. I said my hellos, but then got an email stating there were some artists finishing up a mural on Barton Springs.

Oh yeah – I decided to turn this SXSW trip into a work trip by getting some coverage of the POW! WOW! Hawaii and SXSW collaboration for the art blog Sour Harvest. You can read the article on their website now.

The mural was going to be finished up within the next hour or two and seeing a great opportunity to interview the artists, I said goodbye to Under The Radar and started walking toward Barton Springs. As I was exiting the cantina, Dan was in line to get back in. I found that to be a little funny. The walk from 6th street to Barton Springs is 30 minutes, fortunately it wasn’t sweltering, so we just enjoyed the exercise and we were able to see what SXSW was doing on the other side of the bridge.

walk from 6th st to Barton Springs

By the time I interviewed the artist and we got a quick snack, it was time to head back to the hotel to meet up with the rest of the band and collect their gear. Playing the Levitation Showcase at Hotel Vegas, although I’ve come to realize they were actually playing in The Volstead room, they had to be there at 5:30 for their 7:30pm set time. Levitation also puts on Austin Psych Fest, a festival with a drool-worthy lineup, fingers crossed Flaamingos plays next year – a girl can dream. The outdoor patio was packed! It felt totally electric in that special psychedelic way. With so many people outside the challenge for Flaamingos was to draw people away from the big bands outside and into their small room. And they did it!! I was totally stoked on the crowd that gathered. It’s quite an accomplishment as they’re not a local band, and they had people watching them instead of Moon Duo :D We spent the rest of the night wandering around SXSW east part of 6th street, and just enjoying this unique music experience. I also ate some epic Cajun poutine.

sxsw day two art and music

Honorable Highlight:

At some point, the band and I got a shot at the bar to celebrate. As we were ordering our subsequent drinks, an older gentlemen was standing beside me ordering a beer. He told the bartender he wanted to wipe the top of the cans before they were opened. This reminded me of what my Ba-Chan and Ji-Chan would do as they would have soda collecting dust in their garage before bringing it into the house. I told him my grandparents did this, not to say he was a grandparent, but I totally relate to the clean can tops. He then said, “well you know they just sit in basements where rats crawl all over them pissing and shitting on the crates. It’s disgusting.” With a little more banter and chuckles, I walked away with my drink and he with his clean beers… this gentleman is the singer of iconic post-punk band Pop Group. Did not realize this till he was on stage of course, classic Bekka.

April 1, 2015

Austin Adventures | SXSW – Day One

Austin Adventure Day One

It’s been a week since I returned from Austin and I feel ready to tackle my recap. This adventure was filled with new and fun experiences which I can’t edit down into less than 600 words. So to help my memory, structure my thoughts, and keep your attention span – I’m going to break this down by each the day.

DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY MARCH 18

I flew out of Long Beach airport, which is the most beautiful and relaxing airport ever, on Jetblue. I was a ball of nerves. Concerned about having too many carry-ons, I began shoving my purse into my bookbag, so I’d only be holding one bag in addition to my suitcase. This made my bookbag look incredibly awkward and slightly suspicious. During this feet of space efficiency, a group of guys sat around me all carrying skateboards. Channeling my anxious energy, I asked if they were headed to Austin on a sponsorship. They nodded their heads in an uber cool manner but said little else. Their manager eventually made a little light talk with me, picking up on my nerves, and teasing me about my large carryon suitcase. Then he broke down their arrival which involved one dude predominately wearing his Beats by Dre headphones and another a super sick fur jacket. They were with Supreme NYC. I loved this one fella in a purple hoodie, he rambled on about the shit Tex-Mex and seemed to be extremely health conscious. As he was munching on nuts I informed him about the need to keep up his hydration, my sister told me nuts take more water to digest.

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Boarding the plane, I sat next to some nice women and spent the entire flight writing a blog post for Fit and Awesome.  I arrived in Austin around 4:00pm, just as Bowerbird was picking up his badges at the convention center. With no interest in waiting at the airport for an hour, I finally used my Lyft app. I set it up in New Orleans, but never used it. So following the prompts I was totally shocked when it told me my ride would arrive in 1 minute and to be outside. I had no idea where the exit to the airport was let alone where I should meet this person outside. My anxiety really started to bubble. The Lyft driver called me to see where I was and I politely informed him I was riding down an escalator to what I thought was outside. After a little back and forth we figured out where he was to pick me up and I was on my way to the hotel.

My room at the hotel was massive. Prices were inflated for SXSW, so I really wasn’t expecting much. But my room was huge complete with a kitchen, full sofa, large desk area to work, a king size bed and nice bathroom. My only complaint was there wasn’t a bath and the water pressure was merh. I love my baths and water pressure. On every Airbnb review I leave, I end up remarking on the water pressure. At the hotel, I felt like twiddling my thumbs, not sure where to go next and what was happening with Bowerbird, so I waited. At 6:00pm they had a Nacho social, so I headed down there for a snack and some wine. I really don’t recall how I killed time between the airport and when Bowerbird arrived, but together we left my hotel for Downtown Austin around 8:00pm.hoteltime

As SXSW is a series of blocked off streets, you don’t even need to know exactly where to go in order to land in some sort of action. So we drove in a general direction close to the convention center and lucked out, finding a parking spot as another van was pulling away. We then stumbled onto Rainey Street, a collection of houses converted into bars and music venues. There was music to be overheard, but our mission was food. There was a food truck corral we popped into, but we really just wanted to sit and be served. Walking towards downtown I was certain we’d find more restaurant type of establishments. Passing branded experiences like the Bates Motel, the marketing nerd in me was going wild. We were drawn into Gus’s Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken from the scent permeating around the building. I have pretty high fried chicken standards. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had was made by Shug Knights mother (I went to High School with his niece). So I always wonder if I’ll ever get to experience fried chicken that tasted as amazing as Shug Knight’s mother. I finally did! This fried chicken was spicy and flavorful, we later found out the waiters have to sign a non-disclosure agreement and can’t work at another fried chicken restaurant within one year from leaving Gus’s. They don’t mess around with their chicken.

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After dinner, we met up with my friend Lauren and her new beau Michael. They took us to a venue/bar which was in one of the converted houses. A cute bar with a twenties flare, I’d like to go back there when it’s not wrapped up in the SXSW craziness. We didn’t stay too long and parted ways as we were all fading from a busy day. With Bowerbird’s show the next day – we needed beauty rest. We walked over to a grocery market that seemed to be away from the chaos of the blocked off streets and requested a Lyft driver. In thirty minutes, we were back at our hotel and off to dreamland.

**The footage from this day was all blurry and wobbly, doubt I’ll be making a vlog (sad face)**

March 30, 2015

MIXTAPE MONDAY – COOL GIRL TABLE

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I missed my chance to see Marina and The Diamonds at SXSW due to long lines and bad timing. But I’ll get to see Soko again tonight, so win for me. A mixture of jealousy and repulsion, cool girls with their ambivalent attitudes and twinkling hollow eyes make everything seem to have a story. Still struggling with my desire to be invited to the cool girl table, although I know I’ll just be bored once over there. My heart has always bled profusely on my sleeve, leaving me without the cool girls mystique. #thestruggle

Teen Idle – Marina and the Diamonds // Cruel – St. Vincent // Me and Jane Doe – Charlotte Gainsbourg // Gunshot – Lykke Li // Digital Witness – St. Vincent // Who Wears the Pants?? – Soko // Greenwich Mean Time – Charlotte Gainsbourg // Cheerleader – St. Vincent // All Your Gold – Bat for Lashes // Coffee – Sylvan Esso // Rent Free – Nylo

March 16, 2015

Austin Adventures T-Minus 48 HOURS

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I’m going back to Austin! Before my road trip in October I had hardly traveled anywhere out of California in my adult life. Except for mini road trips to Arizona and Nevada. My trip to New York last summer was the first time I bought a plane ticket as an adult. Not my first time on a plane, but the first time I looked at a flight schedule to figure out pricing and what worked best for me. Anyways, Bowerbird is playing SXSW and it’s one of those experiences I want to share with him. A craziness I could experience firsthand and not just through road stories. So with a little encouragement and the help of a credit card, I booked my flight to Austin. Bonus, I have friends in Austin, friends flying out to Austin, and Under the Radar throws their own party (former intern). SIDENOTE: I suddenly I have the urge to watch LOSER.

I fly out on Wednesday, just as the music portion of SXSW kicks off. When Bowerbird and I went to Austin on our road trip we felt like we didn’t have enough time to explore. The city seemed to be overflowing with good food, adorable window shopping, and of course great music venues. It will be nice to get ROUND TWO in. I’ve been using the one music venue we went to, Cheer Up Charlies, as a point of reference in figuring out the distance of my hotel to where Bowerbird will be playing and the rest of the SXSW madness. p.s. Bowerbird’s band Flaamingos will be playing a showcase at Hotel Vegas presented by Levitation.

Flaamingos SXSW

AUSTIN HIGHLIGHTS FROM OCTOBER 2014:

Cheer Up Charlies – is an eclectic space, a colorful music venue with a back patio that seems to be carved out of a rock. We totally ended up with an epic Cracker Jack box prize when we went there, as Ted the Block, a side project of musician Winston Goertz-Giffen happened to be playing. Ted the Block is totally weird in a hypnotizing way. He and his girlfriend were also road-tripping, and we made instant friends with this set of creatives. We later met up with them in Marfa, total coincidence so more on that later.

cheerup charlies

FLASHBACK – a vintage clothing store. It’s inside a purple house, and we wandered in while waiting to meet up for lunch with a friend nearby. Being from LA and in a new town, we tended to be extremely early to places.  The clothing and merchandise weaved throughout the rooms of the house. Flashback had really amazing finds I had to fall in-love with and walk away from, like dresses fit for June Carter Cash. I wanted them all.

Flashback Vintage Clothing

MICKLETHWAIT BBQ – One of the well-known and highly recommended BBQ establishments in Austin. It’s a trailer with a smoker next to it! We weren’t very aggressive when it came to the BBQ game in Austin, so we really lucked out in getting some BBQ at Micklethwait. We had gone around 5:00pm for an early dinner, and were met with a sign that read SOLD OUT till 7:30pm.  Later we found out the only reason they had any meat for dinner was because they were hosting a movie night.  We camped out in their parking lot for a few hours patiently waiting.  But the wait was totally worth it! Especially for Bowerbird as he can’t eat anything with refined or added sugar. While on the trip Bowerbird had to miss out on Memphis BBQ, and we avoided most Southern BBQ places because 99% of them use sugar in their rubs or sauces. But Micklethwait rub was all spice and flavor!

Micklethwait Craft Meats BBQ

This time around, I really want to get a picture with the Hi, How Are You alien aka the Daniel Johnston mural. We drove by it in October, but forgot to go back for a photo-op. This time I’m sure there will be a line of tourist trying to snap their picture with the iconic wall. I used to intern at a gallery that at one point represented Daniel Johnston, and there were tons of photocopies of Daniel Johnston drawings in boxes, random boxes. I wish I would have nabbed some – I’m sure no one would have noticed. It was a strange place. Guess I can keep the karma points. Plus, I should just buy a t-shirt and help support Daniel.

I’ll be vlogging, instagraming, blogging (maybe) – we all know how blogging and traveling works for me, and tweeting. So hope you enjoy exploring Austin with me.

March 2, 2015

Mixtape Monday : Anglophile

mixtape monday anglophile

It rained and poured last night, but the sun is shining bright this morning! I decided to start a Mixtape Monday series last Friday as the gloomy clouds were filling the sky. Influenced by the weather and my recent education in finding out what an Anglophile is, I created my English hit list. Personally, I’m a Francophile, but I went where the music was taking me.

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths // I Wanna Be Adored – The Stones Roses // Rip It Up – Orange Juice // Peek-A-Boo – Siouxsie and The Banshees // Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow – Felt // Let’s Make Some Plans – Close Lobster // Age of Consent – New Order // The Killing Moon – Echo And The Bunnymen

February 23, 2015

Birthday Adventure to Salvation Mountain

couple at salvation mountain

I’ve been craving a 6 hour drive. I miss the road and beautiful blue skies. But a long road trip isn’t in the picture for a while, so Bowerbird and I had talked about going on a day trip for my birthday. It fell on a Wednesday of a relatively slow week, and I wouldn’t feel incredibly guilty taking the day off. So San Diego and Santa Barbara were thrown around as ideas, but when Salvation Mountain popped in my head, I knew that was the perfect adventure. We’ve been there before, it’s how I discovered Bowerbird has an aversion to the sun. Yes, I’ve fallen in love with a vampire. But it had been a while, and with the passing of Leonard Knight last year, I was curious as to how the mountain had been kept up.

I felt like a kid going to Disneyland on the eve of my birthday, and woke up to four cupcakes from my favorite cupcakery Frosted. Bowerbird seriously is the best boyfriend, he surprised me with a cupcake in bed. We quickly got ready for the day and headed to Palm Springs for food at our favorite place out there, Lulu’s. Sadly we missed the breakfast menu. They serve the best salmon eggs benedict, we’ve ever had. Instead we opted for other pescetarian fair, and enjoyed a tuna tower that was phenomenal and scallop and shrimp pizza.  Our meal is documented in my birthday vlog, along with other sites from the day.

After lunch we headed further into no man’s land. Stopping at what feels like the last gas station before Niland for a bathroom break, Bowerbird and I exited the car to be complimented by some other twenty-something’s. Bowerbird in his red doc martins got mad respect, and together we were dubbed a very stylish couple. We later saw our gas stations friends at Salvation Mountain, and acknowledge nods were shared.

We had managed to get to Salvation Mountain before a slew of people and explored on our own. I love being the only ones at a place, it feels more special. Ever since I was a child, I felt a lot of comfort in being alone. Exploring by myself. The world turns into the secret garden and I’m Mary. Bowerbird and I have said we are two loners who found each other – it’s pretty romantic.  The mountain was beautiful! The colors were brilliant and people have really kept the mountain up since Leonard, the man who built the mountain, passed. A Salvation Mountain host, a young girl, began to tell the tale of Leonard to a few men who had stopped by with a chip on their shoulder. Heading into the desert to see Salvation Mountain, seems to be a trendy thing to do, but I find it to be inspiring. I look at the work of this man, what he created to connect people and share his message or god’s message of love, and it moves me deeply. What better way to celebrate my birthday, then to visit a place that makes me feel alive.

salvation mountain god is love

Create * Explore * Love * Live

salvation mountain trucks

February 22, 2015

FEBRUARY : dogs & jobs & birthdays

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How is it the last weekend in February?  Given February is a short month, the weeks and days really flew by. Since my last post I have yet to get my new blog set up. Did you know designing a new blog is hard!? Especially when you’re a mild design snob that doesn’t want to look like everyone else. I also spent the little “free” time I did have working on my professional website instead. I felt that was the responsible priority. Fortunately I did make a lot of progress, and it’s very close to being completed. Still need to make some minor tweaks and fill up my career highlights, but it can be green sometime in March. Can’t wait till I don’t have to include, “the website is still in development” when I hand people my card.

So what did this month look like for me? It’s Bowerbird and I’s birthday month. My birthday is the fourth of February, and we went on a day adventure to Salvation Mountain to celebrate, which I’ll post about by the end of the day. (Setting goals) Then the very next day after my birthday I found a stray dog in front of my house, fast forward a week and we adopted the dog. I told Bowerbird I got him the gift of unconditional love for Valentine’s Day. Finding Louloo (pronounced : loo – loo) and adopting her is a soap opera worthy tale as well.

lou

I added a new client to the roster. A fantastic cosmetic line, I’m really excited to be working with and I’ve been signed on to help Thinkspace more. My day-to-day is completely unpredictable. Sometimes it feels like projects fall from the sky, and it’s just a matter of be figuring out when and how fast I can turn them around. This week I found myself enjoying the time spent in traffic, as it was designated time away from a computer. But then most of that driving was for work. I had the pleasure of picking up water from Jim Hensen studio for one of my clients. Driving through those iron gates with Kermit above my head in a top hat was magical. If I’d planned it better, I would have queued up a song to play.

Yet that same day I managed to squeeze in a quick hang out with a bud who recently moved to Los Angeles. As we went to grab coffee I was sent the request to pick up another beverage that was going to sponsor an event later that evening, fortunately my pal was up for the adventure. He also did all the heavy lifting.

I used to never use my phone calendar, but I now have too. It’s the only way to make sure I’m not dropping the ball on a friend, a client, a family member. Hey Mom, I finally learned how to juggle! So far I’m loving this year, although I’m ending the night a little brain dead, I feel that electric hum that charges great moments in life. Thanks for coming on the adventure with me

January 28, 2015

BLAME MERCURY – I’ll be back!

I’m calling it – I think I’ve lost my mind, but I’m happy.

As of January 21, Mercury has been in retrograde. What does that mean? Mercury is crossing between the sun and our planet, and it will be messing with the fine people of Earth. Communication is down, and whatever will go wrong does. So why do I think I’ve lost my mind? I’ve decided to move my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org during this period. I’ve made a choice to do this during a very frustrating time of the year. Mercury has already affected my life in frustrating ways, I’m not immune to its wonky powers. But knowing it’s not my fault has helped me to stay level-headed. Here is a snapshot of what I have Mercury to blame.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:

Mid-morning I opened a newly purchased trip-pod from Best Buy and discovered it was broken. I then returned it and purchased a new one from Walmart, but my order was sent to the wrong store, so I had to cancel and reorder. Later that afternoon when I was in line to pick up my order I missed an important call, along with getting instructions for work. Then when I got home my key broke off in the front door, BROKE OFF IN THE DOOR. We called our general contractor to help out the situation, all while working from my phone. Later I go to film a video with the new tripod, and it was just a disaster. See below video.

Nothing terrible happened on Friday, but then nothing was easy. Let’s move to Saturday.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

I get on my computer at 9:00 am and all is fine, until 10:00 am when it totally crashes. Won’t turn on. I call my IT guy, he isn’t available. I film the video I wanted to film Friday, and my camera battery dies right before I totally finish. I still haven’t watched the footage yet. Then I yelp and find a new IT guy to try out, and drop my computer off to him. Come home, still need to finish my work. Jump on another computer and realize my work account doesn’t have access to a certain part of the website to finish a project. Then I start sending out emails, and my email keeps crashing. I end up getting it all done, and 4 hours after dropping off my computer pick it up and the price is friendly- yay! Once again nothing tragic happened, and looking at the silver lining of finding a backup IT guy things are great, but it was a difficult day.

Blame Mercury Taylor Swift

Now as we are still in retrograde, because it doesn’t finish until February 11, I’ve set a personal goal to get my website and by new blog set up by February 14. Refinery 29 says this is a great time to set intentions and make plans. I don’t have time to wait till February 11, to start working on things, I need to do it now. So please wish me good luck. I won’t be posting again until the switch has been made, which should just be a week or two.

If you came here because of Fit & Awesome welcome! I have lots of stories so please poke around. And if there is any craziness going in your life right now, just blame mercury.

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