Friday, August 28, 2015

Life Changing Phone Calls

Life changing telephone calls happen all of the time and they have such a big impact in our lives that we never really stop to think what life would be like if you never answered the call.

Some examples of historical and infamous calls are: 

1. Thomas Edison to Thomas Watson, in 1876 - "Watson, come here, I need you!"
2. Richard Nixon to The Moon, in 1969 - calling Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong as they set foot on the moon.
3. Security guard, Frank Wills to D.C. Police, in 1972 - Reporting suspicious behaviour at the Watergate Complex.

I am sure there have been many more, and some life changing calls in each of our lives, that today we can reflect back on.  Some of mine are:

1.  At five years old, I was watching Pete's Dragon at the movie theater with my Dad, when we got the call that my Grandma had just had her final heart-attack.  I never got to know my Grandma Joanne, but I heard she was a great lady.
2. At 16, I came home from work, after meeting a really cute guy.  I got a call from him and that lead to our marriage, relocation to and from California, our two children and later our divorce.
3. Multiple different calls lead to my finding out of the passing of loved ones, including my Grandma, my Grandpa, my Sister's Mom, both of my ex-in-laws and more.  Sadly, these are not good life changes, but they made a difference in many lives.
4. At 31, being broken up with by a long-distance boyfriend, at 33, finding out by "the other woman" that my new love interest had cheated on me, at 35, announcing to my mom that I was engaged again.
5. At 42, getting a job offer that brought me to a new career that makes me very happy.

These are just some examples of telephone calls that changed my life.  What were some of yours?  Oh, I guess we didn't even address TEXT messages that changed our lives, that will be for another day.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Repost: The VOW


I thought it fitting to repost this review from 2012 since I am watching the movie again, for the second time, years later.  Sadly, life does not seem to follow the movies and the guy does not always fight for the girl....

 
What a good movie this was!  

I had been looking forward to seeing this.  Not only because of the beautiful and great actors in the movie (Racheal McAdams & Channing Tatum) but because it was a love story.  Who DOESN'T love a good romance???

Boy meets girl.  Boy and girl fall in love.  They get married and have many good times and memories.  Boy shows his love for girl through out the movie and makes YOU fall in love with him (not to mention the nude scene - wink/wink).  Boy and girl get in a car accident.  Girl suffers memory loss of her last 5 years of being married to boy.  Next comes all of the laughter, tears, heartbreak, disappointment and so on when the two try to get back what they lost.

I give it a 4.5 stars!!! Go see it with someone you love.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Trending Today: Courteney Cox

I opened Yahoo tonight and looked at what was trending, to get inspiration on what to write about.  Low and behold, a celebrity was on the list (actually, eight of them).  So, I picked one and decided to give you Ten Things You Did Not Know About Courteney Cox (information obtained by Yahoo and Wikipedia):



1. Courteney was born: Courteney Bass Cox (she was named after her Mother whose first name is Courteney and her last name was Bass before she re-married)
2. She owns a production company named: Coquette Productions (I figure this is short for her's and David Arquette's names put together).
3. In 2005, she was one of the highest paid TV actresses of all time.
4. She once dated her Step-Father's nephew, rock promoter, Ian Copeland. 
5. Courteney and David separated for two years before finally divorcing in 2013. 
6. She is not only an actress, but she is a director and a producer.
7. Her show, DIRT, last for two seasons (this was one of my favorite shows).
8. Courteney is from Alabama.
9. She had plans of becoming an Architect, but dropped her college classes to become and actress and model.
10. She was born in 1964. (she looks amazing for 51)  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Topics: Business Tips & What Are My Plans



I thought I would do another post using my list book.  Here are the two pages that I randomly turned to:


From the book, List Yourself (Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery), written by Ilene Segalove & Paul Bob Velick:


List your most valued business tips, terms, lessons and weapons:

  • You must stay organized
  • Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them and then tell them what you told them
  • You don't always have to have an answer.  
  • CYI (Cover Your Ass)
  • Document, Document, Document
  • Use post-it notes to remember things
  • Use a day planner
  • Save all voice-mail, just in case
  • If someone plays the stupid card and asks you the same questions you answered before, copy and paste your previous response to show them that you already covered that question.
  • Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine 

List the ideas, projects, or jobs that are in your thoughts at the present time (no business talk, just personal):

  • Blog more
  • Do more movie review blogs
  • Organize my room a little better
  • Make more jewelry
  • Go see a past-life reader
  • Read more
  • EXERCISE
  • Eat better
  • Limit alcohol
  • Lose 10 pounds to start, then 40 more
  • Write a book
  • Get out more

Now it's your turn....

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 2015 - Where has the time gone?




It's been awhile....

I know, I have said this before, but I am back, refreshed and ready to do some blogging, so here goes.  

From the book, List Yourself (Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery), written by Ilene Segalove & Paul Bob Velick:

1. List all of the things in life that give you goosebumps:

  • Hearing a story about someone loosing their life
  • Anything sad having to do with an animal
  • Ghost stories
  • The touch of a lover
  • Eerie coincidences
  • De je vous
  • Feeling that connection you get with someone you are in love with when they smile at you and hold eye contact from across the room
  • A really great end to a date night
2. Suddenly you've arrived on Jupiter, list the things you can't live without:

  •  A book
  • My Ipad
  • A magazine
  • Mexican food
  • Hummus
  • Margaritas
  • Wine
  • Redbull
  • Tooth brush and paste
  • Hair tie
  • Paper and pen

Now it's your turn.  What are your answers to these questions?  If you are brave and would like to contribute, comment below.