Showing posts from September, 2009

my little salesman

This is the first year we're taking the leap and joining cub scouts. We're enjoying the culture and activities so much. Right now it's all about selling popcorn, to earn money for our troop. My little guy has always been a great salesman and negotiator. What kid isn't? But after years of listening to me on the phone with clients, I guess it's really soaked in. Two nights ago, he grabbed my cell phone and scrolled through my contacts list. He started by dialing the obvious - his nanas, papas, and immediate family.  He could have just said, "Hey wanna buy something from me," and they would have forked over a few dollars. But he goes all the way with anything he does. His spiel was unbelievable. He even had the features and benefits of the product down pat. And instead of trying to sell the little items, he went for the $50 tins every time with the assumptive close. After our family had run its course, he started scrolling through my phone

Kanye Shmanye

Twitter was all abuzz last night with the Kanye Controversy. It was the fastest I've seen people respond to something in a while. And why not? I mean, come on how much does one person get to mouth off before facing some backlash? I'm really shocked that MTV didn't cart his butt out of there instantly and treat him like any other protester. If 'joe average' had popped up to take someone's mic and start spurting hurtful words, he would have been tackled and taken into a nice holding cell. Better yet, he wouldn't have even made it to the stage. Why can't the same security, put in place for a reason, take out someone - anyone - with malcontent? It's reported that Kayne spoke with Taylor's mother after the show and somewhat made amends. It's not said that he 'apologized' as far as I've read anywhere online. I. just. don't. get it! My 7th-grade teacher taught me many things, but one thing has stuck with me through


After nine years of marriage, one wonders where the time goes and how fast it will fly into the future. You also wonder if there will be any other dimension added to your relationship with your spouse. At this stage, most women I know either really complain about their other half - as they're not in a happy marriage. Or they still have that glow about them when they talk about their DH. I would have to say that we're not your typical couple and that's a good thing in many ways. Our schedules keep us coming and going so much that we don't get a lot of quality time together, but we still strive for our couple-time whereas most just don't care anymore. For me, I don't want to get lazy in my relationship. I want to make sure my husband knows how much I appreciate him and love him, by telling him every day how much I love him. BUT I don't think that's enough. It's easy to say those words to pacify one's partner. The hard part is to