Showing posts from May, 2013

Support a Beacon Award Winner - June 2, 2013

My friend and talented Hair Stylist,  Justina Downs , is hosting a fundraiser this Sunday, June 2nd at 11 AM in San Lorenzo, CA. Please scroll down to read her note about the event and why she is hosting it. I can vouch for this girl. She did my hair for my wedding, had a quick and amazing hair trial with numerous 'dos and you'll be amazed at what she can do with a flat iron. Please email me if you are interested. I also have to share how amazing she did with my Matron of Honor's hair. Incredible. Hey everyone! I'm throwing a BBQ to help raise money for my future career. I recently won the Beacon competition that only 100 students in the country can win. I'll be in Las Vegas for 4 days and taking advance classes from the top beauty professionals in the country for free. Also, I will be attending NAHA awards, which is like the beauty industry's Grammy Awards. There will also be a beauty convention with all the latest trends and tools. Money raised

6 Days Straight, Maybe 7

I can't remember the last time I hung out with a friend for six days straight. It was probably with my friend, Anne M., when we went to the Bahamas for Spring Break in 2003. We met while we both worked at Young & Rubicam San Francisco. But we were on vacation, and on these past six days with Megan Z., we had different things going on. First off, we met at a Stella & Dot holiday party in San Francisco just last year. Megan is a Stylist as well. Wine was the topic of the evening and we became Facebook friends. Met up at Plum Bar during Oakland's Restaurant Week and have seen each other often ever since. We get each other's "crazy" and laugh so hard at some things that escalate into laughing at other things and possibly some unrelated things. It just goes on and on. I was going to go thru Megan withdrawals when I went to Miami. This 6-day Megan fix went like this: Wed. - She wanted to go to this Match Stir event and I was going to be her date

Goodnight, Sweetheart

This song always reminds me of when my sister and I were children and my father driving us home after visiting him on his weekend. I remember looking forward to getting to keep the quarter in change when we'd cross the Carquinez Bridge when it only cost $.75. But I also remember how I would dread having to say goodbye to him when we got home and I would cry every single time. My mom would get so irritated with the same routine every other weekend. My father just responded to me remembering all this, "I sure remember sweetheart and still have the cassettes. Love you too." It's amazing how the power of music can trigger good and bad memories. The Spaniels' 'Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go' is on The American Graffiti soundtrack and ranks as one of my favorite albums ever. But memories like this reminds me that I never, EVER want to have my children become a product of divorce. With a friend currently in labor, one about to pop, one pregnant and my beau