Friday, July 27, 2007

Where Have I Been?!

Yikes! 10 days without a post..sorry...extra apologies because I promised a longer post and never delivered. :(

Honestly you haven't missed much - just the usual daily contract gig which has been pretty good. I also signed up to attend James Ray's Harmonic Wealth Weekend in October.

But this week has been cool!

I have been in Chicago since Monday night (23rd) and am enjoying my week in the city. Because of the car accident and the pain I've been living with since, I was not able to set up as many interviews as I had planned.

Since picking up my contract job, I've also been on the fence about leaving Denver. It seems silly to leave a city where I have a fairly good-paying gig as a copywriter to move to a city where I do not have any job - contract or otherwise - nor a place to live nor any good, close friends or family. (My family is 2.5 hours away by car).

From that respect I decided to come here, see what happened this week and simply enjoy myself. And I have!

I've been to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Garfield Park Conservatory, several lovely neighborhoods like Garfield Park, River North and the Loyola U area. I wish I could've gotten to a few other areas (I LOVE Wrigleyville!!!!) but I still have limited amounts of energy and mobility because of the accident.

This is such a great city. The food, the people, the restaurants, the culture and the public transportation system are FANTASTIC! I love Chicago...especially in the summer. But the winter? That's another story. :\

My time here brought a few contacts my way and I think they should lead to something, somehow and at some time so for that I am grateful. I simply will continue to make the best of this week! :)

Tonight a friend is coming to visit me over sushi; she's a dear friend I haven't seen in years!

Tomorrow I am off for a tour or some other such toursity thing with a friend who is coming down from Michigan. Tomorrow night we're going to dinner and then to Venetian Night on Lake Michigan. Perhaps we'll follow it with a trip to the Ghirardelli shop!!!! Yuummm.

Sunday I plan to go to brunch and/or Navy Pier with another friend before I fly to Denver.

And at some point I've got to get a slice of authentic Chicago-style pizza! I'll think of you when I do and wish you were sharing it with me.

Enjoy your weekend.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wanna Know 3 Things You Can Do Each Day to Be Successful??

I read this very interesting post on David Garfinkel's blog today. It's about daily habits of successful people including the 3 things Warren Buffet does every day.

Since Warren is currently the 2nd wealthiest man in the world I thought it was worth reading. :)

I promise a more thorough update in the next day or two...including the personal response I received from an email I sent to Bob Bly!

Create a nice day,


Monday, July 9, 2007

Today was a day of ups and downs.

Although the insurance company hasn't officially announced it, my car appears to be totaled. My baby Kala has died and is going to RAV4 heaven. I will miss her. She was the first car I ever bought and completely paid for all by myself.

In fact, she's the only "big ticket" item I've ever bought and paid off myself. My parents helped me with my education and I have no real estate or other significantly large material holding.

*sigh* But the plus side to losing Kala (sounds like Koohla, it's Hawaiian for "princess"), is that my insurance company is going to pay me for her. I don't know exactly how much but it will be a few thousand dollars. Those few thousands will be my ticket straight to Chicago.

And continuing on the positive side, I have a 30 day contract to work for The Sports Authority starting on Wednesday.

It's as a special projects copywriter! Cool right?! I'm excited for that, it should be a lot of fun. The pay is better than my other temp jobs and the company seems to be growing and thriving. It is good for now I think!

That's about all I've got for news. I can't sit in this chair for too much longer, it hurts my back. My acupuncture and massages are helping my injuries (from the car accident) but I am not 100% yet. That is to be expected I think although I will always hope for overnight miracles! :)
Tomorrow I have another acupuncture treatment and I'll be visiting my massage therapist on Saturday again. It's so nice to have people take care of me!!! I love it.

Next time, I'm going to make it a priority to let others help me when I'm healthy...I'd rather visit the massage therapist when I'm in my usual mint condition and not when I'm feeling like a debiliated 90 year old woman with a crooked back!!!

That's it for me. I hope this finds you well.

Create a nice day,


Saturday, July 7, 2007

For some reason I cannot enter text in my title box so I apologize.

Saturday Musings

Here's a great interview with Caleb O'Dowd, a fantastic copywriter who mentored under the late Gary Halbert. He shares his insights on marketing, writing copy and million dollar ideas. He's willing to be there are several floating right under your nose at this instant.

Check it out here.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Silver Linings

Napoleon Hill said...and I paraphrase...all adversities carry a seed of opportunity. It's a wonderful thought I keep tucked away in my mind for days like yesterday.

Yesterday morning I found out the man who hit me doesn't have insurance and my coverage doesn't include medical. My insurance will cover my car damages but that's it. Personal injury lawyers can't help me because at this point I would have to go after the individual who was at fault and not his insurance company (or mine).

Because no insurance company has done wrong, lawyers won't touch my case. I'm still exploring but it seems civil court is my only alternative here in Colorado. That option doesn't seem worth it because my injuries are minor. With some chiropractic help I'll be back to normal - hopefully even better than before!

I'm still in a bit of pain so I'm going to see a friend this afternoon. He has a background in both Western and Eastern medicine. He'll help me figure out my best options and can recommend people who will help me.

Truthfully I'm simply thankful that my injuries are only minor or I would be in a difficult situation. So to the Universe I say thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm off to prepare for a job interview - wish me luck!

Create a nice day,


Monday, July 2, 2007


Sadly I don't mean the steak. T-bone is when someone smacks into the middle of your car and the accident forms a T-shape.

It's what happened to me today.

I'm ok but am shaken up and very sore. Fortunately the other driver hit my passenger side and not the driver side. I would have been seriously injured or worse if he had hit me instead. Thank heavens for that.

However my car (Kala as I call her) is not in good shape. She is in the body shop as we speak. It is one of the only nights she has not been with me.

I am sad and miss her.

She is my baby and has been with me through many big life events like moving here to Colorado! We have conquered fears, mountains and mangy men together!! I have named her Kala which is Hawaiian for princess. She's the princess and I'm the queen (queen b**ch to some!).

There's a possibility she is totaled because of her age (10 years, 152,000 miles). I hope not but if that's the case, I will simply take the insurance money and move to Chicago with it. I think Kala is only worth about 2 grand at this point.

That's enough to get me started there but isn't much of a down payment for a new car.

Besides, my income isn't very steady right now and I'd hate to add a car payment to my monthly bills. Chicago transit is excellent and I can live without a car least for awhile.

We shall see.

So I'm going to keep this short, I apologize because I am simply not up to a lengthy post. You dear readers have been neglected of late! I hope my article recommendations have made up for it. But I do owe you better posts soon.

Hopefully after I get a wireless router here at my new home I will be able to write more thoughtful posts for you. That was part of my trip today before the accident - a router.

Tomorrow I am off to the mountains for a wedding and for the 4th of July so you will not hear from me until late Wednesday night or (more likely) Thursday. I do hope this finds you well and enjoying a lovely summer evening!

Create a nice day,