Monday, August 21, 2006

Vitamin Water and nasty rumors.....

Anyone who knows me, knows I love (ok, slightly obsessed!) Vitamin Water. So last week when I found a couple of articles about Kelly Clarkson, who is now sponsoring the Focus flavor of Vitamin Water, being told by Glaceau(the company that makes Vitamin Water)that she needs to loss weight in order to sponsor the drink, I was pissed! I decided to find out for myself. I have contacted Glaceau before and always had a very quick response. This time was no exception. I asked of the rumor, if it was in fact true. Here is the response...which I am very happy with!

Hello Michael,
thank you for your interest in glacéau vitaminwater ®.

the recent news in the media about glaceau not announcing our
partnership with kelly clarkson because of her weight is absurd and totally
untrue. in fact, we announced the partnership last month via several media
outlets including the associated press, entertainment tonight, the
insider and people magazine.

kelly is beautiful and healthy and has looked to vitaminwater for years
because it works for her - it provides her with the nutrients she needs
to lead a healthy lifestyle.

keep your eyes open for our new ad campaign featuring kelly, which will
be breaking next month!

sincerely
mike
consumer relations representative
glacéau
www.glaceau.com
1-877-GLACEAU
Needless to say, I was very happy. It would have been hard, but I would have had to stop drinking it, if in fact they were telling Kelly Clarkson she had to loss weight. I think she is an amazing singer as well as a positive role model for little girls, not only because of her success, but also due to her down to earth attitude and that she is of a normal body type. Women and girls in our society are sadly lead to believe that to be healthy you need to be a size 2. We need woman who are of average build in the spotlight, much like Kelly!

Also, on a side note, I attended her concert on the 6th of this month and what an incredible performer! Her new album comes out in Feb '07.

I can now go back to consuming insane amounts of Vitamin Water as I listen to Kelly blast from the speakers!

I created a Slide Show! Check it out!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Breath!

I say breath, because for the first time in my life, I have come to realize that is the only thing I can actually control from day to day. For my entire life I have worried about tomorrow and made myself suffer major anxiety....for what? I cant control tomorrow, what happens will happens. Yes, I can make good decisions and hope those decisions produce a better tomorrow, but I can not control it. Some things have happened in my life as of late, and the biggest one of those being the sale of the company I work for. For the last couple of weeks I have been stressing out about it, and today I realized, this is a major waste of time. I really enjoy where I work, we have fun every day and I love my co workers and I need to enjoy the here and now for what it is worth, because in a month it could all change. Why waste today worrying about it? I cant. Also on other fronts in my life I have felt much more centered, It feels very good. The puzzle pieces of my life are starting to fit into place & I no longer have so much self doubt. I will get up tomorrow and breath again and see what will unfold. Instead of stressing and letting tomorrow remain a mystery, I find myself waking up excited, because the day is a new adventure. :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Just too funny to NOT post!

Ok, so be warned - these pics are not for kids.....that being said, these are too damn funny! ENJOY!

REALLY BAD PORN!

still have my job, for awhile!

On August 1st our company was sold. We are a company of only 45 employees and the company that purchased us is of comparible size. So when two companies of that size come together, you will have overlap and positions will be eliminated. The last couple of weeks have been tense to say the least. The calm before the storm, sort of speak. I am a marketing & project manager, because our company doesnt need a full time marketing manager. Plus having this position is fun in the sense, every day is different for me, depending on what project I might be working on. Lately it has been a lot of customer service, to get a big client of ours up to speed. In the last few weeks, this client has become very easy to manage, and that compounded with the lack of focus has left little to do in marketing. I have been wondering what the hell is happening with my position, I am still not sure. But I do know, now my top priority is that I have a marketing project to help rebrand both companies! For me this is very exciting, as well as alot of pressure. This is better than being told I am unemployed, that conversation could happen in a month! I hope not, but it is a possibility! I have been waiting to see if there would be any marketing and it appears the new CEO wants to get out there in the marketplace front and center and now is the time to do it. I am very excited!

back to work!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Unforseen

Funny how life can be sometimes. You seek for something for so long, searching and never finding what you want. When you give up & decide life is ok as it is, and whatever happens will happen. Suddenly out of no where an answer appears. This has happened to me lately, and has caught me off guard. Instead of my normal reaction of trying to control it, I am going with the flow. I am calm and very peaceful and happy. Life seems good at the moment and I am just waiting for what ever may be next. I cant always control what goes on, and have found it is much more fun to take whatever is thrown my way.

Friday, August 04, 2006

4 years!

Yesterday was a milestone and I almost totally forgot about it, with everything else going on as of late. August 3 makes it 4 years I have been in Seattle! It has been an interesting 4 years and I dont plan on leaving anytime soon! I love it here. Seattle is home.


HAPPY 4 YEARS and counting.....

Thursday, August 03, 2006

WATCH & ENJOY!

Funny as hell, cause, well...she is one crazy bitch!

Gnarls Barkley is a music genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have had this self imposed rule of needing to like at least 3 songs off an album before purchasing. This stems from me, in the past buying albums liking one track and then years later, thinking ... "What the fuck was I thinking!"

I had to break my rule for the "St Elsewhere" album by Gnarls Barkley. Anyone who can cover a Violent Femmes song and do it justice is good! If someone can cover Gone Daddy Gone, a classic Femmes song and make me have a desire to blast it from the Mazda at the highest volume possible, is a fucking musical genius!

I heard Gnarls' cover of "Gone Daddy Gone" and I proceeded to go to Tower Records on Monday night and purchase the album! No regrets.....all I can say is, the ZoomZoom has a new soundtrack!

WOW! This album is amazing, it is so diverse in range. I have now listened to it from beginning to end, and no shitty tracks!

Now, I get the "Gnarls" hype.....

everyone, run out and buy this album! INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is that coming from iTunes?? Why, yes, yes it is Gnarls!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Enough Said.....

I think this sums up the absurdity of the argument over gay marriage......