Watching the Nightly News as a Child

23rd February, 2014

Growing I was a little different. Instead of watching cartoons like other kids I liked to watch the news. I found it interesting learning about what was going on near me. Some of the stories were rather bland or seemed to be a stretch, but the news of daily life was always intriguing. I also loved to watch national news casts. There are so many interesting things that are going on in this country. So many good stories that I was able to hear about every day. One of the things that always intrigued me most was the weather. I found it fascinating that someone could predict what the weather was going to be like the next day. They weren’t always right, but usually they were pretty close. Now that I’ve grown a little older I’m less inclined to enjoy the news. Even the weatherman with his green screens doesn’t hold the same appeal.

Turning My Interest in Cosmetics Into A Career

20th February, 2014

I was always the one in the family most interested in visiting the cosmetics counter at our local department store. So when I was recently looking to make a career change, I decided to investigate how feasible it was to pursue employment as a bridal makeup artist Manchester. I thought that my career opportunities might be limited since I wasn’t based either in Hollywood or New York, where most of the television and theatrical productions take place that use these kinds of professionals.

But I was delighted to discover that my talents in knowing how to apply the right kinds of makeup to make an individual look even more attractive offered me several different directions to go in. I could freelance as an artist specializing in makeovers and teach women how to properly make up their face using quality cosmetics to accent their best features. Employment at department stores, photography studios and beauty salons offered additional avenues to make a successful living at this profession.

Oh My!

12th February, 2014

I own a store and it’s called Woo Hoo, all we sell are items that once went MOO! Two assistant managers close the store down and do inventory at the end of each night. After a long day it is easy to get things mixed up or to just plain forget. Both managers are completely exhausted after a 10 hour day of standing on their feet. After the inventory is counted and the paperwork is done, you clock out and go home. The last manager makes a quick note as a reminder of what to pick up on the way home, forgetting she is writing on top of the NCR sets.
Morning shift reads:
1. Pack of 4 AA batteries for Ultimate Vibrator
2. Pack of Stamina for Men
Copies were faxed out to headquarters with the weekly sales report.

No More Naked Windows

30th January, 2014

I really love my home. Just recently I finished my window dressing project. I wasn’t sure at first of whether I wanted the horizontal or vertical variety but finally settled on vertical bamboo blinds Manchester because they were relatively inexpensive, easy to install and clean.

I also chose bamboo because it is a durable, eco-friendly material that would help conserve the energy used in my home when I ran my air conditioner in the summer and my furnace in the winter. I was especially delighted that bamboo comes in many attractive colors that easily coordinated with the walls and decor in my kitchen, den, dining room, study and bathroom.

Now I have privacy and peace of mind knowing that I’m doing something good for the environment. I can save money on my energy bill and keep the sunlight from fading my furniture. Best of all, my windows are no longer naked!

Furniture Tetris

12th December, 2013

When my sister turned twenty one, she got her own apartment. It was tiny, but very cute, with a little balcony overlooking a quiet street, and just enough space for a young woman to feel independent.

My brother and I were incredibly jealous until we helped her move. The place was up some stairs, and after we carried all the boxes of books and clothes, we had stack them all in her bathroom in order to make enough space to bring up the few pieces of furniture that my parents had bought her.

The bed frame we had to dismantle, the mattress was a nightmare but at least it folded a little, but the matching high gloss furniture were just the wrong shape to fit around any of the corners, and eventually we had to give up. The next week my uncle had to bring a winch and hoist them though her window!

The Acts In Studio 14

8th December, 2013

Finally! One more day until my birthday. At eighteen I could legally be considered an adult. At breakfast my dad said that he had a special surprise for me. “We’re going to the circus! We’re leaving right after breakfast”, he said.

When I got there it all seemed so dumb. That is, until the acrobats came out. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Later that day I told my dad that I wanted to be an acrobat.

So my dad signed me up for a gymnastics class at the local gym. I worked hard to be good at the fundamentals. After attending several circus workshops, a professional acrobat named Elijah Hightower came over to me and introduced himself. He said that confidence and good fundamentals is all you need to be a decent acrobat. So I enrolled in The Hightower School of Acrobatics.

Vacation Activities

4th December, 2013

Coming up with fun activities for the kids to do on vacation is one of the most-challenging things for parents. Kids are always antsy, always looking for something new to do to keep their mind from exploding of boredom. With my kids we always manage to have a blast. I believe the key thing to remember is to always encourage the children to just try to relax. Vacation time is all about relaxing, and showing kids that not everything needs to be accomplished at an accelerated rate is key, even when this goes against everything they are taught during school hours. There is nothing wrong with leisurely improvising. A do-it-yourself slip-and-slide on a camping tarp in the driveway during spring and summer vacations, gathering rock salt, a bit of snow and sugar for some delicious ice treats during winter vacations, all ready to do in the blink of an eye, and for practically no money as well. The most important thing, is enjoying each other’s company, leisurely, of course. 

A Testimony

30th November, 2013

The only reason I ever started doing reiki Auckland was because of my girlfriend. As a health enthusiast, she was adamantly opposed to any form of restorative healing that involved prescription medicine. So when she got sick, she turned towards a practitioner who promised to restore her wellbeing by channeling energy to her. At first, I was wildly skeptical. But then-once I saw her grow calm and collected rather than walking around in a state of frenetic disorder-I jumped right on board. Six months after starting it up, I cancelled my health insurance plan. And I’ve never been to the doctor since. I don’t want to get on a soapbox or sound preachy, but I’m pretty sure it was all an act of God. After all, the practitioner goes to our church.