Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gamma Vignette

This was one of several video montages that my friend Jayson Bosteder shot for a client of his. He has a local business, PushPlay productions. It was filmed for Meredith, one of America's leading media and marketing companies. It was to be used on the Gamma Women website to showcase their "new report uncovering the rise of Gamma women: a growing segment – significant both in number and influence – that is creating a groundswell in today’s new media and marketing landscape."

"Gamma women share and exchange information, ideas, opinions, contacts and recommendations with their wide-reaching network using multiple media and channels of communication. This is in sharp contrast to the ‘Alpha’ style of communication – a top down model of selectively passing along information. While a Gamma’s sense of self is guided by her internal beliefs, passions, and priorities, an Alpha is driven by external social hierarchies or other indicators of status or popularity. "

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sumo Board Shelf

My most recent project:  The computer ledge in our dining room.

For awhile now, I've been looking for a space saving alternative to a desk in our dining room for our laptop.  After much research, I decided to put up a ledge using Sumo Board Shelving that I purchased at Jerry's.  It's not$100 for everything I had to buy to put it together...but I love it!  Here's my review. 

Pros:  It's stylish, minimalistic in appearance.  You can remove the shelves whenever you want to create more space, or just because.  You get to decide at what height you're sitting.  The shelves are made of a lightweight technology so they can hold up to 88lbs of weight.  They SHOULD be easy to install.  Which leads me to the cons.

Cons:  If your wall is warped (like mine is) it makes it VERY VERY hard to install.  But I overcame, and all is well.  The only other con is that it does give when you lean on it, so you feel like you need to be careful when you have your elbows on it and go to stand up.

It's a little tricky to put two pieces together, as I did.  I bought one long piece, and one short one.  What worked the best was reversing the board placement with the metal tracking placement, so the two boards meet together as snugly as possible.  I then created a linen panel that hangs to hide any cords.  LOVE IT!

My Daughter the Evangelist

Yesterday, Emma and I were in line at Joanne Fabric's to get a piece of linen cut for a project that I'm working on.  There were several people in line, and only 1 person helping, so it was taking awhile.  Emma was talking up a storm, making all the people smile.  Then she said, "go, church?", to which I replied, "we don't have church today".  People thought it was cute.  Then she started getting bored, so I began looking through my purse to find something for her to do, but I didn't really have much.  I grabbed my bible and asked her if she wanted to read.  She yelled "Bible" at the top of her lungs.  Then said, "mommy, read?".  Now whenever she asks me to read my bible I say, "God loves you, Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you".  Of course, saying these words in public made everyone a little uncomfortable, so I noticed.  Oh well!  It's true.  As if this wasn't good enough, Emma then said, "pray!"  At this point, she usually names things or points to things she wants to pray for.  She began pointing to everyone in the line.  So, one by one, we prayed out loud for each person in the line.  It was the most amazing, wonderful feeling ever to share that with my daughter.  She made my day.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ross Sisters Video


My stepmom sent this to me today, and you won't be disappointed if you watch it through.  After they're done singing...just watch.  I'm convinced that we are getting less talented over time.  This morning I was listening to an old Mickey Mouse Club CD with my daughter and realized that the kids (young kids) are singing CRAZY hard harmonies, perfectly in tune....and that was before you could fake it with computers!