Friday, December 17, 2010

The Curly Windshield Wipers

It's been awhile since my last post, but honestly if I'm not in the mood to write, then the end result is always crap.

I usually drive in to work around 5:15 a.m. every morning- since I work with east coast peeps at times. Well, this past Thursday, it was raining. Raining enough that I noticed my windshield wipers weren't doing their job. My 35 minute drive to work was pure misery. I finally got to work by the grace of light traffic and being super careful.

Around mid morning, I noticed it stopped raining. I walked out to my car to take a good look at the wipers. What I saw was just shocking, the wipers were curling up, like my curly hair. I was appalled! I realized that I had to get the wipers replaced a.s.a.p. it was going to rain that very night and the forecast said rain all weekend.

As I walked back to my office, I was in deep thought asking myself, "when was the last time these wipers were replaced???" I just couldn't remember, so sad. Well, I called my local Acura dealer to see if the wipers for my car were in stock. The wipers were there and after promising to be around 4 p.m. I hung up.

As I drove up to the dealership, I said to myself, "My cute car is a mess outside and inside." Goodness, I'm tardy with everything. I have been meaning to clean my car for weeks. Anywho back to my story...

I asked an employee of the Dealership that I needed new wipers. He said to park, purchase the wipers and come back. He will replace them himself. I did just that.

I gave this nice man the new wipers. He had a rough time removing the first wiper (the long one). He was turning red at the face. He turn to me and asked, "huh, when was the last time you replaced the wipers?" I said, "I don't know, perhaps a year." He said, "ah, no. I think it's been awhile." I admitted to this nice man that it was probably over 2 years since I last replaced the wipers.

I asked him to check the tire pressure since I have been wanting to do that myself for weeks, even though I don't have a clue how to do it. I thanked the nice man and drove off.

I got to thinking as I drove home. This "Curly Windshield Wiper" experience has opened my eyes. I have been putting things off for months. My brain has been so cluttered with crap that it's making me a little absent minded. I got home and opened a notebook. I wrote all the things that I needed to accomplish that I have been putting off.

Is it working??? Well, I knocked off three items from the list this morning! I will continue to add to the list and cross any accomplishments goals off. I feel better about myself. Who knew that a little rain and a pair of worn out windshield wipers would get my brain flowing again!

Hugs and cheers,


Monday, September 27, 2010

The rock band, Muse, and the Law of Attraction!

One of my favorite bands of all-time is MUSE! I mean, I totally bore my friends and family (who aren't on Twitter or Facebook) about Muse. And, of course, I bore my Twitter and Facebook peeps with my love of MUSE! In fact, I was completely shocked when my cousin, Martha, asked, "who is Muse?" I thought, "HELLO!" Anyway, back to my post.

For months, I have been telling my friends and family that I was going to see Muse perform for the first time in Los Angeles. When I knew the date that Muse was playing in Los Angeles, I started to telling everyone that I will be at the September 25th concert. Here the problem, I didn't have tickets and I made no attempt to buy the tickets. But, deep in my heart, I was going, no matter WHAT!

September 23rd arrives, I'm thinking OMG, MUSE SATURDAY the 25th - I WILL BE THERE! Saturday morning arrives, with no tickets in hand, I log on to ticketmaster. I attempt to purchase two tickets to MUSE. AND my tickets were available, but it said, "limited view." I didn't care because as long as I was there and listening to my band.

I happily got ready to see my band. I drive up to the Staples Center (where the Lakers play). I go in and I'm shown to my seat. OMG, the stage is right in front me. I mean I have NO ONE IN FRONT OF ME. The problem, there is a huge curtain. I'm thinking, "is this what ticketmaster meant by limited view?" Goodness, the opening band is Passion Pit, I could hear them, but not see them. I stayed positive and said, "I'm going to see Muse!" I did finally see the band, Passion Pit, as they were finishing up. You see I realized then that I was by the soundboard. How cool is that!

All around me, people were complaining, "I can't believe ticketmaster sold tickets... what are we going to see... this is b.s." And it goes on and on, but I stayed positive. I said, "I'm going to see MUSE!"

Suddenly, it gets dark and I knew my band was coming up. The intro started, imagines on the curtain. The images continues for about three minutes, then the music for song, Uprising, begins. And The CURTAIN FALLS!!! The stage is five to six feet in front of me. I CAN see the bands' faces! I'm so close that I can see the expressions on their faces and every detail of their clothing. OMG, I knew this was going to happen, I knew I was going to see MUSE. As I jumped and danced to the song, I thought, "the law of attraction is working for me once again!" Going to this concert, I was reminded I need to believe in me, believe that I can do it, believe that I can make. I will forever think of my band, Muse, with a big smile face.

I attached a video of the opening of the concert. (BTW, my seat was left hand side of the stage.) VIVA the LAW OF ATTRACTION- ALWAYS BELIEVE!!!
p.s. I, also, watched Kate Hudson leave the soundboard. She's dating the leading singer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Conquer your FEARS!

When we have fear inside of us, it causes us to make some bad decisions.
When we have fear inside of us, it causes us to miss opportunities.
When we have fear inside of us, it causes us to change our persona.
When we have fear inside of us, it causes us to live life in limbo.

Bottomline, fear is part of life. It's really how we handle fear that separates us from the rest. Fear is nothing but our minds going into overdrive without direction.

And remember, as Dale Carnegie once said, "You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

Fight fear- life is just too short.

Peace out!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Coach John Wooden

It's been awhile that I have written a blog post. My brain has been going through a lot lately. But, tonight, after hearing of the passing of Coach John Wooden, I had to write. I love sports for many reasons. I love the competition and the drama. I love what sports usually represents- TEAM WORK. Because it's so true, there is no I in TEAM.

When the UCLA's Men Basketball team went back to the NCAA National Championship game in 1995, I was introduced to the Wizard of Westwood, Coach John Wooden. I heard about his famous Pyramid of Success, his 10 National Championships, and his speech on putting on socks the correct way at the start of every new season, just to name a few. I read how he truly cared about his players and treated everyone with respect. I found him fascinating. I found him exciting. I found him just plain awesome. I said, "WOW, why don't we have coaches like him today? Imagine the state of our sports teams in America?" He represented the reason why I love sports. I have since read several of his books.

I'm so grateful that we have the technology to just go on a site like youtube and hear him speak. Listening to him, I am always reminded, that it's never too late to be greater. He reminds me that only you can stop you for achieving what you want out of life. He reminds me to appreciate what I have.

Coach John Wooden- you will be missed, but you will, truly, never be forgotten.

I have attached Coach Wooden's TED Talk. If after listening to him doesn't inspire you, I don't know what to tell you. And remember in the words of this great coach, "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Back to Blogging!

It's been so long since I have last written a post. My hands are dirty from all the dust. My main challenge has been balancing my social networking and blogging with my life. I love Twitter and Facebook, just do. I have learned from so many cool, interesting, amazing, smart people. My Twitter peeps literally opened my eyes to all kinds of possibilities. I am reminded every single day that it's never to late to change and explore the world.

SOOOO, In order to get things moving with my social networks, I have decided to log on every morning and night for a half hour or hour. I need to get back in the groove of things.

In order to get things moving with my blog, I have decided to write mini posts every day for a month. I'm hoping that it will stir my brain to write. And I think it's going to work.

Stay tune, this story isn't over!

Peace and Hugs,