Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Joyous Breakfast

I like this and I don’t know why…I just do.

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Decade in 7 Minutes

Totally worth the 7 minutes.

NEWSWEEK rewinds the first 10 years of the new century, reminding you of the best, worst, and unforgettable moments.


Creative Ads in Unusual Places…








Love the creativity….sent to me by my friend Mike.

1. Mondo Pasta

2. “Thousands are held prisoners for their beliefs in places worse than this.Write until you free them all. Amnesty International”

3. Tangled phone lines are a common sight on the streets of Bangkok, so Procter & Gamble decided to take advantage of how they resembled long strands of tangled hair. To promote P&G’s line of Rejoice conditioners, a large green comb was placed on the telephone lines, reading: “Tangles? Switch to Rejoice Conditioners.”

4. A billboard for Zwilling J.A. Henckels, famous knife-makers

5. A print of a cup of Folgers coffee was placed on top of manhole covers in New York City, USA. Wordings around the cup reads “Hey, City That Never Sleeps. Wake up. –from Folgers”.

6. This is ad for Mini Cooper was placed at the Zurich (Switzerland) train station.

7. This is an ad for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany. Depicting people working in the vending machines, ATMs, it delivers the message that ‘Life is too short for the wrong job’.

Busted….

The secret to Seth MacFarlane’s TV domination revealed thanks to sleuths at College Humor

Country Kicking Ass…..

Hands down ‘Country’ wins the award for putting on the best music awards shows ever….
Their focus is the live performances (and packing in as many as they can in three hours) and the awards themselves are secondary.
Last night’s performances did not disappoint….

And kicking total ass was the Zac Brown Band with their cover of ‘Devil Goes Down to Georgia’…outstanding.

Love this forward….

Sent to me by my beautiful friend….Alex…the Greek beauty herself.

The New Motto for 2010. Start it early!

A Poem About Our Girlfriends

Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
The most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.
The richest woman you know, she’s got the car, the house, the clothes~
might be lonely.

And the Word says, ‘If I have not Love, I am nothing.’ So, again, love
you.

Love who you are.

Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say, ‘I am too Blessed to
be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!’

Beat It….

Love this version of MJ’s Beat It

This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

Performed by Jack Conte & Nataly Dawn (Pamplamoose Music).

Sticks and stones…

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Yeah well who ever came up with that saying was obviously never a parent.
‘Mommy I hate you….Mommy I don’t love you anymore….’ uttered in the middle of a preschooler’s tantrum…

Words do hurt especially when spoken by a child that you love more than life itself.

(photo credit: freyart.com)

Women Helping Women.

New this holiday season, the collection of kate spade new york is featuring merchandise hand-crafted by Women for Women International graduates in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The women, who have received a year of rights and vocational skills training through the Women for Women International life changing programs, have been offered employment opportunities by knitting hats, mittens, scarves and dog sweaters for the holiday collection as well as additional items in upcoming seasons for kate spade new york. Plans for the partnership to expand to other countries are already underway.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina the slow recovering economy has left women especially vulnerable, as they struggle to earn a living in the face of an unemployment rate reaching over 50 percent.

Eighty-one percent of the women Women for Women Internationalworks with in Bosnia and Herzegovina come to us with no jobs. The HAND IN HAND partnership provides us with a crucial opportunity to help Bosnian women rebuild their lives, support their children and ultimately help rebuild their country.

The launch of HAND IN HAND is actually the launch of a new era in Women for Women International’s ability to move women survivors of war from victim to survivor to active and productive citizens.

Women for Women International was founded to assist Bosnian women who had survived horrific experiences in the Balkans wars. Hundreds of thousands of women were raped and civilians lost their lives. 16 year later Women for Women International are overjoyed at the opportunity to deliver such concrete opportunities to women who have survived so much and feel that the world has forgotten them.

Here is how the partnership works:

Women enroll in the Women for Women International program and decide to use knitting, a traditional skill in the region that has passed through generations of women, to earn an income.

Women for Women International provides the training in knitting for the women, with creative direction from kate spade new york.

Products are sold to kate spade new york and they pay the women for their work.

This partnership has helped program graduates transform their traditional handcrafts into beautiful winter accessories. Rabija Mujalo, a Bosnian participant and knitter for the patnership says, “I earned nearly as much money knitting at home in my spare time as my son who works full time in a factory.” Rabija’s story is an example of how HAND IN HAND is creating sustained economic self sufficiency.

HAND IN HAND collection will be featured in Elle Magazine’s December edition.

Hand knitted hats, mittens, scarves and dog sweaters are for sale now in kate spade new york stores and online.

 

Help A Child With Cancer Enjoy His Early Christmas By Simply Sending Him A Card

Help A Child With Cancer Enjoy His Early Christmas By Simply Sending Him A Card

Taken from ‘The Copper Brick Road’ blog:

Noah Biorkman was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in February 2007. He went into remission in August 2007. In September 2008, Noah relapsed with lesions in his right arm and right leg. After going through six different trials, the cancer continues to spread…

They are celebrating Christmas this weekend because they do not think he will make it through the season. He asked his mom if she could have his friends send him Christmas cards or ornaments for Christmas. He loves Christmas.

I don’t know Noah, but he’s a 5 year old little boy having to endure so much. I felt that sending him a Christmas card was the least I could do. So, I’m passing the word to try and get everyone to send a Christmas card his way to make things a little brighter for him.

You can send cards to this address:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, Michigan 48178