Beginning of the End

This past Sunday last year was the last time I saw my friend Gregg healthy. Gregg, Brandon and I went to the Los Alamitos Wings, Bolts,and Something show for a photographer day out.  Gregg had said he’d been a bit under the weather but he thought going out for a nice day of walking would be good.  So we walked down to the base to look at planes and classic cars. We split up to get lunch.  When I came back to see Gregg, he was holding a bottle of water in line for his food.  He motioned to me...
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Geek-style Brunch

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I might have just done one of the geekiest things so far. A few Saturdays ago, I joined a tweet up tequila brunch via Google+ Hangout. Flash back about a year or so ago when Annette/@dananner, being the instigator of all things social media, introduced me to a very small group of tweeps who get up with the birds to go to work. Our little group  greet each other daily at the crack of dawn.  And once in a while we’d joke about having tequila for breakfast. So I said, how about we all meet up for a tequila brunch?...
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Getting My Eyes Opened

Getting a new perspective

It’s been 6 months since my career change. I have experienced so much in half a year than I’ve ever had in a long time. Obviously, I’ve experienced being completely and totally unemployed. I’ve experienced life as an independent contractor, working with a few clients on a few small projects; as a hired hand for any odd jobs; and as a party hostess and promoter for a product. And now as a full-time freelancer at a huge advertising firm. I’ve always wanted to work in advertising since I made up my mind in 8th grade. I did summer internships at...
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Powder Blue Panties in a Twist

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USC Marching Band drum major has been stabbing his sword into the middle of the football field for god knows how long as a part of the band’s act. Our field. Their field. Any field. We have been taking special pleasure when we play at the Rose Bowl because our Trojan ALWAYS gets to stab through fucla logo in the middle of the field.  I don’t know where the bRUINS have been this whole time but we’ve ALWAYS noticed. Now that the familiar scene to us Trojans got included in the PAC 10+2 promotional video, suddenly the fucla athletic director...
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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Pairings

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While I *am* indeed the official partner of Ghirardelli and a hostess to the upcoming Ghirardelli Intense Dark Pairings event for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there was a glitch in promotion and folks are being sent here to OakMonster HQ for information on the event instead of to Food.OakMonster.com where all the coverage of the event will be. Click on the banner on right or… Click here and head on over to Food.OakMonster.com now! Get the information on the event and see how you can get on my invite list. Ah. The woes of having an internet empire. 😉...
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