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This Earth, Wind, & Fire + Ozzy Mashup is the Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year

17 May

Mad props to DJ Cummerbund!

So The Twins Have Grown

9 May

(Photo: Wes Naman)

Credo

10 Apr

Personal blogging at least every 15 days? Bwaaaahahaha! Let’s try 30, shall we?

Did I edit my pledge? You’re damn right I did. Progress is progress, dahling. Hope you’re getting closer to your goals, as well. Keep climbing. Never stop.

Why Death Is an Ironic Mofo

22 Mar

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Because Chuck Berry and Chuck Barris within a week, that’s why.

I just can’t with that. Flawless. I might fall over. Spot me. 

While Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds still take the cake, this is another wow moment for the death show, my friends.

Bon voyage to game-show guru and self-proclaimed CIA hitman, Chuck Barris.

Some people called him “The Baron of Bad Taste.” Haters. They were just jealous of his super-slick dance moves. Everyone knows that. 

Is Prince Freaking Out Right Now?

20 Mar

If you believe that life doesn’t end after this round, then Prince and Chuck Berry could be chatting right now, if Prince hasn’t stopped doing this yet because he’s so excited that Chuck showed up…

From middle-class beginnings to doing reformatory time for armed robbery to working janitor and auto assembly plant jobs to siring rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry did a lot. Stellar run, Chuck. We bow and smile.

My gut was still sore from missing National Grammar Day, then—OOF!—Chuck Berry’s dead. But since I have this new commitment, I’ll also weave this latest gut punch into something blogtastic…

So, if you need any more reasons to love the hell outta Chuck Berry, here are five of them…

1. If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry. — John Lennon

2. I never liked blues and I really didn’t like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry. — Johnny Ramone

3. Of all the early breakthrough rock and roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. — Cub Koda

4. There’s only one true king of rock ‘n’ roll. His name is Chuck Berry. — Stevie Wonder

5. [My mama] said, ‘You and Elvis are good, son—but you’re no Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry is rock ‘n’ roll from his head to his toes’. — Jerry Lee Lewis

When Is It Time to Slow Down?

15 Mar

Photo: Wes Naman

When you realize you missed National Grammar Day.

March 4 came and went, and I just realized it. No grammar fails. No geektastic educational songs.  No James Brown memes. Not a single utterance of “March forth on March fourth”, for cryin’ out flippin’ loud. NO MARCH FORRRTH ON MAAARCH FOUUUURTH… oh, the humanity.

We all have triggers and catalysts. This is that moment for Lady Fabü, friends. When I realized I forgot to say March forth on March fourth, I felt like I was punched in the gut… and something has to change. 

So, how did this happen? 

Lifelifelifelifelife. Busybusybusybusybusy. Blahblahblah. Sure, busy can be a great thing—particularly for a freelancer. And I can still kinda use the twins as a hall pass, but let’s be honest, they’re pushing five years old (yeah, that happened). But let’s get real, here…

We can’t let work and the daily grind consume our passions or WE LOSE OURSELVES, PEOPLE. If I don’t have personal blogging time (though I do blog my ass off weekly for clients), we’ve got a problem. So that’s it, mofos. Enough is enough. It’s time for a balance tune-up, in a big damn way.

Here goes…

I hereby commit to a six-month challenge of blogging at least every 30 days. Your inbox just got a little saucier, dahling. We’ll cover all kinds of stuff—a fab mélange—and I want your feedback.

What’s happening with YOUR  passions? Are you making progress or stuck in a rut?

If you’re chugging along nicely, good on you. Please share your tips here about what keeps you on track. For those in Rut City, know that you’re far from alone. Here are some ways to help get back on track—and making your soul happier in the process.

1. Think: What moves you to the core? It’s likely been this way since you were a child. If it’s still there, reconnect with what makes you tick. Or is something new just nagging at you and won’t go away. Think about making it a part of your life. The big goal here: Just make the damn time. Even just a little right now. Just do SOMETHING regarding this step this week.

2. List: You’re more likely to accomplish something if you list it. So go for it. Jot out five things you’d like to accomplish in the next reasonable amount of days. Don’t stretch it too far out, though. Keep the dream alive, baby.

3. Accountability: Do yourself and your happiness level a favor and get a mentor. Many states have small business development organizations with sliding scale hourly fees for consulting services. Can you devote, say, $30 (sometimes less) per month to spend an session with someone who can help you get your dream off the ground faster and smarter? This is a seriously smart investment. 

4. Patience: When you start listening to your gut, this passion pursuit stuff will get easier and easier. But remember that it isn’t a race. This stuff takes time to develop. And day jobs can be demanding. Start working through your lists and give yourself small rewards whenever you scratch off tasks. The hardest part is getting started, so get that over with now. Open up that rusty valve and get the flow going, and the rest will come… and it might happen sooner than you think, so don’t stop.

OK, get rolling. I’ll see you again by March 30. I’m marching forth. Will you join me? 

And since I’ll see you after St. Pat’s and National Bavarian Crepes Day (Mar 22), I’ll go ahead and relay those greetings now. Have fun and be safe, lasses and lads. DO crepe and drive.

What Are Some Catalyst Moments That You’ve Experienced? When has a moment walloped you upside the head and triggered big change for you? Share the deets here. 

Happy Palindrome Week!

14 Jun

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Few things make us happier than palindromes. This week, they shine even brighter. We love you, palindromes; this week, and always!

Our fave palindrome, you ask? Lives drown in words evil.

Want more palindromes? Here ya’ go…

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