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Posted in doing some good, famous people, Oprah with tags , on April 29, 2008 by erin
Doing some good……
I happened to catch Selma Hayek on Oprah some time ago and she was talking about Pampers & UNICEF teaming up to provide tetanus vaccines to those at risk. Just by purchasing a specially marked pack of Pampers you are giving one vaccine to a mom in a developing world. Remember diapers make great shower gifts!

Oprah Here I Come!

Posted in goals, Oprah, spring with tags , , on February 6, 2008 by erin

I am in the process of backing up my computer. What I really care about are the photos and music, I do have a small business so that stuff would be a bummer to lose but those photos can never be replaced. The good and bad with digital cameras. It’s going to take an hour and a half to backup all my photos and two for the music! So in the mean time I thought I would keep myself entertained…….

Have you ever looked at the Title 9 catalog? Title 9 has cute sporty clothes, shoes, bags etc. for the active but still very stylish woman. I personally love looking at their selection, but the one thing that catches my eye in every issue is the description of women in their photos. First of all where do they find these women? Do they have a casting and the requirements are: must have a really unusual name (or we can make one up for you), must have a PhD in something, must do at least 12 sports, and must have really weird likes/dislikes or sleep in your VW van and eat only grass.

The woman on the very first page is a perfect example:

Name: Kuan
Current Book: El Mago de Oz (that’s the Wizard of Oz to you and me)
Favorite Athlete: Secretariat-the greatest race horse of all time
Hidden Talent: Walking around in Bridge Pose

-See what I mean-
Here’s another:
Name: Kathe
Photographer by trade, sculptor, ceramicist, knitter and baker too.
She can also be found restoring vintage VW’s.
Sport of choice: Surfing, although she admits that she’s secretly always wanted to learn to break dance.

I am always inspired by reading these little bio’s. Usually I feel like I need to get out and surf (a little hard to do in my land locked state) or maybe head out for a run, or a bike ride, or better yet commute everywhere by bike or restore a vinatge car. It also makes me long for Spring and Summer when I can do all of the above. I get so antsy during the winter….need to go out and play!

Other times I feel so inadequate when I read this catalog. I mean look at what these women have accomplished! Sometimes I wonder what the heck I do all day and why am I not working on my PhD. And as the days turn into weeks I have yet to learn Spanish, take up knitting, open my own store selling something, invent a gadget every mom can’t live without and appear on Oprah (like the lady who invented the jibbitz for crocs) and make millions or even thousands.

I think I need some goals something to work on and achieve. I do have long term goals but really can’t do much with them until P is in school. So I need something I can do now. Maybe it will be to learn Spanish or knit or become the next best thing to Wally’s Biscotti. Don’t get me wrong, I do know I have the best gig there is right now. That gig is being a mommy. I would not change that for the world. I just want to be a really good mommy and a biscotti baker. Maybe I can’t have the best of both worlds. But maybe I can better myself in some small way. What I really want to do is have my own business without all the hard work, think it can be done? Here’s to finding my goal……and maybe being on Oprah one day.