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Ishkur’s Guide

Another fabulous find from StumbleUpon – A guide to the origins and evolution of electronic music from Ishkur. If you ever wondered how Hardcore compares to Trance, or if there’s a relationship between Acid House and Tribal, you’ll find answers here. As a former “girlfriend of the DJ” and de facto club kid, I found the tour fascinating… ENJOY!

3 comments May 26th, 2005

Pumping Iron

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Last night, two years of faithfulness to the Curves training circuit came to an end. After incrementally upping my workout duration and frequency over eight months without achieving any measurable improvements, I decided it was high time to try something new.

It’s not that their system hasn’t worked for me, because it did for about a year. In retrospect, Curves is like training wheels for the non-athletic. Now that I’ve lost weight and built a good muscle base, it’s time to move on. I am determined to drop those few final pounds.

There are only a few methods to lose weight: eat less, exercise more, or use drugs. After getting my nutrition under control two years ago, I can’t further reduce my consumption without irritability. So of those three methods, only the additional exercise sounds like a viable option.

After searching, I found a decent gym. But first of all, I don’t know how to use any of their equipment, so there’s a learning curve. Secondly, if my husband gets wind of any flirting aimed in my direction, my stint there will be over faster than you can say Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What convinced me to make the switch despite these concerns: 1) they have eighty ways to work each muscle group and a huge variety of classes (this is good for ADD-girl) and 2) it’s less than half the price I’m currently paying, and also includes personal training – SOLD!

10 comments May 25th, 2005

The Essentials

Last week I missed Ten on Tuesday, but since I perfer that topic to this week’s (Best child actors?!) I’ll go back and cover what I missed. As a marketing girl, I’m keenly aware of the connections some brands have in our lives. Here is a list of a few that have made an impact on me…


1. Diet Coke – Elixir of the gods!
2. Microsoft – The true evil empire
3. BMW – Ultimate driving machine
4. Ann Taylor – Everyday staples
5. Westin – The Heavenly Bed!
6. Samsung – Classy gadgets
7. Christian Dior – Girl gear
8. eBay – I’m an addict
9. Herm̬s РTwilly!
10. Starbucks

What are your brand-name essentials?

11 comments May 24th, 2005


Although I’m not terribly fond of this new blogging chain letter trend, I happen to really like Crystal and since I’m also busy with another project, this meme makes my day a bit easier. Here goes…

1) Total number of films I own:
We have so many DVDs that we finally had to break down and part with the boxes to organize them in albums. Each holds about 45 movies and five albums are filled. Plus, we have about 25 more waiting to be filed. That means over 250 movies, and that’s sick. I blame my other half, as my video purchases take up only one album.

2) The last film I purchased:
The Philadelphia Story – Cary Grant is hotness.

3) The last film I watched:
Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

4) Five films I watch often:
Sense & Sensibility – I identify with the characters.
Life as a House – Same reason as the previous one.
The Sweetest Thing – Bad girls make me laugh.
Zoolander – Dumb guys make me laugh too.
An Affair to Remember – I’m a total sap.

5) Tag five people to participate:
This time I’m going to include a few people that don’t regularly blog. Feel free to leave your answers as comments here on this post, and don’t worry about passing it on unless you want to – Silentz, LlamaKing, PinkSaltyDickMeat, KanagaMini, and you.

6 comments May 23rd, 2005

She’s Baaack

A big round of applause for MrLemurBoy for filling in for me while I was away. Silent may be right – A blog of his own may indeed be in order. After all, he’s a very unique individual and the blogging community always benefits from diversity. Thanks, Ziggy… You rule!

San Francisco wasn’t bad. I managed to have fun despite the fact that I felt antisocial around the conference attendees. Conversely, I hit it off fabulously with the locals. Maybe I’ll write about my adventures next week, but for now here’s an overview of what I learned:

1. People from SF think they hate people from LA but in fact they are irresistibly attracted to us, as evidenced by the fact that I got hit on more times in five minutes in SF than in a week in LA.

2. Then again, maybe it’s just that women who leave maps to an unfamiliar city on their desk back at the office, and in turn roam around with a desperately lost “please help me” look are irresistible to all men, regardless of their sexual preference.

3. Homeless people in SF are some of the coolest, most articulate people you’ll ever meet. Seven out of ten are intelligent enough to develop unique marketing gimmicks to increase their panhandling payouts. I learned more from them than the conference.

4. Business conferences are lame and yet completely necessary. I came up with pages of ideas, none of which were related to any of the material presented, yet somehow I don’t believe those thoughts would have been precipitated by any other means.

5. Shopping in SF is the PWN! They have over three times the inventory compared to the same stores in SoCal. For every item we have, they have ten we never see, and the ones we do have come in five other colors up there. It’s sick! I’m already planning my next visit.

6. Never walk into a Marc Jacobs boutique… Naughty, naughty!

6 comments May 21st, 2005

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