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Day 140: i heart new york

20 May

I. Heart. New York.
And, Facebook.

Sometimes this city gets the best of me, with the constant traffic, honking horns and the hustle that bustles me all around.

And, then, on days like today, it seems as if nothing could be better than being in the Big Apple — with two of my most faves to boot!  

In breaking Facebook news, I learned my bestie Sara will be in NYC tomorrow.

What joy! What fun! What irony.
I just crossed paths with Sara in Paris a few weeks ago. What’s next? New York?  Why, yes. Tomorrow it is.

In even more fabulous Facebook fun, I learned Debi Lilly was also in town.  So tonight, I hopped on a train and met the one and only Debi and fam for dinner.

In fact, here we are in our finest dresses:

Just kidding.
I forgot to take a photo of us at dinner so this one has to do.

But, I must admit, I love it!
It brings me right back to paper dolls with closets full of cut-out clothes and stickers that smelled like watermelons and strawberries — and all the other fun paper products I loved playing with since I was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in my hand.

This photo is really two manequins with paper dresses all dolled up to promote the National Stationary Show — which I also found out is happening because of Facebook (thank you Debi!).

All this makes me wonder….

What did we ever do before Facebook?
I’m sure the answer has something to do with the paper.

No matter.  Even before Facebook was invented (or went public) we always knew how to find our friends — by listening to our hearts.

Day 105: caine’s arcade, social good and other fearless dreams

14 Apr

Oh, dear Caine!
You have me in tears.

I realize I may be a late arrival to Caine’s Arcade, but it was well worth the trip.

Yesterday, Debi Lilly posted a note about Caine on Facebook, and I saw a little news spot on his amazing arcade. And, then tonight, Seth Godin, sent out a little note about Caine’s Arcade, the short film.

I decided I should check this video out.
And, I did.
It was so worth it.

It takes 10 minutes to watch this masterpiece of social good.

Warning: it may bring you to tears, or put a smile on your face.
Or both.

At the end of the video I couldn’t help but donate to the Caine Scholarship Fund.

Hey, if a 9-year-old can build an arcade out of cardboard boxes, old toys and tape — what could he do with the college education of his choice?

And, if a filmmaker can turn his story about a young boy’s dream into a social media phenom, and a college fund, then I say this:

We’ve never been more connected.
And, there is a REASON why.

To be fearless.
To show more love.
To help each other.

Here is one 9-year-old boy and a filmmaker to prove it.

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

A 9 year old boy – who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store – is about to have the best day of his life.

Help Caine’s Scholarship Fund:  http://cainesarcade.com

Caine’s Arcade Online:  http://facebook.com/cainesarcade


Credits:  Directed by Nirvan


Day 13: f*ing friday :: fudge

13 Jan

F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word Fill.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:

As in, fudging it.

I am feeling better!
Even though I have a few coughs hanging around I am officially putting the first f*ing flu bug of the year behind me.

There’s just one thing I’m not sure what to do with — the two pints of ice cream left in the freezer.

It’s dairy free. (love).
It’s soy free (love).
It was the perfect remedy for an achy throat.
But, it’s not sugar free (drat).

While the soft creamy dessert fit into my self-care regimen for the last week as I soothed away my sore throat, it doesn’t fit into my promise to take care of this body of mine.

But, it’s too good to throw out.
Hum. …What would you do?

I am going to take someone else’s advice on this one.
Donna Eden to be exact.  I once heard the energy medicine guru herself give advice on eating foods that may not be best for your body.  Her wise words were simply this: “Make sure you LOVE it.  Put lots of love into in before you put it into your body.”

So I’m going to grant myself permission to fudge on this one.
And eat it!  (With lots of love of course!)

Plus, I’m starting a cleanse next week.
So I am going to love this dairy-free, soy-free ice cream down to the very last melted drop!  And then, I’m back to the sugar-free zone.

If you want another type of sugar rush, check out this fabulous preview of Valentino’s – Haute Couture line up for Fall Winter 2011/2012, sent to me by Debi Lilly.  I especially love the red dress.  It makes me giddy just thinking of my first shopping trip with Holly Getty (which is in the works, stay tuned!).

Speaking of people I love…
I am incredibly GRATEFUL to YOU.  Thank you for your notes, emails and well wishes over this past week.  Thank you from the bottom of my head, heart, body and soul.

It made all the difference. You made my week much sweeter.


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