Well... I had a moment.. well a few of them actually in the last while.. and realized that it's been almost a month since I've written ANYthing.
And true to "me" form, I decide to take on a whole bunch of topics, manifesting and starting with one odd idea (wouldn't y'all LOVE to know what that was ;), randomly throw them together and try and make sense of it all.
Get on my train.
See earlier post about "What A Good Boy" if you need an update on how to find and follow my caboose! Get your minds outta the gutter.. Well.. that or invite me along... Haha.
So... Seeing as I have over 30+ drafts sitting there calling my name I have little excuse to be not be writing..
But. Instead. I'll ignore all of those and write something totally unrelated, rather random and somewhat "vague"... since so many blogs out there do that everyday. I mean write about random, probably somewhat boring elements of their daily lives... I thought I'd lash out and try it (wide-eyed innocence and NO sarcasm here at all.. ;)
The only thing I'm missing is a silly photo or video that has NO relevance or bearing on the situation.. ANY situation. Oh wait.. I'll post pics of my new hair.. b/c I look hot.. sure.. yah.. whatever.
Update on the last month:
(a.k.a. What the hell happened to February 2010!?)
New hair color!
I hair modeled about 2-3 weeks ago (which I have often done, as my hair is long, cool & goes curly, straight, pretty much whatever I/you/they want.. so hair dressers kinda love me :) and had a chance to be someone's "final exam" for her natural red-headed color tech. The first go at the color was ~3 weeks ago, and then I came in ~2 weeks ago for her final, plus a bit of color correction and root touch-up (apparently my hair grows REALLY fast)!
What can I say really.. except her teachers raved, they loved it, they thought I was a natural & scolded me extensively that I had better keep this color.. or else! As for the color tech.. while she still really needs to work on her communication, people skills and client rapport... A LOT in fact, on the hair color "tech'ing" side of things.. she is clearly talented and everyone is quite happy.
So.. the verdic.. I AM a red-head again & EFF'ING loving it!
In fact. It's better than any MacDonald's commercial. I so should have been born with this hair color. All I can say is WTF genetics... why did you not give me this color from birth!?
Don't get me wrong.. I rather like my natural hair color too.. brown, w/red highlights, etc.. but there is something about red that just kills it for me. Everyone agrees. So why did nature get it so wrong?
I even have the "fair skin colour, freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light". Sigh.
Well, a wee genetics lesson is in order then for those that may not understand the depth of my woes. My mom is a redhead, my dad has dark hair. It requires receipt of two copies of a specific recessive gene on chromosome 16 (in case you were wondering) to get red hair. It's rather unique.
Red hair is caused by a relatively rare recessive gene.
As Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_hair says...
"Even if both parents do not have red hair themselves, both can be carriers for the gene and have a redheaded child." Clearly this did not work in my case.
After doing genetics in university.. I was furious at my dad for months regarding his genetic make-up and the subsequent miss on me being born to the ranks of the naturally redheaded sexiness group. Good thing there is nothing he could really do about it and I eventually forgave him. But damn. ALL my cousins got red hair.
I guess my aunt married the right guy, genetically speaking that is...
I was however many, many years ago voted on by three natural redheads and they granted me "honorary redhead status".
So that counts for something.. right?
I think I had "2 out of 3" of the already legendary redhead traits:
1. I have the fire/intensity/passion of a redhead apparently (also Google Scorpio as this applies too ;) and;
2. the lovely fair skin that burns at the mere hint, or mention of SUN and freckles.. (or tans with SPF of 30 on), or turns a rather embarrassing and pretty shade o'pink when I blush.. and of course;
BONUS: I have a parent that has natural red hair.. but that is considered extra.. although mom's count more than dad's do in these situations.. go figure.
But to wrap up.. for further interest/entertainment, or general genetic reading pleasure...
A really great, somewhat funny (not sure why I find it funny, but I do) and quite informative bit on Red Hair Genetics: http://www.derm.med.ed.ac.uk/06_teaching/redhairgen.htm
Dance/Pilates/Massage/Other treatment studio idea:
Hmmm.. next on the agenda for the month was a bunch of strange business leaps, ideas, and opportunities. Sadly.. nothing really came of them, but they motivated me, and reminded me off what I really should, and need to be doing with my life. I've known this "path" for a very, very long time and have to keep reminding myself that I just got side-tracked for a while and there is still time to do it!
Not sure how it all transpired exactly now, but a girl friend of mine contacted me to say that the yoga studio downstairs from her apartment was suddenly vacant, and possibly available to rent. Apparently the business and the owner didn't have the best business model or structure and had gone out of business or moved...
My friend teaches belly dance and it is an awesome fit to pair with Pilates.. as long as we could work together and not have any scheduling conflicts.
So we met up the day I had my hair dyed..
I was feeling rather dynamic.. a new being.. transformed in the light of day and in the dark into a redheaded goddess.. oh wait.. wrong storyline.. Sorry. Eek. < blush />
Anyway... we sat down and in a few mere hours over coffee and chocolate sustenance at Starbucks we hashed out a pretty damn fine Dance/Pilates/Massage/Other treatment studio idea and business structure.
Our two problems.. then and still:
1. Money/start-up funding (any angel investors out there?!) and;
2. The space ended up being way too expensive to be realistic (and also ended up being rented by the time she got around to talking to her landlord about it).
Sad. However.. we did put together a really amazing concept, and we realized that we have very similar focuses, business goals, organization structure and approaches, and even dreams/goals of what to do with such a concept, space, and business.
So, unfortunately, the idea is once again on a bit of a back burner.. but it now has my red kettle sitting on it simmering.. and I'm thinking: Pilates Business Studio dreams & ideas again.. somehow, someday.. soon!
Now I just have to be patience until my career coach person gets back mid-March and I can get back to meeting, etc and get on the awesome path again.
It is frustrating though, as I want to do it NOW!
I want the roadblocks gone, I want to start doing what I am supposedly to be doing on this planet, once and for all.. fully and completely! I am impatient, and I need to keep reminding myself that things do happen for a reason, and at the time needed and intended. (Ok.. enough hippie shit and just get on w/it says the other part of my brain..)
Next up.. and I'm going to leave this slightly vague and undefined, as it requires a whole blog post off it's own..
Met an old (OLD!) friend for coffee, then lunch, then photo shoot and another few photo shoot(s) to come!:
Wow. Does that seem like a whole lot of crazy. Yep. Days after I was asked to do a write-up for an event out here.. for a magazine out in Toronto, I had a perfectly synchronous run-in with a very old friend of mine, Mike. Now, Mike & I have known each other for ~15+ yrs and he is doing a similar path.. wandering his way back to remembering who he really is and what he really loves to be doing everyday. More on that later.. as I said.. there is a whole lotta cool stuff to get into there!
Update: Some photos from that photo shoot:
Somewhere in there.. I had hang-outs with 2 of my dearest closest g/f's, who I just don't see enough of, took some wonderful walks on the seawall in the sun and oh.. the Olympics started. Which may have something to do with the next phase of things.. or maybe I just felt like hiding when chaos came to town..
But then.. The flu (or something like it...) came along and all this great momentum I had built up crashed in a big fiery
(read fever-ish), achy and not feeling so great heap. I hate that.
Which meant that I was down and super sick on Feb 18th.. and..
Completely and sadly missed that great event I was invited to cover. However, I'm going by this week to see what I can scrap together about the event, hopefully view some sexy jewelry, possibly still do a write-up on it, and hope for the best!
... and I'm HUMAN again.. Present time:
Umm.. actually.. about all I'm thinking about is finally sleeping and WTF am I still doing up writing madly, listening to music and generally being a lil bit crazy.
Oh wait.. insomnia does that to a person!
[SIDENOTE: What ever happened to that whole H1N1 scare, freak-out.. thing anyway?! That to come in a blog about how to stay healthy in this crazy world of icky germs, bio-tech and expensive organic food.. in a health & wellness series I'm working on as well..]
[FINAL NOTES: Minor editing done. Decided I don't care if it doesn't make sense.. there are much, MUCH worse "blogs" out there.. and other articles to move on to!]
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