It's been a while! I have been to Birmingham and San Francisco. Photos from San Francisco are below. I went to Alcatraz on Thanksgiving morning. Then in the evening a few of us went to Fisherman's Warf for dinner. Seals are agressive with each other and they abrk like dogs. Check out the video!
This has been such a busy time that I have not blogged in months! Here's some photos to catch you up! Enjoy :)
After an early appointment on Friday I spent the morning exploring Philadelphia. Then a client unexpectedly called and asked me to take care of something for an event in Philly! Remember that I live in Baltimore now, which made the phone call so ironic. I spent the entire afternoon taking care of business for the client.
Here is my dish on Scranton: It is a slice of AmericaI It is full of history and rich architecture. The Electric City is clean too! It is obvious that there was a strong industrial presence at one time. There are many old factory buildings and the Radisson Hotel is in a former train station. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to go inside.
This week I begin taking 1 summer class. Also in addition to the long term promotion that ends in December, I picked up another that will start this week and end at the end of June. Sound like fun? That's because it will be!
...even if I have to talk myself into it, it is going to be fun!
Have you ever gotten a glimpse of someone that you thought looked like you? That happened to me this recently! I got an email from Phillips and after scanning it I saw a flash of someone who looked just like me! It was not me this time but it was funny. See for yourself and let me know what you think!
Last week my faux-twin Lenore came to Philly to work with me. We had a great time. Counting how many people per day asked if we were twins or sisters became a running joke. We do not think we look alike, which makes it even funnier.
This week I was in Baltimore, just getting back this afternoon. It was my first truly technical show. From doing mostly medical and auto shows recently something so industry specific presented a lot to learn. Despite the newness of the subject matter the most interesting part of the show was talking to attendees and other exhibitors.
A nearby booth even features a celebrity look alike. Do you think he resembles John Kerry? Mr. John Kerry look alike said he really had problems with the resemblance when he lived in Washington DC during a time when Kerry was running for public office.
Then there were the men in the coats. I salute you gentleman for taking the plunge and bringing back a Tommy Hilfiger signature. Oh and thanks for the entertainment :)
For some unknown reason I agreed to work outside for the rest of the weekend. Ok, here's the truth. I did not know the job was outside. If I had known it was outside I would have agreed anyway. My strategy for making it through the blazing hot weekend(especially the 12-hr day) is a chia seed drink concoction, sunblock, sunglasses...and many prayers!
Had a great time working in Washington DC two weeks ago. While there I even picked up an extra booking. That is always good! Last week I only worked 1 day, which means I am very well rested. This week I am back in one of my favorite cities working with one of my favorite people. You will have to wait for the next post to hear about it!
In all this downtime I have been catching up on paperwork and trying to trick myself into getting back on track with workouts and healthy eating. My latest trick is to workout at home in a new pretty bikini. It is a great compliment to the Julianne Hough DWTS workout I have been doing most recently. In addition to a silly wardrobe change I have changed my eating habits slightly. I will be giving up foods I have trouble consuming in moderation. First up is ice cream...and in just in time for summer. Lucky me! On Sunday, cake might be next to be added to the list. I have also started eating on saucers to encourage eating smaller portions more often. Two weeks ago I had a tooth pulled. Between learning how to chew again getting sick from the antibiotics it had been easy to keep the portions small.
It's about that time again. Time to get ready to go back to Atlanta. YAY! I am so glad that the Bronner Brothers Hair Show does not conflict with the Apparel Mart's market dates this year. When one ends the other begins. The timing is impeccable!
Enough of the boring stuff. Check out what showed up in my inbox today. Special thank you to Steve Greer Photography for inviting me to participate in this project. Thank you to Paul and Matthew, the male models. They were so patient with me and my hair, that kept blowing all over the place. Thanks guys! Enjoy!
Finishing up some computer work then headed out to swim but wanted to drop a line. Got back from Washington DC yesterday for a medical show at the Gaylord National Harbor. To be such a fancy establishment parking is only $10! Shhhhh...don't tell them I said that :)
Before that I was in Englishtown for an NHRA race. It may also be my last. Then I was in Wildwood the weekend before that. I had never been to Wildwood before. In addition to being Memorial Day weekend Wildwood was hosting an international kite festival. They were the biggest and best kites I have ever seen! For your viewing pleasure I will post some pictures below. The best part of working outside was finally getting a tan on my legs. Now it needs to catch up to my bronzed arms :)
Before any of the above I went to the Makeup SHow in NYC. The Cosmetology Network let me take over their twitter while I was there. I will try to post a video soon from that show. It was a great time!
I am back in NJ as of yesterday afternoon and at this moment I have the whole week off. Can you believe it? it probably will not last. Chat with you later!
-School is out
-Not taking summer classes
-Made list of new goals
-New 6 week Samsung program
Since getting back from NYC I took 2 weeks off to finish school for the semester. This second Monday in May marked my 3rd week back to work. The transition has been hard! Room needs to be cleaned, mounds of clean laundry need to be folded, invoices and contracts need to be sent to clients and agencies, need to follow up with some business contacts, and need to pack for NYC this weekend. Some of those are good problems :)
A couple weeks ago I went back to NYC for an audition for an auto maker. I found out today that I did not get the job. That's the way this business works; other opportunities will come. For the next 4 weeks I will be working on a marketing program for Samsung. This weekend I get to take a break from that to attend the The Makeup Show NYC 2012 on behalf of the Cosmetology Network. The chance to do something new is exciting, and it is always great to have an excuse to go back to NYC. Stay tuned for pictures and maybe a little video or two.
After school ended I had all this free time and no idea what to do with it. That lead to making a new list of goals. I won't share all my secrets but a few of the items from the list are:
-continuing to learn Spanish
-read 1 book every week this summer
-exercise for 1 hour every day
-contact or visit one friend or family member every day to say 'hi'
Pandora and Spotify are helping me with the Spanish. Friends and family are happy to hear from me. My first book to read is Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Dr Daniel Amen. Reading it has already carried into week 2 and exercising is a real struggle but this is going to be a productive summer! I have PLANS and STRATEGIES!
Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll) They are rolling too! Playing ping-pong between Baltimore and Philly has been fun! Throwing Atlanta into the mix next week is going to be even more fun. Below are some photos from this month so far.
In addition to the BB Hair Show next weekend there is a new event called the Icon Awards. My mentor got me a ticket to go with him and his team. I went dress shopping already. You can see an honorable mention below. Stay tuned for the final selection.
It has been snowing a little in Baltimore for the last couple of days. Since the temperature is above freezing, business has been carrying on as usual. That is a great relief because for the Baltimore Boat Show a few weeks ago I had to miss a day due to icy weather.
Remember that Mizani project from a few months ago? The pics are back but can't be posted yet. I can't wait to show them to you!
Getting packages is always great! I got a cd of images in the mail today from Elements of Photography in Montgomery, AL. It was a throwback from last summer when I visited my cousins. It is funny because you can tell that my hair was longer then. That's ok because it is healthier now... I hope :)
Sunday is Mother's Day. My mom does not celebrate, instead says it is just another day. My grandma, however, celebrates everything so we are going to hang out tomorrow. I am going to wear a pair of earrings that Mishka gave me at last week's shoot. Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.
Next week I travel for another hair show =)
I was reading my friend Lenore's blog and it inspired me to blog again!
A couple days ago I got a Mac. God is so good! Big thanks to Chris at the Apple Store for answering all my questions! Coming from a PC is a big adjustment but conflict yields growth, right? The built in camera is really cool. I have been trying to Skype but no one is ever up at 2am, go figure. My next goal is to get a usb keyboard so I can play with GarageBand.
Next week I have the privilege of traveling to St. Louis for a hair show. This will be my first trip there. Thinking about it makes me want to watch "Meet Me in St. Louis" again. What a great movie!