Flying Under the Radar Posted on August 12th, 2009 Richard Himmer
In the year 2009, it is currently vogue to be wired 24/7. It's harmful, but it is cool. Without the ability to fly under the radar screen for a period of time to recharge your batteries, you are living on the edge of stress and your body and mind are red lining.
I think being cool is just the opposite. Take an evening this week and fly under the radar screen. Drive your friends and relatives bonkers and turn off all electronic contact power from 5PM to morning. Achieve some balance by finding some 'me' time without electronics. Meditate, singularly focus your mind on something or on nothing and regenerate your batteries.
Think of yourself as a rechargeable battery. Stop the world for a short time and get off. The hustle and bustle of life will still be there when you get back.
Here's a thought: take the time and spend it with a loved one. Just talk. Talk about life, before and after the present. If you are married, get to know your spouse better. If you're a mom or dad, listen to your child.
Present tense relationships are not developed multi-tasking. You must be there, both body and mind.
The most effective way to enjoy this time is by improving your communication skills. Here are two articles on the Power and the Art of Questioning.
Balanced Living from the Start, Communication, Family, Marriage recharge batteries
Brad Buckles & Lance Armstrong - Livestrong 100 miles!
Sunday 6/21 Fathers Day LIVESTRONG Challenge Seattle 100 Miles around and thru Seattle Washington
LET'S GO, Brad Buckles-Seattle!
I need your help, support & any fundraising possible. Even if it is a dollar. I don't care. If I can spend Fathers day riding 100 miles, you can help me with a few dollars. It is for cancer, it is in the name of my Mom. She has, is enduring breast cancer. I have cancer in my direct family. I have experienced, second hand, this disease.
Please help any way that you can :)
Brad Buckles Riding a GT Carbon frame (for those that ask) I am looking forward to this race/fight on Sunday!!!
Here is a LIVESTRONG posting from thier blog.
Show us your spirit! SEATTLE ROCKS!
The LIVESTRONG "Show Us Your Spirit" Rally is underway! The 'prize' is a City message and 'tweet' from Lance Armstrong, but most importantly: bragging rights over the other LIVESTRONG Challenge cities in terms of who has the best spirit!
What do we need to do? For the next two weeks, up to May 7, 2009, we need to raise as much money as possible, and bring on as many new participants as we can!
I KNOW that as the newest – and first – 2009 event city of the LIVESTRONG Challenge Series, that we can also be the first in registration and fundraising!
Let's compare the other Challenge Cities (this is where we throw down the gauntlet)
What does Austin have? Longhorns? "Hook 'Em"? What the heck does that mean? What does Philly have? A cracked bell and humidity? Rocky? Cream cheese? What does San Jose have? High tech? Heat and earthquakes?
... but ...
What does Seattle have? Clean air, snow-capped mountains, the ocean, lakes, hills, forests, a huge cycling and running community, and an amazing group of LIVESTRONG people with big hearts and relentless fundraising energy!
(Call me biased.)
The excitement is definitely building on all sides! The course route is set, the weather is getting warmer – but we need you to put Seattle on the LIVESTRONG map!
We welcome all Seattleites and out-of-towners to this great event, and LIVESTRONG Challenge participants will enjoy an unforgettable event! The course will take advantage of all aspects of Seattle – from starting under the Space Needle, to riding through downtown, to closing off a floating bridge for the riders, to taking in the beautiful lakes, hills, mountains and forests that form our topography. This truly will be a unique, fun and challenging ride.
So, go ahead, Seattle! Let's pick a fight with cancer!
Let's show Austin, Philly and San Jose who really is number one!
Let's put ourselves on the map! Sign up for the Challenge in Seattle, and FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE!
Gooooo, Seattle & Goooo, Brad Buckles!
This week I have had the opportunity to attend and help organize one of the greatest gatherings in the wedding industry.
60 Bridal show producers, representing hundreds of bridal shows, from all over the world have come to gether to discuss the wedding industry. Everything is on the agenda from bridal trends, fashion, marketing and of course the economy.
The best minds of the industry have indicated that although there are drastic changes in the industry this year, brides are getting married and they are "JUST" booking later in the year than in times past.
More to come,
According to many brides and wedding professionals that I am talking with lately. Thursday night is becomming the new Saturday night, most important wedding day in demand.
Facilities have the date open, always. Wedding professionals are always open and willing to make it worth your while if you would like to book them. And it get the party started before the weekend really starts. For brides, you can affor to take a day or two off and enjoy a little honeymoon downtime before friends have to be back to work on Monday.
It will become much more popular in the months to come. We feel the need to spread the information as fast as possible because we are here for you...Always.
Marriage Proposal Ideas for a Green Wedding
There are marriage proposal ideas and then there are ideas. Having a green wedding is a great statement you can make, one that shows that you are not only concerned about the environment, but actually want your wedding to have as minimal environmental impact as possible. And yes, it is possible to have an eco-friendly wedding without appearing 'cheap'. When you've made the decision to go green, it's a good idea to let your guests know your intentions to have a green wedding.
You might want to start writing engagement announcements on 100% recycled paper. The more your guests are aware of your intentions, the easier it will be to prepare them or even get their help in creating a wedding that is green focused.
Although the main purpose of having a green wedding is not cost, but you will be amazed at how much money you can save by using recycled, sustainable, and eco-friendly products, and by adopting such practices as using local suppliers.
Here are a few ideas that you can easily adopt to make your wedding day not only a beautiful, but also sustainable.
Invite and Recycle To cut down on using paper, consider sending out email invitations or creating a wedding website where your guests can go to get all the information they need. Your website can live on and be the place where you post your wedding and honeymoon pictures, and any other updates. If you do send out paper invitations, use 100% recycled or handmade paper with vegetable or soy-based inks.
A Wedding a la Nature If you are having a spring or summer wedding, consider having it outdoors at a local beach, park, or your favorite outdoor location. Also, think about how far it will be for your guests to travel. Choose a venue that is close to your home. You could even arrange a car pool system. To cut down on travelling you could have your wedding and reception in the same location.
Who Says you Can't Wear Your Wedding Dress Again Why not buy a dress or suit that you will be able to reuse. Or you can look for a vintage wedding dress. To go all natural, there are many dresses and suits that are made from organic cotton.
Local Blossoms Flowers are one of the biggest ways that you can make a green statement. First, know where your flowers come from, as many flowers come a long way--some from overseas! Research florists in your area that get local organic flowers. Another option would be to use potted plants, branches, or local wild flowers instead of stem flowers. You can arrange to have your guests take them home after the reception.
Waste Not, Want Not Food is often wasted at most receptions. Arrange to have a catering company that is known for its eco-friendly practices. Find out where they buy their food (local fruit and vegetables is a good sign). Most importantly, ask them about their recycling process. There are a number of ways you can have a 'green' meal at your reception:
- Use fresh, local food that is in season (which does not have to be transported from across the country or from overseas) - Avoid the use of paper cups and napkins. - Find out if you can have food waste composted. - Arrange to have any leftover food donated to the nearest homeless shelter.
It's Better to Give than to Receive Everyone loves gifts. However, when planning your registry think carefully about the items and only list the things you really need. Look into having your gifts registered at an eco-friendly gift shop. Or as an alternative to receiving gifts you could have send a request to your guest letting them know that they can donate to your favorite charity instead.
Wedding Favors that Live On Try to make your wedding favors as sustainable as possible, so your guests don't simply end up throwing them away. You could have simple paper or cloth bags filled with simple items such as a small plant, organic soaps, or recycled paper gift cards. A popular option is to give guests little packets of flower or tree seedlings.
About the Author: Dan Maynard is the creater and publisher of a site that provides information for guys looking for free marriage proposal ideas to help them pop the question. After all, it is a moment in time that will be a treasured memory for a lifetime.
Getting started-Familiarize,Fantasize,Prioritize, Visualize,Organize,Sympathize,Synchronize,Deputize
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Weddings are a ceremony! A Celebration! One part reality and planning. A HUGE part fantasizing, dreaming, hoping and orchestrating.
We here at bridesclub.com are trying to bring to you the latest and best vendors in the field of wedding planning. Tips and trends, the newest in wedding services.
We want to inspire you with wonderfully innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration. First things first: What do you want? FAMILIARIZE yourself with the options and available services. FANTASIZE about all that can be. PRIORITIZE which points are important to you/your significant other. VISUALIZE what it is going to look like as it comes together. ORGANIZE it into smaller pieces. SYMPATHIZE - although it is your day, others should to be able to enjoy it. It is a celebration/party. You want others to enjoy it with you! SYNCHRONIZE your dreams, cultures, abilities to come together. DEPUTIZE your team! Who can you really rely on! Write down all of your thoughts on a piece of paper and start. You'd be surprised with what a little creativity and knowledge can bring you.
....and remember to ENJOY LIFE!
The Choice Is Yours, In Reality and In Life - ENJOY IT! I made the decision early last year to enjoy life. To not let anything get to me anymore.
I meet tens of thousands of brides every year at the Tacoma, Bellevue and Lynnwood Wedding Expos and over in Hawaii at the Hawaii Bridal Expo. I challenge them constantly to enjoy the process. Enjoy life!
We are all a great big family. At a wedding we participate in this reality by celebrating the uniting of husband and wife. We get together and we throw a big party as a family.
The last several months have awakened me! Im sure that it is safe to say we have been nervous, worried, and little scared about all the changes and uncertainty.
But I choose to be inspired, Why...? I look at this time to celebrate a new dawn. The coming of change.... whatever the outcome. We need to turn to each other, talk to friends, and families - we're all part of several families and "friends are the family we choose for ourselves". Celebrate the differences in yourself and those around you. Enjoy the life you are living and those you are living it with!
May we all be grateful for what we have and celebrate by sharing even more.
So after months of speculation that the luckiest wedding date of all, 7-7-7 (July 7, 2007), is fast approaching and Las Vegas is packed with couples getting ready to marry this weekend. But you don't have to be getting married in Las Vegas on 7-7-7 for your wedding to be "lucky." Other locations that are expecting a larger amount of weddings than normal are Hawaii, the Caribbean, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
So if you haven't made plans for getting married on 7-7-7, you might be too late (except in Las Vegas if you're not choosy), but that doesn't mean you're out completely... there's always 9-8-7 coming up. I know. It's not lucky like 7-7-7 but it's still a cool numbered date.
Have a safe and happy 4th.
Okay so I was totally wrong about this new TV show, The Real Wedding Crashers, and NBC was too. In my first post about this new TV show, I was pretty optimistic because Ashton Kutcher was behind the project.
Apparently the show isn't holding any interest and NBC isn't even sure they're going to show the final shows of the season.
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I'm anticipated that Ashton Kutcher's new show, The Real Wedding Crashers, is going to be a huge hit. Not only because his other show was so popular and because he's quite popular himself, but because the idea of watching how other people react to how they expect you to react on your wedding day should something go wrong.
After weeks of teaser promos, NBC has finally announced the premiere of The Real Wedding Crashers, a new six-episode hidden camera comedy series where the couples being married are in on the joke, teaming up with five "crashers" to create an event their guests won't soon forget.
The Real Wedding Crashers, produced by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's Katalyst Films, will premiere on Monday, April 23 at 10PM ET/PT (immediately after Heroes returns from its brief hiatus at 9PM ET/PT) and air regularly in the Mondays at 10PM ET/PT time period throughout its run.
In the meantime, David E. Kelley's "The Wedding Bells" is getting cut after moving to it's regular time slot on Friday.
"While we've been pleased with the show creatively, and David's writing was first-rate, ('Bells') just didn't secure the ratings we'd hoped for," Fox said in a statement.
Four episodes of "Bells" have aired. For now, the network said it intends to air the remaining three segments.
This makes for an interesting opening for Kutcher's The Wedding Crashers but I still think it will do better than The Wedding Bells. Firstly NBC, where The Wedding Crashers will air, is in desperate need of a hit show so they'll do what they can to place it in a good day/time as well as promote it like crazy. Secondly, it's a hidden camera show and American's love their hidden camera shows.
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