Friday, October 8

Trick or Treat?

Halloween is rapidly approaching and so far I'm at a loss for costume ideas. This pseudo-holiday is a big deal at my office. Maybe because it's so boring here, we need to break out of the mold at least once a year and do something a little... mild.

Dearest friends, please help me out by submitting costume ideas. There are only two limitations: nothing too grotesque or scary, nothing that costs a fortune. HAVE FUN! - Let your creativity flow, be as detailed as possible, and thanks in advance for your help.

Thursday, October 7

Initial Concept

Wednesday, October 6

Kiki Freelance

Today I was forced to attend a seminar in Rancho Cucamonga... Yeah, that's a real place, not just a fictional location that Bugs Bunny refers to in his cartoons. And while I was sitting there half-listening to information about how we can add business loans to our service line-up, I envisioned all the small businesses in my community.

How did they get there? Did they just wake up one day and decide they're done working for "the man" and hang a shingle? From what I absorbed in that seminar, the answer is... not exactly. Still, I admire their bravery. I like this brand of freedom that grabs Destiny by both lapels. Although being your own boss comes with a slew of challenges, it's worth it in my book.

I smiled, thinking of all the restauranteurs, chiropractors, hair stylists, and retailers in my neighborhood... But then something really dangerous happened: I pictured myself as one of them. I figured, a little extra income wouldn't hurt, since working for a not-for-profit business seems to mean they profit and I don't.

Well, I suppose you'll find out how serious I am in the next week or so. If I start doing crazy things like designing a logo and my own marketing materials, look out! Now that I know more about how it all works, I've got a funny feeling that I won't be able to resist the allure of working toward becoming my own boss.

...And in the process, helping those local merchants.

Because restauranteurs need menus and signage, chiropractors need loyalty programs, hair stylists need business cards and web sites - and all of them need effective advertising!

Stay tuned?

Tuesday, October 5

Liquid Generation

Yeah, I hit the quiz motherlode...







Monday, October 4

Head Like A Hole


Video provided by Nine Inch Nails
god money i'll do anything for you
god money just tell me
what you want me to
god money nail me up against the wall
god money don't want everything
he wants it all

no you can't take it
no you can't take it
no you can't take that away from me

head like a hole, black as your soul
i'd rather die than give you control

bow down before the one you serve
you're going to get what you deserve

god money's not looking for the cure
god money's not concerned
with the sick amongst the pure
god money let's go dancing
on the backs of the bruised
god money's not one to choose

no you can't take it
no you can't take it
no you can't take that away from me

head like a hole, black as your soul
i'd rather die than give you control

bow down before the one you serve
you're going to get what you deserve

you know who you are

Sunday, October 3

Description

When asked to sum me up, my brother said:

What can I say about my sister... Kiki is kind
of like one of those everlasting gobstoppers -
Sweet, strong, and always changing her taste.

I think he nailed it.