Friday, January 16, 2009

It's 2009, Baby!

shimelleFor many of us who scrapbook, we spend alot of time documenting places, experiences and OTHER people, but rarely do we reflect on ourselves. For me, I have always kept a journal(since I was about 7 years old). But in recent years I have strayed from that ritual, and I really miss having those moments of introspection. To start 2009, I have decided to create something for me, about me, so that I remember me. I'm not talking about resolutions, or even goals perse. But I want to take note of who I am now, and who I want to be.

Quel bon chance that I came across THIS! The ever-creative and delightful Shimelle is offering a free mini-class to say "thanks" to all of her supporters, and to start 2009 on a creative foot, if you will. You don't have to sign up or give your mother's maiden name; you just have to visit her blog to receive the various downloads. I definitely plan on participating in this class-- I think it's the perfect opportunity to spend some "me" time. And maybe it would be perfect for you, too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hidden appeal

So, I was taking a little break from my morning duties at work, and I stumbled across an article entitled "10 Sexy Careers You Never Thought Of." And, lo and behold, these are the top two:

Here are 10 careers that have more sex appeal than you probably realize:
1. Administrative assistants- When you visit almost any workplace, a smiling administrative assistant greets you. Very often you don't know if you're in the right place, whom you need to speak with or even what you need to do. Administrative assistants know the answers and, because they're your first points of contact, they have to be well-groomed and kind to visitors. Knowledge, good looks, a nice personality and helpfulness? Yes, please. And since they frequently work closely with high-level executives who value their opinions, they often possess a hidden but large cache of power. Administrative assistants pretty much have the whole package.

2. Baristas- If you're one of those coffee drinkers who don't speak to anyone and whom nobody wants to speak to until you've had your morning cup, is any occupation more attractive than barista? Before the sun rises, baristas are hard at work and ready to serve you with a smile. They understand your special ordering language and don a uniform, even if it consists of only casual clothes with an apron and cap. And no cologne or perfume they buy will ever be more alluring than the aroma of coffee that blankets them even after they leave work.

Thank you, thank you very much. **blush**
If you have known me for any length of time, you would know that I currently work as an Administrative Office Manager, and enjoy my job quite a bit. And during my college days (and some post-college days), I was a barista. I am still a great lover of coffee culture, and proud of my (mostly inactive) superior barista skills. So, I guess there must be some sexiness waiting to be unlocked in me, perhaps it's been there all the time...