Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple

I found out this week that my little 15 minutes of fame has continued for a bit longer than I expected. My Aha Moment made it to the final round of voting! A BIG thanks to all of you who voted for the first round and you are more than welcome to vote again at If I'm in the top 10, it will be on television in 2010.

Oh, and the title? Attributed to the always wise Dr. Seuss. I like it, it fits my life on so many levels right now. I have lots of complicated questions running through my mind, now I would like to know where I can get those 'simple' answers?

(I was going to write more but I'm so tired that I just fell asleep at my computer. I think it's time to head to bed - you can hear more of my ramblings another day).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

i took this little test at

and this is what it said about me.

You are an adventurer: Action-oriented, curious, outgoing, and often technically gifted, you live for new experiences. You are drawn to risk-taking and aren't afraid to fail. (yup, that's me) Generally restless, you tend to job-hop or choose a field that offers constant novelty. (so not me - I've had 3 jobs in the past 20 years - I stay put) If you had to name your favorite place, it might be the center of attention—you're a born entertainer, (uhm, no!) and can easily adapt to any audience. While you collect many acquaintances, you're less likely to develop deep, committed relationships. (this use to be true, but no longer. I work hard at my relationships)

What to watch out for: When you can't satisfy your thirst for variety and excitement, you may see yourself as trapped, which can lead to impulsive and self-destructive behavior—drinking, drugs, breaking off relationships, ditching financial responsibilities. (true sometimes and something I am working on. Not the drugs or alcohol aspect, but food has always been my drug.) Try to find value in some traditions; if you learn to appreciate repetitive experiences, you won't always feel the urge to bust free. And when a new opportunity thrills you, keep in mind that just because it sounds exciting, that doesn't mean it's good for you. (this last sentence should probably be on my refrigerator).

Looking ahead: Life will have meaning for you as long as you feel stimulated. That might mean chasing twisters, (done that) exploring the polar ice caps,(not quite, but want to) getting a degree in dance therapy (I'm a horrible dancer), or becoming an astronaut. (ohh, I hadn't thought of that one!) It might also mean reading new books (I haven't finished a book in over 4 years - I start them, get close to the end, and forget about them - can you say ADD), attending workshops (love learning!), or letting yourself get swept up in an intoxicating romance (I do love that). As a risk-lover with a lot of energy, you're a natural entrepreneur.(oh, that is so NOT me, except for the energy part) You'll be happiest if you change jobs every so often and travel extensively. Movement is what keeps you going. (not really, yes, and yes)

Oprah knows me much better than I thought she did - very impressive since I thought she would still be mad at me for my Aha Moment. I see a reconciliation in the future. But first, I need to go find the stack of books I haven't finished and read them to the very end. Of course, I would have to start them all over again since I won't remember much, which means I have to sit down and read for longer than a few hours...

Where's my bike?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a reason to lose it...

...that's the title they gave me for my Aha Moment 'Commercial' and I kind of like it.

This is my round about way of saying that voting has begun!

Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out this post and this post about my experience.

Voting takes place until Oct. 15, when the top 25 will be decided (did I mention that if I get the top 25, I win a flip video camera? did I also mention that I REALLY WANT THAT CAMERA!!??) Then the top 25 move on to the finals and voting begins again - the top 10 will be featured in their nationwide commercials.

Here's the link to my newly edited aha moment - Make sure to take a few moments and check out the other semi-finalists - there are some amazing stories!