Monday, March 30, 2015

Finesse…rather than lie!

I recently went to the theater to see a show a friend directed.  He really wanted me to go and I did want to support him. Plus, the reviews were great!

Well, I went. It was late and the production just didn't hold my attention.  Add the fact that the guy seated next to me as really rather large and I felt scrunched.  Well, it wasn't the best environment.

I fell asleep because it just didn't hold my attention -- even with all of the "distractions."  Then, because it ran long, I had to leave so I didn't miss my train.

It was not a good evening.

This morning, my friend called -- waiting for the full-throttle compliments.  I didn't criticize the show but used polite hedging/finessing.  "It was interesting."  "The characters were full of life." I loved the set.  The  audience was really into it.  There were some great lines.  The directing was awesome. So glad I supported you.

He seemed to accept this and I felt good that I didn't give away the real problems I had with the show.

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do in the name of friendship.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Keep your charger on you at all times

I keep my cell phone charger with me at all times.  Why?  You may get stranded and the only difference between you getting help could be finding a place to charge your phone…just in case.
I was recently in Selma for the historic walk.  I had been making a lot of calls and I was operating on low.  Then, I dashed into a church and saw an outlet.  Luckily, I had brought my charger and was able to get 15 minutes worth of a charge, giving me about 65% and 2/3 full on the bars.  That was a great move because I was able to connect with my friends and find them.  With my cellphone on low, it was a good thing that I had my charger for a quick dose of juice.  That was the difference between a good day and a horrible day as we all found out another without a problem…without any hassle.  Ditto for airports. I keep my charger so I can go into those wifi spots or just borrow an outlet.  This is a MUST!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Off to history

I'm off to history!  Based on planning, valuable networking and sensibility, I expect all to go well!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Selma and Karma

I can't say this is part of my bucket list.  But, when I learned about the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery, I said "I'm In!"

And through the positive Karma I've brought, I got a ride to Selma from Montgomery, found out when/where the Sorority was meeting to March…and all signs are GO!

I'm off to history!

Monday, March 2, 2015

One of my pet peeves

OK.  So, I helped promote this dinner on Saturday and it is -- ALAS -- over.  However, I had a press table for the media.  Each person was told that they had only one ticket.  Then, of course, one brought a girlfriend (she is a woman) and I'd warned her not to do that.  So, next time, she won't be invited because I can't trust her to follow guidelines. One other media type said she couldn't come without her husband so when a ticket opened up, I gave her two.  BUT, SHE LET ME KNOW!  When there is a fundraiser and tables are tight, it is important to comply.  Period.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I made it

After a stressful experience with a client, I vowed to stay with it to its completion.  Last night was the event and I made it through…integrity and honor intact!