Tags: Cinco de Mayo, Cosmetic and Plastic, Stella and Dot
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Interesting title, yes, but that’s exactly what it is, so…
Recently someone I know starting having some cosmetic procedures done on her face, not plastic surgery (which BTW, is not the appropriate term anymore, so I’ve been told), but instead some filler, laser, etc. The outcome has been great and she’s been very happy with the results. So a decision was made to incorporate some of what she’s had done into special events, offering a discount for people who book at these events.
The events have been held at Optical Boutique and special discounts on their merchandise is also offered during these events. It’s really a great combo, seems to go together well for some reason. The last event was very well attended and fun too; they served champagne and had some good nibbles, lots of networking going on, etc. I know a few people who had procedures done after that event, and were thrilled to have the discount.
The next event is this Thursday, Cinco de Mayo, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.! The doctor will be offering 60% off of his most popular laser service. Plus there will be the usual discounts on the optical ware. I realized last night that this would also be a great opportunity for my friend Cate to display her Stella and Dot jewelry! Why not? It seems to fit with the theme, she’s not been doing it long and is trying to build up her business, so what a perfect opportunity.
There will of course be food and drink and we’re a fun group of people, so you know there will be good times and good networking too. Please stop by and say hi and be sure to share this with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Optical Boutique, 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Bin Laden News May 1, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Terrorism
I was sitting here writing a post, obviously VERY unrelated to this most recent news. I usually don’t write about political things, in fact I rarely even discuss politics, however, while I was sitting here typing my mom called and said “turn on the news, Bin Laden has been shot.” I ran outside to tell my husband, and for some reason I’m not quite sure of, I started to cry when I was telling him. I simply said, “Osama Bin Laden has been shot and the Americans have his body.” In repeating the exact words that my mom had said to me, I broke half way thru and could hardly finish the sentence.
Then I came in to turn on the news and after a few moments felt compelled to write about how I am feeling. I’m not sure why I feel like crying, why I feel so emotional? I guess it’s bringing back all those 9/11 emotions, but frankly, I never thought we’d hear this news so I wasn’t sitting waiting for this to save us or redeem us; I frankly thought he was either already dead and it was being kept from us, or we were just never going to find him, and at this point, what difference does it make? So why did the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed hit me so hard?
My very next feelings were of what does this mean to our country? Will this spark retaliation? The news is currently discussing what a great thing this will be for our country and the war on terrorism, but haven’t we gone way beyond the original war on Bin Laden and his terrorism? If he does in fact have these huge armies of followers across the area, won’t they be now seeking American blood?
I get so annoyed when the news consistently takes a negative spin on everything they can, and yet, here I sit doing just that, not celebrating what I’m hearing these reporters say it a celebratory action, the killing of this man. I do however, feel like this must be such a massive morale boost for our wonderful troops that have fought so hard for us, to protect us.
The various reporters are now saying that in the next few months we are going to see major changes in our Country, in our involvement in the Middle East, and in the improvement of relations between Middle East countries. I think it is extremely premature to say such things. Let’s wait for REAL proof (if we’ll ever see it), and then time will tell, I would not be surprised if nothing really changes, if this is no more than a symbolic victory with no real effect at this point. Not to discount what a psychologocial and military victory that this is for our Country, again, as I sit here and cry.
P.S. I posted this approximately 40 minutes after my mom called me with the news, so please keep in mind, by the time you read this, there will be much more information out there and things will probably be very different.