I swear that I pledge each and everyday to post to this wee little site. But somehow my list of to do's gets longer and longer and posting to my blog struggles to keep top priority. But I'm here now so let's see what you and I will get...
First of all, big news - I've got a new job! I'm working part-time for Blue Volcano Media as a social media assistant. What this means is that I'm handling the digital marketing for two different companies. I'm pretty excited about this position. I've been getting more and more heavily involved with the professional end of social media marketing over the last few years and it is nice to see that my skills and knowledge have lead me to this new position. I expect I'll learn even more about social media marketing and digital marketing over the coming days, weeks, and months. Some of you might be scratching your heads wondering what I'll actually be doing well: managing Twitter accounts, managing Facebook accounts, writing blog content, writing newsletters, writing press releases, writing website content, and doing research about competitors and potential customers. Fun stuff.
In addition to this I'm still doing writing for a number of clients, so I'm keeping pretty darn busy these days. To say I'm happy about this would be an understatement. I've really been working at this for a while now so it is very rewarding to see some good things coming out of all the queries, emails, job applications, and pondering.
(Okay, switching topics here - you know it is a female thing - but at least I warned you...)
You might know that I'm a big fan of a band called Young The Giant. This Califorinia-based band has a song that really hits me in my gut (literally) - it is called My Body. When I first heard this song, I told Marc that I HAD to see Young The Giant in concert this summer. Well, as luck would have it, our local radio station Live 88.5 held a contest for a "win to get in" concert with Young The Giant. The only way to win was to listen to the radio and be one of the first to call in. By Saturday, I was starting to feel a bit desperate and decided that I simply would not be seeing Young The Giant perform on Monday July 18. Well, it is a good thing I married a smart man! On Saturday night on our way to supper, I heard a Young The Giant song on the radio - Marc looked at me and said "CALL". So I did, but the dj told me they weren't giving out tickets. Sigh. But then, about 10 minutes later the very dj said "If you just called about Young The Giant tickets - and we talked and I told you there weren't any tickets - well I was wrong. I won't forget your voice so call in to get your tickets." OMG I called - and guess what - I got the tickets.
So on Monday night, Marc and I hit up one of the most popular music clubs in the city for the Young The Giant concert. It was an awesome night. We were standing right next to the stage and it was just simply electric. I loved the entire night. When Young The Gian played My Body as their final song, I was singing, pumping my fist, and tears were streaming down my face. That song hits me hard everytime I hear it and to hear and see it live - well that was just really beyond words. Definitely the best Monday night ever!
(Uh oh - here I go again - switching thoughts again...)
I've tried out a bunch of new recipes this past week. All of them very good. Check out these links for some very tasty eats:
Gluten Free Apricot Power Bars - very good. I used cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips. Addictive.
Best Carrot Salad Ever - so very good. Very light. I used a food processor to shred the carrots.
Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad - oh this will change your idea of chickpeas. So good. So easy.
I finished reading The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou. Excellent. Big fan of this Canadian author. Fantastic writer. Seems like a very nice person - we follow each other on Twitter. Read her books.
Alright, well that is about all I've got for now. Happy Tuesday night. Get ready for Thursday - record high humidex apparently in Ottawa and the area. Oh, and I know I haven't mentioned him in a while, but I just saw some great photos of wee little Henry - yep this kid is adorable (he looks like a certain little brother of mine). Definitely a chip off of the old block!