Thursday, June 29, 2006

Which would you choose - Honesty or $100k???

Today’s blog is about honesty and ethics (this one goes out to my morning bus driver and her two victims).


This morning I was on the express bus, route 673, which is a straight freeway shot into downtown. The driver, who seems to either have a poor ability to calculate braking distance or a largely distracted sense of attention, was going way too fast in the car pool lane. As we approached stand still traffic at a speed much higher than would be recommended she was forced to slam on her brakes and veer far left towards the inner shoulder where she stopped a couple of feet short of the car in front of her. Within seconds a female passenger rolled from the first front facing seat and after a few tumbles her body slammed into the farebox and slumped into what had to be a very uncomfortable position. At the same time, a young man seated in the center rear seat was thrown forward and he tumbled down the aisle, rolling over a few times before coming to a stop. As the shock began to wear off and the woman gathered herself with the help of two strangers, the man stood up and began to attempt to dust off the dirt that had now become a part of his yellow polo shirt. The driver, still in shock asked the woman if she was ok (I don’t believe she even noticed the man) and after everyone was seated, she began to drive again, keeping a 30 foot (or more) distance between herself and the car ahead. Numerous passengers immediately whipped out their cell phones and pads of paper to exchange information as first hand witnesses of this event.


The woman and man probably will be sore in the morning and may even have some sort of injuries. They both claimed to be ok at the time of the incident, but if they were to file a law suit against the transit company, I’m sure they would be nicely compensated, possibly even up to $100k or better. While I could definitely use some change, I doubt I could get much for my small scratches that were on my ankle from when the lady rolled past (so minor that they were no longer visible 30 minutes after the incident). So what would you do in this situation if you were thrown to the front of the bus, knew that you had no injuries, no bruises, no soreness, but everything LOOKED bad enough for you to feign all of that later on? Would you walk into the transit office wearing your grandma’s old neck brace from that accident in 1994? Would you sue immediately with thoughts of paying off your car and those dreaded student loans? Or would you just thank God for your safety and the safety of all the other lives on that bus? It seems that everyday we read about lawsuits and the people who deserve to win for their loss and the people who make a living off winning at some innocent person’s expense. Could your ethics and morals and honesty to self and others be bought out for a huge, yet simple $100k??? If so, you need to open up your Good Book right this moment… LOL


And the item of the day is..................


Joe's Jeans in the 'Honey' bootcut fit (shown in the dark indigo wash called Gigi). That has to be the best jean out there for the girls with the hips/butt that are a bit bigger than your waist says they should be! Nordstrom sells a regular rigid denim and a stretch fit in quite a few different washes. The 'Muse' wider-leg fit is a good one also - go down a size (buy the stretch denim, of course) and after wearing them for a full day they are perfectly molded.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How to dress in MN...

Today's blog is dedicated to Sharifa who will probably complain about my item of the day and how it wouldn't look cute on her for whatever reason... :)


Can someone please tell me how to dress for Minnesota weather in the summer? You leave for work at 7AM and its barely 60 degrees outside. By the time you are walking back to the bus stop at the end of the day, its 85 degrees. So either you freeze in the morning or you are sweating in the afternoon with long sleeves on or a jacket that you don't really want to wear but are too tired to carry around...


So... the BET Awards were last night. Yeah. Whatever. I missed half of it and from what I hear, the parts I missed weren't too much better than the parts I saw. The sound was horrible and the foggy, fuzzy picture quality made me think I was looking at a club with a gang of folks smoking weed or something. I think I am becoming a Chris Brown fan, he's about 20 years too young for me, but he's such a cutie. Keyshia Cole is my girl, she sings that song like KNOWS what she is talking about. Like she went through something and has all that emotion built up inside of her. And as for Beyonce - well, you can't even hate. She has it going on. Chaka sounded good and while I wished T.I. would pull up his pants, I was impressed at how he worked around the mishaps that occured during his performance.


On a brighter note - today's item of the day is a Marc Jacobs solid cotton crinkle dress (found on The bright blue material is absolutely beautiful and the fit is perfectly in line with the season's current trends.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I'm an official Blogger!!!

Today I have a big presentation - for the "Why the Difference" conference in St Paul. I'm a little nervous and I practiced my "speech" last night and its about 10 minutes too long. So now I have a couple of hours to edit and then I'll just go for it!!! (Pray for me!)


This weekend is the 4th of July shopping weekend - I'll be broke, but maybe I can find a few clearance sales somewhere. I found a list on somebody's website of the things that are "must haves" for summer 2006. I'm trying to base my summer shopping on this list - yet I hold on to my clothes forever so the items need to fall more along the lines of "classic" than trendy. Anybody have any ideas??? (Is anybody even reading this???)


1. A relaxed (belted) shirt dress
2. Bug-eyed shades
3. Wedge-heeled shoes or espadrilles
4. A crisp white shirt or floaty peasant style top
5. A crochet or lace top or dress
6. A trench coat
7. A floral top or dress
8. City shorts
9. An oversized bag
10. A stripy top, skirt or dress
11. A garment or accessory in a bright colour
12. A wide waisted belt - 50s style!



Here's my "find of the day". You know - the item you wish you could buy right now!!!! Saw these in the latest issue of Essence - enjoy!!!   (by Sergio Rossi)



And if you thought it couldn't get any better... check out this article from the website:



Shoe Me Up, Shoe Me Down
Let the shoes come to you with Sergio Rossi's new emergency service

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

(NEW YORK) Nothing fabulous ever happens at the shoe repair shop, so why bother going there?

Maybe your kitten heel fell into the abyss, or a stiletto was shredded by a sewer grate. What’s a resourceful chic-ette to do? Call Shoe-911 and have the shoe-fairy come to you! Sergio Rossi’s new emergency shoe service will come to the rescue anywhere in Manhattan or Beverly Hills—within two hours—with a selection of chic kickers for any occasion. Forgot about that black tie gala tonight and you’re in flats? Call (888) 4-Shoe-911 and start sole-searching from the comfort of your home or office.