Archive for January, 2006

Donut survey…

One weekend, after we moved back here to Alameda after living in Antioch for a year and a half, T and I went to six different doughnut shops in town in one day (this does not include the bakeries at Safeway and Albertson’s, which we also tried) in search of the perfect Maple Bar.

We bought donuts from each place, took them home, cut them up, and sampled each one. None of them compared to Al’s Donuts in Antioch!!!! I don’t think I’ve had a donut since we moved — and that was back in June!!!

Thank goodness for mom’s… she’s bringing me one this weekend!

Life Is Good…

My life is good right now, really good. One of my favorite clothing brands is called Life Is Good. Their motto is Do what you love, love what you do. So true. I think when you adhere to this motto, life just falls into place, like right now for T and me.

T has been playing a lot and has been really busy with his recording. We should be sending the CD’s off for duplication by next week and have them back by the 2nd week of February or so. There’ll be some CD release parties – you’ll have to keep checking the site for the upcoming dates – or, even better, check out T’s website: terrencebrewer.com!

My work is good, too, at the Chamber and at school. I’m really enjoying it at the Chamber. I participated in a Leadership Program for San Leandro a few years ago (2003 – 2004). Every since the initial retreat, I have known I wanted to be the director/facilitator of one. Well, I tried starting one in a small local community (no, no names – but it’s the only Chamber of Commerce/City from San Jose to Santa Rosa out to Brentwood that doesn’t have one) and it didn’t go – the CEO, even though she claimed she wanted it, obviously didn’t, since I found out that even though she said she took it to the BOD for approval and they denied it, she didn’t take it to them! Oh well… on to bigger and better Ch… things.

Obviously, because I got my break at the Oakland Chamber. The person who directed the Leadership Oakland program quit the Chamber and my boss let me take it over. I’m very excited about facilitating it; even though it’s a lot of coordinating, it’s definitely a lot of fun! I’m getting to meet some of Oakland’s top Business leaders and making wonderful connections. Our first session was this past Friday and all day long I felt like I was on a high — floating on a cloud. I can’t thank my boss enough for allowing me this opportunity to realize a 3 year old dream. Thank you, Joe!

So, school (DVC) starts tomorrow, which I’ll be reviewing for as soon as I’m done typing this blog. My schedule is crazy: M/W/F 10-11 @ DVC and then 1-6pm at the Chamber. Then on T/Th, I’m at the Chamber from 8:30am – 5pm. And then, (as if that wasn’t enough) I’ve been subbing some step and cycling classes at Harbor Bay Club on the weekends. Whew! Even with all the craziness in my schedule, my life is still great!  (If I only knew then how easy this schedule was going to be… lol – 7/20/08)

And, now, finally, a quick movie review: Last Holiday – you should definitely go see it! I saw it this weekend with my friend Mary. It’s really funny and very cute! A bit inspiring and a sort of challenge to push you out of your comfort zone. Good stuff, especially if you love Queen Latifah, Gerard Depardieu, and L.L. Cool J.

Okay, off to work/school…

More later