Thursday, September 10, 2009

postheadericon "O" How Exciting!

How many of my fellow Chicagoans joined me on Tuesday night at the Oprah Kickoff Party? 20,000, that's how many! We partied on the Mag Mile with the Black Eyed Peas and Oprah!

The best part for me was learning the dance to participate in the Worlds Biggest Flash Mob! My favorite flash mob video is the "Sound of Music" train station video --> (clicky here). The same choreographer for that video created a dance to the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feelin" and we spent about 4 hours learning and practicing that dance.

The really cool part of it was that Oprah had no clue we were going to do this. Watch here. Did you find me?! He he, right, like you could find one person in that mob! These two characters were with me! The one on the left is my sister Tai-Lynne, the other is my daughter Neva! Say hi girls!

Oh, and the Mayor and his wife...they looked like they had a great time too!

And we can't forget the BEPs! Rascal Flatts (Hi Joe Don, remember when we sang in your tour bus in Milwaukee?), James Taylor and freaky Chris Angel! Oh, and the beautiful and talented Jennifer Hudson!

Dane Cook? Any one? Any one? No? Oh well, we sure thought it was hilarious!

I don't know, maybe I don't get out enough, but I sure had a great time, dancing, meeting people and just enjoying the freak show parade around me...okay, maybe they thought I was the freak show...but, we had fun!
Saturday, September 5, 2009

postheadericon New Adventures in Sweets!

Like I mentioned in my last post I have an irrational desire to become a cake artist; do I have the skill...dunno, but I think where there is will to learn there is the ability to gain the skills...that's what I'm telling myself!

I had been putting myself out there to every cake decorator I knew that I was willing to take a free position in trade for learning, since I really cannot afford to go to culinary school, and guess what?! Someone took me up on my offer. I was so excited I could barely contain myself! I met with her today, a sort of get-to-know-me session. I really felt we have a lot in common and I hope that she felt that I really am committed to learning and the opportunity.

In a short time today I learned quite a bit...but the real test will be if I can meet her expectations...yeah, I'm worried! I can decorate a cookie, and I have iced cakes before...hopefully my current skills will be a good enough base to build on...we will find out...stay tuned!