One down

Last night I handed off the last items due to my first wedding stationary client, Holly. She is getting married on Saturday and it was great to be completely done with one client. She's the first! Holly was basically a dream client - seemingly elated with everything I produced for her. It's nice to give a bride these things I work so hard on and their excitement is obvious. She gave me a sweet card which made me feel really good. I was glad she was so pleased!

Funny that the night went so well because I had just been thinking recently that this little plan for a side business wasn't going to work out. I still have 3 clients to go and I think if I don't procrastinate so much that I'll enjoy it more. If I get in to the paralegal program, it's going to be hard - luckily, the last wedding is in October so I should be OK until the program is over next spring. BUT, I have to get in first - and that's another subject. So it just started to look like I would probably drop this idea, but now I don't know. It is fun to do it, and I know I've just completed one project, but I still feel so amateur and am trying to figure out the secrets to making the job a little bit easier. The one person I know that does this for a living I can't ask - she doesn't want to give up her hard-earned secrets and I understand. It's tough to know what to do or what to give up. I'm sure that if I get in the paralegal program and then get a job in the field then it'll be easier to do the stationary on the side again, but not so much while IN the program.

I'm already starting on my 2 September wedding projects. One of them is quite large so this will be a fun challenge. This client, Emily, is the sister of one of my college friends. Emily was a freshman when we were seniors and would come hang out with us from time to time. She's a different client than Holly and very involved which is a good challenge for me. Don't want all identical clients or I'll never learn anything! The other, Courtney, is Patrick's fiance and I'm excited to help them out.

Guess I'll just keep going and figure out what I'm supposed to do later. I don't want to give up on anything just yet (the idea anyway) if there is room for it in my future.


Elliott Yamin

*** NOTE: I'm a dorky fan and tend to say dorky things about the people of whom I'm a fan.

Elliott Yamin revisted the American Idol stage last night and sang "Wait for You," his first single (I think it's his first). Last season, Elliott was voted off AI from his 3rd position spot and didn't get to go on to the finale. I was an Elliott fan for most of the show and I think he surprised a lot of people with how far he got. Clearly, America got it wrong by putting Taylor Hicks through and then got it triple wrong by voting him the winner, but I guess America just gets it wrong sometimes (i.e. Ruben Studdard). Anyway, I digress...

I love Elliott Yamin. His voice is just good. Simple as that. That boy can sing and it's a deep soulful voice and I just love it. He's got strength in his vocals and just like most of the good ones, I though he always sang consistently well minus a few "bad song choices." It was great to see him back on the show and even better to see a performance - esp. since I had just purchased his album on iTunes Monday night!

He was adorable! Long, curly hair, had fixed his poor teeth and hooked himself up with some snazzy new veneers! I read in US Weekly a while back that he said when he got some money he's love to have veneers so I was happy to see he got them - although he looks so different with all those teeth! He seemed so happy and gave a great performance - he's very passionate and that came through in his song.

I'm fan and can't put a finger on why. Aside from his fantastic voice I think I always thought he was so humble (like Melinda) and just came from humble beginnings in life and appreciated every moment he was able to stay on AI. I think he's earned success without being showy and I hope he continues to do well and gain attention. I've been listing to his album all afternoon at work and it's great. Just good soulful music in all sorts of moods.

** I will post video when I figure out why blogger won't take my youtube embedded code. grrrr.


The Spinoff

In watching a delicious 2 hour episode of Grey's Anatomy last night, I'm excited about this new spinoff starring Addison. I really liked it and I think it'll be a fun spinoff that seems a bit lighter in mood than Grey's. It's strange - it seemed like you suddenly learned a lot about Addison and saw her "real" character. She never really developed much past her lovers on Grey's. I hope it works - I'm already interested.

As for Grey's, I was super-happy to see that Derek and Meredith's spat from last week wasn't a permanent thing. However, not sure what next week will be like seeing as how the show ended. I just couldn't believe her dad - what a poop head!!! I'm sure he wasn't thinking straight, but STILL!!!!

Izzie and George.....*siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh* Why did he need to go off and marry Callie in a rush? Now he loves Izzie and she loves him and they can't be together!!! (*yet). I'm sure they'll find a way - maybe Callie catches them or she figures it out and lets George go. I was impressed by his "I don't believe in divorce" line (and Dr. Burke's agreement). You don't usually hear that on TV shows so that was refreshing. HOWEVER, he still cheated on his wife so I guess it all evens out unfortunately.

We'll see how it all pans out in the next episodes (only 2 left for the season). I don't know how we never started watching this show until the "Code Black" episode. I love it so much that sometimes in the middle of it I consider the fact that there are people out there who have never seen an episode and I actually feel bad for them and then I feel special for being a part of the Grey's club. haha...i'm a dork.