Sunday, May 24, 2009

Holy poop!

Operation NICE was mentioned in Sunday edition of The New York Times! The NEW YORK FREAKING TIMES!

Operation NICE in the NY Times!

Now I just have to sit back and wait for Oprah to call. Come on, Oprah! Gimme a jingle!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I'll be blunt.

Well, my hair cut will be blunt. I got my first trim in 8 months. It's pretty much exactly the same, but with all the dead stuff cut off.

EDIT: Okay, you know what rocks? When a stranger tells you they love your hair the day after you get a hair cut. Thank you Sephora lady! You just put a HUGE smile on my face!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Are you there, Universe? It's me, Melissa.

You ever have those situations where you think of something random and them you see or hear another something having to do with that initial something? Does that makes sense? Like you think about a friend you haven't spoken to in years, then out of nowhere, you get a call from them? Or you mention and old tv show you liked as a kid, and then a coworker coincidentally brings up the same thing the next day?

I guess "coincidentally" is the key word. They are like crazy-bizarre coincidences. Stuff like that has been happening to me a lot lately.

For example, this morning I heard "Float On" by Modest Mouse on the radio. That led me to think about how I saw Ben Lee a year or two ago. A coworker was opening for him and gave me free tickets. Score! Anyway, for his encore, he performed a cover of that song. Then I thought about how I don't have any Ben Lee albums, even though his music always puts me in a good mood.

At the same time that these thoughts are going through my head, I was also thinking about how Shazam (my awesome iPhone app that identifies mystery songs playing on the radio) hasn't been working. So I download the update. I test it out on some singer songwriter chick, but it gives me an error still. Hmm. The next song comes on the radio. It's fun. I like it. So I test out Shazam again, assuming I'll get the same error I've been receiving for months. But no, it works. And who is it? Ben Lee. All this happens in a five minute period, and I just thought it was kind of strange.

I never got past the first chapter of Creative Visualization because I put it aside for later. (Later hasn't arrived yet.) But I remember the first chapter talked about how everything in the universe is linked. And how coincidences like that are proof that the thoughts in your head are connected to what can actually happen in the real world. Crazy! I really need to read that book.

So anyway, I've been trying to think about brownie sundaes and stacks of cash, but so far it hasn't worked.