Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Town

Happy 2011!! What? January is almost over? Where did this month go? How have I not blogged in forever? I swear I keep thinking of things, but no writing has commenced. I don't know what the deal is...I'm lacking some serious motivation. I get some ideas from other blogs, but it doesn't help.

However...I HAD to blog about Oprah's show today regarding the happiest city in America. Did any of you happen to DVR it? I heard a few weeks ago that Jenny McCarthy was in town filming a segment for the show. I have no idea how I missed this opportunity to be riding my cruiser in the background of one of the shots. I would have totally blended in!

Oprah's site did not give me the code to embed the video, so here is the link.

Overall I think the segment was pretty good, but also pretty corny and not everything was 100% true. (If you have time, read the comments underneath the video. Most of them are spot on.)

A couple of observations:
1. We have a bike valet in town? Where is that?
2. I like how they interviewed 1 of the 5 black people we have living in town. Saying SLO is diverse is like saying Fortuna is diverse.
3. There are no jobs here...they did get that fact right. However even though she stated that the medium home price is $400k they did not mention how affordable that actually is for local residents.
4. I also thought it was interesting that Oprah asked how the crime was since my office got broken into about a month ago. (blog to follow).

So tell me...what did you think of the video? Did it look like the happiest city in America to you?

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Last year for my birthday a group of my friends joined me in going wine tasting for my birthday. It has almost been a year since the day, but I FINALLY finished the video montage!

Wine Tasting