I made the blog! @NationBuilder celebrated Food Revolution Day w/ a smoothie bar. I put chocolate in mine. #FRD2013 http://bit.ly/1108Z6X
A week prior to the March 30th Kenyan Supreme Court decision affirming the first round presidential election of Uhuru Kenyatta, venerable Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died at eighty-two. His writing has garnered numerous literary honors in his over fifty year career as a satirist of socio-political machinations in pre- and post-colonial Africa.
Ever since a little bird told me that in me new role at NationBuilder I’d have an opportunity to make use of a long coveted sexy MacBook Air, I’ve been preparing for its arrival over on Pinterest.
I love my current MacBook, but it’s clunky as hell, causes me frequent trips to the chiropractor and was obtained for $300 off craigslist in Louisiana.
The writer in me can’t part from my laptop the way some certainly felt about leaving the quill, the pencil, the pen, the typewriter and so on behind for the ‘next’ thing, as word crafting has evolved.
But really, who am I if not hunched over my laptop in an ergonomically incorrect crescent of nervous creativity? I sure as hell don’t know.
It seems to me a MacBook Air is as light as it gets without fulling converting to tablet life. Most importantly any new tech, especially apple just gets me giddy. I look forward to mastering its usefulness for the cause.
I built a laptop wardrobe for my MacBook Air to be on Pinterest. Its a company machine so it requires a hard case to be protected from me and bags to tote it to and fro, travel with etc. You’ll notice I included a few cute Kindle ideas seeing as I continue to not buy a tablet on the basis I cannot chose between an (unlocked) Kindle HD or iPad.
That being said, its a company machine so it must be protected from me and done with style and panache.
I started my case cover search at Amazon, One Kings Lane and Outblush where I found my favorite bag selection a slim tote by Acme Made (pictured above). It has both carrying handle and strap. Inside a zipper keeps the device snug and waterproof in the bag. However, I think Janine King Designs of Utica, NY is going to be the final decision. It’s the gorgeous bag at the top of this post. I have been drawn to teal this season and am long time bird aficionado Her two designs featuring the solo sparrow feel so classic and polished. Accompanying shoulder strap was also an important factor since I’m sure with all the nations I’ll be building me and the MacBook will be everywhere.
I’m a beauty product junkie. I haven’t always been this way, but my Pop says if you can afford your habit who is it hurting? Not my face for damn sure. After years of ignoring my skin, at 25 I began to heed my Grammy’s glamourous beauty practices, eye creams, exfoliators, night potions and lotions and don’t forget masks.
So today, ambling through the fantastic fashion district in Los Angeles I picked up a DearDerm red wine mask. This Korean made product is comprised of simple ingridients including Collagen, EGF, Peptide, Vitamin C, Honey, Milk, Egg and ofcourse Red Wine. Ingridients I was able to source from the DearDerm website and also read about the amounts of each ingredient and its intended effect.
It is critical consumer information that should be standard across the industry but is not.
What websites have you found that disclose beauty product information and lists ingredients and or potentially harmful side effects?