Friday, May 30, 2008

Opening Day for Sex and the City

The countdown is over. It is finally here. The day that SATC fans everywhere get to reconnect with their favorite fictional galpals - Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha - for a brand new adventure during the Sex and the City Movie.

I'd hoped to fly to Denver for this "momentous" event to see it with my galpal of 20+ years, Born Diva. For the season finale in February of 2004 I flew out to Denver and we threw a kick ass Series Finale party complete with Cosmos and metallic table confetti shaped like little cocktail glasses.

The previous year we visited New York City - both for the first time - and had a blast. While we did many things - going to see the Broadway play, Rent; shopping until we dropped; my first cab ride; getting a henna tattoo on Times Square at night; seeing the Naked Cowboy; and eating dinner at Tavern on the Green - going on the Sex and the City tour was one of our favorites.

While we won't be able to reunite for the long-awaited reunion of our favorite fictional galpals, we will definitely be together in spirit.

If you're going to see the movie - hopefully WITH your best friend - ENJOY.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Supporting the WBNA: Why It's About More Than Just Basketball

I'm a huge basketball fan and lately I've been feeling guilty about not showing the WNBA some love. What I feel most guilty about is never - NOT ONCE - going to see Cleveland's WNBA team, the Cleveland Rockers, when we still had it.

I was excited when Cleveland received one of the original eight franchises of the WNBA. I always intended to go to a game, but never quite made it.

It wasn't because of the distance. It was an easy 12.5 mile drive. I've driven the same distance and much farther, now that I've moved, to attend at least 3 - 5 Cleveland Cavaliers games each season for the past several years.

It wasn't the money. The exact price of the tickets escapes me, but I remember thinking that it wasn't much to see a professional sporting event.

So, why couldn't I support women who love the game even more than I do? I'm still trying to figure out the answer to that question. But, to make amends, I am trying to keep a close eye on the WNBA this season and I plan to purchase some WNBA gear. I'll also periodically feature an WNBA player on Mindful Banter.

I guess the reason it bothers me so much is because it is so important for women to support each other in their quest to achieve their dreams. Overall I like to think I am committed to doing that. However, I can now see the need to be more vigilant in my efforts to do so. After all, I am very appreciative of the women that have supported me on my journey to achieve my dreams.


Samara Leigh

Monday, May 26, 2008

Guess I'm on the Right Career Path After All

Take this test!
Your mind is forever locked on the unforeseeable future, wondering how to make it a better place. Every movement needs a visionary, someone to lead the way and be the almighty powerful. And that someone is you. As a born leader, people honor your wisdom and are inspired by your commitment to your cause, company, or family. You're capable of encouraging others to believe in just about anything you represent whether it be corporate restructuring, political reform, or healing crystals. But you're also the independent type—a little elusive. You're best directing from a distance where you can set strategy without getting involved in schmoozing or too much office politics. You're the woman behind the scenes who's holding the strings.

Who's like you:
Martha Stewart

Likely careers:
Entrepreneur, realtor, insurance broker, travel agent, drug kingpin