Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's a Lovely Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Today is a Lovely Day. Today it was announced that Bill Withers is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This news made me super happy for a couple of reasons.  First of all one of his greatest hits from the album Menagerie is pretty much the theme song for this blog. I love the song Lovely Day and play it regularly. It's a lovely mellow reminder that, even though there may be challenges, this day is going to be a Lovely Day.

But the greatest reason that I am thrilled about this announcement today is that, even though Bill Withers is not the most well known of the list, I sent an IM to Tom (my hubby) and said "Big News: Bill Withers is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" and even though his schedule at work this morning is super busy he responded immediately "Lovely" and it made me smile. Just one word from you and I knew it's gonna be a lovely day...

Admittedly, Tom did introduce me to Bill Withers decades ago but it's still nice to know that there are those moments you can share with another person that inspire smiles without a lot of words.

So today go out and have a Lovely Day!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Do we need a new Social Network?

First came Myspace (and we all tried to figure out what to do with this new social media) then came Facebook (and we tried to figure out how to balance our online anonymity with the requirement to put in our actual names). YouTube, Twitter, and others followed. 

Now we have so many options of ways to spend our time online we could spend all day on our social networks and not actually get anything done.

It is a fairly common occurrence to hear someone say "I don't have time for Pinterest / Twitter / _____ (Insert favorite social media site here)____"

So, do we really need another one?

The short answer is YES!

Up to this point most social media sites have just been concerned with how to make money for themselves but not for the people who are actually adding the content that make the sites so compelling.


Tsu advertises itself as the first combined social network and payment platform that lets users maintain ownership of the content they post.

You will need an invite to join - you can use the short code "maryheston" to sign up.

I am giving it a try - why not join me on this platform too? 

Don't have enough time for another platform? There's an app for that. Manage your time with a favorite calendar app. I use Taskery and Google calendars. 

And remember the immortal words of Lao Tzu

“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Holidays

Every day during the holidays gives us a reason to celebrate but this year we have even more reasons here at the old Heston house.

I am grateful for all of those reasons to celebrate. This Saturday gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate something special.

We will have a special dinner to celebrate new friends and family. More than likely we would have had this dinner anyway but this Saturday is particularly special.

Saturday is 12 - 13 - 14 *

So if you have something special to celebrate, Saturday is the perfect day to commemorate it.


* Better celebrate this Saturday because there won't be another day like this until 2103!  January 2, 2103 ( 01 - 02 - 03 )