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Women’s Conference revisited

I’m getting a lot of search strings for the women’s conference in Denver with Sarah Ferguson and Jessica Lynch. If you actually went to this conference, can you please post a comment to my blog? My husband received an identical postcard for an upcoming financial conference. Though there are a lot of Better Business Bureau google hits for this company, there isn’t any information about the company or their conferences. It pisses me off that a lot of rather naive people that I know have received these invitations and I’m sure other people who didn’t have people like me to say “don’t do it!” are accepting these tickets only to end up at some high-pressure annoying sales thing.

16

09 2005

“Women’s Conference”

So I usually decide I can write One More Time when something annoys me. And I got one of those things in the mail, an invitation and “2 free tickets” to Women’s Conference from a place in Utah, purportedly featuring Jessica Lynch and Sarah Ferguson. Now I wouldn’t care so much if it wasn’t intended to seem like invitations to a completely different Women’s Conference, one that also is centered in Utah. Expectedly, one woman at church yesterday asked about the conference, and several other women piped up that they had also got the invites (where is this mailing list coming from…?) and probably would’ve accepted the tickets. So I got to set them straight. ๐Ÿ˜€

Googling was a big failure. The head company, Money in Training, doesn’t seem to have a website (anymore) after their site apparently got in trouble with the Better Business Bureau. So I’m guessing at the very best it’s a MLM thing, or trying to sell something. But then what’s with the speakers, assuming they’ll actually appear? So I think I’m going to attend this thing, if nothing else to put some more information about this conference online, as apparently it’s made the rounds of other states as well. I’m just a little wary that by accepting the tickets I’ll be agreeing to something horrible and fiendish, like having to stay all 9-1/2 hours of it, even if it turns out to be someone badgering me to pay $75.99 for a “sales kit,” or perhaps getting my name on a worse mailing list.

From the conference center’s website:
“The Women’s Conference, LLC, will provide an uplifting day of motivation and financial education. It will feature nationally recognized speakers such as Suzie Humphries, (former POW) Jessica Lynch and Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York, to name a few. The event hours are 8 am – 5:30 pm. For more information or tickets, please call 1-800-366-8787. Lunch will not be provided, but food and beverages will be available for purchase.”

Well, that’s why the tickets are free…they charge you $15 for a lunch? ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s the “financial education” bit that scares…

In other news, I probably will take this site down at some unknown time. As is probably apparent, I’m not interested in blogging lately, nor do I have time. More importantly, I feel I’d be getting more from writing by journaling, and not this self-obsessed, travelogue-style that passes as introspection today, but something quieter and offline. Anyway, FYI. Besides, if you know me irl, maybe you should just talk to me irl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

22

08 2005

I spy with my little eye something orange

Hmm, Katya’s asleep so can’t play with me, so I’ll have to wait to share with her that I did get my new color of belt (orange) last night at my 2nd grading in aikido. It was more relaxing AND more fun than my first grading, and I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you to my sensei and all the students I graded with and used as ukes…

(my reference to Katya is due to the fact that not only is she highly interested in my class and my weapons, but also was a very interested uke, lending me an arm to see how something worked when just moving air wasn’t enough for visualization)

27

07 2005

Monday Morning

Though I don’t talk to Vanlal a lot, whenever I do, it’s usually intriguing and I come to some revelation. Today it was the not-so-startling admission that I am somewhat out of control of my life. Additionally, I still haven’t resolved the feeling that I am not a complete member of any group that I belong to, that I’m always on the fringe. Perhaps express it as my favorite poet did: “You only want me when I get over you.” :) Of course, pair that with my of-late ambivalence and lack of control, then I can only answer my feeling of social loneliness how Buckingham did:

But I don’t mind. I don’t mind.

10

06 2005