Kisses and Disses : Moonwalking and Showit Design


I’ve debated writing this entry for the past couple of hours. Well, because, I’m quite certain my father will raise an angry fist and tell him he doesn’t understand my fascination with pop culture. Afterall, I went to college. Because–in his mind–people who go to college aren’t into pop culture. Uhh, Dad, sorry to break it to you, but I only smoke on my pipe and sit by the fire place to read Socrates on Thursday night…other than that, I’m happily entertained listening to music and watching reality television. But don’t worry…you can hang my college diploma in your office and pretend I’m smart!

Yesterday I received news (via my Twitter account) that Michael Jackson died. I was literally in shock and sat in my car to collect my feelings. I know it sounds all drama, but I felt like a little piece of my childhood died. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson on a battery operated radio in my bedroom, so the memories I have associated with his music are almost tangible. What the heck, I even owned a pair of LA Gear MJ shoes for crying out loud! And don’t even get me started on my high school cheer routine choreographed to Thriller…me and Michael go way back. Oh, Internet, for what it’s worth I’m sad to know he’s gone.

Dad, you can resume breathing again. Remember, just look at my diploma and pretend you spawned a child with more than a few brain cells! 🙂 And in honor of all my uncollege-like behavior, I think it’s time for another installment of Kisses and Disses…holllla

This week’s DISSES go to:
*Polo. Yes, you read that right. My dog gets a big diss this week because as I kissed JD today before going to the gym, Polo ran up to me and started growling. Every time I kissed JD, Polo growled a little more. I swear, my dog thinks he’s married to JD.
*My jeans. I’m quite certain they’re shrinking. Yes, all of them.
*Wannabe Moonwalkers. Seriously, if you’re going to pay homage to a music legend, please do Michael Jackson’s dances justice. Skipping backward doesn’t count. If you want lessons, hit me up…I tear up the dancefloor because I wanna be startin’ somethin’…

This week’s KISSES go to:
*JD at Panera. I receive many emails from people who’d love to get help customizing and building their website with Showit and while I’d love to personally help, my schedule doesn’t permit me. However, JD came up with a great idea to meet people who’d like to get free help building their website. JD will be working from Panera this Monday, June 29, 2009 from 1pm-3pm, so if you want to stop by and pick his brain for help, feel free! To get the exact location, please email him at
*Dan X Nguyen – business lawyer extraordinaire. Dan is an friend from college and occasionally emails me links to articles I may find useful in my photo business. He recently sent me a link to this patent, copyright, and trademark blog in regard to licensing music for slideshows and DVDs. It’s a good read and makes me understand music usage rights a little better! 🙂
*Up by Disney/Pixar. I saw this movie yesterday and I was bawling in the first ten minutes. It was SO FABULOUS!! Seriously, I fell more in love with life, JD, and adventure after viewing it.

Happy Friday!