To say I need a real ahhhhhh…haaaaaa moment after the week…
scratch that… after the last few months I’ve had, is the understatement of the decade. But it’s true: We all need a real ahhhhhh…haaaaaa moment from time to time, and for me, that time is right about now.
Last Friday, an über huge event I produced (and was also the publicist for) in a Pacific Northwest town came off without a hitch (well, almost). When I say über huge, I mean huge ass, with whipped cream and cherries on top huge.
My first challenge was to navigate the political structure between my client (the money) and the folks he was partnered with (a nightclub and the venue for the event). Think about it. My moniker is MsCheevious. Ms. Cheevious Women do not do well with phrases like “political” and “structure,” particularly when they are forced on us, or when… say… we accidentally, maybe, just land there… let alone the fact we make it our mission in life to enjoy every moment. How the hell is that supposed to happen in circumstances like these?
First off, my client’s partners didn’t see the need to hire me and had in fact hired their own local publicity firm. Seems like a waste of money to me to have two firms for a venue opening, but that ship had sailed, and it was time to get to work.
My client was a great support to me. He stressed from the very beginning to his partners that my company was in charge of the event, and that everything was to be run through me and my staff. Period.
That was nice.
It never happened. But it was nice.
Let me break it down simply.
All of the things that I insisted on and steamrolled through, against the protests or objections of most, were the very things that were the hit of the party.
Most of what occurred without my knowledge or involvement were the very things that could have ruined the party. (Of course, because I assumed the permanent role of Ms. Fixit, nothing in hell was going to ruin the party).
Thank GOD I had a stellar team to help produce the event. Though the message everyone originally wanted for the club and the event, and the message we ended up with (just two days before the event) were worlds apart, it all came together quite nicely.
The red carpet (and this is the part I promised in my last post “I’m Your Bridge (Over Troubled Water) Baby” about the little celebs that could) welcomed stars from The Big Bang Theory, The Neighbors, Hot in Cleveland, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and more. Even with all of the issues and the fact we weren’t authorized to publicize much until two days prior to the event, we were able to get all of the major wire service press, local magazine and business journal outlets and a correspondent from Coco Perez (Perez Hilton’s fashion website). I would have preferred more national attention, and certainly more local press, but only so much can be done or expected with a list of obstacles a mile long.
I’m exhausted. I simply work too hard. Don’t we all?
All I can think about is relaxing and giving myself a break.
I swear.to.god. I’m pulling out my yoga routine from my book “Ahhhhhh…Haaaaaa Moments with Ms. Cheevious” today (and many other days this week) and DOING IT.
It’s the very Yoga routine I taught at the Aspen Club & Day Spa back in the day when I lived in Aspen. People loved my class, and always said they felt so rejuvenated and refreshed afterward. It’s an e-book with photos of me, showing YOU how to do it (and no, you do not need a Kindle or Nook to use it. It can be used on your own device with Kindle for Mac, Kindle for iPad, iPhone or Kindle for PC, which are all free).
You’d think I wouldn’t need the book, since I use to teach this class, right? But hey — I have a lot on my mind. There is only so much real estate left in my brain, and I simply can’t give up space to etch these things in. That’s why I made a book with a lot of pretty pictures. I also made it so that you everyday Joe and Jane types (who don’t do yoga – or maybe you do) can LOOSEN UP. You’d be amazed how much more effectively you can actually do things… do “life,” when you simply STRETCH your body.
I’d wager a bet that even if you don’t have a day job or a stressful career like me, you still work too damn hard. Things beyond your control like politics at work, drama or ineptitude all create tension in your bod. Basically, you’re walking around like a tightly wound string that is about to POP!
And I don’t know about you, but I do not have the luxury of “popping.” I have to get on to the next event people! There is no rest for the Ms. Cheevious Woman (or Mr. Cheevious guy for that matter)!
So get to it.
It will be a treat to YOU if you do something to make your body feel relaxed and refreshed. You can pick yours up here for just under $2.00.
TWO – FREAKIN’ – BUCKS PEOPLE.
As you can see, selling these books is not going to facilitate my early retirement plan. I do it out of love for you. Because I’m that nice.
But you actually have to click the little link-y thing and get yourself a copy to see any benefits. Then after you’ve gotten a copy, please write a real and true review. I’ll send you something nice, shiny and new that you will like (it will be something cool, and you’ll get to choose) if you do write a review by April 10th (2013) and you let me know about it at mscheevious at mscheevious dot com (you can figure that email out right?).
But if you don’t get a copy for yourself or someone else you know who needs to CHILL OUT, then please: try to relax and treat yourself well on your own, would you? We need you here. A few minutes of stretching, maybe some hot tea and a cookie on any given day could do you a world of good and keep you around longer for all of us to enjoy.
Love you people! Mmmmppphhhuuuhhh!!!
aka Lisa Jey Davis
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