September 23, 2006

Wedding Reception Music Recommendations

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:54 pm by E

This 1+ hour mix has worked well on a variety of wedding crowds:

oops–coming soon!


10 Steps to Change Your Name–Without Taking a Personal Day

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:42 pm by E

Switching over all your stuff from your old to your new name can be intimidating. Get at least 3 originals of your marriage certificate (license) at the courthouse to use for the whole process, or whatever it is that initiated the change.

The trick is to do it one thing at a time but in the right order, or you may find yourself back-tracking. Here’s the order that worked best for me:

1. Social Security #.  Has to be first.

2. Work Info

3. Driver’s License

4. Bank Account

5. Insurance (Car & Health…& Dental I suppose)

6. Credit cards

7. Frequent Flier Accounts (Takes a personal letter and a copy of your marriage license mailed to their headquarters.)

Note: I traveled with my old name and used my passport until all my frequent flier numbers were changed over–that way I could still collect miles.

8. Passport

9. Your name’s appearance within your email account(s)

10. Online accounts like

That’s it! (?) With 2 caveats:

Things that will eventually expire–like cell phone plans or magazine subscriptions–are things you can leave with your old name. Eventually they will phase themselves out.

Don’t forget to change those special things that are specific to you–alumni stuff/professional organizations/charity groups. Although you may want to leave some of those types of things in your old name so people don’t lose track of you.

April 19, 2006

For A Rainy Northern California Spring

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:16 pm by E

Sorry for the absence. Excuse as follows, (not including my now up-to-date status in 24 and Lost)

1 Coupling: Season 1

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TV-14 Television 04/19/06   04/20/06

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2: Vol. 2  Recommended based on your ratings

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NR Television 


    Move this movie to the top of your Queue

as well as some good girl movies in the queue: Flight Plan, In Her Shoes, Hannah & Her Sisters, Bonfire of the Vanities, Remains of The Day, The Age of Innocence, Walking & Talking, Things you can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Mystic Pizza, Annie Hall, In the Bedroom, 13 Conversations About One Thing, Lovely & Amazing, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Strangers in Good Company, Pieces of April… Now THAT is a movie list. Gangsters, Grifters, Cowboys, now 'apathetic' cowboys? Who needs it?! I have Netflix….


March 7, 2006

Look at me, I can be Centerfield

Posted in My Thoughts at 12:22 am by E

This initial post is to commemorate Kirby Puckett–the former Minnesota Twin who died suddenly yesterday of a stroke. He was 45.

“I was told I would never make it because I’m too short. Well, I’m still too short, but I’ve got 10 All-Star games, two World Series championships, and I’m a very happy and contented guy. It doesn’t matter what your height is, it’s what’s in your heart.”

Surely we saw him at his best and also at his worst but I will throw Homer Hankies, not stones.