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Hoop There It Is! Hoop There It Is!

Swish, Swish, Boom…Damn!!

Swish, Swish, Boom…Damn!!

Swish, sw (not even making it to the ish), Boom…DAMN!!!!

Determined.  Swish, Swish, Boom…GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

I bought a hula hoop yesterday.

So of course I thought I’d give it a whirl.

Guess what?

It seems that I can’t rock it like I did as a child.


When I was buying it, I had thoughts of semi-rocking one about maybe eight years ago at my sister’s annual company picnic.

But after my mad and crazy hula hooping display last night, now I am just trying to figure out which I lost first, my mind or my hooping skills.

Hula Hooping, I didn’t even know it was a craze.

Nor did I know there are Hula Hoop fitness classes out there.

I saw one in Michael’s yesterday and thought – Hey, that’s cheap.  Hey, that could help me get my abs in shape.   And Hey, that could be FUN!

It was awesome too, until I got home and tested out my theory.

But check this out….there are celebs out there hooping it up for fitness too….


Beyoncé, Pink, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Obama Are Hula-Hooping


Get It Girl!


Go Lady O!

Me, I look more like this from start to finish and the damn thing still falls to the ground within in 6 seconds…..


This chick had been hula hooping for 11 minutes straight and this was her 20 second ending dismount.

Anyway I am still determined to master the hula hoop.  ** Become one with the hoop Lisa.  Feel the hoop.  Be the hoop. And swing those freaking hips faster!!!**

I also wanted to offer this up as a suggestion to any moms out there who might be looking for a way to get into shape.  Or anyone for that matter.  One lady lost 143 pounds from hula hooping.  And you gotta admit, this would be such a fantastic and fun thing to do WITH your kids!

For me, I’d like to work my way up to being able to hula hoop to these songs so I can improve my dance moves as well!

Tunes for the post ~

Give Me Everything – Pitbull, featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer

Firework – Katy Perry

Scream & Shout – will.i.am, featuring Britney Spears

I Wanna Go – Britney Spears

Glad You Came –  The Wanted

PS ~ A little parting inspiration for us all.  Most of the photos I found online for hula hooping had one thing in common — hula hooping does the face good….because it makes you smile.  A genuine happy smile.





Tax Season: A Behind The Scenes Look.

Sitting at my desk I get an intercom buzz: I am not here! No one is here!

My first thought: You suck!

My second thought: Crap. I am gonna get stuck in a very long conversation with someone who is going to say the same thing, ten different ways.

My third thought: Who is going to believe that I am the only person in the building during tax season!!!

My fourth thought: I am going to kick someone’s ass if they accidently come down here after I said they were out. I don’t like lying!!

I answer an incoming call: Lisa, it has got to suck working on a Sunday!

Yes it does, and with whom am I speaking to?

A client being all friendly with me and I haven’t a clue who he is.

Later I found out that he is my number one fan, he’s an odd ball and he is married. Triple yuck.

My boss tried to scare him straight, he’s been married for thirty years, after the client was done gushing about me my boss said very seriously, Um, that’s my wife you are talking about!

Even devote Catholics like to pull pranks. It helps to make working on a Sunday a little bit easier to swallow.

A client comes in to pick up his taxes, and ends up hanging around. I finally broke down and made him a cup of tea.

Forty five minutes later my boss buzzed me, Holy Shit, I didn’t think he was ever going to leave!!!! Did he at least ask you out?????


Well if he ever does, say yes. He’s loaded!!!!

I am not into older dudes.

Your loss.

Phone rings, client needs help with our online site, his computer is slow, and so he starts chatting me up.

You sound so young. Do you like older men?

Um, I try to stick to guys around my own age.

I’m seventy. If you change your mind, I am coming into town next week.

Ok. Thank you. Um, is your computer ready now?

A group of men come in for a meeting, I get them their drinks and ask the one who is drinking coffee, Would you like cream or sugar?

I will need some sugar, because I am not a sweet as you.

And that is my life right now.

Too bad I am not into older men or busting up marriages, because I’d be filthy rich ten times over by now.

Now if only I could get this lucky in the real world! hahaha

Only eight more days to go, things can only get more interesting from here.

Tune for the post ~ Pitbull – Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

PS ~ I could use a good dance session right about….NOW. I need to get this old dude energy off of me. hahaha



Best Day Of My Life!

I’m sorry.  Did I say no drama at work in my last post?

I must have hit my head prior to writing that one.

Because when you’ve got females involved, sooner or later, drama is gonna try to happen.

My co-worker sent an email to me and my bosses yesterday “kindly” asking me to be careful when filing people’s returns because she found several mistakes that I made and blah, blah, blah I am trying to pull rank without saying it out right blah, blah, blah “thank you.”

Oh no she didn’t!

The several is what got me.

I made one mistake that I knew of, and even brought it to my boss’s attention several days prior because when I make a mistake I own it, even though making mistakes sucks and owning it sucks even more. hahaha

And she did catch one mistake that I was not aware of yet, so I gave her credit for that.

But I am sorry, if you are going to try to throw me under the bus, I am going to come back with a painfully detailed report to include names, dates and times of all the mistakes you thought I made that really weren’t mistakes you just didn’t check with me or the big wigs first to know that it was all covered.

And I am not going to say thank you at the end of my email either.

Later in the day we had another email exchange in which she started and pulled a boss into the mix, trying to say that I didn’t do something correctly.

I replied to all, I know that I didn’t do such and such. I don’t have the time and no one else seems to have a problem with doing it for themselves.

What she failed to mention was that what she was asking me to do would enable us to make sure no extensions were overlooked.

Both bosses where down at my desk within 10 minutes all smiles and like, ok, what’s the problem?

We quickly resolved it once I understood, and all was well.

Kinda funny, if there is drama elsewhere, it is ignored or only addressed when push comes to shove because right about now is not the time for drama.

But when it comes to her and I, well we are the two wheels that make the entire bus go round and round, and although either of us could be replaced, it so would suck for them because we both have a pretty good handle on everything that is going on.

I think she’s tweaked because she’s been there for close to five years, and I have only been there for seven months and have earned the same amount of respect and responsibility as she has in a shorter period of time.

But then again, I am 15 years older and have more work experience under my belt, and I happen to be control freakishly organized and on top of things, to the point that any OCD inclined person would be proud.

After yesterday’s exchanges, I couldn’t help but to think it is such a good thing that both of my bosses had only daughters.

It has given them skills to handle “sisters” squabbling for “daddy’s” approval.

As for drama, I am not a fan.

So if you try to start it, I am going to state the facts to all involved at once, move on, and if you need me, you know where I am.

She on the other hand is having hush hush pow wows behind closed doors with another co-worker, so today should be quite interesting for me! hahaha

Tune for the post ~ Best Day Of My Life by American Authors



Hey Terry, It’s My Birthday!

This Saturday I’ll be turning the Big 43!


I am actually kinda happy about it.


Not the big 43, but the birthday part.


This year feels good.

Even better, a friend of mine, Jimmy aka Mr. Terry, is going to sing to me!

Here’s the song I would like to hear….The BEATLES “Birthday” song

Either that, or he needs to hook me up with my main squeeze Jose…..


See Terry, I told you it was my birthday.  hahaha

La la la la.

Start practicing dude!


Let’s Get It Started!

I fell off the fitness band wagon.

Not only did I fall off, I got run over and left for dead.

I haven’t done anything since my Valentine’s Day weekend workshops.

Silly things like the winter from hell that won’t go away and tax season got in my way.

I now officially have a Buddha belly, and not in a good way.

I also have a little bit more squishiness going on in place that I didn’t even know I had.

Therefore, I declare today as rededication to having a great summer body I don’t care how close we are to April 15th this has got to happen day.

Even if the end results don’t start showing up until late-August, this is gonna be my summer!! hahaha






Tunes for the Post ~

Let’s Get It Started by The Black Eyed Peas

Scream & Shout by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears

My Slow Warming to iStuff

It seems I was destined to learn how to own and operate iStuff.

Many moons ago, I received a hand me down iPod from my niece.

Granted she wasn’t so happy about it at the time.

She wasn’t using it, so off to Aunt Lisa it goes, cuz Aunt Lisa most likely was never going to buy one for herself.

It took me a while to learn how to use it, and then I fell, and have stayed, in love with it.

Then one Christmas two of my previous bosses gave me an iPad.

I was moved and very grateful.

I was just learning how to use it when tragedy struck a young girl from the small town where I went to high school and college.

I didn’t know her, but I knew the people who knew her, so I wanted to help.

She lost everything in a fire, to include her family.

I can’t even imagine what that must have felt like.

I didn’t have money, but I had an iPad and I knew people, so I collected as much stuff from others as I could, and I added my iPad and Christmas gift certificates to the mix.

And that was my last tangle with iStuff until recently.

My cell phone company offered me a free iPhone if I would sign a 2 year contract.

That wasn’t hard for me to do since I have been with this said carrier for a good twenty years now.

One small problem, my sis and bro-in-law live in California.

And this is a problem, because they were my go to technical peeps.

Under normal circumstance, I would head over to their house on a Sunday, spend the day with them, and become educated on any new technology.

I am not a reader when it comes to technology.

Just the thought of it puts me to sleep.

I am not a click this and see what happens type of learning either, unless I click something by accident and taa daa!!

I am a visual learner, show me, be it a couple of time, and I am all over it!

So I went a hunting on youtube….how do you use an iPhone?



Loving my iPhone now!!

Should you have an iPhone and need a couple of tips….check these out…

Basic Introduction to your iPhone

Apple iPhone Guided Tour Part 1

Apple iPhone Guided Tour Part 2

Apple iPhone Guided Tour Part 3

iPhone 4s Tips and Tricks #1

iPhone 4s Tips and Tricks #2

iPhone 4s Tips and Tricks # 3

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