Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Don't be the ugly American....

G'day ladies and gentlemen.  I realize that I have been a bit silent for a month.  Let's just say it has been a bit cra, cra around here.  Lots of family and Gamma Phi Beta travel for me.  This upcoming Friday will be the first Friday that I have been in the office since June 22nd!  But things here are still going well. I am happy to say that I am close to not being a Jazzercise business owner much longer.  It was time for a change in my life and I will be honored to hand my facilities off to very capable, wonderful women who have been associates of mine.  Sometimes in life, it is time to reflect and realize that you are no longer doing a good job.  And I had reached that point with Jazzercise.  That is when you need to find someone who will and I know that I have found those women.  Don't worry, I will still be JZZRGRL but as an instructor only.  :)

So updates from this side, since you heard from me last, I have been in Denver twice for Gamma Phi Beta.  Once for our Convention, where I did get to teach two MINI Jazzercise sessions to about 800 women and once for a department meeting.  I was also in NYC with my family for the 4th of July and in Kansas City last weekend for my brother in law's surprise 40th BDAY party.  My sister contracted Carbon Leaf (one of his favorite bands) to play the party.  Talk about a classy group of guys!  Hats off to Carbon Leaf for playing an awesome concert and just being super cool.

So in the spirit of addressing the goal of my blog, I thought it was time for us to speak about the Olympics.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE the Olympics.  I have always been a big fan as I love the fact that these athletes from tiny little countries get to compete with all other countries.  Case in point, the TINY little girl from Kazakhstan who won a gold medal by lifting over 228 pounds over her head.  She was adorable.  But I think it is time to speak to the arrogance of some of our US athletes.  You know how we get referred to as the UGLY Americans...because we act ugly in many cases.  I am pretty sure that no one country had their media covering the reaction to the Opening Ceremony uniforms like we did (and yes, I know I like to talk about fashion, but I thought the uniforms were FINE....they were designed by all American designer Ralph Lauren AND the shoes were designed by American company Allen Edmonds, yes I know they were made in China, but sorry folks, it is cheaper to make them there).  And let's talk about the arrogance and POUTING of Michael Phelps.  I am about done with him and his attitude (oh BOO WHOO, you didn't win the gold, well perhaps if you would trained like the rest of your teammates, the outcome would have been different).  And to the men's basketball team, well, there are no words for their arrogance.  Ladies and gentlemen seriously (speaking to our US athletes), have a little class and grace and just be thankful to be there representing our nation.  Be gracious, be thankful and keep your crappy comments to yourself.  And most of all, be a gracious and classy loser, should you not get the gold medal.

Well, that is my classy girl soapbox for today.  I know you are waiting for an RCH Jr update.  Well, all is still going very well.  It has been four months now and we still seem to like one another.  His BDAY is this upcoming weekend, so that will be fun.  Stay cool ladies and gentlemen!

...keep your heels, your chin and your standards high!

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