Friday, August 6, 2010

Something about Summer and Lemonade Stands

There’s something about summer and lemonade stands. I was on my way to the beach on one of my various trips and  walked by a stand with 3 kids. They had their signs out and once they saw me they made their sales pitch. “Would you like to buy some lemonade? It’s $1 a glass” (they did give quite a bit) Saying no really isn’t an option. Perfect weather for it too. In Portland, OR one 7 year old girl wasn’t so lucky. She didn’t have a $120 license to sell her lemonade- booo hooo. Welcome to America where you’ll soon need a license to breath. After all, we are emitting carbon dioxide in the air and heating up the world therefore causing global warming. Places around the globe do seem to be getting an increase in heat. Except for Argentina…

How many things can you do and ride a bike at the same time? I’ve spent some time practicing that one. I ride a bike 1.5-2 miles to work every morning and 2-3 miles in the afternoon. Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty fit now. In the mornings I usually make my phone calls - so far there isn’t a rule against riding bikes and talking on ones cell. I’m sure that will change soon if it hasn’t already. It’s only a problem when you almost fall off your bike crossing the street. I visited a Starbucks (surprise surprise) and didn’t have a chance to finish my coffee. I had to be at work in 15 minutes so I just rode the bike with the Starbucks cup in my left hand. I did get honked at… I think people were just jealous of my coffee.

There is a particular shoe that seems to be popular in southern ca right now. They’re Vans and they are so cute! They come in many diff colors and I’m headed out to get myself a pair this morning. Wish me luck.  Pink might be fun… I saw a girl with red, another with light blue, and another with yellow. Hmmm.

I’ve been working in a Finance dept. for almost a month now. I haven’t graduated beyond scanning and shredding papers… but I am learning a lot. Never assume you know everything that’s going on… cause you are most likely wrong. It pays to realize that people may be nice and still have a relatively low moral ethic. Before taking any action think of the consequences; look at all the angles and think things through. It’s a pretty good idea to do every single task 110% cause you don’t know what opportunity that might bring you. Understand that there is always going to be office politics. Hahaha. And there’s my wisdom for the day.

And that’s Emily reporting to you live from HB, California

In one of my last posts I mentioned the zombie car crash in Portland, Oregon. Now the lemonade stand… I bet we all want to live in Portland now.


  1. I WANT to live in Portland. Because that's where I'm from. It's really not as terrible as it sounds. It's just always...interesting!

  2. Great post Em.. and Portland.. yea, it figures this would happen in Portland. You could not pay me enough money to live in Portland again.. a great place to shop (except for lemonade), but I wouldn't want to live there.. haa..haa...

  3. Yeah ~ Portland probably isn't much different then a lot of other places. hehe. It sure is pretty too!

    Thanks! Yep, Mom. I believe it! That's why I think you and Dad should move to LA with me.