Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Creativity Takes Courage - My Interview with Jeanne Oliver




Friends, it's another good day. Right?
I got my hair trimmed -- my hair girl, I can't stop loving her. She can be so bratty to me and I lu-hu-huv it. I'm, "Yo Brooke, how much are you cutting off back there?" and she's all, "Don't worry about it...you'll see in a minute."

THIS is the hair girl I have dreamed of, because I NEVER know what to do with my mop! I walk in saying, "I dunno...it's too something. I'm just -- frustrated with it. Maybe it should be just a little shorter. Or a lot? Maybe I should be patient and grow it longer?" I always want someone to tell me what to do. And she does. Only minus the telling part.

Silas and I trekked to Warsaw and had lunch with my friend Stephanie. Silas realized on the way that Stephanie is the most "prettiest" name. He may have even thrown "beautiful" out there. His pretend kids right now are named Sandy and Roxy ("Sandy's a girl, Roxy is a boy") but I'm feeling like Stephanie isn't far behind. And of course Charles is still his main squeeze. He harped at me about handling Charles too roughly "He's just a tiny baby! Don't do that or you will choke his neck!" then moments later admitted that Charles is turning 5 next month.

I'm on to you, Charles. You're really milking this "baby" thing. It's unbecoming.

All along the drive I kept spotting those splayed-out tulips, singing their guts out. Did you notice them? Swear. Go look. You'll see exactly what I mean.

And now, an announcement:

I'm Jeanne Oliver's May interview for her series "Creativity Takes Courage". If you're so inclined, you can watch a solid hour of the two of us yucking it straight up. We had a blast, as you will see. We've been online buds for years, but the day we filmed was the first time we had ever spoken. I just watched the full hour and it turned out super fun. I fretted that I didn't give her enough substance, because all I could remember was partying it up. I told Cory that I sometimes forgot we were filming it. His response, "That's not a good place to be..." (I"m now fretingt about the following: Why is my tooth so crooked? Didn't know. Why are my lips invisible? Shoulda worn lipstick. Why did my computer cause an echo? Two Shannans for the price of one.)

It turns out, we did capture a lot of important stuff in between our giggling. We talked about my family's journey, adoption, blogging, decorating, Robert, and yes, chips and salsa.

If you want to watch, follow these directions (it's easy and free!) :

To watch the video you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).
Once you are on the site you will find this series, free videos (business and art) and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.
You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.
If you want to watch Shannan’s video:
1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page
2) Click on Creativity Takes Courage {interviews with courageous friends}
3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side
4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set.

Let me know if you watch and what you think!
Happy sunny Wednesday, Homies.