Guess where I am?  Yep, Hollywood, Los Angles California.  I’m so excited to be here.  My job sent me here for a week long computer training class, but I’m staying for the weekend and spending time with my Aunt that’s an actress.  Everyone in LA is such a character….  I’m still trying to identify who is a Drag Queen and curiously listening when everyone discusses their “positive energy” or their latest auditions.  I’ve had so much fun already.  I forgot to bring my camera cord to hook to the computer, so you guys will have to wait until I get back to see pics, but last night I met Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers!  I even took a picture with him.  I met him at M Cafe, a really nice vegetarian restaurant.  I ate dinner at In & Out Burger, and only sampled the vegan food.  That’s backwards, I know.   It was so funny, my Aunt said “you know we do have weight watcher points here in Cali, they still count here too”…. After the restaurant we went to hear spiritual motivational speaker Marianne Williamson.  This lady was awesome. You know that famous poem about “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…; Marianne wrote that.   I always wondered where that awesome quote came from.  Anyway, She packed the theater with several hundred people. She said that God made each and everyone one of us completely unique from one another, and that fact alone proves that we are special and can be perfect because God created us just like we are for a purpose.  One of the most important things that she talked about was how we often look for earthly solutions to problems, instead of praying about it and relying on spiritual resolutions.  I’m not trying to get all preachy on y’all, but I was really moved.  If you look back over my posts, its seems like cookies are just such a huge downfall for me, and for about a week, I’ve been struggling with just completely eliminating them from my diet.  I felt silly praying about cookies, but last night, I got enough courage to do so.  I came back to my hotel room and threw the cookies in the trash!!! Just like the leader at the WW meeting, I actually threw perfectly good, fantastically tasting cookies in the trash.  Now, I could lie and say it was liberating and felt good, but it honestly just felt like I threw cookies in the trash.  However, when I woke up, I felt good about it.  I cut out of my biggest food temptations.  Just as I figured, when I went to computer training today, there were free soft chocolate chip cookies.  I just shrugged my shoulders and thought, I’m so over cookies ruling me!  I didn’t touch not one. 🙂


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