5 Things Tuesday

Hello friends. I was up late last night … silly time change. It’s been throwing me off.  

Anyways, creative juices hit me last night at that late hour and when that happens, I’m a goner. I’m always like “Why at 3 AM?” Oh well. It’s all good. Helped me get a head start on today’s post.  

Boom. 5 Things.

1  IT’S ALMOST ST. PATTY’S DAY - Time to wear your festive green and pretend you’re Irish! I literally have no green in my wardrobe. I should really fix that. Last year I had to make a bracelet out of green ribbon which was totally cute and awesome, but maybe this year I’ll be ready. 

Plus, you know. It’ll be my friend’s birthday - Jessica M, I’ll be calling you!

2  FOUND MY RED LIGHT RED LIGHT FIX - Yeah so I’ve been to a few places around here in Los Angeles, and I think I found my favorite drinking spot. I don’t drink a lot, but I LOVE hanging out with friends. And in Orlando, it was Red Light Red Light. But here it’s Timmy Nolan’s. Thank you, Irish Bar and awesome friends to talk to. About TV. Yeah, it’s kind of awesome. Plus as an Irish Pub, it fits with the St. Patty’s Theme.

Now all I need is to find a replacement for Pipe & Porch. I still wish we made T-Shirts.

3  TV OMG MOMENTS - One of the great parts of being in LA is that I am surrounded by people who LOVE TV as much as I do. So weird! I’m kind of a TV junkie and can talk about it for hours, disecting shows and story arcs and all that jazz. And well, I now have people to talk to about it.  

Anyways, I’ve been having back-to-back TV OMG Moments. Where I literally yell out “OMG” to the TV (actually my laptop). Here are some moments that really got me:

  • One Tree Hill - Double punched in the face with the Clay thing and the Chase thing. Woah. Dude. 
  • LOST - I’ve been running through the series and just finished the second season. Holy crap. What?!
  • SKINS (UK) - Last night’s episode I was like “WOAH!” It was people showing up out of nowhere and slapping each other. Crazified.

That’s all I can really recall right now. But seriously, they were moments that I sat up, exclaimed OMG, and then had to text/FB someone about it. Little outta control, Jo.

Don’t watch this scene if you haven’t seen OTH yet. But seriously this scene rocked me.

4  COFFEE WITH THIS GIRL - After church on Sunday I had coffee with this girl: Beth A.  It was pretty much epic. She was an editorial intern at RELEVANT when I was on staff. We had a lot to catch up on. Life. The past couple years. How we ended up here. What God has been doing in our lives and blessing us. How LA is so far. 

We talked about her writing career, her UCB’s classes, her sweet nanny job, the connections she’s making so far. How she “interns” at Hello Giggles and how Molls is following me on Instagram. I told her about my experience so far and all that jazz. 

I like coffee dates like this. You know the kind where you feel refreshed and connected again afterwards.  

5  A LITTLE TWITTER CONVICTION - Last night my computer froze and so I was forced to read. Which is OK since I’ve been on a reading kick lately. I switched off and started a business book called Crush It. It’s been recommended by a few business blogs that I was following so I started it.  

And in the book he talks about building your brand, being passionate about it, and creating AWESOME content. I’ve been trying to do that for the past year or so but it’s been hard to really know what “Joanne Garcia Inc” is all about. You know?

I’m passionate about a lot of things but it’s been hard to narrow it down to something simple. So that has stalled the entire branding process. I’ve had a Twitter for awhile now, just haven’t used it. So last night, out of conviction from this book, I went to my Twitter and started at it.  

Maybe it’ll raise my Klout score. Haha! Whatever that means.  

Anyways, I think I’ll be making new business cards. But this time I’ll change the tag line to “where creative meets business” - which is a phrase I use a lot. And that sums up pretty much everything else I’m passionate about. Yeah.

Anyways. Follow me @joannepgarcia. I had a REALLY hard time picking out a name (apparently @joannegarcia was suspended and @youcancallmejo was already taken.  UGH, annoying).  

But yeah. Awesome Tweets sure to come.

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