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Friends, tomorrow is publication day for my friend and colleague Emily Chang Stull’s powerful new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. It delves into the appalling lack of gender diversity in tech and traces the history of the problem back to the very origins of the industry. Please buy it, read it, and share it with your bosses and friends.
Would have been my brother David’s birthday today. David I miss you so much although I am still pissed at you for leaving.
Look at his hair in this picture. I was very jealous of his beautiful straight hair.
At least one of us could wear the Kristie McNichols LOL
In other news, I’m now 6 days into the Dr. Bernstein Diet and:
– down 7 lbs (yes, it’s safe! it’s medically supervised!)
– no longer hungry (actually feeling full from the 500-700 calories/day!)
– full of energy (feeling lighter!)
I will be doing this until May 16, when Carlos and I head to Montreal for 2 weeks for the C2 Montréal/ Movin’On marathon (where I’ll switch to ‘maintenance’ – increasing to 1200 calories/day without the medical supervision), then check in to see where I’m at.
Last time I did Dr. B for 4 weeks, I lost 20 lbs. I’m aiming to lose the 20 for the 16th (it’ll be 4 weeks), then another 10 in June. It requires crazy discipline and is costly, but now in my mid-40′s (and running a growing business that demands a lot of my time), it’s harder than ever to lose weight and easier than ever to gain it! (Packed on 30lbs too easily!).
We also invested in a stepper for our living room, which makes it much easier to get in a quick workout when I need it!
When I have attempted to speak to or confront a white woman about something she has said or done that has impacted me adversely, I am met with tearful denials and indignant accusations that I am hurting her’
A WW kept touching my hair. Pulling my curls to watch them bounce back. Rubbing the top. Smelling it. So when I told her to stop and complained to HR and my supervisor, she complained that I wasn’t a people person or team member and I had to leave that position for being ‘threatening’ to a coworker.”
white women are equally aware their race privileges them as surely as ours condemns us. In this context, their tearful displays are a form of emotional and psychological violence that reinforce the very system of white dominance that many white women claim to oppose.
Commercial print modeling is a fantastic way of making money. Unlike fashion modeling, this is commercial print, where normal everyday average looking people like myself can make $2000-$5000 a day or more to appear in print ads for companies like banks, CVS, etc.
A few of my friends have asked me for advice on how to get into commercials and print, and instead of taking my advice, they have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on scam companies like Explore Talent, Nine9 casting, etc. who victimize people who dream of getting into show business.
Please understand – no legitimate agent will ever ask you for money up front. They take a percentage only after you are booked and paid.
I enthusiastically recommend this seminar, in which you meet five legitimate print agents. I have gotten agents by attending these.
As you know I’m always on the lookout for great deals. I already mentioned Zunni, where I got a great pair of glasses for only $20 including frames and lenses, which was 1/5 the cost of Warby Parker, whom every yuppie was steering me towards.
Now check out hubblecontacts.com. You can get 15 pairs of contact lenses, 30 lenses total, for only $3! I just got mine and they are fantastic. It’s a subscription model, and you can cancel at any time after this initial first order.
Also you may have heard about the federal action that proved that one-day Johnson & Johnson Acuvue lenses and the two-week versions were the exact same thing, so I’ve been wearing one-day contact lenses for two weeks for years, which saves a ton of money.
Tesla is truly a fantastic company!
I landed on a private jet in Long Island a few days ago, and I forgot to pick up the car key, since I can unlock and start the car with my phone. The keys on the Model 3 are not a physical key but a credit card, and Tesla gives you two. (I know, talk about a first world problem, landing on a private jet and forgetting the key to your Tesla LOL.)
The FBO (private jet terminal) was kind enough to Fedex me my key, and since that’s the only one I have as I lost the other one, I decided to inquire about getting more keys, worried that they were probably $200 each.
Not only are the keys only $5, plus a minimal reprogramming fee, Tesla was kind enough to offer to come and pick up the car in my garage, make the keys at the service center for me and bring my car back to the garage. Tesla is truly amazing!
This is not an ad or spam but a genuine recommendation from yours truly. I needed to get some glasses recently, and everyone including my doctor recommended Warby Parker. My suspicions are aroused when a bunch of hipsters and yuppies recommend anything, and sure enough, the minimum price for glasses from Warby Parker was $95.
I found Zenni.com by poking around online, and saw some frames for as low as $6.95. I thought that there had to be some sort of a catch, but I ordered anyway as my total cost with lenses was $19. I got the glasses a few days ago, and they are wonderful.
North was a military aide to the National Security Council during the Reagan administration in the 1980s. He emerged into the spotlight for his role in arranging the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran and the secret diversion of the proceeds to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
He was convicted in 1989 of obstructing Congress during its investigation, destroying government documents and accepting an illegal gratuity. Those convictions were overturned in 1991.
He has since run for office, written several books, gone on the speaking circuit and served as a commentator on Fox News.