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Pop Open the Vino… January 23, 2009

Filed under: Life Happenings,Mentor Mania — nikatnoon @ 2:33 pm
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Is it 5 0’clock yet, Party Peeps? Sheesh what a day! TGIF because I definitely need the weekend to recover from the crazy day I have had so far. I spent the morning dealing with PayPal and my Bank, and Paypal again..and my Bank again after realizing that my checking acct was AGAIN hacked by ugly, dirty, creepy thieves!  Stop taking my money and get a stinking job you crazy sons of a….! I’m taking a deep breath now. 1.2.3.4. Okay. I’m good. After all the talk of disputed transactions and unauthorized charges and blahbitty blah blah blah, I had a nice chat with my Grandma. She always has a way of making you feel better, no matter what the issue. So, I signed the investigation affidavit to get my charges reversed, sent them off and made a promise to myself to not let it ruin my weekend. I’m having a Girl’s Day in SF tomorrow, and attending the Great Start Party for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. You gotta have a smile on for that, baby!

Speaking of smiles, I also had my interview for the Be A Mentor program today! Woohoo! One step closer to meeting my mentee! I was told that they have someone in mind for me…a sixteen year old girl from Berkeley. I know so far that she is interested in Fashion and Design and Modeling. Right up my alley! Well the design part, at least! I already have ideas to do some artsy crafts with her, and maybe even set up a tour of FIDM with her for inspiration. Apparaently, they are going to talk with her this weekend to see if she is interested in me, and then if all goes well, we will be matched by Tuesday! I know that this will be a long process; getting to know eachother, learning about things that tick the other one off, setting boundaries and opening up. But in the end, I’ll be happy if she simply knows that she has a new friend. I am not going into this thinking that I am some savior, and expecting to make some huge, amazing impact on her life. This is not a movie. And I am not Oprah. I am here to listen and be a friend. That’s it. If she finds out that she likes me a lil’ bit along the way, even better. But I am not expecting anything even remotely Angel Network-ish. Have any of you ever been mentors before, or done something similar? I would LOVE to hear your advice, tips or simply just words of encouragement.

Needless to say, it’s been a pretty intense day. Two more hours and I am bookin’ it home. To my sweatpants. To my comfy oversized sweatshirt. To my slippers. To my puppy. And to POP OPEN THE VINO.

Party on Weekender Waynes,

Nik

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