If you saw Best Man in 1999, then you will want to catch the sequel. I think what I loved the most about the first is the genuine friendship of college friends. From Quentin, Lance, Shelby, Harper, Mia, Robin, Julian, to Jordan we were introduced to their past, present and future of their lives after college. Harper’s new book is eye opening especially as the friends start to piece together the characters.
Well if you enjoyed Part 1, you must check out Best Man Holiday. I will not offer any spoilers however it definitely gives a clear meaning to FRIENDSHIP and LOVE!
Quentin will always and forever hands down be my favorite character from both.
I downloaded the soundtrack today!
GIRLS AUTO CLINIC
Well this morning for the first time in a long time there was a guest of interest on the morning radio show. The guest was Patrice Banks, CEO and Founder of Girls Auto Clinic. The company was founded to provide women with workshops on auto mechanics. It was music to my ears, I am not sure about my you but I have been duped with repairs for my car. My last visit to Firestone left me feeling really annoyed after I was given an estimate for over $1000 to replace two struts. After this estimate I started going to my brother’s mechanic who evaluated my car and told me only one of my struts was leaking not two.
This experience shed light on the unnecessary quotes given to women because we typically are not well versed on car mechanics. Fast forward to Patrice Banks, I went to her website GirlsAutoClinic and I emailed her. My main concern was the last oil change at a cost of $50 which I was told that was too high and Patrice concurred. The same garage recommended replacing my air and cabin filters as well as an engine flush. Now what was quoted was well over $400 dollars after knowing that the oil change was too high there was no way I would consider returning to this garage.
Ladies, if there is one take away I remember as important it is to consult your car’s maintenance schedule to keep track of your maintenance.
Based on my questions and concerns, below is Patrice’s response. I also found out Patrice like myself is an engineer by education.
Excerpt from Patrice’s email response to me:
So I missed posting this on Monday.
Some music is just classic…
This what my brain feels like on Sunday afternoon and evening.
I feel like the weekends just escape quickly after a round of activities from Saturday morning to Saturday night. For it to be 2 whole days off it is starting to feel like only 1 1/2 days off. On Sunday evening I can feel the anxiety building because I know in a few hours (or at least that is how it feels) the hideous alarm will sound at 5:30. The sound of an alarm at that hour make me cringe under the sheets.
The week is always hustle and bustle especially the morning routine. I am determined this week to be more prepared like this is a marathon. I was able to get all the laundry finished and managed to iron the kid’s uniforms for the week. Lunch is packed. Forms are signed. There is enough dinner for at least tomorrow and Tuesday. I am so proud with finally getting the kids to enjoy pasta with marinara sauce. They will never know there is a hearty helping of vegetables in every bite. The only thing I neglected to do from my list is pick up my dry cleaning.
Now our Monday morning should be stress free to some extent and enough time for a quick breakfast. Some of the helpful things for me is on the following list:
1)Have laundry finished before Saturday. What has helped me tremendously with reducing weekend laundry is to put a load in on Wednesday or Thursday evening. Once I get in from work I can put that load in the dryer and add a second load.
2)Finishing grocery shopping by Saturday morning or afternoon depending on our Saturday schedule.
3)Pack lunches at night, this is HUGE and saves so much TIME! Luckily my kids are not picky eaters so PB&J work for lunch.
By packing lunch at night and ironing the kid’s uniforms on Sunday for the weekend, we have gained at 40 extra minutes. It was really stressing me to get in the car with only 10 minutes to drive 1.1 miles. A change was so needed for my sanity and to eliminate late slips for the kids.