Monday, December 6, 2010

Buy a Coke

This time of year, I look forward to the Coca-Cola Holiday Ads. So far, I have only seen one "Santa drinking a Coke" billboard. Instead this is what I have been seeing around town:I have to say- could there be a better message? I love this this new campaign. In a society that breeds mediocrity, Coke is saying "Stay Extraordinary". Let's all raise a bottle of Diet Coke to making it to the top.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Producers' Holiday

In a 1974 essay Ayn Rand observed that “Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”

So, consume away my friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Safe Travels

Is this making anyone feel safer?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQTz1bccL4

or maybe this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFoa0LsqVbQ&feature=related

So much for teaching your kids about strangers touching them, because now Federal employees are allowed to do it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Deal

I love deals. I think I like deals more than most people. I only shop where I know everything is 50% of retail value. I honestly haven't stepped into a mall in years. - Except for The Gateway last Saturday trying to get a new phone.
Anyways. There is an new trend going around of these "Daily Deals" I think there are a million different people doing it. I'm signed up for a few of these and get emails everyday of the deal I can't pass up. For awhile, the offers weren't that compelling. They weren't places I wanted to eat, and I wasn't in the market for a photography session or oil change. But something changed this month, they have me clicking that little "buy it" button everyday - They caught me, just like they caught my sister 2 months ago.

Here are my latest purchases:

Star Of India
Naked Fish
Thai Siam
American Apparel
Nordstrom Rack

I also have heard that these advertisers are only getting 50% of the revenue of these sales. So, Nordstrom Rack is giving away $50 for only $12.50. How can this model work? The amazing thing is that it does. It does because most buyers will go in and spend more than the $50 Groupon. It really is brilliant.

If you haven't caught on to this trend yet, jump on fast. It's awesome. And if you purchased any of the above listed deals - let's spend them together.

Friday, November 12, 2010

3 surprises

3 things I didn't know about Conan's new show until this week:

1) Where is Max?? I had no idea Max wouldn't be returning as the band leader

2) 9:00pm and 11:00pm. 2 times a night? Is that a way of testing the market or do they really not have anything else to show on TBS

3) Only 4 nights a week! What? This was news to me. Monday - Thursday is all. I guess they don't want to interrupt their popular "Dinner and a Movie" segments on Friday nights.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ex-Talk Show Host

Yes. He's back on. Last night was great. It was almost as if he never left. I am just lucky to have my favorite TV show on every night of the week. One highlight of the show was the Ex-Talk Show Host Halloween Mask.Also, My Husband bought me the new Rolling Stone. The article is very interesting- but who am I kidding - I only care about the pictures.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Family Portrait

Happy Halloween from Us!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Guest

Although I work in the Online Marketing industry, I am actually pretty slow to adapt to the world wide web. This is evidenced by the fact that I was the last to know about the The LIVE COCO CAM. You can tell by the site www.TeamCoco.com that they have some savvy young group really pushing the show through online gadgets and promotions. This is awesome and I love it. That is, when I actually know that it's happening. Just don't expect me to be up on all the latest COCO news just because I have a blog about it. Conan belongs on my TV in front of my bed at 11pm at night.

With that said. There is poll going around about Conan's first guest. Here it is:
http://www.teamcoco.com/firstguestpoll

This is just sad. His First Guest Poll should include the following people:

1) Bob Saget
2) Martha Stewart
3) Snoop Dogg
4) Will Arnett

Vote Now!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Star Search

July at the beach was not as it normally was this year. We had a few days of too cold to go to the beach. So, we improvised. We downloaded a Star Search app and headed for the Hollywood Hills. Guess who lives here??...And you thought I would run out of Conan Posts during his hiatus.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School

You may have noticed that I took the summer off. It's great to be back.
In other news, Conan has an announcement!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ironman

This past Saturday, they were holding an Ironman race in St.George. From 7am to Midnight, 2300 people swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and then ran 26.2 miles. It was awesome. I found myself totally sucked into the excitement and wanted to give as much encouragement to these people who trained and sacrificed so much to become an “Ironman”. It is really amazing what men and women can accomplish and thousands gathered to acknowledge those participating.

This week, in the mist of trying to regulate the financial markets, President Obama said “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”.Voices for Reason wrote a great post about this statement, and when I read it, it reminded me of the Ironman race. At no point did I hear someone in the crowd say “I do think at a certain point they should just give up”. There was no judging of personal accomplishments, only encouragement.

Here is the perfect response to President B.O.’s statement
“You assume rational self-interest is simply ensuring one’s physical luxury. But what would a man do with himself once he has those millions. He would stagnate. No man who has used his mind enough to achieve a fortune is going to be happy doing nothing. His self-interest does not lie in consumption but in production–in the creative expansion of his mind.” – Ayn Rand

The motive to earn unlimited rewards come from the producer’s desire for unlimited achievement. We encourage unlimited physical achievement and reward it with awe. We should be doing the same with financial achievements.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Conan on Tour

The Official Review

Things I loved:

1) Conan live in the flesh

2) Being a part of his first ever tour (and very likely his last)

3) Conan without NBC Wardrobe/Makeup people. He had a beard, no tie, no gel in his hair, and no makeup. It was wild

4) Walker Texas Ranger lever

5) His 6 musical numbers. I love seeing Conan play the guitar and sing.

6) Encore song – He literally did an Encore, just like any rock star. It was awesome

7) The original Late Night band – minus Max.

8) Reliving it the next day as I told Friends and Family about it. Just ask, I’ll tell you all the jokes.


Things I didn’t love:

1) The show was less than an hour.

2) 7 Min of Deon Cole stand-up (This is one of Conan’s Tonight show writers. Come on, I came to see Conan)

3) Triumph video appearance. I know he is part of the Late Night family, but he wore out his welcome 5 years ago.

4) Andy’s Solo Act – I really love Andy, but his 5 min solo act was not his best work.

5) Not enough Conan!


All in All it was awesome. Review of his 60 min interview to come. Juicy stuff.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekend of Conan

Today is a great Friday because it is the eve of my Weekend with Conan.

Saturday
: Me, Conan and around 5,000 others will be meeting up at The Palms in Las Vegas to enjoy a good laugh together.
Sunday: Conan and his beard (super sexy) will be on 60 minutes to dive into his true feelings about Leno, NBC, and his new gig.

In regards to his tour, every night he has had a special guest. I have been speculating on who it will be on Saturday. I'm thinking some big Vegas star, like Wayne Newton, but my heart is hoping for William Shatner.

Love this guy

Monday, April 12, 2010

He's Back!

Conan will be back on Television in November. Nice work TBS. Step aside George Lopez.
You're late night run is over.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Competition

Who doesn't love a little competition in life, especially when there is serious cash money prize on the line. Help a brother out. My brother, Zach, specifically. He's never succeeded at anything in his life. He really needs this.
Click Here
Watch #10

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not my Year

As I take a look back over the past few years. One year in particular has stood out to me, 2008. It was a good one. In 2008 I met Conan and he flirted with me, I ran my first and last marathon, and completed my pilgrimage to the Holy Land (literally). It was a good year for my bucket list.

2010 is another story. In less than 3 months, my little world has been shocked and tossed. My rock, Conan was pulled from the air with less than a weeks warning. Yesterday, my other rock, $$$, was spit upon by the leaders of the USA. My productivity and hard work is nothing but something they can take from me with another huge piece of legislation.

The only thing I could do about it was plan a vacation to the Yucatan. Thanks Holly! I have a feeling 2010 will look much better come May 8th.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's true

Coco is going on tour.
www.teamcoco.com

We're getting back together May 1st in Las Vegas. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hey Jimmy!

Here's the scoop...
Pres. Obama announced the they will use "reconciliation" to pass the Health Care Bill. However, before this happens, the House has to sign off on the Senate's Bill. So, let's harass our House Reps.
Jimmy Matheson... you're going to be hearing from me.

** Update on this. It turns out that Jimmy's brother, Scott M. Matherson, Jr., has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This is interesting timing, especially when Jimmy is one of 10 house Dems that they are hoping change their vote on health care. Is this Chicago politics or just a coincidence? Hold strong Jim.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Origin of Candice

I have posted many times about Capitalism and even more times about Conan. What about Candice you ask? The origin of my name comes from a sitcom actress of the 80s, Candice Bergen. Yes, I was named after Murphy Brown. See below.

My celebrity look alike is Ellen Degeneres. This is what I have been told and even those who don't bring it up find themselves saying "I can see that" after I mention it. Some people are named after heros of history, or glamorous movie stars. Some people even look like those glamorous movie stars. I was named after a woman in a pant suit, and I now look like a lesbian version of that woman in a pant suit.

TweetLand

Conan on Twitter = Candice on TwitterMy brother-in-law recently did a post about his love for twitter, which sparked my interest. Then my dear friend Libby called me to tell me that Conan was on Twitter, which lit my fire!
I'm on twitter as simply an observer for now. Still no facebook.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

History Lesson

It doesn't matter if you like Glenn Beck or not, followers of this blog should watch this documentary. It's broken up into 5 parts on YouTube. This is a great reminder to the evils of communism. As we sometimes forget or don't know history. I know I have been guilty of enjoying "The Motorcycle Diaries", which was a good movie, just not the truth.

Watch here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Final Show

The official review of the final show is coming. For the record, I took Dave to Urgent Care on the night of the final show. Giving up "Conan Forever" Cookies and Conan on the big screen with HD projector at Alicia's. This proving I may love him more than Conan.

Friday, January 22, 2010

more sympathy

My coworkers may be overindulging me at this point. These were on my desk this morning:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day Of Conan


Here is a picture of my desk, and the TV above it. That TV will be playing Conan highlights all day tomorrow. Thanks to Progrexion for supporting this Day of Conan. I have a list of highlights, but we are taking requests. Post them to comments.

Done deal

I'm sorry to leave you hanging when so much can be said this week. I just need some more time to gather my thoughts. I am picturing a bitter sweet event for his last show on Friday. More to come.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm with Coco

I have seen an overwhelming amount of support here in the office this week regarding the Conan/NBC situation. Hanging above our snack closet (which I frequent more than others) was this image. Made my day:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Amen Conan

O'Brien released the statement below on Tuesday afternoon:

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over "The Tonight Show" in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my "Tonight Show" in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move "The Tonight Show" to 12:05 to accommodate "The Jay Leno Show" at 11:35. For 60 years "The Tonight Show" has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. "The Tonight Show" at 12:05 simply isn't "The Tonight Show." Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the "Late Night" show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of "The Tonight Show." But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with "The Tonight Show," I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.

Yours,

Conan

Thursday, January 7, 2010

OUTRAGE! Emergency!

This is an emergency. I'm calling on all Conan Fans to WATCH THE SHOW! I only need 2 million of you. This was at the top of DrudgeReport today
Read Here
It's so sad, when the truth is, Conan has had some of his best shows in the past couple of months.
Pray for him.