Very Cavallari: Episode #7

I have not watched the finale of this show yet because I do not want the season to be over. As a bonus though, I was just in Nashville for my Vanderbilt Reunion and of course visited the UJ store so really this post is WAY more authentic now because of my real photo.

Picking up where we left off, post booze soaked getaway sponsored by Wirth, we are back in the store which is just boxes, empty shelves and a random desk in the middle of the room. Kristin reminds Shannon that you have to post about a store opening if you want people to show up to it which is maybe why hiring from a modeling agency is not your best business strategy.

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Very Cavallari: Episode 6

I was out of the country and am behind on everything but am assuming you are behind on the show too? If you are even watching it!?

Kristin takes her team to Florida to blow off some steam before the store opens. I can't be sure, but I don't think the key to running a business is getting wasted with your employees? Neither Kristin nor I have an MBA though so who knows.

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Very Cavallari: Episodes 4 & 5

Lumping the past two episodes together because...not much ever really happens. 

Jay and Kristin bought their new house out in the country YAY! Lots to pack and talk about in the kitchen while Kristin busies herself. 

Uncommon James is getting into home goods and Kristin is stressed. The photoshoot is legit - I want more info on the photographer who is cooler than anyone else in the room. Shannon recaps the Reagan drama to Kristin, who has to remind her it is not about emotions and friendships it is about the BUSINESS. 

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Very Cavallari: Episode #3

I have some answers about where Shannon came from thanks to her Instagram "ask me anything" session last week. Someone asked how she got hired and she shared that they contacted her modeling agency looking for someone, she had a meeting, captioned some photos, and voila! So next time you need to do some hiring, forget Ziprecruiter or LinkedIn, call your local modeling agency! I didn't get a screen capture because I was on vacation so you'll have to trust me. 

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Very Cavallari: Episode #2

My entire week has been waiting for the next episode of this show. Episode one has to set the scene of characters but in episode two the conflict can really start to show itself (producers can start manipulating things).

Just from the "last week on..." I have thoughts. Kristin proclaiming that Jay "can't just sit at home" made me wonder what she did all day when she was on The Hills, because I can promise you it wasn't work. But I digress. Also very impressed at Kelly and Kristen finding that dude from Canada on Instagram, though I am sure they did that months ago and not as the cameras were on. 

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Quotable

20-somethings have the tendency to imagine that their 20s are the last chance they’re going to have to experiment, explore, and party. This is a false premise. Restaurants and cafes continue to let people over 29 through their doors. They even serve them alcohol.
— Holden Desalles

Things I Learned From: Traveling

I went to Florence and Rome over the holidays this year.  People were very excited for me, as good friends ought to be, but immediately I found myself exhausted by everyone asking me if I was excited and TELLING me how much fun I would have, as if staying home to watch all of the West Wing and try every Thai delivery place within 5 miles wouldn’t have been equally as exciting.  You HAVE to go to this gelato/pizza/pasta place.  You HAVE to!  Pretty sure I don’t have to do a goddamn thing it’s my vacation and I will sit and complain about the bad Wifi in my hotel room ALL WEEK LONG if I want to!  I also travel a lot for work so the mix of work travel and pleasure travel has led me to a few conclusions about how I function when traveling.

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When I Dated A Stranger From The Internet

I originally posted these in three segments back in March 2011.  Over two years later, Evan published his own write of it on his blog. 

One day, a friend of mine Gchatted me (shoutout to Kayte, <3s) and told me about this web site where a guy was going on One Hundred Dates in a year and blogging about it.  I checked it out and was pretty intrigued in the same way that I can’t stop watching the Bachelor (Courtney?  REALLY?).  I saw that Evan would be in Los Angeles in a week and started asking Kayte more questions and reading more about the dates/project.  After reading The Wedding Date and getting reassurance he wasn’t a creeper, I decided I’d throw my name out there for an LA date.  Then, this happened:

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