Sometimes people who write words for things ask to borrow a string of my words to help build their stories and make those stories personal. Often times this requires me to disclose my profession. Technically I’m an account executive for a consultant, however, through the magical misappropriation of elementary school mantras I am also:
Megan Zilis, who helps Colors Not Found in Nature assimilate to their new organic environments, proffers “I highly advise they lie. Natural colors are so pretentious. I tell my clients -from neons to glow-in-the-dark-neons to make up a natural origin and practice their story on the safe pages of a 5 year old’s coloring book before going hue to hue with a ROYGBIV. Besides, we all know aubergine is a huge bitch.”
Megan Zilis, Who Helps People for a living,
Megan Zilis, who Facilitates the Convergence of Marketing and Philanthropy on behalf of Luxury Brands,
Megan Zilis, Senior Panhandler for Prestigious Non-Profit Organizations,
Megan Zilis, Director of Procurement; Global Philanthropic Slush Funds,
Megan Zilis, who communicates with “sentient” beings through machines and truly believes they exist in real life,
Megan Zilis, who was too drunk at press time to recall what she does for a living,
Megan Zilis, who aspires to remain upright on bar stools, adds “Keeping a journal is essential tracking my progress toward my goals, which my gravity coach helped define. My record is 35 seconds!”
Megan Zilis, mother of two (cats, Russian Blues, who she insists have the ability to infiltrate her dreams),
Megan Zilis, Commercial Ice Cube Advocate and Expert, who knows a thing or two about being cool, posits “Maybe if European restaurants put ice in their beverages they wouldn’t have this problem.”
Megan Zilis, Professional Gum Chewer,
Megan Zilis, a yoga expert who doesn’t actually practice yoga, just listens to a bunch of podcasts while wearing Lululemon and drinking jalapeno margaritas,
Megan Zilis, Reality TV Critic
Megan’s Scheduled Shares: Things I’ve found interesting over the past week that you might also find interesting. Don’t be shy! Click away and read.
If this New York Times Opinionator article on the effects of Status and Stress is your jam I highly recommend “The Art of Choosing” by Sheena Iyengar. It’s an insightful behavioral study, and not nearly as self indulgent as "The Upside of Irrationality"-which isn’t a bad book-it’s just that my eyes got tired from the constant rolling.
Two American Families - PBS Frontline - Bill Moyers chronicles two Milwaukee families for two decades - a study on economic mobility and the struggle of the middle class.
Did someone say Milwaukee? Beer! Or not beer, but a beer substitute that doesn’t cause violence or weight gain! At least not until you happen upon the below item on this list.
The Savory - 21 Japanese Kit Kat Flavors that we don’t have here and I want all of them.
My dear friend Jennifer Wright said Bye to The Gloss after 3 1/2 years. But you don’t even have to miss her because she’s heading to the Observer. And you can all tweet to her @jennashleywright. Tweet to her now, you can tell her anything!
Because I have a summer home under a rock, I am just now getting word of the Spectra Pipeline in the West Village. Let me express my belated disapproval of this happening.
karmany evaadhikaraste ma phalesu kadacana
ma karma phala hetur bhur ma te sango’stv akarmani
paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam
dharma samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge
You have Adhikara (ability, choice) over your respective duty only,
but no control or claim over the results.
The fruits of work should not be your motive.
You should never be inactive.
Whenever there is a decline of Dharma (world order) and the rise of
O Arjuna, then I appear (or manifest myself).
I appear from time to time for protecting the good,
for transforming the wicked, and for establishing Dharma, the world order.