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Rose Beeson
Fun, energetic, enthusiastic, crazy, happy, Toastmaster, and woman.
Interests: history, movies, reading, writing, politics, journaling, live music, and toastmasters.
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During a trip to Canada in September my old phone got its charging port pushed in rendering the phone dead. Deceased. Croaked. Kicked the bucket. Having only hours before getting on a plane to Oakland to see my friend Ragani, her husband Will and their new baby Sage, I needed a phone and fast. So I went off to my local Sprint store and got a new phone. A Smart Phone. A really smart phone. I never knew what I was missing until I got my hands on this little Samsung beauty. No iPhone for me because AT&T sucks. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
On Monday I got word that my current position will end on January 31. That is a month longer then expected so that is the good news. The challenging news is that I need to look for another job again. I am putting out my feelers now. Better to be prepared then not. I have already gotten some interest from a couple of recruiters. That is good. I am staying positive that I can land something and have very little break in my employment. I know there are people that are a lot worse off then me. And I know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
"Heartbreak is crushing grief, sorrow, anguish or distress that many people go through at least once in a lifetime. Depression is a state of sadness. Medically, depression is defined as a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked by sadness, inactivity and difficulty in thinking and concentrating. Depression also involves significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. Feelings of dejection and hopelessness are common. Sometimes, depression can even lead to suicidal thoughts. Loss is the primary cause of heartbreak. The breakup of a romantic relationship, divorce, and separation can all lead to heartbreak. Other types of loss that can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Over the past couple of days there has been some incredible controversy about Maura Kelly's Blog Post "Should "Fatties" Get a Room (Even On TV)" . The author was asked by her editor to explore the new comedy Mike and Molly and answer the question of "Do you really think people feel uncomfortable when they see overweight people making out on television?" An odd question to begin with. Do we find it uncomfortable when two handicapped people kiss and would we write a blog piece about that? What about two African Americans? Certainly not okay to go there either. So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Tattoo. Sailor. Biker. Druggie. White trash. All of these words have been used to describe people with tattoos. Yes, sailors have tattoos and for decades people with tattoos have been segmented into a certain part of society. Typically someone with a tattoo was either in Navy or in the Freak Show at the local circus. But today, tattoos are almost common place and members of every socio-economic group have them. Including me. 6 as of this weekend. Even the friend that went with me heard some pretty negative stuff from her partner. In the end her partner realized that she... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Usually I get my morning water early in the day. My routine is to come in to the office, turn on my computer and while it boots up I get my morning bottle of water. Then I hit the to do list. Not this morning. I had a screaming boss, a deadline and tons of other stuff going on. So water waited until later in the day. I walked in to the worst temptation. The table in the break room was covered in homemade desserts. I saw cheesecake, pumpkin pie, lemon cake, pineapple cake, key lime pie, muffins of some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Take Action. End Fat Talk. Get educated. Get involved. Make a difference! 10 million women are dealing with eating disorders in this country, which is more than are suffering from breast cancer. It’s time we take control over our own destinies, our own bodies, and our own inner dialogues. We’re changing the conversation to create a more positive body image for women everywhere! Fat Talk describes all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies. Examples of fat talk may include: “I’m so fat,” “Do I look fat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I am often amazed that there are candidates for the Senate that do not know the basics of the constitution that they will be governing under. I saw the debate between Christine O'Donnell and Chris Goons. During the debate candidate O'Donnell asked an audience of law students where in the constitiution where the separation of church and state was written. Really? Hey, Christine, the First Amendment. This is someone that will be working on laws, bills and possibly amendments to the Constitution and she has no idea what amendment has what. Oh good god. Now I am no expert on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
9 Steps Know exactly how you feel about what happened and be able to articulate what about the situation is not OK. Then, tell a trusted couple of people about your experience. Make a commitment to yourself to do what you have to do to feel better. Forgiveness is for you and not for anyone else. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean reconciliation with the person that hurt you, or condoning of their action. What you are after is to find peace. Forgiveness can be defined as the “peace and understanding that come from blaming that which has hurt you less,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
This past Saturday several of us went out to see Exit 185 Improv Comedy. The show was $5, family friendly and incredibly entertaining. It was Marc's birthday and although most of my Saturday mornings are jam packed, my nights are pretty boring. So four of us decided to go down to Casa Grande and see what it was all about. It was great. I had heard about the troupe through my connection with one of its founders, Ken. Ken presented at the 2006 Fall Conference when I was conference chair. He was a hit and I have been wanting him... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Perhaps it was the fact that I have turned 40 but I seem to have found the key to my organization skills. Recently I went out to the Tempe Improv to see the comdian Flip Orley which my friends Carol and Cristie. After the show we went back to my condo and I showed them my closet. After they left I realized that not only was my closet a disaster but my whole house was pretty untidy. Certainly not Hoarders untidy but enough for me to clean until 2 am. It has taken me a week or so to get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I am currently traveling every other week for work. It has been an adventure to say the least. Airports, hotels, rental cars and trying to stay on my nutritional program. This week has been pretty smooth so far. I arrived in Vancouver and made my way through customs and got my luggage. The trip started out pretty memorable. When I sat down at my gate in Phoenix, across from me was the comedian Sinbad. He was very cool and nice and I think I was the only one that really recognized him. Anyway... I got the Hertz rental counter and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
There have been 3 mentors in my life that have truly helped me be the woman I am today. Sue Sauer, Jan K. and Nancy S-C. They have all helped me on my road to career and personal success. Without them I would be lost. Jan was my boss in San Diego when I worked at the San Diego Career Center. She taught me to stand up for myself, hold my head up high and to take on all the new things that I could. She put in charge of big projects, procurement, training and believed that I could do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I was listening to the radio this morning to one of favorite talk radio programs on XM radio. The show's host, a celebrity that I like, started talking about the conspiracy theories that have been swirling around for years about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The more I listened the angrier that I got. There are some conspiracy theories I can get behind. The JFK assasination and there being just one gunman. Yeah, I don't really buy in to that. So I tend to listen to other theories about events but I cannot seem to stomach the whole 9/11 conspiracy that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
"My life is an open book, I just choose the chapters I read from." I read the above quote somewhere. So I am going to open a chapter right now and share like no woman should. I am going to reveal my actual true weight to all of you. Here is the situation and one that I must write about. No, I am compelled to write about in my blog. I went to the doctor today. I went fully expecting the scale to say something like 270-280. Instead I got on and it said 297. Eek. Not what I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Last week I got to travel to Vancouver, BC for work. I have not gotten an airplane since last August when I went to mid-year training in Austin, TX. When I flew to Texas I had to request the dreaded seat belt extender. Embarrassing to say the least. Since that trip I started on a low carb nutritional lifestyle. I have singnificantly changed my body. I went from size 26 to now pretty comfortable in size 18s. Big change. I cannot tell you the number of pounds I have lost. I do know how my clothes fit so that tells... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I was wondering around Steveston Historic Village and came across this wonderful shop called Nikaido: Quality Tea, Gifts, Pen and Paper. In the store window was a poster that said "Keep Calm and Carry On". I was intriqued and stepped in to the most wonderful little shop. There were so many wonderful cards, pens, notebooks, lotions, perfumes and of course tea. And there were a lot of items with the "Stay Calm and Carry On" on them. I picked up a small notebook because I am always looking for something unique to get on my trip. Most of the shops... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I had the privilege to attend a Toastmasters meeting in Richmond, BC last night. Richmond Toastmasters was my stop and I was so impressed by the club. They have 46 members currently with about 20 in attendance and 4 guests including me. There were 20 functionary roles. I was impressed by the level of detail this club had in not only its agenda but in its commitment to giving everyone the opportunity to speak but to be evaluated. They had evaluators for the Table Topics speakers. That just blew me away. I met some great Toastmasters. Richard N., Richard B.,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Rose Beeson is now following Tim Swearingen, DTM, PID
Aug 24, 2010
My current job has taken me to Canada this week. I am babysitting our preview environment with our client up here in Vancouver. So I am currently working out of a Provincial Government office. Sorry, no Mounties just the local law enforcement. I have some observations about being in Canada and being a foreigner. Everything here is in French and English. Even the cottage cheese I bought this morning at the local grocery store was in both languages. I thought this was interesting. Nothing is cheap here. Now I am not sure how much the exchange rate is right now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Sounds like a bad B-movie but I am restarting the blog so that I can find the right outlet for my thoughts. Same rules apply. No specifics. No blabbing about being an LGET in Toastmasters. Well, some lessons learned and some things that I have observed but never bad mouthing or dishing on people. Just not the way to do things. I have lots to write about and not updating the blog has really stop the creative juices from flowing. First things first. I am no longer looking like I used to. I went from a sixe 26 to a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Friends and readers, the great experiment is over. I have accepted a position back in the Phoenix area and will be leaving Tucson next Tuesday. It was a really hard decision. I love the job here. The people I worked with - Sami, Alan, Dean and others - made my life wonderful. I have not had a job like this in a long, long time. But some other priorities became apparent pretty quickly. Reason 1 - health insurance. I am uninsured. Not because I cannot afford it but because the insurance companies feel that anyone overweight is a liability. And... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I just read an article on msnbc.comabout 5 students who made the decision to wear American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo. They were told to go home and change or be suspended because it would be offensive to the students of Mexican heritage. Seriously? Are we not in the America? Trust me when I say I appreciate everyone's heritage. I love a good Columbus Day being the Italian-American that I am. But I am first and foremost an American. Be proud of who you are and were you come from but when political correctness goes too far it makes... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
I spent some time looking at some pictures tonight. I strolled down memory lane and it was not a happy stroll. I thought I liked the way that I looked. And in reality I did not like it at all. Especially now that I am totally committed to making this change in me. I am not at all pleased with how I looked. I am continuing this journey until I feel comfortable in my own skin. I did find one picture of what I would like to like again. I was 15 in the picture but I think that although... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at The Traveling Rose
Yesterday my employer, the consulting agency that I work for, sent the office chocolate covered oreo cookies for everyone to enjoy. I have resisted them. I will admit that I smelled them. And the smell was amazing. But I have just looked at them. No unwrapping and definitely no eating. They are not worth it. I eat one of those then I have taken a huge step back from the success that I have been having since I changed my nutritional approach. I am doing well and I don't want that to change. I also walked down the cake aisle... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at The Traveling Rose