Time is saying no to Gods invitation.....

I really love that sentence.........Think about it.

I am going to reminisce for a bit. Above my desk here I have a collage. In fact I love collages. I have made collages in every single work space my entire life. Favorite people, cars, clothes, castles, magazine ads, sayings, cartoons, etc.. Anything that inspires me enough that I know the second I see the picture I will never tire of it. In the very center of the collage above my desk here is a picture of Davana Medina from Muscle and Fitness in her opal two piece. This was to be her last layout in the IFBB industry. Her last Ms. Olympia title, undefeated. No one ever had the priviledge to say they beat her. Attacked by many, defeated by none. And in the upper left corner of the picture is her wedding picture with her husband John. A reminder what is the most important to her.

To this day, I have yet to be as inspired as I was every single time I made a suit for her. Don't know why, and definintely no disrespect to any of the beautiful women I work with now, especially the ones I have been working with for years. There was something about her drive, ambition, and dedication to pleasing the people that gave her the title. I think a lot of the inspiration came from the issue that she had so many "haters" in the competition field at the pro level. One time her make up case mysteriously disapeared out of the dressing room. The level of disrespect to her moved me. So I think maybe I just always wanted to shove her undeniable beauty in their faces. Bottom line was it didn't matter how much they tried to destroy Cinderella. Bottom line, she was and always will be the undisputed beautiful queen of this industries figure category. Look at her in any line up and tell me why I am wrong. I sure miss working with her. And I cannot begin to express how much I love and respect that girl to this day. But I will tell you this. She is a very happy wife and mother............

Reminisce a bit further back. I MISS THE OLD NAUTILUS MACHINES!!! Oh how I miss them. Those big huge machines that when you got into them you were sure that after 12 - 15 reps you were not only pumped but in PERFECT form. What I would give to find a gym that had all of that old school stuff near me. Not a single machine back then made by Nautilus had a negative issue. Now everything has to be space effective. You have to stand there and figure out which shoulder press is going to be more effective. And gawd help the leg press machines!! I miss the cable cross over machines that were just cables and you set the plates onto the bar. That is when you really had to steady on your own. The old Nautilus ab machine was my favorite. I have not been there since 04 (unfortunately) but the Venice Golds Gym (Mecca) has all of the old Nautilus stuff still. I sure hope they never took them out. It would be a sin. Especially from that gym. The kindest people I have ever been around is at that gym. It has every reason to be the snobbiest gym in the world, but it is the complete opposite. If you ever are around Venice Beach in California, you must get a work out in there.

I imagine my longing to reminisce is because of our shitty weather, crazy politics, horrble recession, global warming threats, unnecessary sprawling development threatening my mountains, and my fat booty, that is making me wish back a few years. Which is unusually off for me. But I am humble and will admit my emotions for the moment. I cannot help but watch the news, using the excuse to keep up to date with what is happening in the world, but damn, why is it always bad lately? I know we can't live in lala land but what is going on????

LOOK OUTSIDE AT THE BIRDS!!! Oh yes, okay. It is what it is where it is..........................................