Monday, February 4, 2008

Little Black Book

We've got some fun stuff happening around here. Michelle found out she's having a girl (congrats!), Kathy just became our resident bionic woman after having some much needed back surgery last week (not so fun, but still a very good thing!), and we were just listed as one of stylemepretty.com 's three floral designers in the Utah section of their "Little Black Book". We're so happy to be hanging out there with the gorgeous and talented Audrey from Studio Stems and Megan from Petals and Blooms. Check it out to find the best of the best in Utah's wedding industry.


You may also notice some changes on the website. We only get around to making site updates every once and a while (it's been a year since our last update -- that goes to show just how busy we are!), so its currently a work in progress. It will likely continue to change over the next week or so before we're ready to leave it alone for another long stretch.

On a personal blogging note...

Today I felt old. I was just informed that we have unlimited texting on our cell phone plan. Having never sent a text before, I figured I probably should learn. I like to think of myself as fairly technologically savvy (or at least I'm married to someone who is which qualifies me as well). When I was 16, I had an honest-to-goodness analog "car phone" the size of a brick (early 90's ladies! It was about 40 cents per minute--I only used it to call my dad when I got lost in the woods of New Hampshire) and have never been without some form of a mobile phone since. I don't know why I've resisted the texting movement for so long... Laziness, I suppose. I have a 14 year old brother who probably sends at least 100 texts a day -- you'd think if nothing else he would have rubbed off on me. So I just sent my first two texts. One to my dad, and the other to my best friend. I think it probably took me 30 minutes to finish both. Tell me how that is more efficient than making a simple phone call or sending an email?! I know with practice I'll get quicker, but in all honesty, I doubt that this is going to be a frequent method of communication for me. If I'm not talking to a client or wiping up baby drool, I'm sleeping -- not trying to figure out how to type out an inadequate message on a key pad the size of a match book. Who has time to do that? And is this the cause for the decline in society's grammar today? I guess this marks the beginning of my decent into the refusal-to-change-era that comes with age. Tyler would probably say that began when I got a new laptop with Vista as its operating system and practically had a temper tantrum when I found out it was going to be too big of a deal to install XP in its place. Poor man has to put up with me...He does what he can to force me to grow with the times, but really, I'm a stubborn cookie. Baby steps, I suppose. If nothing else I can just spend the rest of my life living vicariously through Tyler and our boys. Until then, I'll just hang out here in the texting dark ages, probably churning my own butter, making my deliveries in a horse and buggy, and scribing your invoices with a quill and ink (since Vista doesn't support my version of Adobe Professional and I have to walk ALL the way downstairs to my office computer to send a PDF!). And I always thought I'd be on the forefront of progression! At least I know my way around a set of shears and a bucket of flowers... Who needs robots and flying cars when you can have a Whimsy bouquet instead?

Happy texting! :)

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

LOL You sound like me. Tyler has to drag me into the current technological century all the time. I fought getting a cell phone for several years and what do I need an ipod for? Of course, now these are two of my constant companions. It's quite liberating to leave them at home sometimes. And as for texting? You'll get the hang of that, too, and wonder how you survived without that little convenience. My next leap is to finally purchase a phone that has a camera on it. I always thought that was a wasted feature, but I'm starting to see its usefulness.

Opie said...

Liz, I just have to say that I love love love your website updates and your new Whimsy Floral blog banner.

bluebijou said...

Do you have the link for the little black book? It looks like a great resource, but wasn't able to bring it up when I clicked the photo. thanks!

Liz - Whimsy Floral said...

Go to www.stylemepretty.com and click on the Little Black Book tag in the top right hand corner.