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Counselor Senior Editor Michele Bell's slanted view of the world.

Checking Out of Hotel California

Filed under: ASI Shows, Travel


My last day in sunny L.A. was bittersweet. I was excited to get home to the family, but I had such a nice time chatting with the exhibitors and attendees, that it was hard to pull myself away and make the short trip to LAX. (I actually cut it pretty close, not realizing how they herd hapless travelers outside before even reaching security.)

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Ventriloquists and Creepy Dummies

Filed under: ASI Shows, Travel


Hey there, Joan here blogging from the California leg of the Advantages Roadshow. I was delighted to learn that a video would be shown on the magic bus tour from Newport Beach to Ontario, CA. However, when I learned it was a comedy involving a ventriloquist, I became instantly creeped out.

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Turning Over More Rocks

Filed under: ASI Shows, Travel


Greetings from warm and sunny California – and I mean that in all ways, both the people and weather are a friendly and inviting group. I’m happy to be a guest on Michele’s blog, however don’t expect party central. The “magic bus” is a bit more subdued without Michele (understatement of the year.)

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What’s New? Pussycats!

Filed under: Fun, Personal

Hi Everyone!

First, I’d like to thank the uniquely loony Ron Ball, who put down his cocktail shaker long enough to be a guest-blogger for me when I was on vacation. He did a fabulous job and was as deliciously politically incorrect as you would expect from the man who — if you were casting the role of “saucy salesman” — would get a first call back.

Next, as was mentioned on the ASI Radio Show this morning, I became the pet mom of two kittens on Sunday. I’ve always loved animals (which also explains my affinity for many of you!) considerably more than most people — as my mother is quick to point out — and have always been a cat person. I get their independent nature and world-weary haughtiness.

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The Ballbuster Blog

Filed under: Fun, Personal, Travel

Stepping into Michele Bell’s Shoes (Sort Of)

First of all, let me say that I don’t think anyone on the planet can take Michele’s place when it comes to writing – or sporting the trampiest shoes ever, let alone me in my wildest cross-dressing moment. But let me try.

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