Monday, May 5, 2008

MAY 5, 2008

Thank you to everyone who came out to Relay For Life over the weekend. You raised an all-time Bakersfield record... $1.7 million! They also filled every available slot for the CPS 3 study. This community is so passionate about this cause, and it's a pleasure to be a part of it. It was a pleasure to co-host with Jim Scott, Robin Mangarin, and Kenn McCloud.

Can't wait for 2009!

Congratulations to Christiana Rossi, our Breeze Family Member winner, going to see Michael Buble in Fresno tomorrow night to sing "Home", "Everything", and "Lost". I surprised her too... She'll be going backstage to MEET Michael. See, being a Breeze Family Member pays off!

Whenever anyone says they'll "do it later," or "talk about it later," it's a good clue that they SO don't want to do it or talk about it EVER. When people are completely interested in doing something, they do it right then and there if they can. The only reason people want to do it "later" -- is because they're hoping "later" never comes.

Trying to figure out the best time to broach a touchy subject, or ask your guy a favor or convince him to do something you know he'll dread? It's easier than you think if you learn how to tune in to his body clock, says Gabrielle Lichterman, co-author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential.

If you need his help moving, fighting, or fixing something...
Ask: from 9-12 a.m. Guys wake up bursting with testosterone, and this surge in hormones makes him ambitious and determined. This is the perfect time to ask him for a favor, particularly one that makes him feel like Mr. Fix-It.

If you want to get him to agree to your plans ...
Ask: from 3-4 p.m. This late-afternoon window is the perfect opportunity since his super-low testosterone levels will make him mellow and agreeable to pretty much anything you throw on the table.

If you want to broach a touchy topic...
Ask: from 8-10 p.m. At this hour, the hormone oxytocin -- aka the "cuddle hormone" due to its intimacy-inducing effects -- is on the rise in his bloodstream. That means this is a prime time to resolve a lingering spat ("It hurt my feelings when you didn't call today") or get a grievance off your chest ("Will you please shave your goatee?").