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INVENTING DARLA/Warren Buffett, I’m on your trail!

I must admit. I am in way over my head.

What have I gotten myself into with this social media marketing animal? And, boy, I do mean animal.

For two weeks, I have been trying to wrap my brain around all of this new media technology. I said yes to blogging with a passion. I love extemporaneous writing. The major hurdle was sharing my inner most thoughts with the world—pretty much like handing the key over to anyone who wanted to read my diary.

Now I have a Twitter account and a new NiyaKids Facebook page. It’s kind of weird having followers and following people around on the internet. The goal is to get as many people of like interests to sign up as followers, which would make me a leader. I’m all for that. But the other way around feels somewhat odd. I know. In order to have a friend, you must first be a friend; and to be a good leader, one must be a good follower. I get it! The same principle applies to my new Facebook page The goal is for me to get 100,000 friends to LIKE the page to gain the interest of a manufacturer or licensor.  The more toy folks I like, the more folks may like my products. I’m still trying to figure out if my Twitter name is Niya@NiyaKids or @NiyaKids. I need all of my global diary readers to ‘tweet’ me – and we’ll see which one works.

My technology tutor said that the object of all of this is to connect all of the dots. It’s like the neck bone is connected to the shoulder bone concept. With a push of a key, my blog will go out to all of my Facebook friends and Twitter followers. The thought of it is a bit overwhelming.

I wonder what Warren Buffett thinks about all of this texting and tweeting?  I bet he doesn’t answer his own email. But he does have a Facebook page. In fact, Warren Buffett’s page has180, 797 LIKES.

Tweet this: Warren Buffett, I’m on your trail!


INVENTING DARLA/Let a child be a child

What woman in her right mind would giver her 8-year old daughter Botox shots to get rid of wrinkles?  Wrinkles at 8 years old?  Are you kidding?

I wouldn’t be surprised if the next weird story was about parents who were signing their children up for liposuction to get rid of baby fat. This is crazy, and any parent who does this should have his or her head examined; do not pass go, go straight to the closest mental institution.

 I felt sad for the little girl and her mom after seeing the Botox story on “Good Morning America.” They both need therapy.  I wanted to scream at the television: “You are fearfully and wonderfully made; don’t believe the lie!”

It’s one thing for Madison Avenue to create ads that tell us that we are “not good enough” unless we use a certain toothpaste or drive a certain car, but for a mom to inflict that kind of pain on her own child is beyond sick.  Did I mention that this same mom had her daughter’s legs waxed to get rid of hair?  Something about it not being “lady-like.”

Someone needs to call child protective services before the sun sets. What about the children?

According to this same mom, Botox is a common practice on the children’s pageant circuit. The mom says: “Everybody is doing it.” That says it all. That excuse is as weak as water. There ought to be an intervention. Who will save this child from this horrible abuse? Who will save the mother from herself?

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