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Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I am not 100% sure why I am committing to this. I said I would start a blog in 2007 when it was the cool thing to do. Then it got moved to 2008. I kept pushing back the launch date because I wanted my blog to be hyper organized and informational.

Let me back up a second and tell you where this blog idea started.

Part of my job for the last 3 years has been to read about party trends - especially those get-to-gethers that involve alcohol. Each day I read five to 10 stories that deal with entertaining. I see a lot of ideas - some super, some sad. I have been saving the "super ideas" in a plethora of word documents.

I also LOVE to read magazines. I am always discovering new home goods, party themes and games in my favorite pubs. To keep track of the ideas, I end up pulling out the clip and savin
g it.

So one day I decided - why waste paper. All this information would make for a great blog.

Like I said earlier - I wanted it to be hyper organized. I wanted to make each day of the week a topic - a new party theme, a new Web site, a new tips...

Then I read my friend Brian's blog.

I realized that blogs don't have to be so uniform. Blogs are better when they are spontaneous. When I am finding the ideas in the daily stories that I read, I am going to share them right away. This is where you will find them.

A Shot of Brandi was the perfect name for this blog. Each day you will find a quick hit from me!

Before I begin this journey, let me remind you that I may have graduated with a journalism degree, but I am probably one of the worst spellers. I also love to use hyphens at inappropriate times and probably don't use comma's right. Please just bare with me. The content might be a B-, but the grammar is going to be a C+ on a good day.