A shout out for two friends who have cool businesses. One is new, the other has been around for a few years, but obviously I have been living under the Big Rock.
Indigo Shadows, "The fine art of eventology..." is an event planning company started recently by my friend. She specializes in high-end, quality children's parties. http://www.indigoshadows-events.com/, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Name a theme and they'll take care of the rest. They are working on a project for me at the moment and are extreeeeemely detailed.
Pinkies, Nail Design and Spa has been around for several years. They specialize in at-home services like mani/pedi, massage, etc. http://www.pinkiesspa.com/. I told her that the last time Slapperella and I used an at-home service, the biotches who did our nails gossiped. They came to my house first and then went to Slaps' and thought it would be appropriate to trash me. Stupid. Pinkies don't go there: their staff is asked to keep the small talk to a minimum and discretion is a must.
So, thar ya go. These are not paid endorsements - they are friends with businesses that I hope will flourish. Rock on wi' yo' bad selves!