Imagine if Q&A

Are there topics you'd like me to address, or questions you'd like to ask/discuss? Shoot me an email at this address, and I'll post your question and my answer in a post! (Inappropriate/Adult topics will be promptly discarded).

Monday, February 14, 2011

From Beauty to Research

Throughout my life I have constantly been at war with myself, trying to decide who I wanted to be. It wasn't until recently that, contrary to what many may tell me, I don't only have the potential to be what I want to be; I have the potential to be EVERYTHING that I want to be. For me personally, these "things" to be are as follows:

Wedding Planner/Coordinator
Makeup Artist

These may seem like things that don't go well together at all, but in reality they all can work together. Historians don't just study people. They can study whatever they want. Many companies have historians that work on compiling the history of the specific company. I could be a wedding coordinator, offer my services as a makeup artist for bridals, and at the same time have children and keep a history of my business, or even a personal history, or family history. I can even be a writer, should this blog ever grow or my novels are ever published.

Too many times we think we have to conform to society. Well, we don't. This blog was previously about beauty tips, which I enjoyed and I got a few followers, but nothing huge. I am reviving this blog for three reasons:

I miss writing on a regular basis
I need money - who doesn't?
I want to share with you my thoughts on how various subjects that I know about.

I plan on focusing a lot on various research and history techniques, especially ways that you can do your family history. I have an email where you can contact me if there are specific things you would like me to research, or address. Feel free to send me topics! I would also love to hear comments on each post, so leave those as well!

Now, it's up to you. I'll keep this up and see if anyone else keeps up the reading side. If so, I'll continue. I hope you see you reading soon!

Heidi Nicole Bird

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hey, Dad. . . Help!

So, I don't know about you, but I've never been one to really understand cars. I had my Dad show me a few basic things before I moved to college, but honestly I never remember much, and so I usually end up calling him when I have a problem. Maybe I could learn some things for myself online or something and find a way to remember them. I think that this site is helpful, since it has links to how to fix your car, like how to replace a head gasket. Honestly, I don't even know what a head gasket is, so I would definitely need some help there. I think it would also be helpful to keep a site like this as a book mark (for those of you who are in Cali:) Los Angeles auto repair. It lists the auto repair places in your area.

While we are on the topic of cars, do you have a favorite? I don't know that I have a specific kind of car that I like, but I absolutely love the one that I have, which is a 1998 Plymouth Breeze. Its a cute car and I think it is more fun to drive than any of the other ones my family owns. Some of my friends are fans of cars like a Ford Explorer. When I drive with them I do have to say that they are nice cars!

Another question, just for fun. Do you own your dream car? If so, how in the world did you do that??? If not, what IS your dream car and why?

-Heidi Nicole

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Finding the good things in life

Hey, I wrote an article about how you can focus on the good things in your life instead of the bad ones. Having the same information in different places make it show up less on search engines, so I'll just give you the link. Check it out!

-Heidi Nicole

Finding the good things in life

Electronic World

So, I don't know about you, but it seems like our world today is getting more and more electronic. With that, we have to keep up with the "trends" of technology or we'll be left behind. For example, if you never bought DVDs it would be hard to find any videos these days, especially not the new films. I love electronics and I like catching up with different companies and trends. The one I've been checking out today is Pioneer Electronics. This is a company I wasn't very familiar with, but the more I've looked the more I like what I see. Here are a couple of the products that I think would be worth buying:

(Ok, so this one isn't really an electronic, but it is from the same company).

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bags Lamis Fashion Tote
So, if you are anything like me, you are an Olympics fan. For me, I'm not just a fan. I am a HUGE fan. If I had the money I would buy just about everything that had to do with the Olympics! I am also a huge fan of bags and purses, so this is great. I like the simple design and it would be very handy. It even comes with a warranty and is offered in two colors! (Personally, I would go for the red one!).

Pioneer Stealth S-Line POS Workstation (AM15XR100A15)
Now this I seriously think is awesome! If I was running my own business I would so get one of these! It doesn't take up a lot of space, it has a convenient touch screen, it can read credit and debit cards and even prints its own receipts! I just think it would be super handy and fun. Check it out!

So, would you buy any of these if you had the money? Do you already own them? Do you operate your own business? What electronics do you like to look at?

-Heidi Nicole

Monday, August 2, 2010


So I'm making this point in reaction to the question "Have you ever been to a different country, or would you consider yourself the "sheltered" type?"

Sadly I have never been to another country, but I don't know that I'd consider myself "sheltered." More like and average person who doesn't have the money to travel abroad.

I have always been interested in travel and I have an insane desire to go to just about everywhere, especially France and Italy. My dreams of travel are not all abroad though. There's a great many of American places and sites I want to see. As an American History major, many of the states in the east call my name on a daily basis. I have yearned for some time now to got and visit every site of history in America, though of course, that is just about everywhere isn't it? For we are making history right now, we just don't know it yet. My goal for now is to make enough money for my trip by the time I am graduated with my Bachelors degree. My travel plan right now consists of visiting 5 states I think, and lasts about three weeks. I could never tell you how much I want this trip to happen. I'd already planned it once and it never happened, and so I've recently revamped it, and I am determined to make it happen this time.

Another place I really REALLY want to go is the Bahamas! I want to stay at Atlantis!!! Dang, it is so awesome. My ultimate wish is to have that be the destination of my honeymoon, but I guess we'll see, since that's not happening anytime soon that I know of!

So, have you been out of the travel? How far have you been from home? What is the most amazing place you've ever been? If you are a traveler, how in the world do you pull off the money to do it???

-Heidi Nicole

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bright Hub

Hey! So I was recently hired by an online article site called Bright Hub. Here's a link to my first article! I just wrote it tonight. Check it out if you want!

-Heidi Nicole

How to curl your hair!

Here's my response to this question:

  • Can you tell me everything you do when you curl your hair? Every step every details (products and what not). Curious

First of all, I've always had problems curling my hair. I've never been able to get it to look like anything other than Shirley Temple or an 80s hairdo. I've had other people curl my hair too and they've never been able to achieve what I wanted either. BUT the other day I FINALLY did it!!! It was easy and actually fast (and I have thick hair! So this isn't just for thin hair-ed gals), and even better I did it with my straightener, so no need to buy a curling iron!

Ok, so here's how I learned what I know. I was searching around on youtube and found this video. This girl has a lot of videos that are great!

So, I didn't use ANY products in my hair before curling. It was clean and product free, just like Rosebud suggests in the movie. It took me a while to figure out which way she was curling her hair, so I'll tell you!

Use hair clamps to do sections of hair at a time. Then grab about a one inch section and clamp down on it with your straightener. Then wrap the hair UNDER the straightener, and then roll the straightener AWAY from you until the hair is sticking out from in between the plates of the straightener. Pull it down slowly, then release and twirl it with your finger. Once you're done with a layer of hair, lightly spray the curls. Pull the hair you have already curled back into a hair tie. This step makes it soooo much easier! I was worried about the tie creating a "kink" in my hair, but it didn't. Be extra careful and spend more time on the top. In the movie she tells you when and where to tease your hair. I teased a little bit and I liked it. Tease more or less or none at all, depending on what you like.

So, I've only tried this once and it worked wonderfully. Here's some pictures from my attempt! I was pretty darn happy with it for being the first time I'd ever been able to curl my hair

They aren't the best pictures, since they're just from my phone and I took them, but I plan on trying it again today, so if I get better pictures of how it looks I'll show you (the curls look better in person than in the pictures. . . ) NOTE: I added a little more hairspray before bed, and when I woke up it basically looked the same!

I hope this helped! This method certainly worked for me. Let me know if you try it and how it works for you! Or feel free to post your method!

-Heidi Nicole