Lionel Richie

The State of the Blog: Blog-cation?

Ha! We wish!  Sadly our blog-cation (vacation from the blog) had nothing to do with sandy beaches or warm water or boat drinks (although I have been listening to my fair share of Jimmy Buffett, but that's totally normal).

No, our blog-cation was a result of two of us being taken down by sinus colds and the third's child being ill.

Rest assured, we are back! Dee's Money Monday post will be out soon, and the rest of week will be on the schedule be promised in our first State of the Blog.  Thank you for being patient, and for staying with us for the last two weeks while we were checked out--I promise, no more blog-cations and plenty of great new content--and if I can make it work, more Lionel Richie videos. Actually, I think this is as good an opportunity as any...

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Believe it or not: It's Energy Action Month!

Here at the SJVCEO, we have fun doing what we do.  Now, let's clarify: what we do is not always fun or exciting because sometimes it's difficult and just plain frustrating-- but, we always do everything we can to make sure even in the less than great times we keep it positive.

Well, let me tell you--when Team SJVCEO heard that President Obama had proclaimed October National Energy Action Month we felt like throwing on our best pastels and hitting the street with Lionel!

Believe it our not, it's Energy Action Month! 

As for the official word, here it is: 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2012 as National Energy Action Month. I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

Now, our team thinks the messaging could have been more effective if the White House had used Lionel Richie as the official ambassador of Energy Action Month, but we get that they're a little busy and didn't have time to consult with us on the roll out.  We'll forgive the oversight, this time, mainly because we're too busy dancing guessed it...All Night Long!