June 29, 2007
Pictures of Rogue River Rafting Trip Posted by Deirdre
Deirdre's posted pics from our rafting trip on Flickr. Check 'em out!
June 28, 2007
The Thursday Update
(Not that there's been a "Thursday Update" before, but today there is and here it is, in all its glory.)
Last Saturday marked the official launch of Amber Himes Massage, LLC at Abbinito. It was a great day of meeting new clients and looking forward to the exciting challenges that lay ahead. It also marked the launch of Sleepyhead City Web Works LLC, my new web design, development, and consulting company. The website is coming very soon. It was a great weekend to launch two new companies and an exciting new adventure for me.
I am thoroughly enjoying spending time in Southern Oregon. Last Sunday we went white water rafting. I had never surfed rapids before. I highly recommend it. :) Pictures forthcoming.
I'm also nearing my last day at NWREL (officially July 2, unofficially tomorrow). July 2, 2007 marks my 6 year anniversary. But I was a temp before that, coming here in the Spring of 1999. It's been a long run. But being an entrepreneur suits me, I think. I'm glad I've finally found my niche in the world.
In other news, I've been to Body Worlds 3 ("The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies") at OMSI twice now. It is fantasmic, as we Disneyland Annual Passers used to like to say. I felt like a kid in a candy store. It was an anatomical wonderland and just as much an art exhibit as anything you'd see at a traditional art or sculpture museum. Just amazing.
June 15, 2007
Ashland this weekend
I'll be heading down to Ashland this evening. I hope the weather is better down south than it is here in Portland today (warm but wet).
Tomorrow I'll be spending the day at Abbinito greasing the wheels of the word-of-mouth machine. Basically this means that the staff at Abbinito and StreetRents and hopefully some spa pedicure clients as well will be getting free massages tomorrow. Then they can tell all their friends and family members to come book a massage with me. Then hopefully next weekend, I'll have some paying clients.
For you Portlanders who would like to make an appointment, just drop me an e-mail at amber AT amberhimesmassage DOT com or at whatever e-mail address you have for me and we can touch base about where and when. I will be accepting insurance as well.
Oh and the big news this week is...I resigned from my web developer position at NWREL in order to focus on my getting my practice off the ground. My last day there is July 2. Time to turn to the next chapter!
June 12, 2007
Amber Himes Massage, LLC: Open for Business!
Well my friends, the time has finally come! The stage is set, the audience seated, the lights are dimmed, and the curtains are about to be drawn...Amber Himes, LMT #14056 now has her own business serving Ashland and Portland, Oregon: Amber Himes Massage, LLC!
My website is amberhimesmassage.com which has more about me and my practice, where I'll be, and what services I'll be offering.
I will be seeing clients in Portland out of my home during the week and I will be down in Ashland at Abbinito on the weekends until I'm completely done with school. (I still have one more elective to take this summer.)
If you will be passing through Ashland this summer, do stop by Abbinito at Third Street and Lithia Way and say hello! Even better, book a massage or a reflexology pedicure! :)
Thanks to everyone who has offered much cherished encouragement and support!
June 09, 2007
Pictures posted of Dadoo and Zoie birthday celebration!
Dad and Zoie's birthdays are in the same week (June 4 and 7) and so we had a little party last Monday. It was lots of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. There's plenty of chocolate-face-smearing action, so go check out the photos!