Pet Rocks…

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It’s amazing that by thinking up something that trends, even for a short period of time, you can make millions.

Such is the case with the Pet Rock creator, Gary Dahl. If you were around in the 1970s, you remember the Pet Rock. Dahl was inspired with the idea after hearing friends complain about their pets. He found the perfect pet in a “rock”. There’s no need to walk, feed, or bathe them, and they don’t get sick or die.

Dahl brilliantly marketed smooth stones from Rosarito Beach in Mexico as actual pets, with customized storage boxes, and “breathing holes” added to give it a more life like appearance. They were a hot commodity in 1975, but were only on point for about six months. At four dollars a pop, Dahl sold 1.5 million of the Pet Rocks, and they made him a millionaire.

Do you have an idea of something that might catch on? Take a shot…Even if it’s only big for a brief period, you could make a fortune.

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

 

 

The Hurricane…

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So Dorian came and left, and we were fortunate here in Orlando as we “dodged the bullet” and didn’t even lose power. We are the lucky ones…

I’m so sad and worried for those in the Bahamas. When I was young, my family frequented Green Turtle Cay in Abaco, Bahamas. I have such fond memories of time on the beach and fresh caught grouper and lobster with Lincoln Jones on a day trip. Bluff House, New Plymouth, Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar…

The population there was hit with Dorian as a Category 5 hurricane. The visuals I’ve seen so far show near destruction. In the coming days we will learn more of how the islands fared. For now, I’ll count my blessings that we were spared…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Support Your Local Bands…

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So Stef and I had a great time last night at the House of Blues. Four local bands came together to rock: M99, Leaving Haven, Soul Switch, and Devil’s Envy.

It got me thinking about how important it is to support local music. People often spend a small fortune to see a big name group, but you can have an enjoyable evening listening to  musicians from your own back yard. And the price is right…either very reasonable or, like last night, FREE!

House of Blues offers the opportunity for up and coming bands to play on the same stage as nationally signed artists. Plus the musicians are available to meet with after their set. I’ve gotten to know some band members after attending a couple of concerts, and it’s incredible to hear what inspires them to create.

So take some time to check out the local scene. Today’s new musician might make it big some day, and you can say, “I knew them when…”

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)