Monday, October 8, 2007

It's been too long! Baby Boom

I've been gone for way too long, I let life happen. Though I am passionate about small and home business and love blogging, I got too busy to give myself some "me" time.

Water under the bridge, I hope.

On to the wonderful Ms. Keaton in Baby Boom, I love this movie, it's just too friggin' adorable.

So anyway, her character, J.C. Wyatt, starts as a high powered advertising executive living the life most New Yorkers that are not Manhattanites desire. Beautiful apartment on the island (Manhattan), successful career, and a relationship with the male version of herself.

Then it all starts to crumble ( I mean it is a movie) when she inherits her cousins child. Don't want to give all the funny and at times sad details that help make the movie, but basically her relationship ends as does her career. Instead of being demoted (the big wigs said she couldn't handle the big accounts while mothering, one or the other basically, one guess if she was shut out by men or women), she resigns and she moves to a small town in Vermont, taking control of her life.

Let's just say that things are not what she expected in the picturesque little village. From practically running an entire New York City Advertising firm to sitting at home all day twiddling her thumbs, well, surprise surprise,she get's bored. Trying to escape her daily ride on the train to boredom-ville she started making homemade applesauce for the baby. And then one day she turned around and her entire kitchen was flooded with jars of baby food.

And a la magic of movies, she decides to take some down to her local store. In walks 2 couples from New York City, of all places, and they are patronizingly admiring the "quaint" products the little store carries. They happen upon her jarred baby food and after offering them a ridiculous price, the light bulb goes on.

GOURMET BABY FOOD!!

You really should see the movie for all she goes through to get her company off and running, but the end result is a dream come true to many of us.

She becomes a success, far exceeding her own expectations and all while working from home. She befriends the town vet, employs some neighbors, so she is giving back to the local economy and her office is in her home.

You just can't beat that.

Morals of this story:

A Business idea can be born out of boredom

Once in a while you get to stick it to "the man"

Romance comes when you least expect it


I made, I mean requested, of course - lol, my 16 year old daughter watch this movie with me and she actually liked it and was asking questions about capital, manufacturing and choosing products. We got into a discussion of J.C.'s advertising and sales gimmicks and her luck to happen upon an untapped market.

Books and movies are influential to us as well as our children so I use what I can. They are a generation that loves to be entertained, I just figure, why not be entertained by something that inspires and evokes new thoughts, can't hurt right?

Hope you all enjoy the movie as much as I did.

1 comment:

Donelle said...

Thanks for writing this.

Here Ye Here Ye!

I have changed my business focus which actually suits my blogs name to a tee. I will be building a business around myself, literally. I am shifting away from trying to start my ebook publishing business with other peoples work and instead I will be writing and publishing my own ebooks on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Nobles etc. While I've been published on Yahoo's Associated Content, I am a newbie through and through when it comes to the new frontier of ebooks. I am so scared I wanna pee my pants, but I am going for it anyway!