My name is Margie Arnett. I am the GiddyupGenie founder and principle social media specialist. I enjoy teaching others how to use social media in business and education. I believe that together we can mend the world within our reach. Running themes of my blog are about community, health and spreading good will.
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Every immediate member of my family has now been diagnosed with cancer, except me. Let me clarify, none of my nieces or nephews have been diagnosed either. It feels like Russian roulette and I won the cancer odds. So far. I intend to keep it this way. My parents fought cancer and suffered for years before succombing to it in 2003. Through it, I learned to be a good caregiver. Maybe even a great one. I am very compassionate and empathetic because of this experience. One of my sister’s died of brain cancer in 2010. My other sister was...read more
Another ‘after dental surgery’ YouTube video is going viral. This young Kansas teen is sobbing hysterically about murdering her teeth. “They just wanted to help me chew, and I didn’t accept them.” I was also at the dentist today. I broke a filling months ago and had a sharp edge. I decided it was time to replace them. I obviously didn’t have anesthesia, so there was not amusing after affects. The experience was very pleasant. I didn’t feel the injection. My dentist gave a very slow injection, so there...read more
I’m off my game. I was travelling for over a week. The lectures were very interesting and inspiring, but my workout suffered. I did get on the treadmill or go for a walk on some days. But, on two days, all I did was sit on an airplane or in the airport. This was tough on the body. Along with wrecking my workweek workouts, my dietary habits went out the window. I ate well, but I increased snack and sweets. So, I’m home and back on a regular schedule, but was having a hard time leaving my desk for a lunchtime run. I know the ‘to-do’ pile will...read more
I have a sparkly costume for the Assistance League of San Bernardino’s upcoming Route 66: Life’s Highway, and am thankful to also have a sponsor for it. My costume sponsor is Tri-County Dental Society and they are a very special organization. Tri-County serves dentists in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Tri-County provides support to the community through their dentists who treat patients. They answer dental practice questions, help with ethical considerations and patient complaints. Tri-County is also a huge...read more
I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a model in the Assistance League of San Bernardino’s upcoming Headdress Ball. First, because it’s a fun show and my amazing choreographer (Randy) has put together a very fun number! Secondly, the show raises money for uninsured children (5-18) to receive dental care and get out of pain. I’m especially thrilled to highlight my headdress sponsor: Toyota & Scion of San Bernardino, because the theme is Route 66: Life’s Highway. The owner, Mr. Cliff Cummings is very philanthropic. Besides supporting the...read more
Want to make your city a better place? There’s an app for that! It doesn’t matter if you live in La Quinta, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, or Los Angeles. GO Request is a FREE application, which make cities available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ‘GO’ is an acronym for Government Online. So, please join me in reporting graffiti, potholes, broken sprinklers, broken lights, (you name it!) If you don’t have your city phone number memorized, this is a VERY useful and helpful smart phone app that allows you to contact the...read more
Each February the American Dental Association sponsors national children’s dental health care month, and the Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center provides FREE dental treatment to uninsured children (5-18) who need of a check up or procedure. A reason to SMILE They are offering FREE dental treatment THROUGH MARCH too! Any guardian or parent of a child without dental health insurance should call (909) 885-2045 for an appointment at 580 W. 5th St, in San Bernardino, CA 92410. Normally, they only charge $20. Sadly, many...read more
I like lists. Maybe one day I’ll slow down and not make lists (hard to imagine). For now I’m organized, to the point and efficient. (Friends also know I’m spontaneous, fun, animal loving, and quirky – but more on that later). So, when I stumbled across 12Most – I was hooked. It’s a great collection of helpful lists! Some super-funny lists are there too. Can’t beat that combination: Helpful and super-funny. OK, there are certainly other ways to describe it, but I’ll let you take a gander for...read more
Being a secret shopper for a legitimate company doesn’t cost anything, but there are definite benefits! Is your car in need of an oil change or maybe a belt needs adjusting? Do you want to help a local business curious about their customer service? Then, I’ve got a deal for YOU! You can have a certificate for such services, in exchange for completing a short survey asking about your experience with their service. The company gains valuable insights from a customers perspective. If you live around Redlands, Yucaipa, Highland, San...read more
I learned tonight that Dr. C. Everett Koop died. He was 96. While I didn’t know him personally, I am still quite sad. A true advocate of improving public health. To me, he seemed to have been the U.S. Surgeon General forever. But, it was actually less than a decade. I think it was his name and the fact he was Surgeon General during the Reagan administration. I liked the initial before the name that reminded me of a mountain. He was very tall, so this seemed quite fitting. I read that his close friends called him “Chick”, I...read more