Flashback to 2000 #Publishing August 1 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Cleaning up my computer's hard drive, I stumbled over this old scan from a piece I wrote for a publication called Yes Magazine, back in 2000: It's odd to realize that, 12 years later, I'm still getting off on "a loop of energy" with readers, and doing something that feels like it makes a difference in a small silly way. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Bootstrapping, Tribesmaids, and earning back a $10,000 investment NEXT Offbeat Bride at Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas, October 2012 (+registration discount) Toggle comments [ 4 ] dang, gina! that's some model face. 1 agrees Reply As I was reading, I kept being distracted by the thought that Ariel looks like Lisa Bonet. 0 agree Reply HA! You guys crack me up. When I was 25, I was definitely trying to werk that realness pretty hard: 4 agree Reply you do look absolutely stunning. 0 agree Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.