Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting Rid of the Writer's Spread

There are good ways to make the most out of a diet. When you work on your butt the way I do, getting help to avoid the 'writer's spread' is important. xenadrine ultra is a powerful diet aid to help make pounds fall off faster. With summer right around the corner, and boating season just weeks away, it's time to get serious about losing the accumulated winter pounds now. I really should have started last fall. Better late than never, but since I waited so long, I really need the extra help.

Beverly Hills Money For Nothin

This is old, but hilarious. I love Weird Al.

Keeping In Touch

I'm trying to decide what to do about getting a computer for when I'm out and need to check on my work. Not somewhere that I can take my laptop, or have access to a workspace. More like when I'm in my car driving around, and waiting on appointments or running errands. I use my phone hard during those times, but that is still small and cramped. I don't expect to be able to do a lot of things, but I'd like a much bigger screen to view emails, and go to websites. I've been looking at netbooks. My husband has one, and I've used it. It is a lot better for light work and browsing than my phone, and bigger then even the largest phone, or even 'pad'. I am leaning toward one of those for keeping in touch when I'm out.

Online Easy

I was talking to someone this morning. She wasn't someone I knew well, it was a first conversation, and she got around to saying she didn't have a job, and was incapacitated a little, preventing her from holding a regular job. Then she just happened to throw in how she's like to get started on one of them 'on-line jobs' so she could make money and it would be easy.

Yeah right.

Possible--yes. Easy--no.

That is the epidemic that exists online with so many hopeful freelancers or even marketers. Wanting to jump in with no experience, no skills, but make money like everyone else. Well the truth is, everyone else doesn't make money doing it. They may be trying, and the stories of success fuel them all, and they tell others how they will certainly make money soon, after all, so-and-so does. Well, chances are, if so-and-so is, it is because they have the knowledge, skill and background to do it.

Trophies and Memories

I have a mantel full of trophies, but none of them are from sports. They are all animal show related. My son, however has a roomful of sports trophies. It doesn't matter how old they are, or when you get them, trophies make you feel good. It's nice to see them and remember the victories. Every once in a while I think about packing mine up and putting them away. I mean, most of them are years old, some even decades, but I can't. They are like pictures in time... a symbol of fun, challenges, hard work and payoff. I will never get rid of them, and I know my son will always treasure his.

Celebrity Fun

I love the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. I have to admit that I was bummed that David Cassidy got "fired" so quickly, but all the rest are great to watch, and this is the first season where I actually know who most of the people are. I love LaToya, and Star Jones. Meatloaf is a kick, and after the last episode I have a brand new respect for Gary Bussey. I've always appreciated him as an actor, and I knew he had medical problems in the past, however I didn't know he had a brain injury and fought back from that. I respect Dionne Warwick as a singer, but I have to admit I was glad when she got fired last Sunday. She was a bit too Divaish, even for that crowd.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

Comfortable Shoes

I like to be comfortable. I write in comfortable clothes, I don't get all dressed up to go to the store, and most of all, I want my shoes to be comfortable. Good shoes are a great way to look good, feel good, and be comfortable, all at the same time. They come in a lot of different styles. I like the Corrado the best. Some others have a gym shoe look, others more like a loafer. All of them look durable, and comfortable. They also come in a lot of different colors. They look like they'd be fantastic on the boat, too.

Death of the American Dream

Well, I think we are going to do it. We paid off our mortgage quite awhile ago, but it turns out the "American Dream" of owning your own home, is a lie that we are fed. You never really own your home. Even if you pay off your mortgage, you still owe the government taxes every year that, at least in our case, amount to half of what we were paying in mortgage payments. Why bother? We aren't going to be able to afford that once we retire, so we won't be living here that long, may as well get a loan on the house, and pay off all the other bills we have.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Cohiba Relaxation

It's no secret, I started smoking again. After nearly 2 years quit, I couldn't take it anymore. I hate to say it, but I think writing and smoking are a natural combination, and it just wasn't working well without them. At first, my husband was a little upset, but then he took up his favorite pastime again: cigars. His favorite are Cohiba. They have a very smooth aroma, and they last a long time. He's tried a lot of other types of cigars, but always comes back to his Cohibas, and after tasting them again, he was much more relaxed, and wasn't so angry with me anymore.

Season Wind Down

I'm watching "Raising Hope," it's a fairly new sitcom, and really funny in a "That 70s Show" sort of way. They are the "white trashier" version of "Roseanne," another of my favorite shows. The season is wearing down for a lot of my favorites. That is going to feel really empty, with my nights being wide open. Nice for working longer hours. Not so great for no relaxation, and nothing to look forward to.

Getting a Workout

I need to get some exercise. I actually got quite a bit of forced exercise today, that's a good thing, even though the reasoning wasn't. However, I need to find some way to get motivated daily, not just in emergency forced situations. I wonder if muscle stimulation is a good way to work muscles when I can't get myself motivated to use a gym, or don't have the time to walk, or do a DVD.

I'm not talking about those simple belts you see on TV, I'm talking about a full-out electrode style stimulator that can be placed on various areas. They really look like a great way to pressure muscles into working.

Win/Win situation

I have been busier than a bandit the last few months. That's a good thing, but today, I just needed to take a break and relax a bit. Unfortunately, my day off got swallowed up by my daughter, and driving her everywhere. That just doesn't seem fair. I am trying to convince myself that I need to make up my day off, tomorrow, but I just don't have time for that. I had one job recently that would seem like a perfect marriage of my skills. It was writing articles to place on blogs as guest posts where they were accepted for another company. Okay, check on the articles, check on the guest posts, but what it comes down to is the job is just too dependent on the whims, time schedules and desires of a third party with no vested interest in the outcome of the project. I did the first round, and am waiting for payment, but I'm going to drop any future work on this, just not my style. I prefer doing the writing for a client who wants it... both parties vested in getting the work done. Win/win