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Time

Time just seems to constantly escape. I am always putting this blog on hold because I have something else I need to do. I’m always thinking that I will get back to it later. The next thing I know it’s almost a month since I posted on here.

It has been a busy month. I’ve been working out a lot and getting into shape, I’ve been preparing my seedlings, getting ready for C2E2 and of course writing. All of this while trying to do all the normal family things like play shuttle for my son to karate and baseball, play counselor to my husband, and financial adviser to my stepson. It’s a busy life.

I went to a lecture by Max Brooks, author of Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. That was fun. I love how he admits that his book is based on an actual survival guide. It amazes me how many people did not realize that. It’s a basic survival guide with a small twist. Zombies just makes it more interesting.

Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight - Steampunk Style

Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight – Steampunk Style

I went to C2E2 on Friday we were steam punk Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight, then Saturday I just grabbed my ren faire armor because it was easy and got to meet the one and only Julie Newmar. The poor woman was exhausted so I kept it brief and told her that I was a big fan of her rose garden and would love to see some more posted about that and after looking at her Facebook page it appears that she has.

Julie Newmar still rocks

Julie Newmar still rocks

 

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Cater to the Masses, not the Loudest

We have become a society of weak, willed, whiny, wusses…I am sick to death of people that take offense at every little thing becuase it doesn’t fit into their nice neat little world. You want everyone to get along with you, why not try getting along with them?

I am sick of seeing people crying about their religion, if you believe in something so be it. I don’t need to believe it just because you do, keep it to yourself.

If your black, female, Hispanic, Asian…whatever, I DON’T CARE. You are human (or I hope) push for equality, not superiority. You should not be handed something just because you were born.

If there is a joke that bothers you, or you find something offensive suck it up, specially if it was not aimed at you. If the same person repeatedly offends you, then move on, obviously you and that person have differences.

If you overhear something that offends you, remember that it is rude to eavesdrop.

If you have never worked a day in your life and are a drain on systems that others pay into, you should be dumped off of it. I don’t care if you are handicapped, there are plenty of people worse off than you who function in society.

This society is collapsing because everyone is listening to the whiny minority and giving in to them.

– April Carvelli

I had put this on Facebook and it seems to be going viral among my circle. This is what I believe and I don’t care if you are offended, you have a right to be offended, just as I have a right to post what I wise.

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I Have a Confession

After reading so many blogs and news articles, I have reached a startling conclusion. I have a problem and I can’t deny it anymore. According to all the stuff I see written, there is something wrong with me.

 

Crazy

Crazy (Photo credit: elmada)

 

I’m not normal.

 

I guess I never have been. According to everything I see online I am in the minority, which means that I am not normal. I am a happily married, white, female with one child. I have never been married before, so I have no ex-husbands to rant about. I don’t have any children with other men. I’ve been married for 10 years, own a house with a mortgage in the suburbs, which is our only real debt. I own one dog and no cats, birds or lizards.

 

I speak and understand English, I know the difference between U.K. English and American English. I have good grammar and spelling. I am intelligent enough to know a smattering of other languages, perhaps enough to survive. I have manners, I say please and thank you, I say Gesundheit when someone sneezes, I hold doors for people when their hands are full.

 

If someone really needs help, I will be there. I won’t give help just because you are too lazy to do it yourself. I understand that the world does not revolve around me. I know what is going on in my backyard and the world. I understand that the U.S. and North America do not constitute the entire world.

 

Those in themselves seem to make me different, but what really makes me a freak is the fact that I have never had any major problems. I grew up with a good family, with parents who are still married. I was not abused or neglected (even though my teenage self thought so at times.) I have nothing in my past which I dwell on. The few things that I saw as major, I just walked away from. I feel that the past is the past, it is over and done.

 

I do not have friends I constantly complain about, if they are a problem then they are not my friends.  If a friend has a problem I will try to help, but if they are self-destructive and want to take the world with them, I will walk away. A true friend is one you can call at any time, even if you haven’t spoken in a while.

 

Another thing I don’t understand is why people are amazed and shocked by the things I do. I am independent, I do not need to rely on anyone. I am married, we are partners. If I have to  I can survive anything, I won’t curl up and die or wait for someone to rescue me. I will mow the lawn, chop wood, make dinner and clean the house. If a task needs to be done I will do it, I don’t care what it is. If I don’t know how to do it, I will figure it out.

 

So I guess I need to admit, that I am a freak, I don’t belong in today’s society. It seems I am doing everything wrong. According to everything I read I don’t coddle my child enough, my meals aren’t healthy enough, and my house needs to be sanitized…Oh and I forgot to mention that fact that I’m not holding my hand out enough to ask for help.

 

I guess I will just go on being different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And now it’s my turn to select a couple of nominees

Blog of the Year

I might be a little slow, but now I get to choose nominees for  the 2012 Blog Of the Year Award.

I’ll be honest, there aren’t many I actually read, there are a few blogs I subscribe to and a lot that I casually look at. The ones that get and hold my attention are the ones I will nominate.

#1  Homepreneurs’s

A blog I read almost continuously as he always has new and interesting ideas and suggestions on various work at home jobs and business growth. A well laid out blog that I enjoy

#2  Terriblywrite

Always good for a chuckle or a groan as they bring to light the numerous spelling and grammar errors in the public media. I’m just grateful that I don’t fall under their radar.

#3 BlurtBlog

Sometimes Humorous, sometimes just sage words of advice. This blog is always an entertaining read as the author blurts about everything.

 

And now for the rules:

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Sometimes Facebook does give you interesting information

I found this on Facebook and found it interesting. When I looked it up, I couldn’t find anything to disprove it so I thought I would pass it along as an interesting piece of information;

 

 

 

heart attack anatomy

heart attack anatomy (Photo credit: gandhiji40)

 

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course),
…after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles (8kms) from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you

 

 

 

don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!

NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE..

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

 

 

 

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Learning WordPress on the fly

Well my client had a nice theme they purchased for a website and they had asked me to update the blog on it, which I had no problem doing. It was easy to work on the blog; however as we progressed I noticed a few glitches in the theme pertaining to font issues. I asked permission to contact the theme designer, then did some research and found out that I wasn’t the only one with the font issues. I left messages for the designer and have not heard back. Okay the page looks fine except for a few areas were font overlaps itself, or insets. My customer then asked me update the “contact us”, that was designed pretty simply…They just don’t give you a lot of options.

I logged in this morning and the website is a disaster….the colors have changed, a slide show has vanished, whole pages of text are gone, even the company logo has vanished. I have no idea what happened and the customer is pleading ignorance, however I can tell that they have been in the system because there is a whole lot of new photos uploaded.

The customer is in a panic because they have a big show this weekend where they plan to direct people to their website. They have asked me to help them fix it….problem is that I do not know wordpress…I know minimal programming and I know HTML

Now I am learning WordPress on the fly

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Moving forward

I started a Twitter account today, updated my profiles on various freelancer sites and started profiling myself. I am currently working on a list of local businesses then I plan to search for websites and twitters  related to them. Hopefully I can find enough businesses that need help expressing themselves on-line and that need help maintaining an up-to-date blog or website.

Until I started reading some of these articles and self-help guides I never realized how important marketing was. Sort of makes me realize that I really need to start pushing myself out there if I really want work or I won’t get anything worth while. I definitely won’t be paying the bills.  I have applied to a few more jobs, but nothing has really bitten yet, it’s also difficult to do an immediate turn around of work on they days when my son is home. It’s a catch-22, I can’t afford to put him in daycare full-time, but on the days he stays home it’s hard for me to get and do work.

I’m just going to have to get more aggressive, develop my own strategies and write up proposals for local businesses, see if any of them will bite.

Wish me luck, if anyone has any advice I will gladly take it.

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