Yeah… you can officially hate me now…

Once again, the strange things I do for work…. A recent weekend found me dressed to the nines, sipping quality tequila and struggling to hear and be heard over the thump-thumping of the DJ while smiling, laughing and otherwise carrying on and watching the cute young go-go dancer gyrate away… Nah, I wasn’t clubbing. Not…

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Ergonomic shmergonic… I just want comfortable

OK, so working at home has brought me to the realization that my existing seating arrangement has got to go! The big desk has a big, comfy, “executive” style chair – which is great… but no so great for long term work at the computer (something I seem to be doing more and more of…

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Bringing order out of chaos… Thoughts on taming the purse monster

Note – way cool site… not just for SAHM types! It happens naturally enough, throughout the day, the week, or even the month, the clutter builds up until you are faced with the gargantuan task of sorting it all out. No, I’m not talking house cleaning, though the same is true… I’m talking about all…

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The art of the sell out…

Let’s face facts, not everyone can make a living out of their “dreams” – most have to settle for something a little less stellar. Not everyone can be a successful writer, singer, actor, artist, whatever. Even if you have the talent, the breaks don’t always exist, opportunity doesn’t always knock, and sometimes, even when it…

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The Work Files … What do you get when…

You take the mailroom clerk’s four-year-old son, add in the “grappling dummy” we have here for evaluation and pictures, the former cop/marine and martial arts editor guy, and add in the woman who knows that boys like to play rough? Well… ummm… The pics are blurry because it’s awfully hard to get clear pictures of…

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The Work Files – Where is my desk?

Once again, I am left to wonder… Witness – the usual state of my desk. There are the usual items of a cluttered in basket, notepad, sticky note reminders and other evidence of work in progress. Witness my desk on a recent workday when a pile of stuff to get shipped out got dumped upon…

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The Work Files – Parlez-Vous Français?

Warning – this post contains some strong language – just not in English. “Mon Dieu!” and “Je n’ai aucun sens de modèle!” Those were the phrases greeting me within the first paragraph of an article I was busily proofing. Fortunately, my limited grasp of French was enough to tell me what my charming little writer…

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The Work Files – Wordsmithing

Sometimes, my job is too exciting! Really. Oh, you want an example? But of course. This morning’s pre-break efforts included renaming about two dozen digital images that the author couldn’t be bothered to do himself, resulting in such helpful file names as “127/48_00892xjc.jpg” followed by a rousing discussion with no fewer than three editors and…

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Do telephone proposals count?

No, the BF did not “pop the question” – we still have a while before that subject is even considered fair game. What I got on the phone today was more along the lines of an “indecent proposal,” from a complete and total stranger. Yep, you read that right. A total stranger. Seems one of…

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