Monthly Archives: March 2009

Paranormal State

Paranormal StateNot sure if any of you readers are fans of the show Paranormal State which airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. on A&E, but I am a huge fan.  I have been following the show from the start and was instantly hooked.  Ryan Buell and his PRS Team of investigators are phenomenal.  They take their cases seriously and one can tell when watching the show that all the PRS members genuinely care for their clients.

Ryan Buell is the director of his group and not only is he handsome and delightful to listen to (great voice), but he has some really sincere psychics aboard his team as well.  Chip Coffey cracks me up everytime….I can never get enough.

Way to go PRS…keep up the good work.

If you’re not a fan of the show….watch an episode and check it out.  If you are a fan….comment and tell me why and for how long.

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Twilight Weekend! Twilight DVD Release Parties! Are YOU Going?

twilight-castOkay so it has arrived. Twilight Weekend. The DVD is getting released at 12:01 Saturday morning and there are tons of release parties happening in every city in the US.  Will YOU be at one? I will.

For two reasons. The first being that I am a huge Twilight fan and the second so that I have first hand knowledge of the chaos that I’m sure will ensue.  The chaos part I will blog about tomorrow after I have caught up on my rest since I’m sure it’s going to be a long night between the screaming tweens and mom-fans like myself.

So…if you’re attending one of the parties…comment and let me know where. And if you’re not attending the parties….stay tuned for the update sometime on Saturday. Either way, Edward will appreciate the devotion I’m sure.   🙂

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Business Cards: The Smell of Sweet Success

business-cardsHello my readers. I received my business cards in the mail today and I have to say that I really feel like this freelance thing is taking off now that I actually am seeing my name in print.

It’s a nice feeling to be able to promote yourself with something as small as a business card.  Imagine where mine (and yours) will end up? Let’s say we leave them on a bulletin board at the super market…someone picks one or two up and passes them on to a friend/family member/colleague.  From there who knows where they will end up.  Your possibilities are endless with something as small as a business card.

I plan on pinning mine up where ever possible.  I think it’s an inexpensive yet bold way to get your name out there.

I personally ordered mine from http://www.vistaprint.com because the prices were very reasonable.  And I figured that for my first time making up cards that I didn’t want to commit to buying 2000 and then remembering that I forgot to add something.

Comment and let me know how and what you do to promote yourself as a freelancer.  I’m sure lots of you have your own cards/website/flyer’s etc.  Did you find a place offering low prices? Do you remain faithful ordering from one site for your promoting needs?

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Going Greener

Hello readers and friends. It’s Monday. Over the weekend I decided that I would like to start becoming more “greener” in the products that I use to clean my house. Such things as toilet bowl cleaners, floor cleaners, and degreaser products are some things that I am considering changing. I have been toying around with the idea of going greener for some time and I figured why not give it a shot….it can’t hurt right?

So over the weekend I purchased some “greener” toilet bowl cleaner and degreaser’s and took a few hours and cleaned the house with them. Here’s my assessment of the aforementioned. So far so good. lol. Simple as that. The toilet cleaner cleaned as well as my usual Clorox with bleach toilet bowl cleaner and the degreaser got my oven surface sparkling so I’m happy.

I think that after I really get the hang of this green stuff that I’d like to even make homemade cleaners. I’ve been doing some research in that area as well and have come across lots of great sites and ideas in helping achieve a total green lifestyle.

Don’t get me wrong, it will be hard for me to give up those great smelling laundry detergents that incorporate Febreze and Downy into their products, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

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Love Harry Potter Weekends

harry-potter-castI live on the East Coast….and ABC Family tends to have Harry Potter Weekends quite often….if you don’t know what this means….it means that from Friday through Sunday….all the Harry Potter movies are shown almost continuously.

Being a huge fan of the books as well as the movies, when the HPW (Harry Potter Weekends) are on I tend to clear my schedule….put my feet up….and watch as much as the movies as I can.  I really can’t get enough Harry Potter.  Its been a little while since I’ve reread the books again….I think I’ll get on that.  And as for the movies, I love the way they saturate your mind with Hogwarts and the wizarding world.  As I am watching the movies….I really do believe that somewhere out there there is a Hogwarts and a Diagon Alley. 

I want to go to my Potions Class with Prof. Snape and learn the subtle art of potion making. I want to free Dobby and play quiditch all at the same time.

It’s such a fun series that I, for one, can’t get enough of.  It never gets tiring to hear Hermione tell Ron he has dirt on his nose, or hear Dumbledore read the names for the TriWizard Tournament.

If you’re one of the few that has yet to indulge yourself within the series….I recommend you do so as soon as possible. You won’t be disappointed….Rowling is a fabulous writer.  Within no time you, like the rest of us HP fans, will be patiently awaiting your Hogwarts letter.

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Are You A Beginning Freelance Writer? If So, Read On…

coffee-cup1I’m thinking it would be a good idea to start helping beginning freelancers along in their journey. With that being said, please comment on this blog and tell your story. What websites have you found useful so far….where do you work best (home, coffee shop), have you found any good blogs that can help out the beginning freelancer?

I will keep updating my blog with my knowledge that I have gained since becoming a part time freelancer.

Let’s help each other out shall we?

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My Ideal Home Office

home-officeI was thinking the other day about what my ideal office space would look like.  If I could literally take a room and transform it into my office….with money as no object….what exactly would I have in it?

The basics…yes….like a super fast top of the line computer….office supplies galore…fax machine…coppier…the whole nine.
But what about things like windows?  Personally I like lots of light….natural light.  Therefore, I would have at least three big windows…with amazing purple paisley curtains sweeping ceiling to floor.  Definitely vertical blinds rather than horizontal as I believe they let in more light.  I would paint the walls a light mocha-red color as I love the warm, inviting feeling that it gives off.  
My floors would be bare except for an elegant oriental rug with hints of violet woven throughout. And an oversized microfiber loveseat would adorn the corner for guests to make themselves home in.  I would even invest in an ottoman so that my guests put quite literally put their feet up.  On the side of the couch would be a glass end table so that glasses of iced tea could feel at home as well.  
Art would consist of timeless masterpieces hanging the walls, I prefer to have two or three really big pieces rather than numerous small ones scattered on the wall.  I would also incorporate the busts of some favorite authors of mine such as Shakespeare and Poe.
My desk would be black…and I really like the picture above with the round desk….if I could find it bigger….I would add it to my room.  Also, BOOKCASES….and lots of them.  I love built-ins but I’ll take free standing.  I have a very large collection of books that just keeps growing so the space would come in handy.
Last but not least….a real comfy chair. One that I wouldn’t mind spending loads of time in.
This would be my ideal work space….what about yours?

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