Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Please tell me that you remember high school talent shows.

Please tell me. No? Then watch the video.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Because I need some fun

...then you do, too. Enjoy.

Subtle differences

The differences between being self-employed and being an employee are quite obvious:
  1. No guaranteed paycheck vs paid each month
  2. Commuting to work vs walking to your office
  3. Having an office/room/cubicle vs having whatever you choose to have as an office
  4. Being clean and well-presented every day vs jammies
  5. Doing what you are told vs doing what you choose
  6. Being paid what they allow vs making as much money as you can
However. Comma.

Some very Very VERY good benefits are much more subtle. One of them presented themselves to me today. This benefit is becoming more and more of a motivator for me to be self-employed. It used to be the money potential only.

Now, it is this:

7. Being forced to suck up other people's SHIT because you HAVE to get along with them to get the work done vs choosing who the FUCK I will deal with.


Okay. I feel better.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

For my brother...

...whose birthday is next week. He had a fantastic collection of Transformers when he was a kid.


I recommend going back and reading through every single one of your blog posts sometime. I guarantee, it will be enlightening.

Going back through mine (I'll save you the time, don't worry), I found out that I have been "working" on a book for two years. Two years! And no nearer to publication. That's just unacceptable.

My idea to get us out of debt through online publishing has been in the works for over one year. There has been some progress with this, and I plan on doing more. I just have to make a little money to get things rolling with that. So that's good. Actual progress, there.

I can't believe how cranky I was two years ago. I can't believe my husband is still with me. I was really unpleasant. Things are better, now. I'm not as cranky.

I also can't believe how much I was working. I still work a lot, but I will never do three jobs at once like I was before. Self-employed at three jobs? Maybe. Employed elsewhere at three jobs? No.

The coffee tastes really good this morning. I'm still hopeful. This year is going to be a busy one for soap, but it will be good. If I'm in at the third market I applied to, we will be full-time soapers this summer. If DH can help me, then we'll be fine.

Summer is decidedly not here yet, as evidenced by the SNOW outside. I hope this is the last wintry hurrah, but I'm not as desperate about the cold as I was in the winter. We've had a few warm days, and I let the warmth sink into my bones, so I'm okay with this, for now.

I think I'll go make some scones. Happy weekend, everyone.