Not dead yet. (Poor taste?)
Not really here either — though I’ve got a couple of things coming, I hope. In the meantime, though, anyone having a bad day (me! me! me!) should watch this:
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Makes me feel kind of guilty, in fact, for reasons that’ll be clear when I finally get one of my waiting posts together…but still, what a delight.
Just to continue the theme — check out this list/thread on books that changed people’s lives at Open Culture. Makes for oddly intimate reading.
Lives and loves in letters or anything else on your minds? Have at it. In the meantime, I’ll try to beat back the ducks nibbling me to death and come up with something a bit more substantial for your gnawing pleasure.
For my fellow Marvel geeks out there: The New Avengers Trailer!!!
So Romney is in Ohio with Chris Christie. Does anyone care what the Governor of Jersey Shore thinks, or is this a way to see if Christie is golden to the GOP base enough to make him a viable VP candidate?
Not at all.
@lamh35: This movie better be as amazing as the trailers say it is. I still haven’t seen the last Hulk (Edward Norton?) and Captain America. I need to get caught up.
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Its been one of those days. Everything that could go wrong did, capped off by a flat tire on the stucktruck. I am getting way to old for that sort of shit, and changing it wore my ass out. Luckily, with gas going to a gazillion per gallon, I won’t be driving it all that much this summer.
I have the sinking feeling my main client is going to drop me. They’re an enormous company, in troubled times, and very under-staffed. Contact and feedback has dropped pretty much to zero, although the invoices get processed. I’ve left I don’t know how many messages this week.
I’ve got four or six weeks, I think, to drum up some more business.
I HATE drumming up business.
@R-Jud: I understand that completely. Way back in the mists of time I tried being a freelance typist and one of the hardest things to do was to call companies in search of work or networking. I wish you luck.
Tom — I’ve seen that video a few times now and love it. Thanks for showcasing it. It’s very calming alternative to the weird politics we confront all the time.
I can’t think of the most life changing book but I know starting to read science fiction and then discovering fandom and conventions during college definitely added to my life. Books and reading are doors to so many new things, new visions of life, new information, and so much more.
Wow. Open Culture is a great site. Scrolling down I saw a great number of books I read but picked up different things than the poster. Very interesting.
And so far I haven’t seen some of the books that I have taken a number of life themes from. I’ll have to keep looking and reading.
@PurpleGirl: Thanks. While nothing I ever do will be as hard as teaching first grade or cleaning hotel bathrooms (both previous jobs of mine), it’s my least favorite thing about being a freelancer.
It could be a blessing in disguise, if it happens: the work they give me isn’t very challenging anymore and I’m getting lazy about it.
In an open thread a while ago people called out for recommendations on Netflix streaming. As a result of recommendations the hubby and I enjoyed John Oliver’s NY Stand Up show. We don’t have cable so any other recommendations? We’ve been watching the first few seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix Streaming and it’s as good as the hype ) mostly.
@R-Jud: I feel for you. That sounds so much like the conversation I just had with my sister. One of my main clients is selling the business, and though the new owner says they aren’t going to change anything right away, it makes you think. I was just saying I need to start drumming up new business and telling my sister how much I HATE doing that.
Just a couple of weeks ago I drove across town with the intention of trying to talk with o a local business owner about my services, but I chickened out halfway there, and instead just went shopping there. :-)
I love this little video. It always makes me well up. Books were my best friends for so many years when I was a kid.
You’re not supposed to say,”Not dead yet” until you have 80 years on your life credit.
Although “Not in jail” is always acceptable for replies about yourself and children.