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Since some of you haven't seen this..

I just wanted to toss up a link to my profile on Suite, where I have been publishing articles.  It's paid writing (through ad revenue, so don't click on ad links because they might suspect click fraud) and a way to get credits and my name out there.  

Nothing mind blowing, but it's a good way to practice and get feedback and improve my work.  And three of them got me happy notes from the editors.. yay!  lol


Oh Facebook you tricky bitch...

Bumping the info from ashkitty  :

As of Jan 1,2011, NEW PRIVACY setting called "Instant Personalization" shares data with non-Facebook websites and is automatically set to "Enable."

Go to Account Privacy Settings
Applications and Websites
Instant Personalization
Edit Settings
and un-check "Enable"


I saw the Space Needle on my way home from work.   
It made my heart so happy to know that I live in a place that proudly embraces all of its wonderfully diverse people.  That flag was absolutely gorgeous.

 I am so proud of Seattle today.


Writer's Block: Fight or flight

Have you ever struck someone in a fit of anger or self-defense? If so, did you live to regret it?

I'm typing aren't I?  I must be alive.

I Need Some Reassurance...

 Someone proposed an absolutely terrifying thing on FB and now I can't get it out of my head.  I need someone to tell me that this is scientifically implausible:
You know how in the Middle East they will set oil fields on fire to prevent anyone getting the oil?  Well, what if during hurricane season all that oil gets picked up and aerosolized into the hurricane and something happens to spark it and we get hit with hurricanes of FIRE????? 
Please tell me that is only something that could happen in a story that I am now considering writing????


Writer's Block: Tolerance 101?

If you could create/select a new subject that had to be taught in high school, what would it be, and why?

I have an answer for this:  PERSONAL FINANCE.  I don't mean that "Senior survival skills" bullshit I had where they taught you how to write a check and we played some game about the stock market where I made a million fake dollars and had no clue what I actually did.  I mean really teach you about things like a credit report and credit scores, budgeting, compounded interest, mortgages, etc etc etc.  They could probably use Suze Orman for a textbook.  I think it's ludicrous how kids get thrown into the real world with no knowledge whatsoever and get absolutely scammed by the credit industry.  The mess we're in now would never have happened with savvier consumers that could stand up to companies trying to take advantage of them.  Instead people who didn't have a clue got scammed by lying corporations that claimed to be looking out for their best interests.  

Writer's Block: Talk to the animals

What would you do if your pet dog or cat suddenly started to talk to you, but nobody else could hear it? Would you assume you'd gone mad or simply be happy for the company? Would you try to convince your friends and family or would you be satisfied keeping it to yourself?

 Um, excuse me, what do you mean STARTS to talk?  Does yours not talk to you?  Poor thing....

Writer's Block: Secret song

What's the most embarrassing CD or track in your music library? How often do you listen to it? Do you share it with your friends or keep it to yourself?

Probably Justin Timberlake or Black Eyed Peas.  I'm toying with the idea of buying some Lady Gaga as well.  Mock at your leisure.

Writer's Block: Categorically speaking ...

If the interior discussion in your head were indexed by category, what would the five most recurring subjects be?

1) Kids
2) Gavin
3) Kids
5) Kids

Honorable Mention includes: kids, stories, kids, projects, kids.

Writer's Block: That's a wrap!

Do you have any holiday traditions that extend all the way back to childhood? How about family recipes? What are they?

Why as a matter of fact I do!  The breakfast casserole, and Rouladen.  This year I'm being bad and not making Rouladen, it's just too darn labor intensive, but hopefully it will be back on the menu soon.  The casserole however, is prepped in the fridge and waiting for word that the fam is on the way, so it can go in the oven. 

Happy Holidays to everyone!  <3