Wasting Away

Sometimes, I feel…stuck. I had big dreams of becoming a national bestselling author. I wouldn’t even get all yeses down the publishing line. I would struggle. Another dream of mine to kinda come true; I would fantasize about being a starving artist living in Greenwich Village. That was the plan and the dream. But itContinue reading “Wasting Away”

Litter Robot Open Air vs. CatGenie

Let’s talk about crap, shall we? More specifically, let’s talk about cat crap. I, for one, do not like messing with the cats’ litter boxes. They smell, they are heavy, they are messy, and the whole thing’s just gross. With four indoor cats, it’s a necessity, however. About five years ago, I invested in twoContinue reading “Litter Robot Open Air vs. CatGenie”

Modified Reuben

I just had one of my delicious modified Reubens, so I thought I would share my “recipe.” I’m sure I’m not the only one who dislikes corned beef and Swiss cheese! Before we start, I need to look up why Reubens are called Reubens because now I’m curious. Okay, so it’s supposedly the name ofContinue reading “Modified Reuben”

Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. OneDrive

Back in 2006 when I started working, flash drives/thumb drives were the poo. They are still great; small and lots of storage available, and you can get them in really cool colors and…shapes? The racecar’s amazing! Anyway, whenever I needed to switch computers, I had to grab a flash drive, throw everything on it, goContinue reading “Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. OneDrive”

Dear Zoomers

Disclaimer: This might get pissy because people annoy me, and people who insult others while being incorrect really annoy me. My parents were Baby Boomers, AKA “Boomers.” I’m a Millennial/Gen Y. The annoying, “Okay, Boomer,” crowd is Gen Z, or “Zoomers,” NOT Millennials. Saying Millennials are just now reaching the age to join the workforceContinue reading “Dear Zoomers”

Grammarly vs. ProWritingAid vs. Hemingway

We could all use a little less editing in our lives, amirite? It is super frustrating to spend hours working on an article or post and feel proud of it, only to get an email with “Revision Request” or “Rejected” in the subject line. Or maybe your work is full of comments in the marginsContinue reading “Grammarly vs. ProWritingAid vs. Hemingway”

UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer

Which one is the best? There are so many job or “gig” brokers out there, it’s hard to find the right one. I have used UpWork, Freelancer, and Fiverr, and all three have pros and cons. But which one is best?  Is there a best? I will share my experience with each. UpWork I have beenContinue reading “UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer”

Content Mills

Like many, many writers struggling to gain experience and an online presence, I was a victim of more than one content mill. It happens to people in all industries and it’s a disgusting practice that will never go away, unfortunately. What’s a Content Mill? In a nutshell, content mills are basically brokers. They have theContinue reading “Content Mills”

Garfield’s Fire Strings Chicken Alfredo Sandwich Recipe

A delicious, messy chicken Alfredo sandwich with a kick, topped with Cajun-seasoned, crispy shredded hash browns.

Sex and the City

I’ve been working on my site and trying not to freak out too much over the fact that one of my contracts will be completed soon. I really, really don’t want to go back to transcription. I like it well enough (eh, not really true anymore), but doing it for over 12 years has takenContinue reading “Sex and the City”

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