Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Mikster

Got a phone call the other day from my former HR buddy, "The Mikster". We used to work together in our little corporate jail cell called "Human Resources". She was my manager and I was her staff person for 8 years. I kinda did a little of everything, which I like to call myself: "Jackie of All Trades".

Well, the Mikster has taken a new direction in careers and she is lovin' life! She doesn't limit herself either....if she feels the need to consult as an interior designer, then so be it. She has quite the eye for design...

The reason I mention her is because it's never too late to find your passion. When schedules permit, we like to get together and 'dish' about our old HR days.....Good Lord, our "dish" runneth over with crazy employee stories.

We both share an interest in strategically synergizing our careers so that all the various "pieces of our businesses" are the major component to our success.

What? that last sentence is not making sense? That's why we got out of Corporate America...to much "blah blah blah" and not enough common sense.

More musings later-


Just finished a ghostwriting project. I have to say, it was one of the most enjoyable books I've ever had the pleasure to write. It just happened to be the fictional thriller genre', which I specialize in.

I think the best part of the whole experience though is the client's comments. If you can believe this, he wrote: "....You are an excellent writer. Agatha Christy has nothing on you..."

I love this writing gig....:)
More musings later

Friday, June 23, 2006


Here is the latest communication from Ashley:

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Answer for the Anonymous person

Seems I got an anonymous poster about the girls! You know that drives me crazy!!!! Anyway, to anwer your question, I acquired my beagle 11 years ago (can you believe that?) and have had her since she was 6 weeks old. I took one look, picked a flea off of her nose and said, "Girl, you are MINE!".

The Calicos we got 3 years ago from Happy Tales in Franklin at the Factory.

More musings later

Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Oldest Daughter, Baby!

As Promised, My oldest: Baby!

The Kids

Yes, I am the proud mother of 3 little girls: A Beagle, and 2 Calico sisters. :)

It seems that My Beagle's picture doesn't want to load :( But I will work on it! In the meantime, my other two girls!

Baby's picture to come! by the way, Rosie-> is In LOOVE with Baby the Beagle.

More musings and Baby the Beagle's pic!

I Found Ashley!

Yep, after many hours of googling, surfing, yahooing, aol-ing, hotmailing and more, I came across Ashley Judd's email address.

I'll save you the trouble: NO I am not putting her address 'out there' for everyone. Why? If you really feel the need to contact her, you can google, surf, yahoo, aol, hotmail and more to find it too. Trying to be 'responsible' here.

I know that she recieved my emails, cause I have a notifyer that tells me that. Has she replied, Nooooooooo.....but I am hopeful nonetheless.

Ashley? Here's a bit more groveling....PuhLeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzze do the movie??????

More musings and groveling later.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Virtual Book Tour

I'm in between jobs right now, and was surfing the net on ways to ultra promote my business website when I came upon "A Virtual Book Tour". The internet is truly amazing...

It seems these days I spend my every waking moment searching for freelance jobs, cold emailing companies, and craiglisting myself to death. I'm still loving the fact that this is MY business, but it is a little intimidating at times too.

I'm also trying to increase awareness about needing donations for my book to become a movie. Hopefully everything will work out as it is supposed to. Somehow, I think it will.

More musings later.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Guess who called? Corporate America!

Yep, I was busily constructing my business budget and projections for the rest of the year, and a recruiter called me. Would I like to interview for a position doing the same thing as before when I was trapped in that the awful, too-long-of-a-contract! To entice me, he told me what the rate was....and as I looked at my dwindling bank account, I ALMOST thought about it.

Then I thought to myself, "What ARE you thinking???" So, I said thanks, but no thanks and continued with my spreadsheets.

That's not to say that I wouldn't work temp if I needed to meet my financial obligations...I just refuse to sit at a conference room table and talk about synergy all day long.

Life is too short for beige cubicles...

More musings later.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Where For Art Thou, Ashley Judd?

How come, Ashley Judd and myself both live in Nashville, but for some reason, I
can't seem to get one of my books to her??? Look at her picture...she SEEMS very approachable, right? She seems nice, right? Yeah....and EXTREMELY difficult to locate, right? Boy you got that right.

For those that don't know my delimma, I am trying to get Ashley to do the lead role in my book/film of "Glittering Secrets". Which, incidentally, takes place in Nashville, and is chock full of Nashville landmarks and references. If anyone out there in cyberspace knows this particular Judd or has a friend of a friend of a friend....please refer her to this blog.


More Musings later....and more begging and pleading for Ashley too, I'm sure.

The Pursuit of the Pursuit

Why in the heck didn't I major in either writing or marketing when I was in college a million years ago?? Oh yeah....I did that musician thing......

Well, today I went to get a haircut. And, in my usual style, I never miss an opportunity to network or market myself. The hairdresser asks me, "So, what do you do for a living?" I'm already doing brochures for her shop before I even get the words out. So I proceed to tell her...not much of a reaction. So, I mention....Oh, and I ghostwrite novels too. Baddah Bing, Baddah Boom. A lady waiting to get her haircut mentions to me, "Ooohhhhh!!!!! I have been trying to write a novel about my family for several years! I just don't know how to go about it. Enter stage left. So, even when I leave my laptop, I am working!

More musings Later