Saturday, May 17, 2008
Even though deep inside I absolutely do not believe that Reno will ever in a million years be dealing with 10.5: Apocalypse (television movie starring actors Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Frank Langella, and Beau Bridges that follows up mini-series 10.5), I am still sick and tired of lack of sleep. Enough already!
By the way, 10.5 is even cheaper today and does come first. It starts Beau Bridges and Kim Delaney as well. This movie is described as: "Disaster Strikes the United States when an earthquake of epic proportions hits the Pacific Northwest causing the West Coast to separate form the rest of the continent and there is only one man who can save it and 50 Million people for annihilation."
Back to the unfilmed Sleepless in Reno...
I slept so hard when I got home from work today that I missed the Preakness ... which is as it should be as there hasn't been any reform in horse-racing in the last week and I'm still upset another horse died. I saw some horse racing people interviewed on television in a round table discussion with Bob Costas and came to the conclusion that if there is going to be reform it will have to be imposed on those people and not left up to them.
I love that picture above advertising a blog carnival.
I'm not sure what I'm doing this summer yet, but it might be something fun with kids. My nephews are going to show up early June. The youngest will stay most of the summer. We'll have to do something exciting. I need to start walking around the block to get in shape for travel with kids. I drove down to Vegas earlier this month and walking around in the heat is tough work! I need a fitness plan to get ready and since June is just around the bend ... I better get started!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Described: "BzzAgent is a network of volunteer brand evangelists who participate in Word-of-Mouth (WOM) campaigns. It is a community of communicators." My first try is a little lens about a wonderful new hand lotion I've discovered.
CafePress shop keepers can build lens focusing on their wares, and also shopping in general.
The Ever Project
Described as: "Build an important page — highlight the best, the worst, the zaniest, the smartest, whatever. We'll give you a great domain to go with it. And a new way to stand out online. For free."
Run a debate lens on important topics such as Peeps or Cadbury Creme Eggs? or Paint Shop Pro vs. Photoshop.
A place for eBay sellers to share their wares.
For scary or halloween related lens.
Movie review lens.
For lens dedicated to the most talked about books such as How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?
A focus on videos surrounding variuos topics. You can find lens dedicated to topics like the Spanish Versions of Disney songs on YouTube.
Other co-branding opportunities on this lens...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
To writers and readers of romance....
First I read the "wild" excerpt and giggled.
Then, when I considered they probably sell more of those personalized romance novels than ever sold of my books, I cried like a baby.
Okay, so I'm exaggerating.
I didn't cry.
I haven't been writing for the better part of a year. After I got busy with life, I haven't gotten back into that groove.
Something always coming up. Right now living in the earthquake zone keeps me sleepless in Reno and being sleepless saps my creative abilities.
And a little day job stuff...
I've been sounding tonge-tied at work on the phones at my debt collection job lately. Not getting good sleep for months is really messing up my mental powers.
I did have one smart comeback for a moron last week. He had LOTSA debt he's left unpaid on a car loan to BIGBANK.
Moron: I voluntarily turned the car in to BIGBANK, I don't owe them anything.
Me: You didn't borrow a car ... you borrowed money.
He pretty much hung up.
Some people think debt collectors are the devil's spawn. Reminding people they owe money and need to pay it back is, after all, evil.
If that guy had walked into BIGBANK and handed a note to the teller that asked for a fraction of his LOTSA debt, he'd be prisoner number #12345 in Yuma. So, why is that his walking into BIGBANK and signing their paperwork to borrow thousands, then not paying it back, makes him less of a criminal?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
But I found this travel photography contest on www.photobucket.com (cool site to host images for your blog for free). If they're listing all the images, so far there aren't that many submitted.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I enjoyed checking out all the finalists for each school age category. The winner gets their doodle exhibited on Google all day, as well as prizes for their school.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Description on YouTube: "Eco-Chick educates us on the poison level in perfume, Urban Edibles helps you find a free meal, Paris Hilton buys a hybrid, and we look at what's going on in green art."
The video has a mistake / typo with regards to the cosmetics database. I tried to open any of the pages and they weren't working so I'll leave that to you to Google.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The range if items for sale isn't as diverse or numerous as eBay at this point, but the store format is easy to navigate. Each store can have sections/categories. Sample categories in the marketplace are: antiques, art, automotive, baby, beauty & fragrances, books & magazines, business & industrial, cameras & photo, clothing & shoes, collectibles, computers, consumer, electronics, crafts, entertainment, memorabilia, flowers & gifts, glass & pottery, health & personal dare, home & garden, jewelry & watches, movies & DVDs, music, office supplies, real estate, services, sex stuff (and they do have a safe surf option to keep honest children out), sports & outdoors, sports memorabilia, tools & hardware, toys, games & hobbies, and wholesale.
The range of items is more diverse than Etsy.com, though not as numerous.
Update... the video has been removed since this post was first written... The ideas discussed in this video brought to mind one mistake I s...
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