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Do You Overshare And Then Regret It?

Most of us don’t go around telling total strangers about the most intimate parts of our lives.  We don’t even share these parts with most of our family or close friends.

These secrets become our little treasures or burdens.  There may be a number of reasons that we don’t talk about them; maybe we’re just private and choose to keep things close to our chest; or we’re embarrassed about our quirks, maybe we’re scared that would be ostracized by our community if they knew the weird things we find interesting.  The secrets may be big and small but they are ours and we hold on to them with a tight fist.

What is fascinating to see, however, is how the blogosphere opens that fist for a lot of us.  We start to share incredibly intimate and embarrassing things about themselves through this medium with little or no fear.  Why is that?  Why do we choose to share it with the entire world on the internet?

Safety guidelines: Your child has become mobile,

Safety guidelines: Your child has become mobile, and will likely get into things in your home, in order for him to explore his environment safely here are a few tips.

  • Make sure you have placed safety guidelines in place in your home.  Place plugs in electrical outlets, lock doors or safety latch doors you do not want the child entering. Place latches on cabinets. Consider bracing furniture to the walls, if you have a child that likes to climb.  Safety gates so your child cannot get down the stairs.

2)  A Picky Eater: So you feel your child is a picky eater.  Most children are probably getting enough nutrients, even if they are not eating what you would expect.  As long as the child appears to be growing and developing properly, and has energy to play-they are probably getting enough nourishment.

Parents of picky eaters should remember that:

How Apple Brought Us Together

11dc46a43e336088a5fbb3ebdcae882dI would like to make a very special announcement…my mother has discovered the biggest time waste of all time wastes, internet entertainment!!! Watch out YouTube, my mother is searching you for funny videos.  The world will never be the same.

Among her many discoveries on that magical thing called the internet is my blog! After writing over 200 posts (every day since June 17), my mother is finally reading what I’m piecing together every night.

Welcome mom!  It’s going to be so much fun to have you with me during the rest of my year of writing dangerously!

How did she suddenly come upon this rarest of all things, the internet, you might ask.

My October Goals and NaNoWriMo 2016

Time is flying, it’s almost October and the most 2 important goals for October are getting ready for nanowrimo and help my cousin to start with an online GED prep course.

There’s a lot to do if I’m going to pull this off. I’m off to a good start. The second goal (working for the GED exam) is a well structured and plan. We intend to work daily for at least one hour using mostly the website MyCareerTools, as all we need is there.

The nanowrimo prep is  a different story. First, I had to pick a genre. Ideally, I would have chosen literary fiction, but who am I kidding?  I chose Chick it.  What I have in mind is not technically chick lit.  I’m not hip enough for real chick lit.  But, it’s definitely for chicks.

Then I had to come up with a story. Done. Next, character names and back stories. Check. I know where I want to start and what happens in the end. I have several “scenes” that have to take place. Now I have to fill in the details.

Gifts Ideas in August

8eef7f59865ea79635a97a69cb62f932I know it’s a little early to talk about Christmas gifts as summer is still around us, but it will be December before you know…ask any kid what one of their favorite parts about Christmas is and they will tell you the lights.

That holds true for most adults, too, so it is no surprise that the lighting fashion of the holiday season has become a popular staple at many other events, such as weddings, backyard parties, proms, and charity galas. Making the choice in which style and type of lights is key to a successfully designed space.

Many of these events find themselves outside where outdoor lighting is required. Weather and climate can turn a lovely evening under the lights into a tragic event if the correct type of lighting is not used, therefore always use lighting specified for outdoor use if this is where the event will be held.

Outdoor rope lights sport a long list of pros when put up against outdoor string lights. Rope lights have some complexities in their design that enable them to display different settings, such as rapid blinking, slow runners, alternating colors, etc. The key feature in rope lighting is the plastic casing that surrounds the lights.

Romaine-Apple salad with home made salad dressing

One of my favorite dishes to make is the salad. It’s a fairly simple concept consisting of a number of usually raw ingredients and a sauce. The greens by itself are pretty healthy, but if you want to go a little more overboard, you could put your daily dose of protein, iron, minerals and vitamins in this kind of meal!

Even when summer is long over, I can still enjoy a good salad when I can. Because Wil and I had had a pretty hectic day yesterday, I didn’t feel like cooking, and so I decided to tumble a salad together instead with my normal everyday ingredients when I figured that “Hey, apples would taste pretty darn good with a salad!”.

That’s how I ended up discarding my normal ingredients of choice, and went with something a little more unconventional instead.

The combination of the sweet and savory tastes in this salad is absolutely delicious (in my estimation), and I strongly suggest you try making the home-made dressing too, because it’ll blow your mind. Especially if your lactose-intolerant (like my husband), finding a salad dressing can be super difficult, and putting plain vegan mayonaise isn’t really all that either.

I’m a Jack-of-all-trades

Let Me Speak Your Mind. I’m a Jack-of-all-trades. I’m not supposed to tell you that. I’m supposed to tell you about my in-depth knowledge of one specific niche and hope that that’s what you need written.

WHAT TYPES OF WORK DO I DO?

  • Developing Job Tests
  • Web Content
  • Ghostwriting Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Developmental and Copy Editing

I can’t do that, though, because it’s not true. I’m a generalist — a Renaissance Man — and, trust me, that’s exactly what you’re looking for. The Internet  lets you reach a larger audience for less money than has ever been possible. That audience consists of people of all different shapes and sizes, each one of them a consumer of information.

A specialist may connect with a small number of those people — the ones already invested in your niche. But that’s no way to expand your reach. Staying in your comfort zone will never allow your business to grow.

Yakezie Challenge

Just wanted to give a shout-out to the Yakezie challenge. I have no Alexa Rank whatsoever, but that shouldn’t be a surprise since the blog’s a day old. I’m looking forward to writing this blog and working with many of the wonderful members and challengers as we try to promote each other and build great teams.

DISAPPOINTMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE FOCUS

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I found myself watching an episode of BBQ Pitmasters on Netflix and it caused the oddest moment of reflection. One of the challenges was barbecuing shrimp and oysters. For me, that’s a no-brainer. Every year my family went camping at Lawson’s Landing at Dillon Beach.

It was the highlight of every year. Being on the California coast is always a neat experience, especially if you get away from the craziness of the city, but this was better than you’re imagining. Dillon Beach is a tiny neck of the woods that I would move to in a heartbeat (if I could ever afford to move back to California).

We would camp in these sand dunes and the water was just over one tall dune. Beautiful, tiny pastel flowers grew along the dune grass, and it wasn’t uncommon to wake up with the free range cows from the attached grazing area hanging out in your camp.

So you’ve found your dorm roommate. Now what?

So here is a story about  finding a dorm roommate. Whether or not you chose a roommate or were assigned one, you’re now stuck living with somebody for the next few months of your life. Obviously, you want that to be as good of an experience as possible for the both of you.

It’s best to get a start on building a strong bond well before you guys start living together. No matter what, it will be awkward at first, but you can do your best to eliminate at least some of it beforehand. If you already know the person you’re going to be living with, a lot of this you won’t have to worry about, but for those of us who are starting fresh,  it’s best to have something to start with.

To begin, do you have any way to contact him or her? Did your school provide you with an e-mail address, a phone number, or a physical address? How about a name at least? If you don’t have any of these, then I hate to say it but you’re screwed.

Luckily I don’t know of any schools that don’t at least give you some information on the other person, so that’s good.