This video is so funny. I couldn’t resist passing it on.Click here to continue reading
By Ven On August 9, 2010 2 Comments
I’m not a negative person. At least I try not to be. But, every once in a while, things get to me and, lately, there’s been a lot of little things getting to me.
Things are tough right now. The economy is struggling, people are struggling and I know some businesses are struggling, too. What makes me angry is the widespread lack of integrity that is destroying the trust of people everywhere.
- Banks manipulating transactions to maximize the amount of fees they can collect regardless of the financial hardship caused to the consumer
- CEOs lavishing bonuses on themselves while laying off thousands of workers and begging for handouts from taxpayers.
- Fake Debt Collectors scamming people out of money, leaving them broke and still stuck with the original debt.
- Legitimate debt collectors bullying people into paying amounts that are grossly inflated above the amount of the
By Ven On August 3, 2010 1 Comment
A couple weeks ago, I went to see Toy Story 3 with my seven year old nephew and we had a blast. We got there early and spent some time playing video games in the lobby before buying lots of popcorn and candy and picking the perfect seats in the theater. We went to a matinee showing in the middle of the week, so there were very few people there. It almost felt like we had the whole theater to ourselves.
I had the time of my life. Toy Story 3 was a great movie. It made me laugh and it made me cry in all the right places. It’s one of those movies where you get sucked in by the characters and quickly forget you’re watching a movie. You become part of the story. I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face and it made meClick here to continue reading
By Ven On July 30, 2010 No Comments
Anyone who knows me, even for a second, will figure out that I love to read. I always have a book with me, no matter where I am at any given moment. I’m the one at the stoplight, book in hand, trying to finish a paragraph before the light turns green. It’s become a game among family and friends. “What book does she have with her now?”
I also love people. I’m fascinated by them. I like to watch them and hear their stories.
These two parts of me are what draw me to blogs. A good blog satisfies my desire to read and gives me an opportunity to peek into someone’s life and learn a bit about who they are. And, sometimes, the really good ones teach me a something about myself.
Today, I’d like to share with you a few of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading. I find them entertaining,Click here to continue reading
By Ven On July 26, 2010 No Comments
I don’t know about you, but I’m a master procrastinator. I’m also a list-maker.
Former co-workers branded me as the “Queen of the Post-it®” because I always had dozens and dozens of Post-it® notes all over my desk. Appointment reminders. Mini To-do lists. A grocery list of things to pick up on the way home. Stuff like that. Unfortunately, it was a disorganized mess and, in spite of my best efforts, I had a terrible time keeping up with all those lists.
I still use Post-it® notes an awful lot but I’m no longer the Queen. I’ve found a better way to manage my lists and get things done. It’s a software program called Efficient To-Do List and I can’t get through a day without it. Literally can’t! Everything I need to do on any givenClick here to continue reading