200 clicks and finding my niche
Posted on September 24th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

I think I’m all clicked out today.  I was slacking on my Entrecard clicks the last few days, so today I decided to make up for it.  I hit 200.  I know it’s not the max, but I think that’s the most I’ve done so far.

It took the better part of my day since I had to intertwine it with doing work at the day job.  Hopefully if most of those I clicked today reciprocate, when I log in tomorrow and use the EC Toolbar, it will load more than just a handful of peoples’ widgets when I click “inbox”.

In other news… I am still trying to figure out what type of niche to chose for my niche blogs.  From what I’ve read it doesn’t even have to be anything I am an expert at, just something I am interested in.  Problem is, most of the stuff I like that I have looked up is pretty mundane and doesn’t get a lot of keyword hits for the most part.  Blah.  I guess I’ll keep trying.

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Oh how I LOVE commuting
Posted on September 17th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

Can you smell the sarcasm?

As I sat in traffic this morning, by myself and unable to use the HOV lane since my husband is staying home with the Kiddo today, I thought about just how much time I waste with my daily commute, and how I get nothing, except for maybe frustration and a gallon and a half less of gas in my tank, in return, for that time lost.

Sure, it gets me to my day job, which pays the bills.  But I live 45 miles away from work.  That’s at least an hour of driving, IF I carpool with my husband, ONE way.  An hour & a half if I’m by myself and traffic is particularly nasty.  And then we have to repeat it again on the way home.

Trust me.  I really would prefer to live closer to work, especially since it really feels like we’ll be working there for several more years.  But that just isn’t possible right now, not with the real estate market tanking like it is.  We’re not in the position to sell our place and look for something closer.   Let’s just say, bad financing decisions, but not bad enough that we would have to face foreclosure.  So we’re stuck.

Anyway, back to the colossal waste of time that is my commute.  Let’s see… in an hour, I could have done at least one load of laundry.  I could probably have cleaned the kitchen (it’s cluttered, so trust me, it would definitely take at least an hour to do).  I could have worked on – and probably finished – the new design I’m trying to make for this blog.  Maybe not implementing it into WP, but at least the graphics could be finished. I could have posted at least one or two entries here and on my other blog.  I could have even used the time to fiddle with yet another blog I set up at Blogger, just to see how different it is with that software as opposed to WP.

Granted I could not have done all of that in just one hour, but any one of those things could have been done.  But NOOOooo.  We have to live so far away from work I have to waste that time sitting in traffic, thinking about all the other things I could be doing instead.

Someday.  Someday I’ll either be able to spend half an hour or less on the commute, or even not have to commute at all.  Hopefully that someday will come sometime before I turn 60.  LOL

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The Day Job
Posted on September 5th, 2008 @ 8:10 am

At the Day Job, we have a queue of tasks that we work out of.

Recently, we have been bombarded with orders.

Today, the total queue of assigned & unassigned orders looks like this:  1123

My queue alone is 85.

The unassigned queue, is 498.


I think there are maybe 12 of us, including our boss.  New orders come in every day, so we barely make any headway.

Upper management complains that our numbers are too high, yet took away the job reqs we had open.

We need more bodies, you imbeciles!!

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Not my original plan
Posted on September 4th, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

So my plan earlier was to do as much work at the day job before lunch so that I could relax the rest of the afternoon.  Well, it’s a good thing I did.

I ended up leaving work early because my husband – whom I carpool with because we work the same shift at the same company, but in different departments – started feeling sick.

Seems to me like he is coming down with what the Kiddo had this past weekend.  Only thing is I hope he doesn’t end up with the, um, vomitous part of the sickies that she had.  So far he’s just got a fever and a sore throat, and achy muscles.

I warned him when he was giving her her goodnight kisses last Saturday, not to kiss her on the lips.  But did he listen?  Noooo.  The big dummy. 🙄

I kind of felt icky on Sunday night (even had the shakes in bed, so probably had a fever), but it never really developed into anything for me other than that.  Hopefully I already had the really toned down version of what the Kiddo had, and now it’s just my husband’s turn, and then that will be that.

One can hope, right?

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My goal for today
Posted on September 4th, 2008 @ 9:54 am

Is to get as much work done for my day job before lunch…


So that I can spend my afternoon goofing off.  Well, not completely goofing off the entire time.  I’ll still do some work here and there. 🙂  Geeze, what do you think I am?  I total slacker??  Hardly.  😉

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Barely 2 weeks
Posted on September 3rd, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

And I already have 50 posts.  Granted some are trivial drivel, but still. 🙂


To my Entrecard droppers – I zoomed through my drops tonight, so I apologize for not staying very long to read posts.  Since it’s already the 4th wherever Entrecard is, I was able to do them for the 4th even though it is still the 3rd for me.  I figure if I hurried and did them tonight, I could, erm, probably be more productive at the day job.  Goodness knows my boss is probably scratching his head wondering what the heck is going on with me that my numbers are less than optimal.

It’s called distractions! LOL

Anyway, if I get bored at work tomorrow – which chances are good that I probably will – I will most likely go to my “view all cards” panel and poke around and read some blogs to look for some source of entertainment. One can only click, type, copy & paste code for so long before the mind starts wandering and wanting something more fun to do.  And no, it’s not related to any kind of HTML or PHP or CSS code.  If it were I probably wouldn’t get bored that quickly!

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Oh the irony
Posted on September 2nd, 2008 @ 11:12 am

I started this site because I’d fallen off the blog wagon with my old blog, and wanted to use this one to start fresh and eventually – hopefully – to earn a little bit of dough from it.

The problem I am finding so far, is, I often find myself spending a lot of time surfing to other people’s sites – which is one of the points behind blogging – but it cuts into my “day job”.

So I try to juggle my time between my day job and trying to keep up the blog, and trying to surf to others’ sites to give them traffic… all the while, forgetting to comment frequently to pimp myself out.  Well, to pimp my site out, anyway.  So really, what is the point of creating my blog if I forget to pimp it out via comments at others’ sites?  Bleh.  Not enough hours in the day, I tell you.

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