One afternoon in 2005, I was browsing for freelance gigs on Craigslist when one caught my attention.
"EXPERIENCED CATER WAITERS AND EVENT STAFF WANTED. MUST BE OVER 21 AND OWN FULL TUXEDO."
Well I wasn't experienced and had no tuxedo, but I was 21. At that time, the thought of making $18 per hour made me want to pass out with excitement. I quickly started to make mental lists of all the things I could afford to buy with that kind of money. Non-generic groceries, prescriptions, OPI nail polish....
Hi everyone,I interrupt the planning extravaganza for BlogHer's annual wedding (heh, sorry, little Elisa-Jory-Lisa joke for the mind-blowing, fun, exhaustingness that is the last week before the conference) to share with you something really important: Terrific blogging by women on the topic of the national debt ceiling crisis. Evan as news comes that President Obama and Speaker Boehner finally reached a tentative budget deal yesterday, I'm still shocked and appalled the nation has been stuck in this position for so long and can't tear my browser away from it -- so I may as well share, right?...more
It's true. Former President Bill Clinton's clogged arteries gained him the top spot in entertainment archives in an Arkansas online news journal. What up? I can't think of anything entertaining about stents. Maybe they misread it as stunts. You know, like the President has a stunt double. While he's out helping Haiti rebuild from its devastating earthquake and helping end AIDS in foreign countries, his stunt double crawls in bed with Hillary every night. That would make sense....more
I've written enough risk- and damage-management talking points to be able to follow in my sleep the easy formula for recovering from a public mistake: acknowledge what you or your company has been caught doing, describe who has already forgiven you, ask for the same forgiveness from the public. We've all heard this loop countless times before.
Okay Ladies, I am officially confused.
To start off, I must explain that I am neither Republican nor Democrat. Truth be known, I am not pleased with either presidential candidate at the moment. The VP nominations have not helped.
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