Saturday, July 30, 2005

News of the Day

Well, I guess I am going to open a blog for my shop so that I do not scare/offend anyone who stops here and wants to avoid product selling. I hate pushing myself on others. I just put an 'ad' on a group list I am on-->Pembroke-L. I am a member who does contribute and I did ask permission, but that doesn't mean I feel good about it. This is why I will not work in a salesperson position. I know what it is like to get the pitch but have no money to buy or not care about the product being sold.

Actually, I like the product(s) at CafePress. Hopefully, my designs will be well liked. Must have faith in myself. I did just come up with a few new clock designs and I hope to add a few new shirt ideas. But this will be something for my new blog to talk about. Keep watching as I will be putting that blog together soon.

You may be wondering why I have not posted in a few days. Well, I got caught up in the 'Net again. I need to find a group for Online Comic Addicts. I have fallen in love with another strip. Count Your Sheep I do not know how this guy comes up with his ideas, but I just spent the last day and a half going through his archive. He is freakin' brilliant. I am hopefully going to be successful in putting a link for his comic below along with the running "The Mow" strip. Believe me I have a few other favorites. Keep your eyes posted for the other links to show up.

As for more personal information, I did attend the 'job fair' on Thursday. It is with a temp agency. I do not know if anything will come of it or not. I am a little worried about no income, but something is going to have to give soon or I will end up working in a job I would really hate (sales/fast food.) I know it is money, either way.

As a little bit of a treat, I am attaching a photo from my trip to Washington. For anyone coming to this blog in the next few days, you will be the first to see this picture before I share it with anyone else. This is Porter with the Mississippi River in the background.

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Enjoy and May the Corgi of Love send you slurpies.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Blow to the Ego

Well dreams die hard. Okay, I didn't really expect to win anything...but the hope was always there to get noticed. I had entered a local papers photography contest with one color entry and two black/white entries. It was my hope to maybe get a merit at least, but alas I guess there was just some better entries. At least they didn't pick some of the really poorly thought out entries.

Just a little bummed. It's times like this one that makes me wonder if anything good will happen for me. Being prodded by family members about jobs when I have been working on it. Nothing like intense pressure from them when I already have myself stressed enough. Job fair on Thursday I am planning on attending. It is for a temp agency, and I have not had a positive experience with these type of businesses.

At least I received some good news today. Someone I worked with to design a few shirts recently told me all the compliments she receives about her shirts. She wants to take my business cards around with her to hand out. She will even be placing another order to get gifts for family members.

I have also started thinking about maybe opening another blog for my shop. Kind of treat it like my 'newsletter' to those interested. Maybe they will be interested in checking it out instead of getting their mailboxes hit with more mail. Still in the process of thinking this one out. It may take a little more creativity on my part.

It has cooled off but the humidity is still a little high. It should be much nicer tomorrow. Guess I have been designated to help my brother move into his new place on the morrow. Oh I am going to be sore afterwards!

May the bird of despair not take a crap on you.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Alluring 'Net

I should have known when I started a blog I would be pulled into looking at others' blogs. It is just amazing the information out there. I have been adding items to my blog that I am not sure I will keep. Guess I'm still in the experimenting stage. There are a few blogs that I try to make a point to visit. One of my favorite so far (some of you may already know about) is the Daily Dancer. He is just so much fun to watch.

Due to a computer freeze up, I have not been able to find another blog that lead me to a very interesting song/video. I hope to run across it again, but cannot remember how I got there in the first place. Anyway, the song would not be considered appropriate by some, but it just has a beat that I enjoy. There was a contest for people to make an animated video to go with the song. I love their Winner. I am still trying to find out more information on the group behind it (TISM).

On the job search, it has not been going well. Heck, it cannot go to well if I am spending time cruising the net. I promise to do better. Weather wise we are under a tornado watch. The weather has been so nasty of late. Pretty much keep inside until things cool down.

It is not fun for Porter. He is getting pretty wound up. We have played numerous fetching games. He has been frapping a little bit more crazily. Hopefully things will be pleasant tomorrow so we can attend our herding lessons.

Again, I am trying to remember all the things I was going to write. Guess I will leave that for another day. As always, thanks you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Believe in yourself and others will follow

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Getting the Hang of This

I am slowly getting the hang of things. I wonder if others will post more than once a day. It seems like I might do that since I am just starting out and keep finding things I want to write down. My sister Maggie, thinks this just one more new thing for me to get 'addicted' to and I will just let it fade away.

I don't know though, as this could be a great way to keep people posted about any sales with my CP store or as a way to share stuff with friends/family. It is not like I will post deep, dark family secrets OR would I?

I have been tinkering with... so many different features of this blog. I keep adding things and trying out different 'tricks.' I am surprised the whole thing has not exploded in my face. Hopefully, you figured out the Read Me bit to get this far.

Thanks to the banner creator, so that I can show my support for the Brits. There are just too many sick individuals in the world. As you can probably see little hints of other items I have added also. One of my all time favorite pet comics runs at the bottom of my blog. The Mows just gives me a needed tickle.

Hopefully I will continue to add items that are fun. I am still learning a lot about HTML and who knows what trouble I could get into with it.

Thanks for stopping by again!

Friday, July 22, 2005

Second Time Posting

Well, I just keep getting pulled into different things. Working on up loading trip pictures to my computer to get online. Trying to find out other's thoughts on the latest Harry Potter book. Keeping up on emails. Entertaining my dog. Pulling my hair in frustration as my computer locks up. Following different links to interesting bits on the 'net.

Why is it so easy to get sucked into these weird stories? The latest was sent to me by my sister Mary. The World's Ugliest Dog picture would have caused milk to shoot out my nose had I been drinking any at the time of viewing.
I do not really like Chinese Cresteds and find I would not like owning an older 'model' of them. Sounds like his owner really loves him though. Heck, she and the dog are getting a lot of press. Look, I am giving them a bit of press too...Stupid me, sigh.

And here, I wanted my second post to be about my boy, Porter. He keeps me on my toes. We cannot do too much outside with the heat and humidity, so we play lots of fetch inside. He cracks me up sometimes. There is just nothing like a crazy Corgi smile and a will to play. Here is a photograph I took with black/white film last year. I entered it in a photo contest and am still waiting to hear the results. What can I say, he is so photographic. Thanks to him I am really looking into doing more pet photography.

There was so many other things I was planning to write. Oh well, there is always tomorrow. Right now I want to track down the dancing guy's blog. I just ran across it yesterday and forgot to bookmark it. Oh and thanks to my very first comment poster. You really made my day. I wish you the best of luck with your fight against cancer, Trée. Loved your comment too!

Peace to you all

Thursday, July 21, 2005

First Blog Posting Ever For Me

Well, here would be my first writing to a blog. Thinking back when I first heard about blogs, I could not even imagine putting my thoughts and ideas out for others to view. But I have 'grown up' and hearing the positive thoughts of others on blogs, I thought "why the hell not!"

While I may not divulge deep seated ideas, who knows what I may write. Friends will tell you I will most likely write about my 'furry' family. My life does seem to revolve around my pets. Heck, I went to school to study animal health. No, I am not a veterinarian. I am a Veterinary Technician. Although, I am looking into another job field for a while.

I will be sharing this blog with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Porter. He is pretty much the center of my life at this time. No, I am not a 'pet psychic' but sometimes it really is not hard to figure out what my boy is thinking.

Another thing I might touch upon is some business ideas I am thinking about. I have been having some small success with my CafePress store and will be working on more advertising about it. If you are interested is seeing it, it is called Corgis & Other Critters. My hope is to start working with others and their pictures to design some items for them to purchase. Locally (SE Wisconsin), I hope to start a small pet photography business going which would also tie in with my CP store. It is all in the development stage.

Unfortunately, I have to focus on the job hunt at this time due to quitting my last job in May. Did not have luck finding anything in June, but I did not try to hard as I had a two week trip in June/July. Hard focus is being done at this time for a job. It is getting to be a little bit of a worry for me, but I believe something good will come soon.

Well, I suppose that anyone just stopping by will be long gone and never to return due to the length of my first posting. I really can 'talk' a bit, but posts should be on the shorter side in the future. I am not even sure how often I will be back, but we shall see.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing my first posting. Let me know what you think or just drop a "Hello" line.