Thursday, January 24, 2008

I Love Me Tuna!...

Reports are coming out today about the dangerous levels of mercury in sushi-grade tuna. And as much as I would like to maintain a healthy lifestyle... I am afraid I cannot give up my tuna sushi!

Hopefully, like with all the other "food scares"... they will eventually find out that this problem isn't as bad as they initially thought... and sushi is safe for one and all!

So if you see me walking down the street with an odd "glow" about me... yes, I may be radiating with mercury... but at least you will know that I am happy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Heath Ledger... dead at 28.

I don't care to know the details... or speculations. They really don't matter.

What matters is the fact that such a young talent... and more importantly, a son, a brother, and a father... is gone much too soon.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Coming Up For Air...

This weekend, I am taking a break from my busy work schedule! My best friend and I are having a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie marathon tomorrow. She got the set for Christmas and we are going to watch all three movies back-to-back! There will be chips and guacamole... and to wash it down... lots of margaritas!!

I will have to work on one of my jobs a bit on Sunday... hopefully I won't be too cross-eyed or hung over! But will also take time on Sunday to watch the MSU basketball game... and go out with some friends to celebrate a birthday of one of them.

I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with these projects... so I thought I would reward myself with a bit of fun! Monday will be work as usual... but until then, a mix of business and fun will do me good!!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Juggling Act...

Yes... this is how I feel... but with jobs!

I have somehow (okay, it was greed) gotten myself into a mess. I am juggling jobs like a madwoman. Aside from my very busy 8-hour-a-day job... I have now taken on two other jobs for my former boss. One is a 36-page magazine for Michigan State University... and the other is a 32-page magazine for Kettering University!

I feel like I am on the computer 24/7 with no end in sight. I am kicking myself for getting into this position... but it is helping out my former boss who is faced with a shortage of freelance designers... and frankly, the money is almost too good to pass up!

I know that money isn't everything... but it sure does help! Already, two of my freelance jobs I finished last month have paid for my 16-day European River Cruise that I am taking with my best friend in April. So, I guess it's worth the added stress!

But for now... while I am in this electronic hell... I continue to wonder why I do this to myself.

The answer that always comes to me...


And I know that in February... when the jobs are complete and I have two crisp checks in hand... I will have a smile on my face!

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Well, it's definitely winter here in Michigan. This morning the thermometer read 2 degrees and the wind chill was MINUS 15 degrees... now that's cold, people!!!

But there is one thing you can count on in the Great Lakes State... inconsistency!! Next Monday, they are predicting it to be 50 degrees out!! Yes, our temperature just see-saws back and forth through the winter months...

I can't wait for Spring!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I wish for you... all the happiness, good health, success, and love
one year can hold!

May all of your dreams come true in 2008!