Monthly Archives: April 2014

Does this mean I can take my husband to Meet the Parents?

Have you heard? Racism is over! Hurrah!I heard a while back that there was no more racism, because they changed the voting laws to make it easier to pass racist (anti)voting laws…which of course no one would pass, because there’s no more racism.Except…within hours of hearing that racism was over, a bunch of racists passed a bunch of racist bills to prove how unracist they are now that there’s no more racism. Get it? In my home state of Michigan,…

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TV and stuff

Did the mag layout tonight in about 3 hours. Seems like it’s gone okay. Once I get edits from the authors, I’ll do the conversions and turn it in. It’s another strong issue, and I love that we have a solid movie reviewer and a lit reviewer. I’d still like to find somebody to write about videogames though. You’d think that would be easier to find. I guess too many gamers would rather game than write about gaming. Jerks! Friday’s…

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A Crock of Pot

I’m a little behind on work due to a combination of sleeping a lot and being more social. As a result, I have to work today and tomorrow even though H is off work for the big egg-hunting holiday. Not a big whoop though. We’re also gonna have salad and tuna croquettes for dinner, followed by the first night of that Sci-Fi special BBC is showing. That’s gonna be sweet. I think it’s about Robots. And my tuna croquettes are…

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Ad ROI

Made a few adjustments to my Goodreads advertisements. In the space of one week, I literally increased my views ten times, and my clicks five times. Did not expect so dramatic an increase. I thought small targeting of specific readers would be better for me, but maybe not. I guess I’ll have to wait and see if it translates into sales. Still trying to chase down more freelance work. Know anybody who needs SEO, blogs, or anything I’m good at…do…

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Annoyance

If there’s one thing that sucks about being a freelancer, it’s figuring out your taxes. I have waiting until the last minute again, thinking I could just spend a few hours with Turbo Tax and it would all be jake. No dice. Last year, I claimed a bunch of expenses: advertising, website costs, cable and internet bill, office supplies. Plus we had plenty of medical expenses since I was still paying off the CPAP and getting prescriptions and stuff. State-wise,…

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