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Day 219 — Marketing Moves

Friday, November 20, 2009


The knuckleheads at Southwest Airlines lost my luggage to Las Vegas last night—on a direct flight. Oh, the minor inconveniences of a girl on the brink. Traveling to Vegas has inspired new marketing ideas in Ann. All the better to nab that marketing dream job that’s going to strike her like a boxer’s left punch. […]

Day 218 — Bad Is the New Good

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The one time of month I hate more than my period is when I have to sort through the monthly bills with my ex. You’d think that the mortgage, utilities and school tuition would top the list of high-priority bills. But he always tries to maneuver the conversation to other things, such as my travel, […]

Day 210 — Neutered Reality: It Bites

Saturday, November 7, 2009


ANN’S NOTE: The spiritual side of Ann on A Woman’s Spirit radio (1 whole hour!), recorded Wed., Nov. 4, 2009. See In the News to listen. A cat’s life isn’t so bad. Mine get fed every day, sometimes twice. I change their litter, with Fresh Step, and keep their water bowl filled. When I’m away, […]

Day 206 — Ann Revs Up for Vegas!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I go to my temp job. I take care of my kids. I feed the cats. But this month, my alto ego emerges when I slip on a mini skirt, a bust-grabbing shirt, and over-the-knee-high boots, and dream of a new career to carry me into retirement. Think of it. The lights. The glamour. The […]

Day 205 — Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Boo! The most frightening thing about health-care reform is that you might not be covered. Sorry, not going into a diatribe about things political. Go find another blogger for that, though I do have a pictorial about health-care reform that I’m debating about posting. I think saying important stuff with pictures is much more revealing […]

Day 203 — Comforting You

Thursday, October 29, 2009


ANN’S NOTE: Andrew Beaujon, managing editor of Washington City Paper, spoke with me yesterday and updated his blog entry, Washington Post Profile Brings Up Touchy Subject: What Claim Do Writers Have on Their Bylines? Everything south seems to provide comfort—south of the waist, south of the border and southern food. We all need a little […]

Day 194 — Reference Check

Friday, October 16, 2009


Most online job applications require you to submit references from the get-go. I don’t have a problem with that. I understand a prospective employer wants to make sure I’m not a lunatic. It seems so unfair, though. Why can’t I ask for vendor references to see if the company I might work for pays its […]

Day 193 — Too Much Time to Spare

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Making your funeral arrangements has come down to four easy steps. Hey, why not figure this out. Unemployment affords me the time. But I don’t need to figure out a thing—just how to pay for it when I come to the checkout screen. Funeralwise.com has made planning for your funeral as easy as flushing unwanted […]

Day 184 — Whole Body Returns

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Ann’s next entrepreneurial effort is a new dating-work site, called DatingGreen.com. She calls it a dating-work site because dating is work. But this is not Ann’s attempt at conservation. That’s right, Ann thinks it’s about time we recycle, reuse and reduce our former lovers rather than trash them. The site’s tag line — “Whole Body […]

Day 181 — You’ve Got….

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The relationship between the growth of social networks and our ability to interact shares an inverse relationship like the price and interest rates on bonds. The more social networks grow, the less we interact. Talking face to face to one another is a lost art, supplanted by email, autoesponders, text messages, Facebook status updates, 140-character […]