Thursday, July 05, 2007

Top Freelancers' Traits

I'm still in vacation-land (mentally, anyway), but wanted to pass on this fabulous article from MediaBistro today. True, I'm quoted in it, but that's not what makes it fabulous. :) (Though that doesn't hurt!) Heh. No, it's about the top qualities you need to make it in this crazy biz.

Read it here.

Hope everyone's holiday was happy and healthy! And given that Al Gore's son was arrested for a DUI...? Well, it just goes to show, as I noted below, that education and wealth do not equal class. Period. (Please note, this isn't a political statement of any kind, just my overall disgust at Junior's behavior, and anyone else who behaves similarly.)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Vent of the Day

Warning: non-book related vent ahead...feel free to skip if you're so inclined.

So, my husband and I are at a wedding a few weeks ago, actually, the following event takes place at the rehearsal dinner, and I'm sitting nearly across (just to the right and then across) of some dude I don't know. I overhear his conversation with the gal next to me (the girlfriend of one of my husband's friends), and cock an ear. I pick up on the fact that he's a lawyer of some sort, and the convo then goes something like this:

"Yeah, no, I could never have been a prosecutor." - Him

"Why not?" - Her

"Oh because I could never prosecute someone for things that I do, you know, like driving drunk. I mean, I do that all the time, so how could I string someone up for that?" - Him

Stunned silence - Her. And from me. Though at this point, I'm seriously considering leaping across the table, shoving a breadstick up his nose, dousing him with wine and setting him afire with a tea candle.

I mean, I just CANNOT believe that there are idiots out there like this guy: educated enough to be a freakin' lawyer, yet clearly so dumb that he doesn't even realize that he's risking not just his (stupid, insignificant) life, but lives of innocent others when he gets behind the wheel. Seriously, I wanted to punch him in the face.

Anyway, the point of this post - and there is one - is that a lot of us will be on the road over the holiday week, so please have a safe and healthy one. Morons are littered among us (and sorry, drunk driving, which is so easily preventable, is just inexcusable and one of my major causes), so please go out there and have a great time, but have a safe one too!

I'll be hanging with my fam for the next few days, so I'll be back on the blog later this week!