Summer always kills me. Between The Boy and Josh, my schedule is out of whack. On top of that I'm often unmotivated and frequently shifting work around. Like now. I went and watched Transformers, but I don't have enough time to go home and do some work before I pick up The Boy from day camp. So I'm on a public computer in a library, harvesting links for blog posts to be written later this evening or tomorrow. So I can at least pretend that I've been productive.
I was reasonably entertained with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Like the first Transformers, this movie had too much relationship angst. My husband pointed that the lame humans aren't much in the regular series, so there's really no reason to have so much of them in the movies. But, apparently, that's what people want to see. Some sort of emotional human interaction. Josh tells me that many of the reviews about the movie express disappointment that there isn't more deep, meaningful human interactions. Seriously? The movies are based on cartoons created to sell toys. Besides, I expect certain things from Michael Bay. I want to watch things blow up. Thankfully, there was more of that in this movie, which almost compensated me for the fact that I almost threw up perfectly good cookie dough bites during certain scenes.
Anyway, I've started writing for MainStreet.com, so I thought I'd share links to my first two stories: 5 Safe Splurges and Can You Still Find Good Deals on eBay? I also recently did something on finding a babysitter for your kids on Personal Dividends, taking a staycation on Bizzia and the 10 most expensive to buy a home on Banks.com. I also wrote about the fact that I am being cut back with major client on Yielding Wealth. Which isn't so bad. New opportunities are already coming in. I feel extremely blessed and grateful for what I have been given.
Finally, in honor of Michael Jackson, I thought I'd share this. Supposedly, it's a video of the first moonwalk performance.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
It's been a tough week. The Boy is out of school, and I've had him with me all day every day this week. Luckily, child care starts up next week. My cousin fell through as a nanny, but he can go to morning day camp twice a week, and afternoon recreation at the park another two days of the week. It will be nice for everyone involved, since he's been itching for things to do, and I've been trying to arrange my schedule around him. This week, I thought I'd link to places I've been mentioned:
- One of The Wall Street Journal's blogs, The Wealth Report, mentioned me and one of the posts I wrote for Bankling.
- MainStreet.com monitored Twitter responses to last week's "Un-Broke" special on ABC. Several of my comments made the cut (I'm @MMarquit).
- I entered the PF Bloggers Weight Loss Challenge at Man Vs. Debt, and was assigned to team Beta. Matt at Debt Free Adventure gave a shout-out to all the Beta team members.
- My Yielding Wealth blog was reviewed on DoYouDiggIt.com.
- And, finally, a pre-order page for the forthcoming book I'm co-writing with Robyn Tippins is. No book cover yet, though. And the excerpt is an unrevised part of the book, so watch out for the grammar. But, still exciting. We've even had one pre-order already.