Monday, August 31, 2009

On to New Ventures

Hello my friends...hopefully you're still out there :) well, this week has been sort of crazy...I've decided to leave that dead-beat old job and boss to boot and more on to (hopefully, fingers crossed!) greener pastures. But, one never knows I guess, especially these days! So it's back to trolling for online writing gigs, and again, keeping my fingers crossed there. I'm really sad how things turned out with the Track gig, as I do love running and could talk about it FOREVER!! Actually, on that note, I hope everyone is aware by now that one Mr. Dathan Ritzenhein has set a new American Record for the 5k!! He broke Bob Kennedy's mark that stood for 13 loooong years, and with his 12:56, placed third out of an entirely African field. Bekele won the race, but Dathan proves that Americans shouldn't count themselves out of distance races and can be competitive with the Kenyans and Ethiopians! Actually it also just further proves how freaking AMAZING Alberto Salazar is as a coach. He just started coaching Dathan about 6 weeks ago, and already had huge success not only in this race, but in the World Champs 10k. Especially considering that Dathan had assumed his success would come in the way of the Marathon.

Anywho, lets see, not much else crazy or earth shattering I suppose. Been doing a lil' doodling, but nothing crazy good. Keep your good thoughts for me in mind as I desperately seek employment!! Crikey!! :)


Sunday, August 23, 2009

A little venting...a little running :)

Oh me oh my...well, I feel like i'm at a turning point, or sort of stuck in a goopy glob of mud! i'm stuck between a go-nowhere sort of position in regards to this job and don't see that it will ever really pan out. i think the guy who was starting the business had no idea what it truly was going to take, had insufficient planning, networking, etc. and is in no position to actually start up. his website looks like crap, and as it is the main platform of his business, it doesn't look too promising in the way of success. it is really frustrating, as i put so much time and effort into my sector of the business, yet it all looks as if it's going down the tubes. i had written a lot of not only marketing stuff (fliers, brochures, etc.) reached out to lots of people, and started a blog and writing track and field related articles there, but without this boss holding up his end of the deal, there will be no business. so here i am out another couple months without seeing anything in the way of compensation, and back into the wide world of job market seeking...cripes. well, i would really like to somehow parlay all the articles or information i had amassed for this last venture into something profitable, perhaps starting to write for a track website, but i'm not sure if there is an opening, and crossing my fingers that something might work out there. but as i'm not sure, it kinda scares me because if nothing is there, i'm not sure what i should be doing...i feel lazy not getting out there and making money! i'm hoping i will hear back from a few people tomorrow, but i soooo fell sorta stuck in limbo. gosh, it sure is tough trying to do freelance writing stuff, you send out all these responses and/or queries to people and hardly hear back! well, that could be because maybe i'm just not so good, and that's my problem i guess! ugh.

oh well, as far as that goes, i'm gonna stick a fork in it and just try to push it outta my mind. had a good long run today, went to a new place (of course got lost getting there...thanks a lot Google maps...NOT!) but met up with a new group and they were all really nice and hopefully i'll be able to meet up with them again. of course the guys are way faster and since they were doing a sorta tempo workout, they left me in the dust after a few miles in, but it was fun to have company and i was able to push to keep them in sight, and that made it a good workout for me...haha...aaah, the joy of falling off the pack and being pooped out the end! but it's a good goal to try to get faster so as to stick with them longer before being dropped!

tons of people out on the bike trail today, lots of people walking dogs, which is usually fine, but it bugs me when they let their dog lunge at you and don't do anything about it...aarg. the other annoying thing that people do, which i feel kinda bad bitching about because they are doing trying to be nice, but when they make stupid comments like, "wow, you're going at a good pace" or "great stride!", it's so cheesy. the funniest thing was when i was literally jogging my warm-up on the track and when i pass these two walkers, they literally start clapping their hands and cheering for me because i ran a whole lap around the track. i feel mean saying it, but it's like, okay, it's one lap and please don't clap, cuz i've got like tons of laps to do way faster than i'm going now, and for gosh-sakes don't applaud a warm-up! oh well, i guess they think their are being inspirational or what not, but it's like, come on people! oh well, at least they are nice enough to stay outta lane one!!

okay folks, gotta go!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bosses Suck!

hello my friends, and sorry to have neglected you for so long :/ This chick has been tied up with one never ending set of problems or another! But aren't we all, right?!? Arrrggg, i'm currently about to strangle this new boss of mine (don't fret, i'm not actually homicidal, only a fantasy!..haha), who keeps coming up with one excuse of another as to why he isn't doing his part to get things done...yada yada yada. he's one of those people who literally talks in loops and loops, basically repeating his same sorry excuses but desperately seeking new ways to phrase them. i finally was at my breaking point and thinking that he will never really come through with up keeping his end of the promises of helping build this new position (it's a new company and starting up, and i've been having a big hand in creating the track and field area of the business, and he oversees all the sports in general) and i've been working my @$$ off to get content, interviews, info. up on my part of the business, making brochures, fliers, etc., putting the word out there and generating a 'buzz' so to speak to let people, coaches, and athletes, know about what's going on, and he hasn't come through with ANYTHING he promised. so when i finally voiced the fact that he isn't being honest or keeping me updated (he took the liberty of deleting my entire email inbox without warning me, then asks, "i hope you didn't have anything in there that you won't be able to get back..rite?) i was obviously upset. then he has the gall to be like, "whoa whoa whoa, baby you have it all wrong!" (excuse me, did he just call me baby?!?! wtf?!?) needless to say, i'm not having much faith in said idiot, and have been working everything on my end, but seeing no results as he is supposed to be keeping his end up, creating a website, etc. where i am sending these kids, but when they go there there isn't anything to look at! (when he promises me that he's put up wat i asked him to and fixed certain things, of course it's never done) so i end up looking like an idiot and then lose credibility...ugh! i'm sticking it out, but it's hard to have faith in something when all you come up with are empty promises...sigh. okay, enough of my little ranting...arggg.

i gotta go work on some more stuff, hopefully with a hope and a prayer said boss will pull thru ?? yea, and the moon is made of cheese!! (hopefully cheddar! :O)


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Go Away Mr. Sun...

Well my friends, i hope you haven't abandoned me completely! haha...jk. well, i'm back and here for another quick update. well, let's see what this chick has been up to. for one, i've been DYING in this disgusting heat wave that has hit...the last week we have been above 90 degrees, making some new record there, but the worst were 3 days in a row at like 107!! yikes! okay, and so since lots of people have to AC, it's been brutal to say the least! these little baby fans just aren't doing it, i tell you! then, on the news they say that there has been sooo much demand for fans and AC units, that every store is sold out, and the shipments that come in the mornings are being cleared out in the style of the late 'Tickle-me Elmo' craze! i can just see brawls and fights breaking out between sweaty irate customers over the last swivel fan...haha. well, thank goodness that it seems (or so they say, but really, what do the weathermen really know, huh?!?!) that the worst has passed, and by next week, back to the blessed 80's, which in perspective is so much cooler, but still what used to feel hot. it's a sad day when i'm thankful to be 'only' in the upper 90's :( well, it just didn't make it too fun running-wise to say the least. good news though, is i did have a good tempo run yesterday and was happy to have gone the fastest yet...we'll see how this little experiment

i've been doing something kinda fun too, there's this new site that's going to be offering a ton of quizzes to take and get scored, and they want everything from personality tests to random trivia, and i've been writing a lot for them. it's been fun to come up with random stuff, and they pay you ten bucks for every quiz they accept, yea, not a gold-mine, but it feels like a little 'found cash' and maybe i could buy some little treat or such...haha.

well, i'm off to do some errands, hope you're all doing well, and not punching out a neighbor for their desk fan! they have found that extreme heat causes people to be more apt to being in nasty watch out!

Spunkcyhick out!