Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I Swear I'm Going to Update Regularly
1. I hereby swear to blog on a more regular basis. I'm incredibly resistant to, it but everybody keeps telling me I "need" to for one reason or another. Last night even my current sweetie told me I "should" update my blog more frequently. Should is a dirty word in his book and he's not fond of telling anyone what to do, so the fact that he used "should," means I "should" listen.

2. I have not yet listed my place because I haven't had time to clean my loft like so it looks like nobody actually lives here--difficult when I do live here. But worse, it's hard to make surfaces shine when the water stains whatever it touches. Yes, really. Calcium and other minerals, I'm told. When I do list it, I'll post the video my sweetie shot for me.

2. Built my first website (for my neighbor) and uploaded it last night. http://www.santafehikingguide.com/
If you need a hiking guide, I can vouch for Doug!

3. I'm now writing under a pen name for cash for a website. I never thought I wouldn't use my own name but I have more freedom to write about "touchy subjects" and not worried about being Googled. I have 3 other part-time jobs as well and am about to keel over face first into the sandy desert soil.

4. I'm in the third semester of a graphic/web design degree. I don't know if I'll finish if I sell this place, but I got most the hard classes out of the way (Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver) the first two semesters.

3 comments:

Doodlebug said...

Hi Ellen, I just dropped in from eBay to say 'hi'! I have to tell you I love your writing and your ephemera lots, so I had to check out your blog. I am currently bidding on your 500+ lot. Wish me (and you) luck! Well, I'm off to check out more of your writing. Have a great day and good luck selling that loft!
Christine Shultz (designsbydoodles)

lizziebetliz said...

I enjoyed your blog, if enjoyed is the right word. Sometimes words don't really give all the shadings of what we feel. Eddie seems to be an interesting cat - if he ever gets lonely, my cat, Willow (aka the possessed one)would love to visit (although the last time we put her in the carrier - or tried - she held all four legs out to block the entrance, strongly resembling a cartoon cat, and promptly knocked the door off of it). Although she has never presented me with a live mouse, hairballs are her specialty, and she is clumsy in the way only a truly smart ass cat could be, by breaking the only thing I care about, on whatever surface she careens through.
I especially like the writings about your ex-lover. Not the feelings, which I felt the ache of, as I read, but, the way you made me understand what you were feeling.

Anyway, thank you for some time well spent.

Cindi

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