Happy Mother's Day

May 9, 2004 * 3 Comments

Just wanted to make a quick post to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!! Give your mom a call and tell her that you love her and you’re thinking of her today. I sent my mom a beautiful bouquet of tulips and irises – her favorite two types of flowers. I got them from Pro Flowers – who always, always sends out the most beautiful, fresh and gorgeous flowers, if you’re ever in the market. And no, I don’t get anything for recommending them – – they’ve just always done a tremendous job for me each […]

Skin Me!

May 4, 2004 * 14 Comments

I got the site skinning feature down. Hot damn. This solves my issue with constantly revolving templates on this blog. Of course, you know – more skins to be coming soon…none tonight, though. I’ve spent way too much time getting the scripty stuff worked out.


April 25, 2004 * 15 Comments

To get my panties in a bunch over other graphic designers using my image files to advertise their graphic prowess and ability without giving me credit, or asking if it’s ok, or not to get my panties in a bunch over it? Without mentioning names, because that’s really very uneccessary – – this person, whom I happen to think is a very nice person, has an image of my own creation as a large part of their layout. Credit is given to themself as the graphic designer – with a link back to their own graphic/blog design service. Not really […]

Quack Quack

April 19, 2004 * 3 Comments

Yes, that’s right. I’m on call again for work. I love my work – I do. I enjoy what I do quite a lot. But I absolutely despise being on call. We currently have 85 patients. Those patients span 4 counties. The farthest patient away from my front door is about an hour drive. Those 85 patients are spread out about an hour each way – north, south, east and west. When we are on call – we are ONE nurse on call for all those patients spanning that entire territory. So, I just sit and wait for the pager […]

Sniffly, Sneezing, Coughing, Sore Throat, who can't sleep Blogger

March 3, 2004 * 4 Comments

I’ve caught the dreaded cold. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve been sick like this? I don’t get sick like this. Oh, I’ll catch a little cold here and there, nothing earth shattering – – but THIS cold is a whopper! I’m home from work today – sicker than a dog. I have so much work to do, not for my day job, but for my design/web business. I’m swamped! Which is actually a very, very good thing! The more swamped I am – – the closer I am to taking that step toward total self-employment. Anyways, […]

Losing my mind!

February 19, 2004 * 4 Comments

It is a good idea to start your own business, right? Make a little side money doing what you enjoy? Right??? SOMEONE AGREE WITH ME HERE!! Ok – I’m calm. Chris and the kids went skiing without me tonight. Not because of my ankle. I was willing to give it the ol’ college try with the ankle and all. No – I didn’t go with them tonight because I’ve waaaaaaaay tooooooo much work to do for some new clients that I’ve obtained over the past week. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the hell outta doing graphic and web design! […]


January 24, 2004 * 3 Comments

I ran into a unique situation that I’ve never run into before, in regards to my graphic design stuff. This morning I received a payment from someone who wanted to use one of my templates. All of my templates are free for use, unless you want them specially coded for use with one of the blog programs out there — then I do charge a nominal fee for my coding time. The note she left with her PayPal payment said “I want to use the one with the Grey-green background’. Now, that presents a problem. Some people enter into a […]

Total Conflict of Interest

January 16, 2004 * 1 Comment

This week has been a pretty good one, as far as my graphic design and web hosting business goes. I obtained two new contracts that will keep me busy for the next few weeks. The first one will be pretty easy – I’ve been hired to do a custom blog design for a software company based out of Portland. I’m supposed to make it look clean, edgy and technical – – but need to throw a bit of a corporate espionage theme in there for good measure. Anyone have a good idea on what the web presence of corporate espionage […]

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