This was a pretty funny hashtag on Twitter yesterday. I posted a few myself. It's not easy being funny. If you have time to warm up you can get better, your jokes become smarter and you come up with them faster. Try write several ideas for the hashtag #FactsWithoutWikipedia. Write at least 3 and see how you improve as you warm to the subject matter. Writing is like that. You don't sit down and light the keyboard on fire with your great ideas. Start, then warm up and then you will find yourself in gear, roaring into the first lap of your writing race.
A list of podcasting links I started collecting last year. Posting them today, just out of the blue. I thought I would get into podcasting (and I may yet) but I don't seem to be heading that way right now.
Flickr: The Dictionarium - In contemporary usage, a place for those obsessive types who collect or take pictures of dictionaries of all shapes, sizes, types and linguistic predilections.Not something I have thought to do. But, I do actually have a photo of my dictionary. I took the photo because I had a pressed flower in the pages and it was really, very flat after several years. I had taken the flower from our garden after I came home from traveling and was told my cat, Rosie, had been killed. I wanted a photo of the flower, as it was in the dictionary, so I would still remember my little cat. Why would you take a photo of a book, other than for a book review?
Would you take a job as a house sitter? It seems pretty glamorous to live somewhere else and get paid for it. But, there would be a lot of responsibility as well. Not the same as a property manager but still a good idea to have some of those same knowledge and skills. I thought it was a career worth looking up. If not for me, it could always be a career for a character I write, they can't all be bookstore owners.
- The Lost Girls: Sitting House: How to get House Sitting Jobs Abroad
- The Guardian: House Sitters who Live like Millionaires
- More: How to Land a House Sitting Gig