Archive for November 2006

pleased

November 30, 2006

my story turned out well, very well in fact. i was really happy with it, and i think my editor liked it as well. she said i did a great job, and i haven’t heard anything else, so i think that’s good. yay.

so now i can officially say that i’m a freelancer. i hope i start getting more assignments. i’ve really missed this kind of writing.

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pleased

November 30, 2006

my story turned out well, very well in fact. i was really happy with it, and i think my editor liked it as well. she said i did a great job, and i haven’t heard anything else, so i think that’s good. yay.

so now i can officially say that i’m a freelancer. i hope i start getting more assignments. i’ve really missed this kind of writing.

talky, talky

November 29, 2006

apparantly i am quite the talker — whether i’m awake or not.

it seems like every morning joe is laughing about some crazy thing i said while i was sleeping. my husband isn’t as considerate as other husbands, though. other husbands would laugh and then go back to sleep. not joe. he engages in coversation with me while i’m sleeping.

this is how it went one night:

me: “did you try the ragu?”

joe: “what ragu?”

me: *grumbles*

joe: “i tried it. it was very good. thank you.”

me: “you’re welcome.”

then there was this one:

me: “did you pick up the stuff for thanksgiving from quik trip?”

joe: “yes.”

me: “thank you.”

joe thinks that conversing with me is much more fun then just laughing at what i say and letting it go. i think it’s kind of mean.

sometimes he does go without talking back to me. i actually knew i was talking last night. it’s kind of funny because in my head i was thinking that if i just stopped talking he wouldn’t hear me or remember it. i said, “did you put that stuff in your purse?” hahaha.

ok. i’ve spilled my embarrassing stories. now it’s your turn: what have you been told you say in your sleep??

talky, talky

November 29, 2006

apparantly i am quite the talker — whether i’m awake or not.

it seems like every morning joe is laughing about some crazy thing i said while i was sleeping. my husband isn’t as considerate as other husbands, though. other husbands would laugh and then go back to sleep. not joe. he engages in coversation with me while i’m sleeping.

this is how it went one night:

me: “did you try the ragu?”

joe: “what ragu?”

me: *grumbles*

joe: “i tried it. it was very good. thank you.”

me: “you’re welcome.”

then there was this one:

me: “did you pick up the stuff for thanksgiving from quik trip?”

joe: “yes.”

me: “thank you.”

joe thinks that conversing with me is much more fun then just laughing at what i say and letting it go. i think it’s kind of mean.

sometimes he does go without talking back to me. i actually knew i was talking last night. it’s kind of funny because in my head i was thinking that if i just stopped talking he wouldn’t hear me or remember it. i said, “did you put that stuff in your purse?” hahaha.

ok. i’ve spilled my embarrassing stories. now it’s your turn: what have you been told you say in your sleep??

breathing deeply

November 29, 2006

it is so nice to *finally* be able to breathe again. thank you for all your get well wishes. i finally started feeling better yesterday, but i still have a couple days left of the antibiotic. woo.

today is my last day of work for the week. yay! since i worked thanksgiving and the day after i get tomorrow and friday off. tomorrow i’m going to do a heavy-duty cleaning of the apartment (at least that’s the plan right now), work out and make my hubby a big dinner. yum. on friday, i’m meeting him in atlanta for lunch, and then i’m going to the oneg at his school, which is the friday afternoon assembly.

tonight, joe is bringing our christmas decorations from the storage unit so we can begin decorating. yay! i *love* this time of year. i can’t wait to get our christmas tree. what i *can* wait for, however, is the number of ornaments the cats will knock off and break. it’s like a game to them. silly cats.

breathing deeply

November 29, 2006

it is so nice to *finally* be able to breathe again. thank you for all your get well wishes. i finally started feeling better yesterday, but i still have a couple days left of the antibiotic. woo.

today is my last day of work for the week. yay! since i worked thanksgiving and the day after i get tomorrow and friday off. tomorrow i’m going to do a heavy-duty cleaning of the apartment (at least that’s the plan right now), work out and make my hubby a big dinner. yum. on friday, i’m meeting him in atlanta for lunch, and then i’m going to the oneg at his school, which is the friday afternoon assembly.

tonight, joe is bringing our christmas decorations from the storage unit so we can begin decorating. yay! i *love* this time of year. i can’t wait to get our christmas tree. what i *can* wait for, however, is the number of ornaments the cats will knock off and break. it’s like a game to them. silly cats.

writing nerves

November 29, 2006

i’m turning in my first freelancing assignment this morning, and i’m kind of nervous. it’s not that i don’t think i’m a good writer, but this is for a publication in atlanta, which is the biggest market i’ve ever written for, and i really want the editor to like this piece. it would be really nice to get some regular assignments. i got the assignment monday, but the short timeframe isn’t a big deal. it’s a pretty easy story regarding the frequency of fires in the winter. luckily, the public information officers at the fire departments i talked to were quite talkative. i love people like that, people who just start going when you ask one question. it makes my job much easier. 🙂

writing this story has really made me realize how much i miss newspaper writing. i miss being able to write long pieces. i miss being able to come up with creative feature leads. and, i realized a few minutes into my first interview that i wasn’t taking notes. i’ve become so used to recording all my interviews, i slightly panicked trying to get my quotes down. hehe. it’s been too long.

since my deadline is today, i think my story will run sunday. i’ll post a link, and you guys can tell me what you think! i think it turned out really well though. i think it’s a good, solid piece. yay!