Saturday, February 18, 2012

For Ellen

As some of you may have already heard, a group called One Million Moms is calling for Ellen DeGeneres to be fired as spokeswoman for JC Penney because she is gay. Although I haven't made a post in awhile, I am going to go extremely off-topic and make a plea. Please, those of you who support equality in the workplace, go to this Facebook page and hit "like" and "share." This is a civil rights issue. I discovered that in 29 states it is still legal to fire an individual based on sexual orientation. To me this is not right. Please come support Ellen. (It Opens in a New Window.)

Like and Support Ellen for JC Penney

Friday, September 3, 2010

Discount Benefits for Writers

During the past week, I am pleased to say that I was accepted to be Chico Contemporary Art Examiner at

I am excited to find that offers its writers several benefits including discounts on health insurance plans and Dell computers. I will be in the market for a laptop soon and if there is anything this girl appreciates, it's a DISCOUNT! These are added benefits that I was not expecting. Other discounts include travel, dining, shopping, car rentals and other services. They are currently negotiating communications discounts as well. accepts writers in many fields to cover events in their individual areas. If you write for Associated Content, or are an experienced blogger, I invite anyone who enjoys writing, especially on specialized topics to take a look. They may well have an open category for you. I know some of my friends who come to this blog do one or both. If you do decide to apply as an examiner, please mention 66954 as your referrer. This is another benefit: if you refer an examiner who is accepted and posts their first article successfully, you will receive $50.00. They are seeking quality writers, but I myself have only published online. So please, online writer friends, do not be intimidated. as of today is in a state of flux, as they are upgrading to a whole new look. My page has not "migrated" yet, and my title is a totally new one. So it may be another day or so before you see my page. It will be located here:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Secondhand Books and Book Closeouts

I have been a bookworm since first learning to read, so I can't resist going not only to secondhand book stores, but to the bookshelves in thrift stores or at yard sales. I almost never leave without a book or two. Anybody else do the same thing?

In Paradise, we have some good secondhand book stores: 

Books of Paradise
6177 Skyway

Nancy's Books
6848 Skyway

Paradise Found
6044 Skyway

(You may have noticed "all roads lead to Skyway" in Paradise!) My friends and I visit these stores frequently, they're all great to trade books in, sell or just plain purchase, purchase, purchase! 

Now I'm excited to have found Closeout Books online, a closeout sale bookstore with extreme bargains. I'm proud to represent their store and you can find them by scrolling down and clicking the banner.