Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Writing Gig

Well, I'm off tomorrow to see Ella. I still haven't packed, need to shower, and want to finish cleaning up the place before I go to bed in 45 minutes or so. In other words, it's business as usual for the night before a trip.

The temp job goes on, but I've moved on to a new part of the filing routine, so it was a little more fun today. I've got a line on a good job that will give me a lot of freedom for writing and whatnot. I hope it will pan out.

In other news, I've gotten a paid writing gig (of sorts). AOL has hired me to write on their youth-oriented finance website, Walletpop. I am the resident go-to guy for bargain hunting and generally living on little to no money. In other words, most of my professional life has been informal training for this job! Please check it out if you get a chance.

I've tried to drop in on your blogs in the last couple of days, but it's been hectic. I will try to catch up when I return on Sunday or Monday.

All the best,


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  • Best of luck with everything, particularly Ella! Happy Holidays.

    By Blogger The CEO, At December 19, 2007 at 11:10 PM  

  • I hope that Ella is doing well.

    Have a good trip, and good luck with the job. At first I read it as "Walletpoop." I've had a lot of training for such work, too. Getting paid for it would be a kind of coming full circle, I think.

    Take good care.

    By Blogger heartinsanfrancisco, At December 20, 2007 at 12:31 AM  

  • Congrats on the new job.

    And safe trip.


    By Blogger Glamourpuss, At December 20, 2007 at 5:56 AM  

  • CEO-
    Thanks, and back at you! My best to Judy.

    You nailed it. There's something extra special about being paid for being cheap.

    And, regarding Ella, she sounds energetic on the phone, so I'm optimistic.

    Thanks on both regards!

    By Blogger Crankster, At December 20, 2007 at 7:49 AM  

  • Congrats on the new gig! I want to know, how does one go about getting a job like that? A freelance writing gig I mean. I'm seriously considering trying that in 2008. Just have no idea where to start. Wait to tell me until you have time, sometime in 2008. I'd rather you enjoy your holidays.

    Don't worry about bloghopping unless you have a spare few minutes and want to. I think with Ella and the time of the year, you need more than anything to avoid more stress and pressure and just enjoy your family. Please. We'll all still be here after the holidays. I would love to see you stop in but I've been where you are and the last thing you need is more pressure and stress. So hug your family. Laugh a lot and often. Enjoy your holidays.

    I'll be sending happy thoughts across the miles to you and your family :) {Hug}


    By Blogger Echomouse, At December 20, 2007 at 9:15 AM  

  • The writing gig sounds fun! Congrats! Happy Holidays to you and yours Crank. I'll be thinking of you all.

    By Anonymous Franki, At December 20, 2007 at 10:21 AM  

  • Cool. My sister got a corporate blogging gig recently. Good to be paid.

    By Blogger M@, At December 21, 2007 at 10:13 PM  

  • Congrats on the job. I'm still sending out good vibes for Ella too. :)

    By Blogger SQT, At December 22, 2007 at 3:59 AM  

  • Congrats on the job, the better filing routine, and positive thoughts for Ella still going. Have a happy one to you and yours!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At December 22, 2007 at 11:54 PM  

  • wow, an AOL gig, pretty cool. first time visitor today, just loking around.


    By Blogger Palm Springs Savant, At December 23, 2007 at 2:26 PM  

  • Echomouse-
    Drop me a personal e-mail and we'll talk about writing gigs and whatnot. And thanks for the hugs and the warm wishes!

    Back at ya! Hope your holidays are shaping up beautifully!

    No doubt. Right now, it's basically a dinner here and there, but I'm encouraged!

    Thanks--and thanks for the warm vibes. They're really helping (aided, of course, by Percocet).

    Back at you. Ella is home with me now and things are going nicely. Hope your season is fantastic!

    Thanks! And thanks for visiting!

    By Blogger Crankster, At December 24, 2007 at 12:58 AM  

  • Hey..I hope it all worked out with Ella's operation!
    GReat news about the new gig!!
    Hope you Holidays were fun!

    By Blogger Odat, At December 26, 2007 at 9:38 AM  

  • Odat-
    Thanks for all the warm thoughts and concern. I hope your holidays were fantastic!

    By Blogger Crankster, At January 2, 2008 at 7:13 AM  

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