Monthly Archives: April 2012

Music Monday: The Wakefield Choral Society

A few years ago, I joined the Wakefield Choral Society, an amateur singing group in my hometown. It’s been great fun singing in the chorus, and I’ve made lifelong friends. I’ve even had a few solos at our performances! For the … Continue reading

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Craigslist Gigs: the bad, the weird, and the cheapskates

Craigslist is obviously a great resource for… well, just about anything. It has even become a really reliable place to find job listings. Of course, the best place to look is the “job” section, but there are actually a lot … Continue reading

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Good reviews for my bad review

Being that this is a relatively new blog, I don’t have a ton of statistics yet. I have a small following, a bunch of likes, and a few comments on posts here and there. Nothing mind-blowing. Strangely enough, the one … Continue reading

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Parking lot karma

I love finding a prime spot in a particularly difficult parking lot, don’t you? It’s like the mall knew I was coming and saved it just for me. But what I love even more is that moment when I’m getting ready … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Etiquette, rule #1: Be nice!

The hardest part about job hunting, for me anyway, is networking. I tend to be kind of shy (if you don’t count the part where I like to write stuff intended for the whole world to read), and I prefer to … Continue reading

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Job hunting: scarier than actual hunting?

Recently I saw an ad on Craigslist for a part-time job where they were looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of “relevant” corporate experience, and the skills to use some very complex equipment and software. Nevermind the … Continue reading

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The acoustics are great

Why is it that we all do our best thinking in the shower? While the water’s running and the shampoo’s sudsing, I have all sorts of ideas. Even this blog post was 20-30% better when I “wrote” it the first time. But the … Continue reading

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“Ai se eu te pego” debuts on the American music charts!

 Ai Se Eu Te Pego, made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 this week! It’s only number 95 right now, but that’s a start. Maybe there’s hope for foreign language music in the US after all!

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Lemons and limes and lights, oh my!

They just released Instagram for Android phones, and I was looking for something pretty to use as a subject for my first picture. This was the centerpiece for our Easter dinner table, a bowl filled with lemons, limes, and little battery-operated … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week in Salem: Tavern in the Square

I’m sorry. I never intended for this to be a food blog. But when you’re technically “unemployed,” like I am, what else is there to do but eat? And write about? Obviously. So last night I went to Tavern in the … Continue reading

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