Friday, February 18, 2005

Interesting Developments

I'm eating the strawberries I bought for Valentine's Day (but never got to eat because romance is lost on me) at the speed of madness. I do that whenever I get excited, nervous, or angry. I suppose I should be grateful all of the V-day candy had already been consumed.

I got a phone call from my sister who lives in NYC. She is an interesting girl. She "freelances." I'm not sure who or what exactly she freelances for, but she usually ends up as a production assistant of some kind. She has her finger in about a million little interesting pies, most of which don't exactly pan out, but enough do for her to keep paying the minimum payment on her credit cards, which (to me) defines success.

Anyway, she called and told me that a friend of hers asked if she would be interested in hiring on to write a blog on an issue that means a great deal to both of us. I don't think she likes to write much so she referred him to me! She told him that I was already writing a blog and knew how to do it, and that I felt strongly about the issue at hand. He is supposed to call me tomorrow.

Now I know better than to expect anything to come of this, but I can't help but allow myself one small tendril of hope that I might be able to blog about something I care about for a living. I honestly wouldn't ask for anything more out of life - except for maybe a little bigger house, a few more kids, a housekeeper, and thinner thighs. But I'd even give up my American Idol and/or Jack fantasy.

(It begins this way: The lights are low and I start singing my beeeautyful song. I reach the crescendo and the the lights go up but it isn't a microphone I'm holding...)

Where was I? Oh yeah. If this endeavor pans out in any way, I'll have to stop writing smack about my sisters. Or at least this one.

1 comment:

OTHER COMMENTS said...

On : 2/18/2005 2:12:38 PM elliott (www) said:


Paid to write a blog? I wish.

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On : 2/18/2005 4:26:56 PM Trashman (www) said:


Good Luck with that.

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On : 2/18/2005 8:25:25 PM Ciggy (www) said:


That's awesome. When you become a big blog star, don't forget us little people, mmmmmkay?



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On : 2/19/2005 1:11:33 AM Jack (www) said:


Tell me more of this fantasy of which you speak.

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On : 2/19/2005 11:45:25 AM micki (www) said:


You're a good writer, I'm sure you can do it well. What's the issue?

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On : 2/19/2005 12:03:50 PM Zelda (www) said:


Elliot - I'm sure it will be a pittance

Trash - Thanks

Ciggy - I won't, but I doubt it is anything major.

Jack - Ha! Wouldn't you like to know.

Micki - Abortion - but I don't want to debate it on this blog.

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On : 2/19/2005 12:48:30 PM Lisa (www) said:


I don't think I'd like to be paid to blog. Then people would expect too much from me. And I blogs when I feels like it.

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On : 2/19/2005 12:56:18 PM Zelda (www) said:


Lisa - It depends entirely upon the issue. And I'm not above recruiting a little help if it were to call for it.

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On : 2/19/2005 7:26:16 PM Ciggy (www) said:


I can see it now: Zelda appears as a guest on Hannity, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, interviewed by all the big-wigs. Think tank status. Black tie $10,000 a plate dinners. Taking Ann Coulter's place...



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On : 2/19/2005 8:36:30 PM Zelda (www) said:


Don't Cig! You will get my hopes up and they are too high as it is. I just know I'm going to end up disappointed.

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On : 2/19/2005 10:15:57 PM Jen (www) said:


It sounds like you really want to write about this issue, so even if you don't get this gig, you should start a new blog for that topic. You may be able to get enough publicity from it to become profitable down the road. I know a lot of the big blogs get paid to advertise on their sites, plus they post "tip jars" where people can donate funds to you via Paypal.

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On : 2/20/2005 4:40:53 PM seven (www) said:


weee sounds like a windfall comin' your way!! i'm happy for ya lady!! *poink*

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On : 2/20/2005 9:35:19 PM Jethro (www) said:


Jack, since I'm always involved in her fantasies too, do me a favor and just don't touch me okay? Thanks.

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On : 2/20/2005 10:38:07 PM Zelda (www) said:


Now now boys. In the words of the immortal Trashman, "If your balls touched another mans balls thats gay." And I respect you both too much to fantasize about THAT. At least that's what I'm telling you.

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On : 2/22/2005 12:00:14 AM JamDaddy (www) said:


Hahaha, there is never a good enough reason to stop talking smack about ones siblings. I like my brother and I still talk smack about him. What is the use of having them if you can't verbally abuse them, lol. Have a shot and rethink that last line.