it's so quiet!
sorry about that.
it's not that i haven't been on the computer. it seems that i'm on some sort of strange self-imposed second shift when it comes to all things online. i goof off, yes (jersey shore anyone?) but mostly i'm tweaking and researching. ALL EVENING. EVERY EVENING. thank god i have the flexibility to do that! i feel quite lucky.
i've had the worst luck w/ my logo. WORST LUCK. i had an idea which i had a kind person on flickr who is also a graphic artist offer to execute for a bargain $200 price tag. she got some stock artwork and put it together and i didn't like it. i didn't like the way it looked.. too generic, with the stock art.. and i didn't like the colors and could not make them into something i liked. so i get to pay her $200 for a logo i'm not using. AND then i get to pay someone else $400 for the logo i WILL use. i found someone to do it... we've gone through the logos a bit and i asked for feedback from a successful pet photographer and she said it was too cartoonish so i gave that feedback to the graphic artist and she said cool, she'll come up w/ some new concepts within a day or so, followed by a rambling email from me about how i do like what she designed and maybe i'll stick with it, but i sure would appreciate seeing some options just so i can be sure... and that was two days ago and i haven't heard from her so i dunno if i pissed her off or what. sigh!
oh, get this. my cousin:
seriously. SERIOUSLY. she's my mom's sister's daughter, lisa. she pretended she had CANCER. bald head and everything. chemo "port" on her chest. it was all fake. she was applying for SSI benefits and apparently made up her own medical records and got caught. she had said she only had 8-12 months to live. so umm... all that work for less than a year of pay? OKAY.
the part that really pisses me off is that my family had a benefit for her. my brother-in-law drove all around the town getting donations from local businesses so they would have stuff to auction off. they all attended the benefit, bid on items... and it was all fake. everyone was stepping in to try to help.. her mother has passed away so my mom was trying to be there for her. we offered to have chris look at her medical records since it sounded as if her doctors were giving her a runaround with her treatment due to her condition and/or insurance. when she didn't send the records, i started to wonder.. i felt like an ass for thinking the worst of her, but it turned out i was right. !!! LOSER.
okay, back to my 2nd shift business buildin'. :)