Bold and whimsical? More like tasteless and kitsch. It's like a dog urinated in every room leaving its inimitable mark. Makes you want to wipe your feet ON THE WAY OUT.
I used to be in an advertising agency where everyone pretended they didn't have a home. It was very stressful and almost killed me. It's important to recognize the tradeoff between success and sanity.
Um... cheating? Cheating what? I avoid the entire holiday season from October to January. Is that cheating? I usually feel better around Valentine's Day but I don't get involved in that mess either.
Love the photo for this article. That pretty much sums up my feelings about free things.
Likewise. I was told to never quote a flat rate. When I do need to create an estimate I look at the number of hours it will take and then double it. Most people who farm out to freelancers are given no budget at all. They are required to find out how much something might cost and then sit around a conference table for the rest of the week trying to figure out how to do it more cheaply.
Is there a medication for orthorexia nervosa yet? Even better, a vaccine.
@HelloTheFuture Nope, I haven't written a single song, but am looking forward to the Coursera songwriting course, Date TBA! Did you ever read that Little Suzy Snowflake story? About the cannabis smoking backup singer that insists on recording the B-side, Let It Snow first? Mr. Boyle keeps it here as a holiday treat: http://www.tcboyle.com/news/tqwh.html
I'm the Princess and the Pea when it comes to sleeping pads for camping. I use two: a bulky self inflating monstrosity (contains foam rubber panels that inflate) and an enormous slab of foam rubber. My tent is about 1/4 padding. I sleep extremely well and definitely prefer camping to the weirdness of a motel. I tried an inflatable air-only mattress once but felt like I was sleeping on a blimp and the air in the mattress stays super cold. As long as you are car camping, go for the padding.
A lovely short piece with interesting dissonances and charming lyrics. You should be proud to have made money on your music, not many people do. As far as writing hits goes, it is good to write a Christmas song that becomes popular because it makes money every year. Most hit songs peak out, except for “I Wish You Peace” which seems to be gaining popularity slowly.
Manufactured cereals were too expensive for my family. Instead, we would consume jelly doughnuts, coffee cakes, shoo fly pies and other items a neighbor who worked at a bakery would give us. Sugar was not a problem in the least.