Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9th, 2011: Spring Saturday; Stuck in neutral; Y!CN roundup; MJB "Works It"

I’ve got to say, I’m getting more and more surprised every day with the number of page views this blog is getting. I know that by most standards, a couple of hundred hits a day is peanuts, but to me it’s more than I expected and I’m very pleased about it! So if there are any of you out there who read this blog regularly, please let me know who you are by following me either through Google (on the sidebar) or via Networked Blogs on Facebook. And, just in case I haven’t said it enough, thanks for reading.

Spring Saturday

Today is Saturday, and it was a beautiful day outside. Spring is definitely in the air and it feels good. Since it was such a busy week and I didn’t get much done around the house, today was a day of chores. Though I’m not really the biggest fan of household chores, there’s something about making your house clean on a beautiful day that’s fulfilling. You know, windows open and all. Besides, I had my music to help get me going…

Stuck in Neutral

I really need to do another Crossroads piece, but for the past couple of months I’ve been kind of stuck in neutral. I’ve been looking for a job, but one can only do so much without jobs being posted. Hopefully as the school year draws to a close, more districts will be advertising. Fingers crossed!

I really don’t want to make a move on the house yet either, but I may have to soon. Summer’s approaching quickly and I don’t even have enough saved yet for the two mortgage payments that’ll be due. Yikes, I could really let this bother me, but I’ve been working on a brand new attitude lately and it’s helping. From here on in I’m going to take things one day at a time and not get bogged down with worry. Hehe, I’m finally following my own advice. I’m hopefully going to find some summer employment to help out, so there’s no panic in the streets just yet.

With the weather getting nice, I actually don’t feel like I’m in a rush to move to the city. Long Island is so beautiful in the summertime and of course the beaches and Fire Island are close by. My perfect scenario would be to find a job, sell my house in the fall and then move into the city, and of course have the best summer ever! I so deserve it after the crappy winter I’ve had! We’ll just have to see what happens…

Y!CN this week

I haven’t spent too much time writing at all this week, and go figure: the page views at Y!CN have been doing well. I’ve been spending a lot of time ‘workin’ it” on Twitter and I think that’s helping. I’ve been averaging between 500 and 700 daily hits, so woo hoo! Here are the two pieces I published this week:

Pop Music News Weekly, April 5th

This week’s coverage was pretty good: a new John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical in the works; the ACM Awards; an update on the Britney Spears tour coming this summer; and of course the weekly charts on iTunes and Billboard.

Taylor Swift: ACM's "Entertainer of the Year"

Keys to Life#6 – Take Care of Yourself

I penned this one earlier in the day and since it’s on the topic of health, no one can leave a comment. (scratches head!)

…And on Examiner

I penned two pieces for Examiner this week, both of them on restaurant events.
Check them out:

“Patchogue’s Perfect Plates” offers incredible $5 deals on dining

What a cool deal! Five dollar entrees at restaurants in Patchogue all day long this Tuesday!

Long Island’s First Spring Restaurant Week

Okay, so this one’s almost over, but there’s still one more day to catch a great meal at a great price at many fine restaurants across the island. Sunday, April 10th is the last day.

Mary’s ‘Work That’

Here’s a video for a relatively unknown, but make-you-move kind of song from Mary J Blige. It got me going earlier and I hope it’ll get you moving, too, on this wonderful Saturday night.

Work That - Growing Pains

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