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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Your Request Is Illogical (AND Riddled With Errors)

Written on November 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm, by

After receiving yet another poorly worded email scam in my Inbox, I have realized that I’ve possibly missed my true calling:  WORD COP!   The sheer ineptitude of many would-be cyber-criminals amuses me to no end.  A helpful hint for anyone masquerading as a major online retailer in a potential email scam: take ten seconds to have  someone proofread your scammy email, you illiterate jackass.  

New Verb: Glennergize

Written on November 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm, by

  Glennergize:  To be infused with an unexpected surge of new energy in the midst of a seemingly impossible situation.   Ex.:  After consuming seven espressos and that 5 lb. bag of sour gummies, I’m feeling surprisingly Glennergized about today’s plan to climb Mount Everest!

Seeking A Job With High Entertainment Value

Written on November 23, 2015 at 7:26 pm, by

If I were to write my professional memoirs today, the cover would look suspiciously like this one:     Being a writer is often a discouraging proposition, especially nowadays, when Tweets and Tumblr pics have crunched the collective attention span down to the approximate width of a gnat’s ass hair.  

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life…Unless You Walk Into A Room Filled With Generally Awful People, Violent Felons In Particular, Or Word Nerds

Written on November 20, 2015 at 1:49 am, by

Speaking of the dreaded job search:  a while ago, I applied to work at Dictionary.com.  What better job could there be for a person who loves words with every fiber of her being?  I was firmly convinced that I was born to work at Dictionary.com.  

Your Request Is Illogical: This One Is Dedicated To All The Asshats Who Expect Creative People To Work For Free

Written on November 3, 2015 at 10:17 pm, by

First, enjoy this cartoon gem from The Oatmeal:     And now – let’s discuss amongst ourselves.   If your business or project requires the output of a creative person (be they writer, editor, graphic designer, musician, filmmaker, or even underwater basket weaver), and it’s not a job you have the time or skills to perform yourself, then – for the love of cupcakes (you KNOW how I feel about cupcakes) – stop devaluing that work when it is performed by others.