silensy: (Chase // Oral Fixation)
Almost done. Posting this a bit late because, well, sleep was necessary and strangely hard to come by.

Anyway, after 51 weeks, you know how this works. I'm going to take another nap now.
silensy: (Femme Fatale)
I'm at my aunt's house. It's all bustle and go here but that's the holidays for you.

The real question is how you're doing? Don't think that the holidays gave you a free pass.

Two weeks left! Go, go, go!
silensy: (Language Police)
Most of you are on Twitter. The rest think it's an abomination and should burn. However, no one can deny the sheer genius that is @FakeAPStylebook.

Consider this recent gem:

"The Batman" and "the Doctor" on first reference, "jeeze, that would be an awesome team-up" subsequently.

-- 9:09 AM Dec 14th

Or perhaps this deliciously evil piece of advice:

"Teh" is a common misspelling of "the." Add it to your rival's spell-check dictionary.

-- 7:04 AM Dec 7th

Or there's the reason I made this entry in the first place:

IT'S - contraction of "it is." ITS - possessive form of "it." ITS' - the most horrible thing you could ever possibly do.

-- 22 minutes ago


In conclusion, @FakeAPStylebook. It's the right thing to do.
silensy: (Gimme some sugar)
We're almost done, guys. Pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off and pick a goal for the last month of this project.

If you made it this week, tag in and let me know how it's going.

If you didn't make it, you have three weeks left. Go, go, go!
silensy: (Little Girl God // A lot of thought)
Happy Hannukah, the festival of perseverance! [look, I'll make up my own interpretations to fit my needs if I want to.]

Have you persevered this week? Let me know.

And now, time for chocolate.
silensy: (525600)
I'm totally chair dancing to Somebody to Love right now. That has precisely nothing to do with this post. Neither does the fact that I got my nails done today.

What does have to do with this post is that I hit a personal goal today of getting my net worth back to where it was before I moved. I feel like this is a good place to go into 2010.

How about you? How did you do this week? What's next year going to look like for you? Looking back over the last 47 weeks, what's improved for you?

Comments are screened, as always.
silensy: (Snuggles Money)
Though there are 6 weeks (5 1/2 technically, I suppose) left before the official last check-in day of January 8, 2010, it occurred to me that people might like their earnings for the holiday season. You know, for presents, bills, buying yourself that thing no one else is going to get you...

You don't have to do this now, it's merely an offer. We still have 6 more goals to make after all.

So! Comments screened as always, if you'd like to get a payout, I need one of two things:

1. A paypal address
2. An address and your real name (for checks/gift cards)

If you want your earnings to be a donation (and you want a payout right now, not if you want it later.) I need:

1. Where to donate & in whose name. Links would be best.

Don't know how much you have on tap (if any)? Below the cut, current earnings by participant number (minus any previous payouts) )
silensy: (Chase // Oral Fixation)
It's Friday, do you know what your goals are?

You know the drill. Comments are screened, just comment in and tell me if you made this week or not.
silensy: (Hero Shot)
Less than two months to go, it's a great time to jump back into making your goals if you've fallen off them.

Not that you guys need the encouragement. In fact, the participants of More Joy have earned a collective $1830 this year so far. (That's an average of $40 weekly, in case you were thinking this is a savings program you could never ever keep up with.)

So well done, goal aspiring friends. Let's keep this good thing going. Tag in and tell me how you did this week.
silensy: (Default)
It's getting dark so early here. Full dark by the time I leave. Sadly, this dark isn't translating into something like weather. Alas.

The discussion post from last week still wants your feedback, please.

This week just wants your yes or no on goal meeting. You know the drill.
silensy: (Snuggles Money)
Con-con 2010, because Leverage feeds its fans' obsessions like whoa.

March 19-21, Portland.
silensy: (It's a choice. // Actions have consequen)
Okay, as I mentioned in the last post, I'm going to have to change how I'm doing things next year for More Joy. While I have no problem at all with the (so far) $1775 earned by all the hard work from the More Joy participants, I do think that it's not going to be sustainable for me.

I have two choices--limit the number of people that I accept (probably under 10, there are 16 now) or try to figure out how to do a sponsorship kind of thing where your $5 comes from someone supporting you in your goal that isn't me. Anyone have any good thoughts?

Comments are not screened on this post.
silensy: (Highly lucrative business / great eyecan)
Getting this done early today. I've been working on a novel recently (not NaNo, just regular writing) and I like where I am with it.

Enough about me. How are your goals going so far?

And for another important question. We're less than ten weeks away from the end of the More Joy year--does anyone want to cash out now? Save it for later?

I'm also thinking about how to do this next year. There'll be another post shortly for discussion about that. Discussion post here.
silensy: (Green all over)
Life, the Universe and Everything.

Including your goals! As in tell me if you made them.

Also, today I am green. Not as much as my icon though.
silensy: (Gimme some sugar)
This is not a finance-filter post but it could be and may get there eventually. Yes, there's a finance filter wherein I nerd about things like CD ladders (reminder to self, do a post on CD ladders) and paying yourself first.

This is the time of year when I start saying "I want" every ten seconds. Things are on sale and tempting and advertising everywhere is claiming now is the perfect time to buy buy buy.

In service of NOT doing exactly that, I'm making a list of things that I keep saying "I want" about. As I save up enough for each item, I'll come back here and see if I still want it or if I want to roll it to the next goal. Feel free to play along in the comments.

I WANT

...a programmable thermostat - is cold in the morning ($30-$120)
...a new external harddrive - TB or larger ($99-$160)
...a flatscreen TV - plasma or LED - 42" or larger ($1200?)
...a table for the entryway ($100)
...a puppy (progress is being made on this front) ($1000+)
silensy: (Charlie is the Man)
This week has been stupid levels of busy. In about 15 minutes, I'm going to go home, open a bottle of wine and unwind.

But before then, we're going to check in with goals! How did you do this week? Did you get things done? Are you a rock star of the highest order?

And am I missing a reply from you?

Missing:
W37: 3, 12, 15
W38: 3, 5, 12
W39: 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 16
W40: 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15
silensy: (Super-Villainness // Women in Suits)
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silensy: (Kermit flail)
A little birdy told me that awesomeness has been recognized.

Congratulations to Captain Doctor Avital!

(Should I salute when I say that?)
silensy: (Default)
The road goes ever on and on...

The vodka-cranberries had their revenge. I'm attempting to recover from...I don't know, maybe swine flu? Who knows. It's wicked though.

For this week, tell me if you made your goal. Also tell me how you're doing. I worry. I love you, guys.

silensy: (God is a know it all)
I'm in Denver and it's cold. But neither rain, nor sleet, nor several vodka-cranberries can keep me from posting the weekly more joy check in.

The last one can keep me from listing out missed weeks though.

You know the drill.

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