My cousin Linda has decided to start up a new business as a Personal Chef in Warrenton VA. For the past couple of years she has been telling me that if she was looking for a new job in her area that she would become a Personal Chef. She thinks that there is a pretty good market for that Personal Chefs in her area. She recently found herself on the wrong end of a pink slip and decided it was time to put her money where her mouth was. So she has taken the plunge and is starting to advertise her new business around town.
Along with the traditional newspaper ads, she has joined a business networking group and has placed an ad with the Warrenton Business Directory website. She says that she has met a really wonderful woman named Yvonne who runs the Warrenton Favorites website.
This website is a great source for people who are looking for Warrenton businesses. In addition to business listings the website has Warrenton, Virginia restaurant coupons and general business Warrenton Virginia coupons. I think it is nice to know that there are local web-based business directories that focus on small companies. I hope that both the website and Linda’s business prosper!
I’ve been asked to speak at a local school that is having their “career day” in a couple of months about finding your own niche. I have to say that I have mixed emotions about doing that, so I’ve told them that I’d think about it. After all, it’s not like I’m one of those famous celebrity speakers or motivational speakers that get on the circuit of speaking engagements and get paid big bucks for their speeches! I’m not even really comfortable speaking in front of large audiences!
So I’m going to be doing some research on getting some good speaking tips to help me figure out what to say and do. My wife says she’ll help me by being my audience while I rehearse my speech. She told me to write my speech down, and to rehearse it on our video camera and then play it back to see how I’m coming across. I think that will help a lot! Isn’t technology wonderful!
Posted by J L on October 20, 2009
Posted in Friends and Family • Life • Shopping
Sometimes I’m really glad to be a man. Men’s fashions just don’t seem to change as often as women’s fashions change! I’m always flabbergasted when my wife opens the door to her closet, which is jam packed with clothes and hear her wailing “I’ve got nothing to wear!”
When I increduosly ask her “how can that be?” she will start to pull clothes out from the closet, explaining that because she has gained weight that she now needs a women’s sizes instead of misses sizes. Of course I have no idea what the difference is between women’s sizes and misses sizes, so I just stare at her blankly. Or maybe I stare at her with the “deer in the headlight” look of fear that she is going to be buying new clothes!
We are supposed to be hosting several holiday parties this winter, and she is already talking about trying to find the perfect holiday outfit to wear that will be comfortable and practical, yet pretty. I’m not sure there is such a thing!
Posted by J L on October 20, 2009
Posted in Life • News • Opinion
I have been very saddened by the troubles that seem to be plaguing the students of Virginia Tech! The latest trouble is a missing young lady who appears to have been abducted. When the news first hit and the police were saying that she did not have her identification or cell phone I just assumed that meant that they found her purse somewhere – like lying in a parking lot. Turns out this morning that I was right. I hope that the parking lot had security cameras that recorded what happened and that leads to her safe return to her parent. What a terrible nightmare! How can parents even let their kids out of their sight anymore? It’s a scary world out there!
Posted by J L on October 11, 2009
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life
My nephew Mark think’s he’s a real Pick Up Artist. When we get together at restaurants on family occassions, he’s always practising his Pick Up Lines on any attractive young woman he might happen to run into. It doesn’t matter if the Pickup Lines are used on the waitress, or the cashier, or a cute young lady at the salad bar. It’s really rather funny to see this young Pickup Artist honing his skills. My wife just rolls her eyes and shakes her head when she sees him “checking out” the women.
I have to wonder what goes on in the heads of the women who are the objects of his attention! I wonder if they are flattered by his attention, or if they think he’s a blow-hard! So far I haven’t seen anyone laugh in his face, or slap him, so I guess he hasn’t “crossed the line” yet and deeply offended anyone. But I wish that Mark wouldn’t later brag about how he’s such a player just because he was flirting with the women he’d run into!