4 things television executives need to learn about streamers

4 things television executives need to learn about streamers

4 things television executives need to learn about streamers

Television executives really do not understand us online streamers.

You can tell by the way they attempt to manipulate and control us.

You would think that some savvy exec would research the “cut the cord” movement to learn the motivations and methods of stream movies and television online

But, no, these old fogies still attempt to control the viewing audience in methods that worked 10 years ago when cable or air was the only two options available.

Before I found Hulu, I use to find all types of ways to watch tv series online free. I watched Naruto all the way up to the Shippuden episodes and even the first few seasons of True Blood.

Now I watch my tv series online legitmately with a combination of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

1. We are cheap. Sometimes I think about going back to cable. I really do. And then I go over a friends house and scroll through the bazillion channels that I would never watch (I am looking at you ESPN) or just plain don’t have anything on that is new or original and I am so glad that I don’t pay a bill to be bored.

Oh, and Amazon, this one is specifically for you. When you make a show free with Prime, leave it free with Prime. I have watched my way through The Closer twice already and you think that I am really willing to pay to watch it a third time. Uh, no….

2.
We are controlling. We want to watch what we want to watch when we want to watch it. Period. I actually loathe season finales. Wait until September for a new episode?? Who does that?? Lol.

And I have a message for Hulu. Yeah, stop with removing of episodes of a current season. Because you do this, I don’t even watch you as much as I use to and I am even considering cancelling you altogether and just waiting until the show appears on Netflix. Let me tell you how I usually watch a show. First I check to see if you have all of the seasons. If not, I check Netflix or Amazon. I watch all the seasons on those stations and then I turn to Hulu to watch the latest season only to find that you start on episode 6?!? Why? Now you lose out as I simply wait for next season to hit Netflix…

3. We are loyal to a show not a network. Half the shows that I watch on Netflix, I have no clue what the initial programming channel use to be. Nor do I really care.  I will watch a show that I like over and over and over again. From beginning to end. I am on my third watching of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as I type this post. If I had to guess, I would say that it was on CW with a 75% sure rate.

4. We hate, Hate, HATE when a show is improperly rapped up, or worse of all, not rapped up at all. I still giggle when my friend first got Netflix and discovered the show Ringer. After she watched the last show, she actually called me to ask when the next season begins. Unfortunately for her, the show has been off the air for years and, yeah, the left us hanging like that….~sigh~ So, shows that leave me hanging, I very rarely watch again. Yet shows that rapped it up in a bow but still left me wanting more, I rewatch over and over and over again. I am re-watching House, MD and considering going through the recently finished Dexter again.

Without this in mind, the television execs need to find a way to work with online streamers rather than treating us as if we are the same as the traditional television viewer. We are a subset onto our very own and we like it that way.

No going back.

My cord is cut!

~MsCrookedHalo

 

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It is so much better to be the godmother than the mother

Goddaughter RubyHappy Birthday to my God-daughter Ruby!God daughter Ruby in stroller

I’ve only known you 10 out of 12 months of your life but, trust me, they have been memorable ones as your godparent.

From your refusal to take a nap to watching your first step, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss any of it for the world.

But you sure do remind me why I don’t want anymore children.

So here are my top reasons why I rather be a godmother than a mother any day.

1. The travelling. Getting in/out of a car with you takes 3 times as long. From making sure that everything that you will need is in your diaper bag to trying to figure out how the car seat goes in.

2.  The smells. Everybody is always talking about how good baby smells. And you do…up until you load up that diaper. Man, oh, man…how can something so small smell that bad. I think I may have it worse because I breastfed all of mine so I am not at all use to the smell.

Goddaughter Ruby3. The cost. Clothes. Shoes (that you wouldn’t keep on your feet). Beds for you to sleep in (that you keep outgrowing). Toys (when you are just as happy crunching my empty water botGodbaby sleepingtle). Strollers. Car seats. Bottles. Diapers!!! The mountains and mountains of diapers. Somewhere out there is Ruby Hill and it is made entirely of your diapers!!!! Boy, am I ever so glad that none of this is coming out of my pocket.

4. The time. Doctors appointments. Wic appointments. Visits to grandmas house to see the new baby.

5. The worry.  There is no greater worrier than a mama and though as the godmother, I have to commiserate, the actual worrying is not in my job description.

The best part of being godmother is that I get all the benefits of being a grandma without having to be all old and stuff.

Godmama for the win!!

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I work as a search engine evaluator for Leapforce, Inc

 I work as a search engine evaluator for Leapforce, Inc

The name of the company that I work for, Leapforce, Inc., may not be immediately recognizable but the words search engine are pretty much understood by everyone with a computer or even a cell phone these days.

And the search engine that I evaluate for, yeah, if I could write the name here, you would be impressed.

I mean, I may say it out-loud to my closest family and friends but I would never write here.

And they are suitable impressed, let me tell ya.

If you’re curious, I do recommend that you google the phrase “search engine evaluator job” if you are extremely curious.

And though I wish that I could tell you what I do minutely complete with pretty lil’ graphics, I am in the mood to keep my job and not be sued for breach of contract.

Although I cannot what I do as a web evaluator, I can tell you what it is not and answer a few of the frequently asked question about being a home agent for Leapforce.

But, first, let’s start with a description of the job directly from the website (can’t be sued for that!).

Leapforce is experiencing unprecedented demand and growth for qualified home-based independent agents. We are looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.

A Leapforce At Home independent agent is an independent contractor that creates and manages their own business. Leapforce At Home agents contract with Leapforce to provide search engine evaluation for Leapforce clients.

Basic skill qualifications:

  • Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities
  • Excellent comprehension and written communication skills
  • Many Leapforce At Home independent agent assignments require fluency in a language other than English. For these assignments, independent agents will be required to pass a language assessment exam

Equipment requirements:

  • High speed internet access (Cable Modem, DSL, etc.)
  • A personal computer running Google’s free Chrome web browser, version 31 or higher.
  • Up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software

What the job is not:

It is not a scam. I stake my personal reputation on the fact that this job is not a scam. You will be paid. I have been paid. I have been working for Leapforce since February 2014 and I have always been paid on time.

The job is not data entry or transcription. Some task may require listening to audio but your computer speakers are acceptable. There is no phone work at all.

Leapforce pay is not minimum wage. Far from it. Especially for a internet home business. Many companies start at $10/hour or less. Not Leapforce. I don’t remember if we are allowed to post the amount we are paid but, rest assured, it is double digits per hour. The Leapforce website simply describes it as “competitive” so I am just going to leave it at that.

You do not bid on or compete for any work. If there is work available, you do it. You do not have to chase any customers or clients.

There is no cost to working for Leapforce. I don’t remember even having to pay for a background check. My only upfront expense was $5 to pay a notary to verify I am who I say I am.

Easy. That is what some people think this job is just because it is homebased. Like any job, once you wrap your mind around the rhythm and the rhyme, the job is not overly complicated. However, you will need to be adaptable to not only learning how to think the Leapforce way but you must also be prepared for that way to be er, re-evaluated, at any given time.

Frequently asked questions:

Does it require a college degree?

I hope not because I don’t have one!

Do you work a set schedule?

Nope. You can work anytime up to a full-time schedule. Just be aware that there may be a flux in work availability based on holidays, weekends, or the last week of the month when, I believe, bunches of folks login into Leapforce to try and meet their monthly minimum. Leapforce has very flexible work schedules that are completely up to you.

What is the monthly minimum?

Again, I don’t know if I can say, but if you worked just 1 hour a day for an entire month, you would exceed it. Or even, jut 7 or 8 hours on one day of the week. Home agents are responsible for making sure that they fulfill the obligations of their contracts as there is no one telling you when to schedule work.

How do I get paid?

Leapforce pays monthly direct deposit into your bank account. There are no other options. (If that is a problem, you can always get one of those prepaid credit cars and use the direct deposit option. Be sure to check out and compare any fees though.) I have received paid my pay as early as the 18th but never later than the 25th no matter when I submitted my invoice.

If I fail the Leapforce exam, can I take it again?

If you fail any part of the Leapforce test, you are given one more opportunity to pass it. After that, well, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. So, yeah, read that kazillion page manual like you are studying for a final exam. In fact, if you have the ink and the paper, print it out. And keep it open to use the search feature while you are taking the exam.

Does Leapforce reimburse for any of my expenses?

Nope. You can, however, apply them to your taxes as you are now running an internet home business.

Is training paid?

Nope. Training consists of completing the exam and you have to do that on your own time and on your own dime. Not only that, but you have to study any changes while off the clock as well. Which is probably a factor in why they pay so well.

Can I work 40 hours?

Sure can. As long as your account is not restricted, you can work a full time schedule. You are not allowed to work over 40 hours, however.

If I haven’t answered your question, feel free to leave it in the comments.

To learn more about your opportunities with Leapforce or to apply to become Leapforce agent, click here and good luck in your endeavors, whatever they may be.

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M. Night Shyamalan defends his version of The Last Airbender

M. Night Shyamalan defends his version of The Last Airbender in an interview with IGN.

M. Night is proving once again that he doesn’t understand the movie going audience and especially not the fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender

“It’s really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old,” the director said. “My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did — for nine and 10-year-olds — or you could do the Transformers version and have  Megan Fox. I didn’t do that. That would have felt like, ‘Well, I’m going to make a movie about a kids show that my 10-year-old is watching and not make it for her. I make it for my guy friends.’ That felt like a betrayal of the innocence of the piece. In retrospect, is it too young to go out — it’s like what your intention is versus what they want it to be. Clearly, 10-year-olds — I go out and 10-year-olds are like, ‘That’s my favorite show! I love that movie!’ Parents come up to me and go, ‘They’ve watched The Last Airbender 74 times!’ Those kids, it’s for them. It was for them, to talk about mysticism and Eastern philosophies through a 10-year-old’s vernacular. So, you know, these are business propositions, which have very little interest to me, of like, ‘Hey, the business proposition is to get Megan Fox to be…’ You know, ‘You should age it ’til it’s that.’ That wasn’t the source material, you know what I mean? Whereas, also, like a Transformers, it’s really fascinating, because it’s valid for Transformers. You know why it’s valid? Because it’s the little boys that were playing with them are grown up now. They’re the ones who wanted to see Megan Fox. That’s absolutely appropriate, you know what I mean?”

So, let’s take it point by point, shall we, M. Knight.

“show the average age was, like, nine-years-old”

Um, so what. You should have taken a page from Shrek and made it entertaining for adults as well if you want them to come enmasse to the movie theater.

But, besides that common sense approach, my friends and I are in our 30s and 40s and we are avid fans of the show.

In fact, I have gone through the entire series on Amazon Prime several times.

Several times!!!

“the Transformers version and have Megan Fox.”

Yeah, I hated the Transformers movies so there’s that.

And I am female and straight so I don’t give a hoot about Megan Fox.

And, if a movie is good, I mean really good, it doesn’t matter what the main characters look like.

Now, having eye candy doesn’t hurt (and, hello, us ladies would like some eye candy too, y’know) but if the movie is good, that doesn’t even matter.

Everyone loves a good movie.

Not just horny prepubescent teens.

Everyone.

So, you know, grow up…

Because it’s the little boys that were playing with them are grown up now.

Guess, what, M. Knight, I was a lil’ girl and I played with Transformers, and G.I. Joes, and He-man.

I was not mad about Barbie (and I am still not) and my idea of a dream kitchen has the man in there while I lounge on the coach, sipping lemonade, and watching Ang, Katara, and Sokka kick some Fire Bender butt!

And, guess what, my daughter loves The Last Airbender too.

So, you can just stuff your sexist thinking up your derriere.

You also fail to understand that you changed the plot and premise of the show.

You didn’t just make little tweaks here and there…you outright changed things.

You changed the fun-loving, goofy companionship of the main characters.

You changed characters motivations for doing what they did.

It wasn’t a good adaptation of the show.

And it wasn’t a strong enough movie to stand on its on.

Devoted fans of the show hated it.

And the best casual watchers of The Last Airbender or those who have never seen the television version have to say is it was “eh, ok”.

Please give reigns of the movie over to someone who knows what they are doing.

What’s Steven Spielberg or Joss Whedon doing these days?

 

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Subscribers for charity

I was reading More Than Words, Volume 7: Compassion Can’t Wait\Someplace Like Home\What the Heart Wants, and the first story was by Carly Phillips and featured the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation.

“The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation (a 501(c)(3) public charity) provides emergency assistance within 24 hours to single caregivers of children with catastrophic or life threatening illnesses who are in financial crises. Working in partnership with 12 pediatric hospitals nationally, we have helped over 7,000 family members in the past nine years. Without ASRL’s support, many children with life threatening illnesses would be facing pain, treatments, fear, and at times, even their death, without a parent by their side.”

What a worthy charity. The story was OK but my mind keeps coming back to the charity years after I read the book.

In fact, I kept the book just because of the charities in it and the thought that some day I will do something to contribute.

My heart goes out to any and all parents who ever has been in this position.

And how heartbreaking would it be to have to chose between spending time with your hospitalized child and having to maintain your household bills and expenses.

So, every month, for each subscriber, I will donate $.10.

Right now, I have just one subscriber, so I will be definitely be donating a dime.

But, if 100 people subscribe, then I will be donating $10.

1000 subscribers will get the charity $100.

Right now, there is no cap on the amount of subscribers and the current count is live updated as:

As long as you are subscribed to this blog, you will be doing your part for this worthy charity.

Or you can make your charitable donation to the children and their families directly to the Andre Sobel Rive of Life Foundation or  mail your donation to:

The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
P.O. Box 361460
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Or call us at (310) 276-7111 to make a credit card contribution by phone.

In gratitude for your gift, you will receive a complete report demonstrating how your funds are used.

Thank you for Subscribing to Ms Crooked Halo by Email and donating to the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation.

Are there any charities that you regularly donate too?

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Entering Sweepstakes for a living

For years, I have been saying that I should enter sweepstakes for a living.

This month I decided to go for it!

I mean, everyone needs a hobby, right.

It is not that I have entered sweeps before and won big.

It is more like entering online sweepstakes is way cheaper than buying lottery tickets or playing bingo.

In fact, the only investment to enter the promotional giveaways is time.

Yet, although as of day, I have averaged entering at least one contest per day, I have one nada…zilch…a big fat zero….

To be fair, though, many of the giveaways that I entered haven’t even closed yet so fingers crossed!

I have developed somewhat of a strategy of only entering giveaways of things that I could use for the house, things that I can give to family and friends, things that I can flip and make a profit, Amazon gift certificates, and, of course, cold hard cash.

I am not much into winning trips so I very rarely enter any of those unless they say that I can have the cash value instead.

I also skip on any sweepstakes that require work (hey, I’m laaazy) such a jingle contest or photo challenge.

Another very important strategy that I employed, and I highly recommend that you do this as well, was to open a separate email address to enter internet sweepstakes.

After all, you will be getting a lot of emails from the sweepstakes companies and you don’t want it clogging up your personal inbox.

Many companies allow you to register to win with your Facebook account but don’t worry, most of them allow you to change your email address even if you do utilize this method.

In fact, many sweepstakes use widget based giveaway programs such as Rafflecopter to make sweepstakes today even easier to enter.

Plus, having your browser set up to auto-fill the information is a huge time saver if you are trying to enter as many new sweepstakes as quickly as possible.

Now, if you do decide to enter give away contests, you must be aware of the possibility of scams. (Scams on the internet! Shocking, right?!?!).

Be leery of foreign giveaways (which, even if legit, you may be ineligible for anyway) or from “government” or “national” organizations (google it), unsolicited emails that you have won but don’t even know your name, multiple typos in the notifications (especially from a big corporation or organization),  request for personal information such as your bank details (large wins may need your social security number but, again, google is your friend), and they won’t even give you a few hours to do research to make sure that they are legit (24 – 48 hours should be the bare minimum).

So, how do I find all of these give away contests?

Well, I started off by just googling “giveaway” or, if I want to be more specific, I used “paypal giveaway” or “cash giveaway”.

I still occasionally do that, but I mostly just have the free giveaways delivered to my inbox by subscribing to Sweepstakes Advantage. (By the way, bloggers, you can enter your giveaway contests on this website absolutely free. When I did, my entries exploded!)

That being said, any of my fellow bloggers with branded giveaways that they feel might interest me (or my readers), feel free to post them in the following linkup and I guarantee that I will enter to win your cash and prizes.

Have a giveawy? Enter it here.


get the InLinkz code

P.S. I forgot to include an absolutely adorable movie (true story) named The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio, which is about 1950s housewife and mother of 10, Evelyn Ryan, who keeps her family afloat by entering sweepstakes starring Julianne Moore, and Woody Harrelson.

It was based on the book The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan and Suze Orman.

Evelyn Ryan worked a lot harder to win her cash and prizes then I even want to contemplate today. She was so very talented and Julianne Moore did a wonderful job portraying her.

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My Walmart Savings Catcher was deleted

After months and months of inputting my receipt into the Walmart Savings Catcher app, I find myself having to start all over from the beginning.

For those of you not aware, Walmart Savings Catcher is a price matching app of your local grocery store prices that rolled out in August of 2014.

Walmart does not double coupons so this is an additional savings tool to take some change off of their notably low prices.

Savings Catcher is different from a grocery store savings card in the fact that you do not get money off at the register.

Instead, you must input your Walmart receipt into either the Walmart Savings Catcher webpage, use the Walmart Savings Catcher App, or enter the phone number on the keypad associated with your account on the keypad prior to paying.

To login into the Walmart Savings Catcher website or app you use the same Walmart email address associated with your Walmart shopping account.

Manually enter the receipt number and date or use the grocery savings app’s built in QR Code reader to scan the box on the receipt.

If the Walmart savings app finds a lower price at one of your local stores, Walmart will refund you the difference.

Walmart info changed noticeSimple.Walmart order

And I was well on my way to having $20 in price matches when tragedy of losing it all occurred.

It all started with an order confirmation…an order that I did not place.

Even though the order was for cash, the address looked wonky and that, combined with an email saying that my contact information has been changed, encouraged me to contact Walmart Customer Service.

Walmart, responded promptly, and closed my account…

Walmart closes my account

…but that also closed my Savings Catcher account.

I was advised to contact the Savings Catcher team directly at 866-224-1663 or via email at SavCatch@wal-mart.com to see if they could help.

Email from Walmart Savings CatcherBut, alas, I received the email from the Savings Catcher customer service team informing that they are unable to find my balance.

 

So, although I was hoping to provide a full spectrum of my Savings Catcher experience, I am unable to complete this review until, apparently, I start all over with my receipts.

So, for those of you using it, what is your review of Walmart Savings Catcher?

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My Mom’s stroke is stressing me out

At best the following statement sounds insensitive.

I know that.

I accept that.

But, that fact does not stop it from being the truth.

So, here goes…

My mom’s stroke is stressing me out.

There.

I said it.

It doesn’t make me feel any better.

And, conversely, it doesn’t make me feel any worse.

For those of you that aren’t in the know, my mom had a stroke last month.

She called me when it happened.

But being the busy daughter that I am, I put calling her back on the bottom of my list.

Yep, the guilt…it is real…

So, she called my friend, who bundled up the baby in the stroller (it was still relatively cold in March of this year), and strolled over to tell me to call my mom.

“Trina, I can’t feel my legs”.

Call an ambulance, Mom.

“But I am afraid of ambulances.”

So, my friend, the baby, and I hop in the trusty Volvo and head on over to her house.

Twelve hours of sitting in the Sentara Norfolk General emergency room (yes, 12 hours!!!) before she even sees a doctor, we find out that she has had a stroke and she is admitted.

Now, I will admit, once she was taken upstairs, the service was impeccable.

As is her service (as of today, she is still there but she is suppose to be released tomorrow) at the Sentara Therapy Center in Portsmouth.

But the stress, it is coming from my Mom’s living situation.

In a she said/she said battle, the Landlady is saying that my Mom owes her rent from December til date.

My Mom says that she only owed her $20 for her March rent which means that she is only behind April and now May plus that $20.

And can you guess who is caught in the middle of this grown folk’s business.

Yep, lil’ ol’ me.

Because every time landlady calls or texts, my mother’s pressure goes back up.

And the landlady actually tracked my mom down to the therapy center and “visited” her there with, apparently, a basket of fruit.

This was a day or two before my mom was supposed to be released.

And guess what, her pressure went up and her legs went numb again and they ended up sending her back to Norfolk General for xrays.

Yesterday, I get a panicked call from my mom that she received a message that her stuff is out on the curve or will be out on the curve, she wasn’t real clear.

But, being that the trusty Volvo is down for repairs, I called said friend who, once again, bundled up the baby, and we headed off to my Mom’s apartment to make sure that her possessions were not out waiting for the trash pickup.

When I get to her apartment, the door is unlocked and slightly opened but to my eyes, none of her possessions are gone.

Instead, the landlady has begun the work of removing the mold from the wall on which my mom’s bed use to reside.20150504_091756

Work, I believe, if there are any lawyers or landlords reading this, she is not suppose to do without the express permission of the tenant to enter her apartment.20150504_092101

Oh, I had forgot to mention the mold, did I?

Well, I told you that this is a stressful situation.

This mold problem has been ongoing since the first rain in the Fall of last year.

Because, despite my nagging, my mom refused to call the Norfolk Code Enforcement.

Anywho, I took pictures but these are effectively the After.

My Mom has pictures on her phone of the Before.20150504_092111 (1)

With the sheetrock down, you can really see the mold infestation.

And my mom has been sleeping with this behind her head for months!

And I don’t think she ever got permits to rent out her garage or any of her bedrooms.

I’m pretty sure the law says that she needs permits??

Not something that I can prove unless my mom actually calls code enforcement.

As you can imagine, my mom’s pressure went back up and the put her back on bedrest.

But the Landlady was calling and then texting when my mom did not respond.

She went so far as to have a mutual acquaintance call on her behalf.

Yes, she is, for intents and purposes, stalking someone in the hospital.

Who she visited in the hospital.

So, mom calls me again and gives me the landlady’s phone number.

Now, let me preface this by saying, that my philosophy on confrontations is that if you get loud…if you curse….if you call them anything other than their name…

…you lose.

You are dismissed as “those peoples”.

You are seen as the irrational one.

The one with the temper.

The one who “took it there”.

My friends and other family members, who shall remain nameless, don’t necessarily believe the same, but this is me.

So, I called the Landlady (this is a paraphrase. I wish I had recorded it.)

Ms. Gladys, this is Katrina, Mary’s daughter. Your tenant in the garage.

“Oh. Yes. Ok.”

Well, I am just calling to tell you that from now on, please call this number if you need to contact my mother. You see, she was suppose to be out last week, but after your visit, her pressure went back up. And she was suppose to be out this Wednesday but someone left her a message that her stuff was out on the curb and her pressure, as you can imagine, went back up again.

“I didn’t call her and tell her that. I would never do that. I am trying to work with your mother.”

Well, ok, good. I just went over there this morning to confirm that her stuff was not out on the curb so that she wouldn’t be stressing out about it anymore.

“I’m a social worker. I would never do that.”

That’s fine.

“Listen. Just listen. You don’t even come over and see about your mom’s stuff.”

My car is down. I believe that she told you that–

Listen. Just listen. I want you to come over and get your mother’s stuff right now. Just go get some boxes and come get her stuff.

Well, I will call my mother and if that is what she wants me to do, then I will do that.

“No, you come and get your mother’s stuff now. If you need a ride, I will come get you…”

At which point, she just went on a rant and hung up on me.

Now, having been evicted from my fair share of apartments, I know that she can not just put my mother, or her stuff, out of the curve without getting a court order to take possession of the property.

And, personally, I don’t think that my request for me to talk to my mother about her apartment and her property was unreasonable.

After all, my mom is grown and having physical problems not mental faculty ones.

Next thing I know, she is continuing her rant in my text inbox.

(You can click on all of the images if you need to make them bigger.)

Landlady text

Landlady text

Landlady text continued

Landlady text continued

The housing worker she is referring to is my mom’s housing authority worker.

She is pretty close to getting subsidized housing and she needs to be in good standing with her landlord.

Ie, not owe any money.

Plus, because of her stroke, unless a doctor states otherwise, she will need a disabled unit and those are even harder to come by than the regular housing units.

The part that gets my goat was that she said that I called with an attitude.

Yeah, my friends constantly say that they have hardly ever seen me mad and if they ever do, they darn sure not the situation is Code RED: Get the bail money ready!!!

Response to landlady

Response to landlady

This is my response to her.

Did I keep it classy?

Did I cross a line?

Feel free to tell me if I came across as having an “attitude”.

Do you like how I used the phrase “writ of possession”?

Yeah, me too.

Despite my lack of formal education, I can pull a few things out of my butt if I need too.

Landlady Text Response

Landlady Text Response

Again, feel free to tell me if you saw anywhere in my previous text where I had an attitude?

Please point out where I was trying to piss her off.

Didn’t that last line come across as vaguely threatening?

Response to landlady not sent

Response to landlady not sent

Not sent to landlady continued

Not sent to landlady continued

This would have been my response to her message but I think that it was too long because it would not go through.

My S3 use to automatically break the messages up if they were too long but I guess they took that feature out with the latest upgrade.

Meanwhile, my mom is still scheduled to be released tomorrow.

Which is another source of stress because she is coming here and this is the wrong time.

If she could have come earlier, there would be an empty bed but my boys are coming home from college next week and we were already a bed short being that I trashed their old mattresses as soon as their butts hit the campuses in August.

It will all work out.

Pray for me, y’all.

Or better yet, send positive vibes that her housing comes through on we can put this whole mess behind us.

Or, behind me at least.

Those two may still up in court yet….

~MsCrookedHalo

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Can a random blog make money?

I have been inspired by a Pinch of Yum to see if my rambling, random blog can actually make money.

You see, they decided to see if a food blog can bring in the money.

But I am wondering if my, to borrow from Seinfeld, “blog about nothing” can accomplish the same results.

Probably not.

Or probably not on the same level of results to be honest.

But, hey, all I am shooting for here is $500 – $1000 month.

Let’s be real.

That amount of money would make a decent impact on most people’s lives in this economy.

So, in the efforts of research (and money), I have decided to set myself up as a case study.

Which is very difficult for me, the Queen of Procrastination.

Now, this blog is not exactly starting from scratch.

I already have:

1 Subscriber

1061 Twitter

104 Facebook

127 Pinterest

5 Google Plus

3 Tumblr

1 Instagram

2 Linkwithin

As well as accounts on StumbleUpon, Triberr, and probably a whole host of other minor social networking sites.

But, as you can see, the numbers aren’t staggering and they certainly do not reflect in high traffic or high conversion into clicks.

In fact, lifetime income on this blog has been rather dismal.

Adsense

Amazon

Project Wonderful

Commission Junction

In fact, I have been delisted from Project Wonderful and Commission Junction because of my low traffic numbers.

I also have accounts on most of the popular pay per post sites but I rarely do them because I only like to recommend products that I really use or really want and Google tends to frown on the use of them.

So what is my goal for the month of May.

I just want to add 100 to each of those totals.

In other words, I want 100 new subscribers, 100 new Twitter followers, 100 new Facebook subscribers, etc., etc., etc.

I have decided, for the time being, to focus my income goals on Adsense and Amazon.

Their minimum payout is $100 so they fit right into my goal of 100 increase.

Yeah, I am deliberately keeping my goals modest so I can shine when I meet or exceed them.

Yay, Me! in advance.

So, see you all on June 1st.

And if you haven’t already done so be sure to support me in my goals by following me on my social networks.

Thanks!

~MsCrookedHalo

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Attention Mommies and Future Mommies! Win $500 from Amazon.

Attention Mommys and Future Mommys!

I keep forgetting to tell you this but I wanted to get it in before it is too late.

Actually, you have until July (pretty good for me remembering to do something. Lol.) but if you are anything like me, you need to go ahead and do this now, while it is on the top of your mind.

Besides each week that goes by is another week that you miss out on $500.

Oh, the mention of money caught your attention, didn’t it…

As I was saying, you need to enter Amazon’s weekly $500 Baby Registry Giveaway.

Participating is easy, just follow these steps:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 7/25/15. Limit one entry per person and e-mail address. See Official Rules for details and alternate method of entry.

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