Monday, April 06, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
In short, AshleyMadison.com assists married people in finding others to have affairs with. So, it's like Match.com for cheating...
While 90 percent of me is totally disgusted at the thought, the other 10 percent is intrigued at not only the business model but also with the ethics behind it.
In your opinion, should these sites be allowed to exist? I don't think it's anyone right to govern or decide what my morals should be...but I also don't like the thought of websites tailoring to such a lack of moral judgment (of course, in my opinion) - making it easy for people to cheat on their spouses.
The site's been getting quite a lot of media attention. Check some of it out here. Noticeable appearance on Ellen, the Tyra Banks Show and Good Morning America.
What are your thoughts?
Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
...when I ran across this list I found it interesting. Take a look at the list if you wish and let me know what you've read, what you liked and what you think should have been included.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen – Yes (um, my cat's name is Mr. Darcy)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien – No
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - Yes
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - Yes
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee – Yes
6 The Bible – All of it? No.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte – No
8 1984 - George Orwell - Yes
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - No (I've never heard of this book...)
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens – No
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - Yes
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - No
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller –– Yes
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - No
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - Yes (this book began my love of reading)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien – No
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks – No
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - Yes
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger – No (but I have it in queue)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot- No
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell – Yes
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald – Yes
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - No
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy – No
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - No
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh – No
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - No
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - Yes
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - Yes
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - Yes
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - No
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - No
33 The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - No
34 Emma - Jane Austen - Yes
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - Yes
36 Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand – No (where are her other books?!? The Fountainhead? Anthem?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - No (but also in queue)
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres- No
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden – Yes
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - No
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell – Yes
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown – Yes
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez – No
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - YES
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - No
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery – Yes
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - No
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood – No (but I'm reading The Blind Assassin right now and I have to say, I'm not in love with it...)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - No
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - No (but the movie was ah-mazing)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - No
52 Dune - Frank Herbert- No
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons – No
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen – Yes
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth – No
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon – No
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens – No
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley – No
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon – YES
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - No
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – Yes
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov – No
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt – No
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - Yes
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas – No
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - No
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy – No
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding – Yes... (is this an accomplishment?)
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie – No
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville – Yes (uh...)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens – No
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - No
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett – Yes
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson – No
75 Ulysses - James Joyce – No
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath - No
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome – No
78 Germinal - Emile Zola – No
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray – No
80 Possession - AS Byatt- No
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - No
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell – No
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker – Yes
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro – No
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert – Yes
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry – No
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White - Yes
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - No
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – No
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton – No
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad – No
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupe – No
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks – No
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - No
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole – No
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute – No
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas – No
98 Hamlet – Shakespeare – Yes
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl – Yes
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – No
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today is the day that could really make a difference. It's on to Round 2 with the unnamed company! I really feel that we mesh well - I think I have things and experiences to bring to the table. As well, I believe there is so much to be learned from them.
My awesome former boss wrote me an amazing letter of recommendation yesterday. Which...of course...really makes me wish I still worked with her. Oh well... :-) Such is the situation with layoffs.
I always think a difficult part of interviewing is this:
"So, Sarah, do you have any questions for me?"
I always plan these in advance... :-)
Today, I think I have come up with some real stellar questions. Give 'em a read and let me know what you think:
Team 1 Questions:
1 - What would you say are the best and worst aspects of your jobs?
2 - What do you see as keys to being successful at your positions?
Person 1 Questions:
1 - What do you see as an area of opportunity or growth for unnamed company?
2 - How do you think the economy will effect participation in unnamed company?
Well, I'm going to get back to it! Wish me luck!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Don't know if any of you out there have visited the Sudekum Planetarium yet but you really should! The BF and I went on Valentine's Day and again this past Saturday (for Second Saturdays). We've seen Skies Over Nashville, Stars of the Pharaohs and Stars.
The lady who led our show talked about Earth Hour which is coming up on March 28. Basically, schools, governments, businesses and citizens all across the world are going dark...shutting of their lights and saving energy. Very cool. Very, very cool. Let's all do it!
So, what's going on for St. Patty's day? What are your plans?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hello there! It's been a while, yes. However, it seems that I have an inordinate amount of time on my hands these days! So, if anyone out there is still following my blog, how are you all doing?
I know I'm late on the Twitter bandwagon, but I just got a Twitter account today. I've been of the thought that "Who really wants to read my updates in minute increments?" But, it seems that there is so much to be had and learned from this site.
You can follow me here: twitter.com/SashInNash
If you're on there, too - well, let me know.
Also, it seems that I am looking for work. Therefore, I have uploaded my resume here if you are (1) interested or (2) in a position to hire me.