Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sows, Yeppers, Pet Peeves, Avatar 3D, and Inspiration


If you've ever had a toddler or if you've ever been around a toddler who is just beginning to speak, you'll enjoy reading the musings of a mother attempting to help grandparents understand the vocabulary of a toddler.

Oh, who am I kidding. As soon as you hear the name Brittney (shown in the middle photo), you're going to know it's about my toddler, who is now 25 years old. If you're at all curious about what a sow or yepper is, read, Creating Helpful Dictionaries.

Every once in a while you come across somebody, and it may be somebody you've never met, who impacts you so profoundly, you can't help but be inspired by her (or his) spirit. When I met Maria Roth, a fellow Associated Content contributer (links to her articles can be found by clicking on her name) and found out about her daughter who is battling T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, I became immediately inspired by this little girl (Audrey is shown in the top photo).

The fact that her name is Audrey probably helped, too, because one of my granddaughter's shares the same name. But my Audrey is healthy, and I couldn't imagine the pain and courage it must take to deal with such a horrendous problem. Yes, I know I have cancer, too, but the dynamics change when they involve a child.

As you can see by her picture, she is a delightful little girl with an amazing spirit that shines through her eyes. One night as I was attempting to sleep, that little spirit prompted me to the computer to write about her and that's how the poem, Portrait of Audrey came about.

An article I wrote for AC was prompted by my fascination with the technological advances made in movies today. When I saw Avatar in 3D, I couldn't help but wonder why we can't view everything in 3-D. And that thought prompted this article: Avatar 3D and 3D TV.

To top out the list of my writings this week (not too many articles or blogs, but I'll explain why in the next paragraph), I wrote 23 Pet Peeves about RUDE PEOPLE. See if you agree with my list, and if you have any additional pet peeves to add, please comment on the article.

OK, now for the reason I wasn't writing much this week – I was crocheting a lapghan/loveseat runner for a friend and I applied for an online writing job (through problogger.com). Unfortunately, I don't know if I match (or exceed) their expectations, and I had to write two brand new never-before-published articles to see if I qualified.

Without sounding negative, the reason I probably won't get the job is because I don't write for a health-related web site, and that was one of their requirements. But I thought, why not give it a shot anyway – I love to research, I worked for a hospital for several years where I had to take a course in medical terminology, and I have written health-related articles before on Associated Content.

The problem will be if they consider Associated Content to be a "generic" site. If they do, and I don't get the job, at least I can say that I wrote two additional articles this week – obviously health related – and I can include them in my next blog.

So please click the links above and let me know what you thought about them.

(My granddaughter, Audrey, is shown below Brittney, her mommy, in the bottom photo. The photo was taken a few months ago when she visited the American Girl factory.)

Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Your Audrey is beautiful, Theresa! I just saw "Avatar" in 3D IMAX yesterday--amazing! Hope you're doing well. :)

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