As Found on Pinterest, Social Media, Video by Mandy

Win a Kindle Fire with Pinterest

Yesterday, I ran across an interesting article titled, “Kindle Fire Giveaway: Share a Peek in Your Purse on Pinterest” on the SheSpeaks website. I’ve been playing around with video a lot lately, trying to put together several instructional videos for my portfolio, and I thought this would be a fun way to experiment… and maybe also win a Kindle Fire! Here’s my video:

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Facebook, Social Media

Checking in

The area in which a user types their desired s...
The area in which a user types their desired status on Facebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I admit it. I’m one of those people who feel the need to constantly ‘check in’ on Facebook. I’ve had ‘friends’ ask me why I do this. Why do I think people care where I am? Am I that self-centered? Frankly, I think some of the people on my ‘friend’ list who read my status updates and think everything I post is for their benefit are a bit self-centered themselves. Continue reading “Checking in”

Finance, Random Rants

My tips for winning the Mega Millions jackpot (hint: I don’t have any)

Mega Millions tickets
Mega Millions tickets (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at half a billion dollars, everyone is talking about how best to win. So, I thought I’d write my own little list of tips. However, unlike every other blog post or news article you may have read on the subject, I will not be giving you tips on how to win (per se.)

I hate to break it to you sunshine, but all those tips you’ve been reading in the news are B.S. The lotto is, by nature, a crap shoot. The lottery is not designed for you to win. It is designed to generate revenue for the government.


The lottery is a game. Like any game, there is a good, clean, fun way to play. There is also a horrible, bad, spend yourself into the poorhouse way to play. (Don’t play that second way.) In case you don’t know the difference, here are my top 5 tips for playing the lotto. Continue reading “My tips for winning the Mega Millions jackpot (hint: I don’t have any)”

As Found on Pinterest

Stay away from Pinterest

English: Red Pinterest logo
Image via Wikipedia

The other day, I stumbled upon Pinterest. It is awesome. Seriously. Avoid it at all cost.

I mean it. If you are a busy person who does not have time in your life to spare, you need to stay away from Pinterest. It is a huge time-sucker, maybe even worse than Facebook. I can’t get anything done anymore!

Like I could ever get anything done before. Continue reading “Stay away from Pinterest”