Tagged: pets

Working Online

So as you probably know, I’ve managed to avoid “real jobs” for a long time. I did background work and stand-in work in L.A., and painted houses for a time. Then I sold things on eBay… what else did I do? More background work. And then I started fumbling around online because what on earth could be better than being able to work any time, anywhere? I mean other than acting, of course. But nothing! So my main form of income became Adsense. A few years ago I got involved in some affiliate programs. Some flopped, but one was a straggler. I kept my rep page active because I still got the occasional check. I knew it worked. I got customers through Adwords, and because of the commissions and autoships, I got paid even when I stopped promoting. Downside is, I am spending more on the monthly fee than I make. The upside is… that was with very little work! So I figure if I put in a little more work, I can remedy this situation and turn this into another basket of eggs. You know what I mean, right? Don’t put all your eggs….

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How One Cat Rules My World

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I’m back! And let me explain my absence. Who here has a cat? Has your cat ever gone missing? Maybe right before you’re supposed to catch a plane somewhere?

Last Friday I brought my cat over to a new friend in Santa Monica for safe-keeping while I’ll be in France. My flight was to be on Tuesday, and I was going to stop by a couple of times to make sure he was OK before I left. One day later, he made his escape. I don’t want to share the details, because I’m not trying to blame anyone. But point is, he got out, sprinted across the street, and vanished. I came over a few hours later with “his” sweatshirt, and walked around the neighbourhood ringing his bell. I came over again later that night to do the same. No kitty. After 48 hours of no kitty, I decided to postpone my trip back to Paris, and look for some professional help. I didn’t want to waste any time. So I recruited Landa from www.lostpetdetection.com and received her lengthy PDF on searching for missing cats. We started right away with two humane traps (purchased new off of craigslist – saved about $90!) and bright neon posters strategically placed around the neighbourhood. We’d already hung many 8X10 posters the day before.

And yes, you heard that, I postponed my flight. I gave myself 8 more days. Which means the plan I had in place for my return was kind of spoiled. And even as of this moment, I don’t know where I’m going to stay once I reach France.

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