Link Love: September 11

This week’s link love is quite brief, but that’s probably best. After all, I’m about to set out for two more vineyards (in hurricane/tornado weather no less)! Wish me luck!

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Last Week’s Link Love: September 6

It’s been quite the month, but I can finally breathe again. Thursday was the last day of my temporary, on-site proofreading gig, and Friday was the due date of a legwork-heavy magazine article. Since then, I’ve (finally) signed up for a career coaching certification program, and also turned my attention to another legwork-heavy magazine article (and by legwork, I mean traveling all over my home state and drinking lots of wine; tough stuff).

I’m about to head out to two more wineries today but, before I go, I thought I’d leave you with this past week’s link love:

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Last Week’s Link Love: August 3

Whew! Thank god that week is over. I spent the bulk of it feeling as if I was catching up from my trip to Michigan. It wasn’t all bad, though. I found that this coming week marks the end of my stint as an on-site proofreader, I started filling in the gaps in a piece due 9/4, and I visited several charming wineries in North Jersey for another wine piece. One in particular — run by the cutest family ever — captured my heart. We started with a tasting (during which we kept being offered homemade cheesecake) and were then invited out back to the site of their small, winemaking operation. Owner Gene Ventimiglia then gave us a small lesson in winemaking, even offering to let us taste some of the wine in the barrels. After experiencing the best zinfandel that I have ever tasted, the family invited us to stay for their bbq, and even let us walk amongst the grape vines. Such a nice day!

And this is why I love story research.

For something a little less hands-on, check out this past week’s link love:

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Last Week’s Link Love: August 24

Oh you guys. I am sooo pooped. I got home at 1 a.m. last night after an 11.5-hour drive during which I was crammed into the middle back seat of a car between my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law.

I am cranky.

Anyways, last week’s installment of Link Love is going up late, because I was en route to Michigan this past Friday. Here you go:

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Link Love: August 14

I should be calling sources for a magazine story I have due in three weeks.

But gosh darn it, I’d rather be chatting with you.

Besides, 14-hour work days and car-related agita have left me too exhausted to handle work-related phone calls.  I find that during such calls, I feel pressured to be “on” in a way that’s not required when I’m just sitting here blogging in my pajamas. You know what I mean? I’ve been recharging after each phone call today by watching this past week’s DVRd episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Obviously, work is moving slowly.

I still don’t feel quite ready to dive back in, so I fgure it’s the perfect time to present you with this week’s link love. Go to it!

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Link Love: August 7

Lordy, lord, it’s been quite the week.

Since last Friday’s angst over my stalled career and my parents’ offer of a loan, things have been  little…crazy.

On Sunday, I got my car caught in a flash flood, which required that I climb repeatedly in and out of my car window like a character from Dukes of Hazzard. At the moment, I am still without a car, and unsure whether or not my car is a lost cause.

And on Tuesday, I inexplicably accepted an on-site proofreading gig that proved to be too much of a time commitment considering the rest of my work load, leading to a less than lovely Wednesday and Thursday.

So now here we are, at another Friday. God, that came quick, yet still felt unbearably long. This week’s link love:

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Link Love: July 31

Hey there guys. I have a slew of new posts coming atcha next week but, for now, here’s this week’s link love:

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Link Love: July 24

Can I get away with just saying TGIF?

Seriously, guys, it’s been a week, and my Optimum Triple Play failure was not the half of it. I’m gonna go watch some DVRd So You Think You Can Dance while you read through the links below:

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Link Love: July 18

What’s notable this week? Well, I gots myself a laptop (early birthday gift from my husband) and I also dove in to Freelance Success‘s Summer Query Challenge, which is acting as a great motivator for non-blog-related activities. Of course, all blog-related activities have suffered.


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Link Love: July 10

Hey guys. Friday here. Came quick, too. Maybe it’s the new relaxed pace I’m taking. Doing the next day’s blogging ahead of time. Taking walks every morning. I’m feeling less frenzied, and finding the time to pitch story ideas, market myself, and interact on Twitter again.

And read. Read like crazy:

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