The Lyrics for Today – I'm Not in Love

I’m not in love
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
And just because
I call you up
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because..

I like to see you
But then again
That doesn’t mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don’t make a fuss
Don’t tell your friends about the two of us
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because..

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that’s lying there
So don’t you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn’t mean that much to me
I’m not in love, no no, it’s because..

Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time
Ooh you’ll wait a long time for me
Ooh you’ll wait a long time

I’m not in love
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
And just because I call you up
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made
I’m not in love
I’m not in love

10CC – 10CC – I’M NOT IN LOVE LYRICS
Writer(s): STEWART, ERIC/GOULDMAN, GRAHAM

Enough to Make you Want to Crawl Back into your Little Hole and.. Whimper

I am… being crushed under paperwork. Help! Help! squeak

What percentage of my Net worth am I willing to risk?

Net worth?… Do I have a net worth? Somehow I don’t think so. Oh well then, risk it all! May as well go for broke on this puppy.

Do I have a high energy level?

You mean like, right now? Or can I answer that at about 8:00 tomorrow morning?

Am I a self starter?

Well, seeing as I’m alone here, I think the options are limited to self starting or just not starting at all.

Can I find and recruit personnel who have the skills I lack?

Hahaha!!! Silly paperwork people, as IF… I lack no skills. Whatever I lack was never very important anyway. Just like fixing a watch, you get rid of those extra odd parts as you go along… what were they ever there for anyway?

Do I plan and think ahead?

Actually, I kind of like to start from behind, that way no one ever sees you coming. Surprise the daylights out of them when I’m suddenly just THERE.

Alright, enough fun.

Here are the biggies I have to work on. These are the questions that really make me want to crawl away quietly. But, I’m not. Notice… I’m still here. I just put on a disguise to fool everyone.

Is your product or service in demand and what proof do you have of this demand? Summarize the results of the market research you have done. What opportunities did you find for this business idea?

It’s really easy to summarize my market research at this point. Somehow I don’t think “people think it’s a good idea” will work here.

What features make your product or service unique? What are the benefits to the customer?

Oh pleeeeeaase… isn’t that obvious?!! Me! I am unique and just the honour of being served by me in any small way is a benefit in itself!

What competition, direct and indirect, do you have for the products or services you intend to sell? How are people currently fulfilling the need you propose to fill? Please be specific.

It’s only because I could see how badly I am needed that I started this whole thing. People need me, they just… need me. I’d say more, but I don’t want to get all sentimental and weepy.

What price will you charge and how did you arrive at that price?

It can’t be free. I did consider doing this as a non-profit but there was way too much paperwork. I’ve read about some web designers charging thousands of dollars but I intend to be affordable, no frills and friendly. But, at this point I have no freaking idea about what I will charge. It will be something and it will be worth it.

How will you promote your business? (Remember to include costs in your projected income and expenses).

Actually, I LOVE this question. The rest are scaring me spitless but this one, I just LOVE it! I have endless ideas for self promotion, most free or really cheap. I won’t post them here. I want to keep those ideas tucked away in my cleavage where no one can borrow them.

In your industry, what specific legistlation, regulations, trade requirements, association requirements, legal requirements such as bonding, police checks or other qualifications affect your business?

Just tell them all to leave me alone. Really, just pick on someone else. Can’t a grrl have a little break? Go bug someone else.

What insurance do you require? What level of coverage do you require?

Again… really… go pick on someone who has money.

There are other questions but I have those covered, pretty much. The ones above are the biggies I need to work on this week.

After that there are the really sicko biggie questions about my personal finances, projected growth (and they don’t mean anything like warts), payment terms, cash flow issues, competition analysis, customer analysis, (did you notice how both those words have anal in them, I did), equity worksheet and my personal favourite… 12 month projected sales and expenses. I really need that time machine now.

I am not hyper panicking. I’m just not very mellow at the moment. But, I can do this. It’s not like the paper is going to take on a life of it’s own and suddenly swarm me, swallowing me whole, never to be seen again.

Well… please be kind and recycle me, at least.

The Fortunate Dragon


Chinese Zodiac: Dragon

THE FORTUNATE DRAGON

The Dragon is the most powerful and lucky of the 12 animal signs. Your kindness and big heart soften your flamboyant image. A super-positive leader, your charisma secures you center stage in social situations. Smart and tenacious, you know what you want and aim to grab it. Nevertheless, others can perceive you as being a bit over-demanding. Be careful of always acting entitled to honor and adoration.

IN LOVE…

Your irresistible charm attracts many admirers. But what you expect is no little thing: You want a partner to be fascinated with you, to honor you and give you the love you deserve. You will either marry young or remain playfully single.

IN HEALTH…

You are enthralled by competition, and your driving force is a strong will to win. Though you tend to take risks and burn the candle at both ends, you are fortunate to be blessed with strength, vitality, good health and a long life. Hearty though you are, you can suffer bad health in the form of tension headaches, depression or hypertension as a result of stress. Remedy these problems by maintaining your cool, implementing a daily routine, and practicing yoga or tai kwon do to soothe the mind and spirit as well as tone the body.

AT WORK…

Lucky and opportunistic, you stand a good chance of achieving material wealth. Still, your mild claustrophobia demands space and freedom in your job. When you get these two things, you work hard, are creative, and excel at big projects. Boredom — not work — hurts you.

AT HOME…

Not the most domesticated of the Animal signs, Dragons tend to be more content out and about rather than at home. But when you are there, it’s likely you have plenty of projects to tackle. As a result, your home reflects the perfectionist in you. Full of imagination and artistic sense, you enjoy decorating.

Brilliant Idea in Book Promotion

Gena Showalter’s Home Page

“I saw recently where an author auctioned off a rather unique thing: having someone you know killed in print by a vampire. I LOVE that, and I’m going to borrow the idea. As I await the release of my next book, The Pleasure Slave, I’m having a contest just like that. Here’s the info:
If you’ve ever wanted to see your — or someone you know — name in a book, you’ve come to the right place!

In the book I’m working on right now, there are centaurs, mermen/maids, dragons, demons, vampires, (humans too, of course), Amazon warrior women, kings and queens, and princes and princesses. It’s a smoldering caldron of creatures!

Shoot me an email with your name and detail what creature/human/royalty (or even a combo) you’d like to be and why. Ex: Queen of the Amazons because you’ve always wanted male slaves.

Or, tell me what creature/human/royalty (or even combo) you’d like your worst enemy to be, their name, how you’d like them to die and why. Ex: lowly demon eaten by dragon because so and so got you fired from your job.

Around December or so, I’ll pick a winner, and that winner will see their scenario and name in print.

Best,
Gena”