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Friday, January 13, 2021

to the rescue
Since I started off with a song lyric last time, it’s only right that I do so again now:

You can checkout any time you like
But you can never leave

Only a couple of weeks after wrapping up FloridaTrend.com’s January issue, today I agreed with the magazine to put up the February issue.

I’m not sure why I took the job. The money’s okay, but I really don’t need it. And unlike the last go-round, I’m not really looking for something else to occupy my time. I was planning on getting everything in gear for my move up to New York by the end of next week. So it’ll be interesting trying to juggle those logistics with what will probably be at least 40 hours of work — and most of it requiring me to go to the office, because I don’t own a Mac. (Truthfully, I was already looking at waiting until the following week to actually embark on the northern trek, but still.)

From Florida Trend’s perspective, I don’t think I’m doing them any favors. They haven’t found a replacement for me yet, and knowing they can call me in to pinch-hit is just a crutch. They’re going to have to find a permanent solution at some point; had I said no, they would have been forced to do that now.

I guess it’s petty to complain about work being thrown at me. Despite all the headhunter and contact activity being tossed my way at present, there’s no guarantee I’ll be getting paycheck opportunities in the next few months. Still, I have a feeling I’m going to regret this, hardcore.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 01/13/2006 05:21:42 PM
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“The Year of Yes” is the story of NYU student Maria Dahvana Headley’s year-long resolution to say “yes” to everyone who asked her out on a date. A self-described picky dater, Headley consented to invitations from her plumber, a mostly-gay actor, a woman, and a 70-year-old Latino who made disgusting sucking noises. The whole thing paid off when she finally said “yes” to her future husband.

This one’s got the Oprah’s Book Club seal of approval all over it. And from there, a probable movie deal.

I’m hoping Headley’s example prompts other women to try the same experiment. Anything to knock down the odds.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 01/13/2006 04:44:07 PM
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You probably got more than your fill of Garth Brooks and “Friends in Low Places” back in the ’90s. I know I did.

But for some reason, I can watch the JibJab-inspired “Friends with Low Wages” Flash movie, from American Rights at Work, and not cringe. So, maybe you won’t either.

The spot was created for the Wal-Mart Workers’ Rights campaign by Free Range Graphics, a liberal-leaning design shop that’s done a slew of these Flash clips. They’ve also done their homework on the viral effectiveness of this approach.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 01/13/2006 01:43:19 PM
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Jewel is from Alaska. Her cousin, Q’orianka Kilcher, who’s about to hit stardom thanks to her turn as Pocahontas in The New World, grew up in Hawaii.

Where’s the next Kilcher family star going to come from, Guam?

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 01/13/2006 12:17:58 PM
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