Joan Rivers, irreverent, loud-mouth, no-holds barred Joan, asked a question that always made me laugh. Why? Because whether or not you answered, whether or not you said “Yes!” Joan would forge ahead. Sometimes what she said would make you blush and run for cover; other times she could make you laugh so hard, you’d say, “Please, just stop!” so you could catch your breath.
Oh, that phrase?
Can We Talk?
This is my ABOUT ME page. My first iteration of an about me page was a bit more formal, you know, the usual. Not enough information about me, too much information of the stuffy kind. So, I’m changing it up. If you really came to find out something about me, I’d like to ask you, can we talk?
First off, if you’ve read any of the articles I’ve written around here, you already know a little bit about me. You know . . .
I Like . . .
- responding to comments
You Can Interact With Me …
I have a BlogTalkRadio show and a Ustream.tv broadcast. When I do either one (infrequently), I like to clean up the audio and write reviews of software and tools I find useful; make money from affiliate programs (but I use almost everything I recommend); and, I like email marketing, but I don’t like Newsletters That Taste Like Spam.
I used to be “computer crazy.” Ok, I still am (a little)! I don’t mind crawling under the hood of a computer and I use the Linux Operating System (yes, I still use Windows sometimes).
I like that behind the-scenes web/blog stuff, including installing scripts, troubleshooting simple server issues, and digging around in a database. And I can remote troubleshoot Linux or Windows machines and fix most production software issues.
Want to know something personal about me?
I love coffee (day or night), spinach, mac-and-cheese (I know!), and long walks.
I.can.cook. (Don’t tell anyone!)
I was born at the very tip of Long Island, in a seaside village; raised in Brooklyn; transplanted to the South when I was a teenager (where my mom and dad were born); and lived for a while in the lovely Blue Ridge/Appalachian mountains where the springs run clear and you can sleep on the porch.
(Did I say I luv NY, miss The Towers, like Yellow Cabs, don’t mind driving in Manhattan too much, and still ride the Staten Island Ferry every chance I get?)
What About Work?
I work crazy hours, sleep crazy hours, I’m project oriented, and a stickler for grammar and spelling. (But I make mistakes, too, as so graciously pointed out by a commenter on my post about … grammar!
I am NOT a Math whiz, BUT I love spreadsheets, running numbers, creating project budgets, and striking a win-win deal.
I love to write — even with pen and paper! — and always edit way too much. (If you find a mistake, let me know. I won’t be mad at you!) And because so many writers visit here, I added a little plugin that let’s you edit your own comment.
I’ve worked as a file clerk, cashier, beverage server, secretary, administrative assistant, executive assistant, office manager, shipping & receiving manager …
Non-profit co-director, program director, business manager, in-house trainer . . .
And some stuff I’ve forgotten, I’m sure!
I’ve run my own businesses, as a freelancer, consultant, trainer, and partner.
(I always enjoyed writing proposals, crafting capability statements, and writing end-of-project evaluations and reports.)
I … I … I … Alright, already!
Now . . . That is more About Me than you ever wanted to know.
You Can Reach Me …
Can we talk?
Sure, anytime … Hit me up on Skype, via my Google Voice button, or on Twitter. And if you already have my email address, go ahead, drop me a line. And, now there’s the Google+ Profile! I’m in there … Vernessa Taylor.