Wednesday, April 6, 2011

AOL Axes Freelancers: Including Me.


So after six months, AOL has decided they no longer require my services. I could be wrong (or just comforting myself) but I think it has more to do with the AOL/Huffington Post merger than my abilities as a writer.

Either way, I’m out of a gig.

Let me tell you what I’d like to do: There’s a box of Oreos in my kitchen with my name all over it and I could really go for some Mocha Almond Fudge soy cream. I also wouldn’t mind spending the next few days watching reality television and not showering. And eating some chips and guacamole would be great too (just to break up the monotony of eating cookies and soy cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner).

But I’m not going to do that. While I’d love to bury the overwhelming feeling of rejection and failure in some junk food – and some wine – I refuse to gain weight before my trip to LOS ANGELES!

That’s right; I’m going to L.A.! I’m going to L.A.! I’m going to L.A.!

Humor me, I’ve never been before and I’m excited.

One of my very good friends has lived there for years now and the trip is long overdue. Sure, it sucks because I bought my ticket when I thought I still had a job but what are ya gonna do? It’s non-refundable.

*kanye shrug*

Anyway, in honor of my trip to the West Coast and since it's not like I have articles to write, I’m jamming to Tupac!





Anything I absolutely have to do while I'm in L.A.?

8 comments:

  1. charles ebiliekweApril 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    pay AOL no attn, they don't know what they lost.....keep writing, cos we definitely reading!!!!!!

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  2. Put some ads on this blog, and try to get more readers. People less talented than you blog every day and get paid for it. Or apply for your teaching certificate and start teaching.

    Hugs,
    Kim

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  3. Sorry, babe. You deserve better than that. I'm a little jealous of the LA trip though.

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  4. Thanks guys!

    I'm looking for other gigs but I'll definitely look into putting ads on the site. It never crossed my mind to teach (I haven't taught a class in years) but it's a good idea.

    I appreciate the comments : )

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  6. Awww what a shame. Oh well their loss, I bet you'll soon find someone who appreciates your work ;)

    xxx
    Neks2u

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  7. awwwww hugs sweets, Enjoy your trip tho in the meantime, holler at me when u get back

    P.s yes hon, that was me.

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