I have a secret apprentice.
Is that not cool?
Someone I know expressed an interest in learning to build websites, so I’m helping her get started.Â But because she has tried a lot of “making extra money on the side” things (**cough** Pampered Chef, Mary Kay…**cough**) she wants to actually have a nice fat check or two to show her somewhat skeptical spouse before she lets anybody know.
The really good thing is, teaching her what I’ve learned so far reinforces it for me.Â Plus she has like, 10 times the entrepreneurial attitude and mind that I have, whether she realizes it or not.Â If I start working at another webdev company, I may just give her coffee cup studio outright.Â It’s better than just closing it down.
Speaking of entrepreneurship, I picked up a book this week that I think would make a perfect name for Miss Jonna’s future bookshop: A Good Yarn. Given that she is obsessed with both stories and literal yarn, heck, she could sell both in the same store.
I am passing on an interview today for a “web content writer.”Â Turns out, it is writing emails from Santa and the Easter Bunny.Â They’re branching out into Cupid and the Tooth Fairy next year.Â I swear I’m not making that up.Â It’s a seasonal job, though, and in a bad part of town in a closed Fireworks store, with only a cellular phone number.Â So my Spidey sense says take a pass.
In family news, we have another girl headed our way.Â Bobbi is officially expecting a baby sister for Lindsey. Â That will make a final tally (and judging by the fact that all the daddies are currently signing up for ye olde snippety-snip, it’s the final tally) of three boys and three girls in the grandkids department for my dad.Â Nice and even.
Lastly, can I just say I love Dreamweaver?Â Love. It.Â I’ve even managed to get the stupid song from Wayne’s World out of my head when I open it up. Â That said, when the time comes to upgrade my Flash tool (I’m currently using Motion Artist, which does the job for small projects, but is far from comprehensive), I won’t be shelling out for Flash–I’ll be picking up Swish.Â I’ve heard too many pros say that Macromedia (or Adobe now, I guess) Flash has just too dang much stuff in it.Â It’s overkill for 90% of users, and a tough learning curve.Â I’ve heard nothing but good things about Swish.