Sunday, January 31, 2010

I hate scammers.

People still seriously think they can scam me.  So check this out... I'm a member of this fantastic babysitting site where I get 99% of all my jobs.  However, anyone can sign up and post a job here.  I thought I had found a really good job today so I applied for it, like I do with  any other job on the site.  I checked a few minutes ago and this is the response I received:  

     Thanks for responding for the position...The Job offer is a Nanny Position,it is just to take good care of my Son,Jason,Female,3..,.I am originally from Geneva,Switzerland,i work for 
UNAIDS ORG,www.unaids.orgbut i will  be comming to state for som research due to the nature of my job,i have a contract with the organisation at united state for some months.Am very sure you will like her when u start with her cos she is a very inteligent type and she love to ask questions.
 LOCATION::My travel agent will be getting me aplace at your arare and Hotel or you will prefre me to bring her to your place....

HOURS:.I will want you to take care of her for any 3 days of the week for just 3hours per day,Days are within Mon till Sat choose a the days,Either in the morning or afternoon,let me know so that i can know my schedule.You will choose 3 days of the week,i want you to take care of her while i am at work.

PAYMENT:I will pay you $720 for first 2 weeks,and there is room for increment,..So will be will be comming to state soon....Payment will be made by check,you will deduct your fee and get the remaining moeny to my Travel Agent who is state with you for our arrangemnet to be in state.... so that he can take good care of my arrival and arrange for my travel paper and rent....So i will need your details inorder to get payment sent to you.
  NOTE:I will need two Refrences from you
I will be waiting to read from you asap
Best Regards

Ketch Danielle
Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27

I'm just wondering, how stupid does this person think I am??? I reported it as a scam and deleted it.  As if I don't have enough troubles.  Lately, everytime I'm angry, I've been doing something creative.  I've been writing and painting mostly.  I'm also seriously considering putting the items on Etsy.  I don't know what else I could do with it, after all.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Why Didn't I think of that?

You know those moments when you find something and go "why didn't I think of that?" or my personal favorite thought "If I thought of that, I could've been a millionaire by now."  Well I stumbled across something recently and these were the first thoughts to come to me.

Here's the link:  New fabric could charge your ipod

I think it is incredible.  Who thought of this?  I think there is great potential for this.    What do you think?  Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread?  I can see some potential health risks having an electric charge attached to you though.  I predict this will not be the last time you hear about this though.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The First Amendment.

So apparently the first amendment doesn't take precedence in my house.  Therefore, until I move out my previous blog posts about my personal drama have been deleted.  My dad threatened to cut off my internet, my brother threatened to "f" me up and said he was going to get someone to hack into my computer so to make everyone happy, I deleted the posts.  

I would like to say something though.  

Since my parents read this I want you to know that I don't regret anything I post on here.  If I cared if you read it, I wouldn't post it all over the internet.  I'm not stupid.  Also, my blog is not about you.  It's not about anyone as a matter of fact.  It's about me.  What I feel.  What I experienced.  And last time I checked writing about the truth wasn't against the law.  I know it makes you angry but it makes me angry also.  Maybe everyone should consider my feelings since I do have them.  I've tried to be a good person, a good daughter.  I go to school.  I don't smoke.  I don't do drugs.  I don't break the law, other than the occasional speeding, and for once I'd like to be recognized for that.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Who knows how to tell the difference between a CZ and a Diamond? By a picture only?

Some CZs are such a high grade (AAAA is the highest) that sometimes it's hard for some jewelers to truly be 100% positive it is a cubic zirconia and not a diamond. Howeve,r most of the time a jeweler or you could tell by placing the rock underneath a microscope and have light reflect off of the rock. Cubic Zirconias are plain white whereas diamonds are prisms, meaning several colors will shine out from the rock.

Also, you can tell easily if a stone is cubic zirconia if it is perfectly cut. Since they are man-made, they are cut to precision so even under magnification, you will not be able to see any flaws. However, diamonds are natural and have many flaws. Of course, those who wish to trick someone may purposely create flaws in a cubic zirconia to make it look like a diamond. Beware of this trick, especially if you do not purchase from a jewelry store with a great reputation!

Another way to tell whether your stone is a real diamond or cubic zirconia is its condition after the first six months or so of wearing it. Diamonds are EXTREMELY hard so if after six months, your "diamond" has chips in it and doesn't appear to have it's original luster, it's not a diamond after all, but a CZ. Cubic Zirconia is brittle and will break easily but not only that, but also is easily chipped during normal wear.

Can you tell which one of the ones below are diamonds and which ones are cubic zirconia?

Comment with your guesses! There may be something special in it for whoever gets the most correct!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My life, your life, is Art.

Life is a lot like art. I feel that mine is anyways. Objectively, I feel my life is crazy, at least lately. However, to on-lookers, it depends on how they see it individually. Take a photograph, or a piece of couture fashion - one person may look at one of these and see something beautiful or strange, or crazy or ugly. I can compare my life, and life in general, to these because I constantly wonder how people perceive my own life. I'm compelled to write about the truth. Maybe it's because I'm watching The X Files. Maybe it's because I'm sick of hiding it. Maybe it's because, for once, I want everyone to see my life how it truly is.

Follow me, because it can only get better from here.