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Hidden! Content! live

Posted on April 29th, 2009 by annakjarzab

Last night was weird. I got some good news yesterday afternoon (hopefully I’ll be able to tell you about it soon), and I spent most of the night trying to call my family and tell them about it, but nobody answered their damn phones! I thought they were talking to each other, but apparently they were all out.

So I was alone in my apartment and not getting a hold of anyone, and for some reason I thought it’d be a good time to log into my Mint profile and rearrange my budget (I was “using”–and by “using” of course I mean ignoring–the default one) because I’d really like to get an iPhone, if I can swing it financially. I’m trying really hard to live exclusively off of my salary and not supplement too much with book money, but I want to get an iPhone because I want access to my email and the Internet and Evernote and all the cool things that make it easier for me to be a writer, business-wise and creativity-wise, so I think it’s a solid career investment. This is not me rationalizing a fancy, trendy purchase! (Okay, maybe it is, but it doesn’t make the rationalization invalid.)

And then I was going a little nuts because my bedroom is so small and cramped and I’m sick of having to do all my work in a 9×10 closet and I need more space and I read Full of Snark every day and she just bought an apartment and I was all, “How can I swing buying an apartment?” LOL because I live in NEW YORK! Where everything is so stupid expensive you could cry. And I’d want to stay on the Upper West Side, which, while not the most expensive place to buy in the city, is certainly mostly out of my price range–if I even have a price range, which I don’t know because I don’t know how much money you need to sensibly purchase a home, even in this economy, in this city and whatnot. After lots of frantic Googling, I decided to just make it a goal to work up to buying an apartment in a couple of years and leave it at that, because calm down, girl, you can not afford to buy an apartment.

Anyway, it’s completely amazing that I was able to get anything productive done yesterday evening, but I was. I wrote over 1,000 words in GR, otherwise known as Book 3, which is about four pages. Already I’m deviating from my synopsis (which is of course nowhere near done; I’ve been jumping the gun and writing the stuff I already have planned because I’m so excited for this book I couldn’t wait to get started). Well, not necessarily deviating, but getting a little exploratory in my new domain. It’s so nice to be writing again.

My roommate was out of town on business yesterday, and when she got home we chatted for a while. It turns out that she’s been reading my book bit by bit and hadn’t told me, not wanting to say anything until she finished, but then she told me anyway so whoops. She said she thought she knew who did it but didn’t want to say anything to me because she’d be able to read my reaction (I’m the worst bluffer), so I had her email me her guess before I went to bed. I’m excited for her to find out whether or not she was right.

By the way, there’s some hidden content live on the site now. Happy hunting!

10 Responses to “Hidden! Content! live”

Jessica Kennedy on April 29th, 2009 at 9:02 am Said:

Oh, I’m liking mint! 🙂
I had a similar online budget thingy but it wouldn’t reconize my checking account bank! Useless! 🙂


annakjarzab on April 29th, 2009 at 9:08 am Said:

Yes, Mint is great! Although sometimes it has its own problems pulling my financial info, and also it is very harsh about telling me I spent too much money at restaurants this month. 🙂

Alberto Lung on April 29th, 2009 at 9:09 am Said:


Alberto Lung on April 29th, 2009 at 9:10 am Said:

Apple will be realising a new phone soone. (like june)

Alberto Lung on April 29th, 2009 at 9:14 am Said:

while looking at the site i notice in the bottom you have a

Copyright © 2009 Anna Jarzab
thing, wich is contraditctin because when i click on it it take me to a creative commons icese wich is different then a Copyright…

Shannel on April 29th, 2009 at 9:51 am Said:

Ahhhhh! I love hidden content… that was fun… thanks!!

annakjarzab on April 29th, 2009 at 11:33 am Said:

Alberto: Creative Commons licenses are based on copyright. They apply to all works that are protected by copyright law. So, I keep my copyright. It is not a contradiction, but rather a clarification of the copyright pertaining to the copying and distribution of my content. I allow people to copy and distribute my work provided they give me credit under the conditions set by Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported.

(Okay, I admit it, my designer wrote that for me, I have no idea what it means.)

Thanks for the info about the iPhone! I would’ve gone out and bought one next week, probably, if I hadn’t known. I’ll wait till June.

Kim on April 29th, 2009 at 12:12 pm Said:

I only found one thing of hidden content. Are there more?

PS – Sorry I missed your call yesterday. I’ll call you this afternoon. (well…evening your time)

annakjarzab on April 29th, 2009 at 12:14 pm Said:

Yes, there are more. 😉 Okay, there’s one more. For now. We’re going to add, so a thorough search every few months is recommended!

Alexa on April 30th, 2009 at 2:51 pm Said:

I love it! So clever.

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