Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.
2: Locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.
Hold your mobile phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
3: Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. (Oh, this makes me laugh...no imagination necesary)
To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get chargedwhen you charge your mobile next time.
4: Disable a STOLEN mobile phone
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: *#06#.
A 15-digit-code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
"Men In Uniform" Romance Novel Contest
with NAL Publishing editor, Becky Vinter
Entry Deadline: entries will be accepted January 3, 2009 -- February 28, 2009
Entry Length: 1000 word excerpt (computer count).
Entries over 1000 words will be disqualified.
This is a novel length (80k - 100k) contest. Entry length of the excerpt is 1000 words (computer count). Excerpt can be any part of the story as long as it follows the above theme. Excerpt must be from a new, not yet published, manuscript.
Heat Level: Steamy!
Top 10 entries will be read by NAL editor, Becky Vinter Entry with the most reader votes will be named "Reader's Choice"
Becky Vinter will pick one entry to be named "Editor's Choice"
For more information see http://www.manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=authorContest
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
And yes, I shoudl be writing.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
So, I'm reading Wishcraft and it has an exercise where you write down who you are. Quickly, without thinking...so here goes... (you try it too)
- Mini-van driver (hey, they aren't sexy but they are practical as all heck)
OK...so then Wishcraft has you take a hard look at that list. How many are what you do, not who you are? Unless you LOVE what you do, it's not who you are. Thank goodness I did this now, not when I was a bitch (manager) or pimp (staffing manager).
Some of it is semantics. Author would change to writer. I love writing, the publicity buy-my-book dance is exhausting. The mini-van thing is silly as it has and will change through the years. I think the collector is related to the shopper. I like things. Touching them, having them, lining them up just so. It makes me happy. No clue why.
The book reccomends letting go of all the lables, which is good I guess. But some of them bring me joy. I'm proud to be someone's wife (14 years in, no less), thrilled to be someone's mother (3 times over) and every woman should have woman on that list (IMHO).
So...what's on your list?
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Luckily a neighbor spotted the aftermath so we weren't shocked. The boys are still shaken up, their play filled with robbers and theivery.
Plus it made a HUGE mess, and the insurance company is being wonky... so I'll be squeezing my kiddos into a rental until they learn their cheese from their whizz...and really...I just want my van back in one piece.
Needless to say, I didn't get any writing done because I was a bit busy with trying to explain cheese whizz to the insurance genuises. Or is it geniusi? They probably need to review that...
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
ONE LAST FLING