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Viral Video

Do you ever wonder how videos go viral? I’m fairly sure it’s not like this.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

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Why No Holiday Party?

Have you ever noticed that some companies don’t have holiday parties?  Watch the movie below to find out why.

Happy holidays!

May the farce be with you.

Your IFF,

Pam

The Sinkularity Effect

Thank you for reading The Write Choice. This week I’m taking a slight departure from my normal posts by telling you a little bit more about myself. I’ve also got a special surprise for you at the end.

In the last About Face, Hole-istic Approach, I exposed the rising prevalence of sinkholes across our planet and proposed a business venture in response. This week, I provide an alternative explanation that you could say is out of this world.

Before I show you the “evidence”, I thought you might be interested in a glimpse into what life is like as a writer.  My days in no way resemble my life when I was working in Human Resources.  I still use my brain of course, but am now exercising my “write” brain more than my left.

Obviously I’m still writing this Flogitter. The three types of stories (Blog Story (BS), How Tweet It Is, & About Face) require slightly different thinking and ways of writing, which has been good for me. I never expected to incorporate pictures into every post, it just kind of happened. I hope it’s something you enjoy.

I’m also still writing HR articles for Examiner.com (examiner.com/human-resources-in-chicago/pam-waits). Because they are business oriented, it requires me to dig into the intellectual portion of my brain (which I am glad to say is still there). An unexpected challenge is the task of finding a local angle for my articles. I try every time, but am not always successful.

Although I haven’t mentioned it in a while, I’m still working on my book.  After receiving excellent feedback from another aspiring author (thanks Todd!), I’m creating and adding new stories.  I’m excited about the turn the book is taking and will provide excerpts here when the time is right.

Something I didn’t anticipate writing were movies through xtranormal.com. This has tested my wit and ability to present material succinctly.  My fifth and latest film is another contest entry – this time the Trekkie SciFi contest. I couldn’t resist incorporating the Mayan’s end of the world prediction and coupling it with the last About Face on sinkholes. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. (Note: links to all of my xtranormal videos can be found on the “About Me” page (button on the upper right). I continue to add videos as I make them.)

Scene from "The Sinkularity Effect". These are the voyeurs of the Starship Enterprise.

Thanks for following The Write Choice. Knowing that you take a few minutes to read my words every week means the world to me. I feel like Read Writing Hood. Please let me know if there’s anything you want to see.  After all, I write for you.

May the farce be with you.

Your IFF and Psy-ficologist,

Pam

To view the video, click on the link below. (Sorry I couldn’t insert it directly into the post)

The Sinkularity Effect


Fangtastic 2 – A Love Story

I interrupt our regular programming for this special announcement.

Last week I entered xtranormal’s summer film festival. Winners will be determined by the number of “likes” their video receives on YouTube.

If you have a YouTube account, I would appreciate if you would show your support by “liking” Fangtastic 2: “A Love Story” and if you would ask your friends to do the same.

Simply hit the YouTube option on the video below or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmwlNHF74RY. Once you get to YouTube,  hit “like” on the left side under the video. You don’t even have to watch it to vote!!

Following is commentary about this summer blockbuster along with the video itself.

Fangtastic 2 – “A Love Story”

Fangtastic 2 picks up where Fangtastic left off (available for viewing on the home page of this blog, look to your right).  Dentist Dr. Vladimir meets Vampire Alvira in the forest where they first met following Alvira’s dental work of new veneers.  The film presents a riveting love story and an unexpected twist that you will never see coming.

Our actors were so taken with this new film, they asked to comment.

Vlad: “I think I like the sequel better than the original.  I was floored when I read the script and can’t wait to see how many people like it on YouTube. Pam’s work is on par with Steven Spielberg and of course the acting is second to none. I’m sure that Pam will be nominated for an xtranormal Oscar for her brilliant work.”

Alvira: “This movie has something for everyone. It has a captivating storyline filled with romance and intrigue. My only complaint is that I had to wear the same outfit I wore in the first film. Other than that, it’s FANGTASTIC!!”

Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy the movie!

Your IFF and Psy-ficologist,

Pam

Next week we return to our regular scheduled programming.

CRUD Happens

It’s common knowledge that many people have been impacted by the economy through job loss and underemployment.  Recent opinions suggest that the tide may be turning and the unemployment rate may be going down.

True or not, there is a disturbing trend seen by some employers in their unwillingness to hire people who are unemployed.  Or to take away the double negatives, they only want to hire people who are working.

In response to this position, I put together a video based on a true story.  The names and facts have been changed to protect the people involved (both innocent and guilty).

Please review the following definition of terms to help you understand the reporter’s story.

CRUD (Chronic Repetitive Unemployment Disorder)

Definition: someone who is unemployed; the cure for CRUD is CRED

Used in a sentence: I have CRUD.

CRED (Continuous Reliable Employment Disposition)

Definition: someone who is working; more extreme cases include employed individuals who have never been without a job; CREDs can become CRUDs

Used in a sentence: I have CRED.

BOBBottom Of the Barrel

Definition: someone who is a poor performer at work

Used in a sentence: Man, that Bob is a BOB.

CROCCream Of the Crop

Definition: someone who is an outstanding performer at work

Used in a sentence: I am a CROC.

Enjoy the film and let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Flogitters, Movies and Books – Oh, My!

Remember when I told you that I was pursuing a career in writing? Well, I thought you might be interested in getting a sneak preview of my first book. It’s a spoof of self-help books. Readers will learn how to improve their lives by deflecting responsibility and blaming others.  My book outlines how to effectively blame the three most common “Blamies”: “The Man”, your mother and religion in significant areas of life such as weight/appearance, personal relationships, work, finances and sports. The first draft is finished and is currently being reviewed by two friends (thanks Pam and John).  As you can see, I’m still very early in the process.

Ironically enough, I was inspired to write this book after reading “I Can Do It” by Louise Hay – a motivational book that focuses on the value of positive affirmations and is the antithesis of my first book.

Some may find it curious why I’m not writing about Human Resources. I will be. Those books are coming next – but they won’t be typical or serious as I plan to continue in the humor genre. There’s a myth that Human Resource professionals don’t have a sense of humor. The truth is that we do – the outside world just doesn’t see it very often because of our need to be sensitive to others. Since I’m not actively practicing HR, I see no reason to put all my hard earned Psy-Ficology to waste!

I hope you enjoy this little film that I made through xtranormal.com (GREAT website) that encapsulates the essence of my book. It is entitled “It’s Not My Fault”. Note how our heroine deflects responsibility and assigns blame, how she effectively utilizes the three Blamies and how her life is improved because of it. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let this movie do the talking for me.

I would sure appreciate it if you would tell your friends about this post and visit again or subscribe. New posts are added every week. Building a following on this blog may eventually help me sell my book.

And one more thing – let me know what you think by casting your vote at the poll shown below. Comments are also appreciated.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF and Psy-Ficologist,

Pam

Next time we go back to a Blog Story (BS) where I will be talking about roaches – the kind with legs.

If you want to view the film directly on Xtranormal or Youtube, do a search for “It’s Not My Fault By Pam Waits”.

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