Last night, I decided to start up a couple new blogs. I'm not abandoning this one, but I decided I wanted to have a fresh start on blogger and vox. I've got one Livejournal friend who has started using vox more than LJ, and I'd like to be able to keep up with her. So, here's my vox page, and here's my new blogger site. I feel like this particular blog isn't as authentic as I'd like it to be. Everything I post is more "based on a true story" rather than representing my true self.
I'm still going to be posting work-related links on my new blogs (and here), but I don't think I'm going to take as many creative liberties.
When I used to own my own store, I was never afraid of stray bullets or other dangers when I was there alone at night. It was in a completely safe area, and I was friendly with the surrounding businesses and residents. It seemed very protected, and I'm thankful for that.
Unfortunately, some businesses have no choice but to invest in kevlar sheets to protect their employees from gun violence. From what I've read, kevlar is a popular material used to turn everyday items into bullet-proof ones. I'm pretty sure that's what my mom's police officer friend said his vest was made out of, so I would imagine it to be pretty sturdy and protective. Even so, I'm not sure something as simple as a kevlar sheet could make me feel secure in a truly dangerous area. I give a lot of credit to business people who aren't afraid to stand their ground in less desireable neighborhoods.
I don't think I'll be trying any online dating sites in the near future, but last week I decided to check out some of them with my friend Kevin in mind. He meets a lot of girls on myspace and at this club that he visits, but so far he still hasn't found Ms. Right. I had a few minutes and I thought, why not do a little look-see for Kevin?
I spent awhile browsing the first sites that came to mind -- eHarmony, JustSayHi, and Yahoo Personals -- but it was hard to tell whether or not he would have any luck with those. After all, they're businesses and they're obviously out to make a buck when people sign up. They're selling a service, and they might not be upfront about the drawbacks of using it. So I did a search for online dating reviews, and found this site.
OnlineDatingReviews.biz walks you through the main dating sites and explains both the pros and cons of each one. Internet dating is a huge industry, so it's great to know which sites are reputable and which ones aren't.
In the end, I decided to send Kevin to the internet dating review site I found and let him take it from there. I hope he finds someone deserving of his time and attention!