Last night I went to an informational training meeting for a local online newspaper start up. They've been around only 3 months and have made a good name for themselves. They need contributors, writers, bloggers and copy editors. I'm very interested in developing a more journalistic style, they'll help with that, it really excites me. It's community oriented, socially conscious and new media savvy. Of course, they built their base on FB. At this meeting there were film makers, journalists, tech people, musicians and bloggers. I'm so interested to see where this goes.
I'm also looking into tutoring kids. Apparently tutors are needed as the school budgets get cut more and more. I'd love to teach reading, comprehension and writing. Since it's giving directly to the community, I see this as a win-win. The pay appears to be reasonable with flexible hours. I'd love for this to work out. I'd really like to be able to cobble a paycheck together from a few part time sources, keep writing and see what happens. I'm still sending resumes out for the more traditional stuff, but really want to stay out of the cloth 3 walled world if at all possible or, at a mimimum. There is time.
And now, after I do some yoga, I'm going to make cookies. Yum yum yum. I have a friend coming over tomorrow afternoon, we'll have guacamole, salsa, chips and this:
Jalapeno Cocktail Pie
3 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
6 eggs, beaten
Sprinkle peppers, onion and garlic in a well-greased 9-inch square pan. Cover with cheese. Pour eggs over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until firm.
Cool and cut into 1-inch squares.
Very Mexican lady like, eh?