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In praise of sublime weirdness



This is a funky comic strip I ambled upon. Worth a look.

Back on the writing front--The good news: I'm in the home stretch of my second draft (WIP#1). The bad news: I have to zip off to a tourism conference-- three days of bad food, no WiFi, and strange company.


I'm predicting a close one. Seahawks 73, Steelers 7

Pittsburg QB Ben Shloshlisberger training hard for the Superbowl. Plans to celebrate a Steeler victory with a new camaro.
I grew up in Port Orchard, Washington, just a ferry ride away from Seattle. My high school football team played on the same turf the Seahawks played on. In the sixth grade we took a field trip through the Seahawks locker room. I watched the Kingdome implode from across the street. The Seattle police evacuated a mile radius around the dome but we snuck into an empty warehouse four hours before the detonation curfew. And while I'm not FANatic enough to pay $5k for a Superbowl ticket, I'll be rooting from afar. GO SEAHAWKS!


Speaking in Public vs. Rectal Exams


Okay, here’s your choice:

A) Giving a speech in a crowded room
B) Getting a rectal exam

A friend of mine confessed that he’d rather go with the rubber glove treatment. How ‘bout you? Does the thought of speaking to a roomful of strangers make you want to sing your lunch?

I’m one of those sick people that actually enjoys speaking in public––probably because I dreaded it so much as a kid. But I’ve had to do it so much over the years, either pitching clients, or doing press conferences at work, that it just seems normal now.

Which got me wondering. Do you think being an introverted person hurts the marketing of your work? Does being an extrovert help?

(And if your answer was C. All of the above--giving a speech in a crowded room while simultaneously getting a rectal exam, you have my deepest sympathies).


Rewriting: Step Three--brought to you by NyQuil

I made it home from Seattle just in time to come down with the flu. What a horrible way to spend the day (and night). Maybe it's the bird flu? I could be Patient 1 in a global pandemic. Thank heaven there's NyQuil––in the original Green Death Flavor. nyqui liquid.gif