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Advice Vixens

All of the sudden (as in yesterday, to be exact) there are dozens of new vixens lurking around and throwing advice.

This sudden site popularity piques my curiosity. Are they real? None of them has introduced themselves...

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    YES!!! I was thinking the same thing.
    I thought it was cool...people are starting to pick up on the site.

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    Real or not, I am glad they are here and welcome them warmly.

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    ehvwon wrote: Real or not, I am glad they are here and welcome them warmly.

    Me too....I don't think they are fake...who in the hell has that much time on thier hands? Because alot if not all of them were giving long comments/advice on many threads. So, I think they are real.

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    The more, the merrier. I hope they read Dope Astrology too!

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    Isn't it weird, so many popping like that just at once, not even one with an introduccion?
    And T, you mean machine, some of them take it all quite seriously in their answers...a penis?

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    I'm new. I'm real. I don't have a whole lot of time on my hands, but I think this site is cool. It's a karmic thing--give some advice and the next time I'm in need, maybe someone can help me out. Oh, yeah, and where do I introduce myself?

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    Maybe I should introduce myself. I have been a member of this site for a while, but haven't really been on much, but I'm really getting into it these days. Hopefully I will be able to give and get some great advice from you vixens and btw, I love Dope Astrology!

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    Keka wrote: Isn't it weird, so many popping like that just at once, not even one with an introduccion? And T, you mean machine, some of them take it all quite seriously in their answers...a penis?

    I think it's fabulous that they take the time to answer each question so thoughtfully. I was momentarily bewildered by the activity, and my inner devil came out.

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    Oh Nikki posted an introduce yourself post...dang...I wanted to get to know about some of the new vixies

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    ehvwon wrote: I think it's fabulous that they take the time to answer each question so thoughtfully. I was momentarily bewildered by the activity, and my inner devil came out.

    Funny how it works....I was bewildered by the rather inactivity ( yesterday morning)...but who am I to say, there's nothing inner about my evil ;)

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    Can we do another introduccion thread? I wanna know who they are and where they came from!
    And they need to know who we are, lest them take it without warning...

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    I'm new and I dived right in. If you need to know something, just ask and I'll tell.

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    Cane wrote: Oh Nikki posted an introduce yourself post...dang...I wanted to get to know about some of the new vixies

    I did... hmm didn't realize it was gone... I can't keep up lately! The threads roll on by so quickly now!

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    Nikki wrote: I did... hmm didn't realize it was gone... I can't keep up lately! The threads roll on by so quickly now!

    You did it last nite? Must have gotten heated huh...

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    Can't beat me up for being timely...

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    Hey! I signed up yesterday, but have delved through this site for quite a while. I figured I should put my own two-cents since I dish out advice to people day in and day out. I'm a great listener and just plain love to talk.

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    Why does that suck? It's a wonderful site and we give thoughtful advice here...stick around and you might enjoy yourself!

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    Now all the extra people make sense. No wonder their advice is so freaking long and earnest.

    People, you ain't gonna be gettin no job here! So let your hair loose and let your real opinions fly! No more of this boring, long, PC bullshit.

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    interesting, what did the ad say?

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    Raven wrote: Now all the extra people make sense. No wonder their advice is so freaking long and earnest. People, you ain't gonna be gettin no job here! So let your hair loose and let your real opinions fly! No more of this boring, long, PC bullshit.

    Bwuahaha. Your honesty is always refreshing.

    It is very interesting how different the tones become when one thinks what they say might matter to someone they deem important.


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    Hey Guys,

    I'm AC and I, like many others, answered an ad for freelance writers...but what an awesome site! Long Live the A$$ kicking vixens, I hope to hang around here more often!

    xAC

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    Hello all! My name is Kathleen and I find myself here as a result of testing for a writing job. I am probably a little older than most of you judging by your photos, and am a new grandmother, though I hate that word. I do, however like to give advice when I think I have the answer. Time will tell, and I'm glad to meet you all!

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    NEWBIE HERE..lol seems same as the others I too answered an ad for a writing job, I been giving out advice for years, either as a bartender for free or as a prison minister and youth pastor. OK different life ago. ANYWAYS, Im glad to find this site and help out when I can. Hubby said get to writing and tell people about yourself. gosh hope he realizes after 20 yrs i will be writing about him too..lololol and i tell it from the hip so I hope not to offend anyone just call it as i see it.

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    Vixens -

    I, too, am here because of the Craigslist ad. I'm a freelancer who's pushing 40 and has two young children, and whose spouse got laid off last week...so if you please, would you mind stepping off so I can snag this gig?

    Just kidding.

    I'm Melissa, and what equips me to give anyone advice? Well, I've been in therapy on and off since I was 16...study spirituality, nonviolent communication, intentional community...try to be a good mama and wife...teach yoga...read voraciously...and I write books about health, alternative medicine, education, psychology, and the like... work in my kids' school...try to make ends meet...cook a nice meal now & then.

    Love the avatars on this site! This one actually looks a little like me. I love scarves. People must think I have hickeys all the time, with my scarf thing I do. - MLB

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    Boy, you chicks are SPOT ON. I love the sass. Even if this whole thing is just a site-traffic-magnet, I'm sticking around, because it's rare to find so many people who see through the crap.

    Hooray for opinionated women.

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    Oh Oh Oh! ME... I don't have enough to do. ;)

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    Kathleen wrote: Hello all! My name is Kathleen and I find myself here as a result of testing for a writing job. I am probably a little older than most of you judging by your photos, and am a new grandmother, though I hate that word. I do, however like to give advice when I think I have the answer. Time will tell, and I'm glad to meet you all!

    No such a thing as age here, girl.

    All you need is that inner fabulosity, so so rampant that it allows you to get vulnerable, hormonal, catty, irreverent, playful and even downright mooody. We take it all here.

    Though of course everybody gotta earn their right.

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    Hello, all of you lovely Vixens: My name is Caroline. I, too, picked up on the site in response to a freelance writing job. I am not an expert on anything, but I have an open mind and I live outside of the so-called "box." My fiance dances ballet -- yes, I wash my man's tights -- and I am full time writer. I am a total nerd at heart, and get off on the mere sight of my new Mac computer. I am attracted to men -- as evidenced by my fiance -- but I think a woman's body trumps a male's by far. We are fabulous.

    I am a horrible cook and I hate to clean up from cooking, so, basically, I just like to eat. I love my three younger siblings like they are my kids, and if I could keep them protected from our sometimes-horrible society forever, then I would do so. Of course, then they would miss out on life experiences, and I wouldn't want that either. It's a toss up.

    I am getting married in the spring, and I am anything but a bridezilla. All I want is to wear a pretty dress and call my fiance my husband. The rest of that hoopla will not make my marriage any greater than it is meant to be.



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    Can a big mouthed, curse spitting, urban slang non proper english speaking gal without a writing mayor apply?

    If so, tell me where.

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    Okay, now I have guilt gut. I came here and shamelessly spewed advice hoping to get a job. But times are what they are, and I'm fed up with ramen noodles and wine in a box.

    Having said that, I take myself out of the running now that I have glimpsed my competition. Do I write? Heck, yeah. Am I capable of the most obscene witchery ever cyber-witnessed? Absolutely. (I've got references.) But through this writing test, I've learned that I can't quest for snark. It either happens or it doesn't, and unfortunately for all of us ... well, you know the rest. Even as I write this, I'm out of snark and hoping you won't notice.

    Puut putt putt putt puuuuuuuuuuutttttttttt....

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    Hi Keka,

    I think I know why there are lots of new vixens (I kind of like thinking of myself as a vixen). There was an ad posted on craigslist. EJean is looking for a writer/editor for this site. In order to apply you have to answer five questions and send her the links! So,let's say that 50 people are interested in the job, that's 250 new postings (I did that with mental math, by the way). So you should probably expect to see even more new "vixens" before November 10th (which is the cutoff date to apply for the position).

    You might have guessed that I am applying for the job. It sounds like a lot of fun--way more fun than my last job--teaching algebra to insolent teens. Truthfully, I love this kind of shit (giving advice, that is). When I was a kid there was a magazine called Young Miss (if my memory serves me). They had a page called, "Boy Was My Face Red." Girls would write in (my friend and I were fairly convinced that the letters were made up) sharing their most embarrassing moments. They were so dumb, so my friend and I decided to write our own, which were always about boys or periods (or both).

    So, you want me to introduce myself, which will also serve to answer the questions that EJean asked in the ad...

    I love: booger and fart jokes, trying to figure things out, figuring things out, cooking, yoga, reading, good sex, children (most of them, most of the time), getting massages, sleeping through the night (I suffer from terrible insomnia), my weightlifting class, writing, House (the show), Seinfeld, any and all Law and Order episodes, and, the most elusive--feeling calm

    I hate: mayonnaise on sandwiches, my insomnia, my sagging boobs, emptying the dishwasher, people with no integrity (I know, I know), and I can't think of anything else right now (which is good because I think of myself as a glass half empty person, but realize I have way more in my "I love" list than my "I hate" list). Perhaps a shift is underway...

    What excites me: hot guys (and are there any up here in Putnam County, NY?--big dry spell since on again off again thing with sexy mechanic), figuring things out, the euphoria I feel after I work out, and connecting (really connecting) with others

    I hope I hear from Betty Jean...

    Laura

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    I am not fake. If I were fake, my boobs would be bigger.

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    Hi everyone, I too applied for the job on craigslist. I'm so addicted to the site now though...it's just awesome! There's not much to say about me other than I just made a huge decision to not go back to my full-time job as an editor so I could stay at home and raise my son. It sounds crazy, I know, but it feels right so I'm just going to go with it and see what happens.

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    Terrence wrote: Yes. I am real.

    Welcome, Terrence! We love the mens here.

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    Now now, ladies and gents...alas, I believe there is enough room for every one of us on this fine site. I'm only sorry I didn't discover it sooner. Bravo Lady E for incorporating a little advertising into her search for E jr...
    I personally find all the free-flowing advice kind of liberating. In today's tough economic climate who is to blame for remaining strong and continuing to follow their dream(or empty wallet). Let's raise each other up and dish... not descriminate. A few more opinions never hurt!

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    And with my long winded comment I ran out of space for introductions...
    My name is Lynne. I'm 32 and need an outlet for spare wit and sarcasm in the form of advice. I believe my husband gets about all of it he can take! I am usually the one my friends go to for advice, solicited and the other(unintentionally solicited).
    So hello all u hot vixies, hope to get to know you all well.

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    Here is the link for the writing job on Craigslist. I think that some of you veteran vixens qualify and should apply. GOOD LUCK.

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/889416541.html

    (2Ę)

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    It's an invasion from the planet Vixenia. Don't believe all those other replies - they'll say anything to confuse you with their mind fog code language.

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    Well, I guess this where the party was started, and now all the wall flowers are introducing themselves. So, let me peel myself off the wall and get onto the floor and introduce myself.

    Hello everyone! This is certainly a lively site. Reminds me of being in college! Something for everyone.

    My name is Rue, and just like all the other newbies, I saw the ad. Actually, a friend emailed me. Her comment was: "Well, you're always being asked for your advice and giving it...so why not get paid for what you already do!"

    Sounds good to me! So here I am, throwing in my two cents, and joining the party! I'm honest, laid back, fun loving...and according to my husband, I have a wicked mind and sense of humor. And, according to some students I've had: I tell it like I see it. And every dose of medicine I give, I always follow it with a chaser!

    Pleasure meeting you all, and looking around the site. I'm glad I found it. There are some really good reads here!

    Blessings!

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    Hi, Keka,

    My name is Tumerica, based roughly on the spice, turmeric, because I'm a major foodie (food blog, working on a cookbook, cook outrageously gourmet food whenever I get the chance, etc.). Also, I hide my real name most of the time because it's a strange name and easy to Google where I live and come over for a visit (especially because I tend to blab my opinions all over the place, this could make me unpopular with certain Right-wing folks).

    I'd have to say, though, that the lurkers are those who don't chime in and the adviser-wannabes--like me--are actually jumping onto the floor and dancing with everyone else. Nice to meet you.

    Tumerica

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    Tumerica wrote: Hi, Keka, My name is Tumerica, based roughly on the spice, turmeric, because I'm a major foodie (food blog, working on a cookbook, cook outrageously gourmet food whenever I get the chance, etc.). Also, I hide my real name most of the time because it's a strange name and easy to Google where I live and come over for a visit (especially because I tend to blab my opinions all over the place, this could make me unpopular with certain Right-wing folks). I'd have to say, though, that the lurkers are those who don't chime in and the adviser-wannabes--like me--are actually jumping onto the floor and dancing with everyone else. Nice to meet you. Tumerica


    Tumerica, our American Nigella, welcome!

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    My name is Leslie and I too am real. I also saw the ad for the writing gig, but honestly I have really loved reading the posts and responding. Everyone so far seems to be really down to earth, which is rare to find these days. So writing gig or not I definitely want to stick around and hopefully get to know those of you who have been a part of the site for some time as well as anyone like me who is a newcomer.

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    Hey all. I'm Carly and am also here because of the writing gig but am really loving it. Being the loud, opinionated, sarcastic New Yorker that I am, there is nothing more that I love than giving other people advice based on my many, many life mistakes. I'm 23 and a recent college grad and am looking for that whole Dare To Be Great situation. I am currently writing a book also with a friend, and my life basically revolves around writing, music, red wine, reading, and my friends.

    This site is utterly fantastically amusing and I'm really loving some of the questions and responses posted up. Even if I don't get the job, I'm definitely addicted!

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    [Rewind 30 years ago]
    ďOk, itís your turnÖ Tell us your name and something about what you did over your summer break?Ē

    [FF to present]
    ďThis sudden site popularity piques my curiosity. Are they real? None of them has introduced themselves...Ē

    My name is Jeff. I apologize for being here without a vagina, but please let me explain. Oh right, and a hearty deep-voiced hello!

    Like many others, I jumped on the craigslist ad and spent the past few hours reading all your excellent posts. Some of your advice is, well, interesting. But hey, youíre real women with passion and insight, and thatís cool. In fact, Iím finding some of you addictive. Now before you roll your eyes in a ďscary man alertĒ kind of way, Iím gay. In mind, Iím nearly as Vixen as you.

    I was gleefully partnered for over 10 years before Rich and I separated earlier this year. Every bit the stereotypical Ďdivorceí Ė emotional, depressing, stressful, financially taxing, bitterness, anger Ė but without the children or attorneys. After far too many lonely nights reflecting and soul-searching, I came to a series of conclusions that I plan to weave into some discussions here.

    So while the CL ad brought me here, Iím realizing the pursuit of a writing career is not what will keep me coming back for more. Your personalities, wit, and unique perspectives are the true draw. And maybe that was the point.

    Thanks for having me; hugs all around.
    (now back to reading more of your postsÖ)

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    Jeff wrote: [Rewind 30 years ago] ďOk, itís your turnÖ Tell us your name and something about what you did over your summer break?Ē [FF to present] ďThis sudden site popularity piques my curiosity. Are they real? None of them has introduced themselves...Ē My name is Jeff. I apologize for being here without a vagina, but please let me explain. Oh right, and a hearty deep-voiced hello! Like many others, I jumped on the craigslist ad and spent the past few hours reading all your excellent posts. Some of your advice is, well, interesting. But hey, youíre real women with passion and insight, and thatís cool. In fact, Iím finding some of you addictive. Now before you roll your eyes in a ďscary man alertĒ kind of way, Iím gay. In mind, Iím nearly as Vixen as you. I was gleefully partnered for over 10 years before Rich and I separated earlier this year. Every bit the stereotypical Ďdivorceí Ė emotional, depressing, stressful, financially taxing, bitterness, anger Ė but without the children or attorneys. After far too many lonely nights reflecting and soul-searching, I came to a series of conclusions that I plan to weave into some discussions here. So while the CL ad brought me here, Iím realizing the pursuit of a writing career is not what will keep me coming back for more. Your personalities, wit, and unique perspectives are the true draw. And maybe that was the point. Thanks for having me; hugs all around. (now back to reading more of your postsÖ)

    Jeff, we welcome men here just as much as women. We need your voices.

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    I'm soo sorry for my horrible manners. My name is Adrienne, Addy for short. I'm from a small town in Ohio and I currently live with my two year old daughter, Tara and my fiance, Juston. I'm twenty two years old and currently a stay at home mom. Anything else that you would like to know or ask feel free I love to chat!! I think vixen is a most fitting name and i love the honesty that I find here...plus I love giving advice!

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    Gosh, I didn't realize there were formal introductions!

    I'm Jennifer (heeeelloooo Jennifer).

    Craigslist newbie, of course. Early 30's, writer/author/blogger/entrepreneur. Located in the Pacific Northwest, but I travel quite a bit when I'm not playing Mom and Wife. I like loud music, good food, strong drinks, expensive shoes...and giving witty advice to anyone who's crazy enough to ask.

    Just the other day, Billy Joel asked if he had chocolate in his teeth, and I happily told him no...

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    Helloooo! I did think it quite rude to just jump on and start tossing out advice willy-nilly without so much as an introduction. My apologies ladies and gentlemen! I agree with Miss Beth. I love seeing men contribute to these questions.

    Everyone here seems to be fun and talented in their own right so I'm enjoying the company.

    My name is Lexi. I was drawn here by the CL ad - as everyone seems to be saying - but I have ALWAYS loved Ask Jean and this site is fantastic!

    I am passionate to the extreme. I have two boys (three if you count my fiancťe). I have had the luxury of living all over the world including Hong Kong (before the handover) and I have landed in California. I have a day job which I am not passionate about but we do what we must to take care of our loved ones (thank GOD for my fantastic nanny/protector/friend I found Ė or who found us) and whenever I get time Ė I write. Iím a multi-tasker extraordinaire (but all moms have to be so this is not a unique talent!)

    Somehow while living this thing we call life I found a happiness and calm that I never thought existed. It's more of an elixir for life really....the kind of potion that rocks your heart, soul and being. The kind that you hope everyone can find for themselves one day.... I'm a little old fashioned, and a little modern. A little traditional annnd a little bit punk rock. Iím kind of classical and kind of rock ní rollÖ I love to laugh... I want to soak up everything this life has to offer...and in the end I simply want to leave the world a better place then I found it.... I am very robust, animated and theatrical and truly believe that life is too short to be going around taking things too seriously. Laughing is so important and my goal is to always bring a lot of energy and laughter to a room Ė whether it be with my insane impersonations or whipping out a joke or two. I'm a no nonsense kinda gal who tells it like it is... I'm a hopeless romantic, but underneath it all I can kick a little ass.

    Nice to meet you all! Looking forward to contributing!

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    Hi Keka-

    I parachuted in this morning for the first time.

    Mookie

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    Hey all! I guess this is where the introduction par-tay is....so "hi!" Glad to meet a bunch of like-minded sassy and smart gals (and guys!). Looking forward to throwing around the advice when I've got it, and taking it when I need it!

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    I'm Jane, I'm real and I give solicited (and un-solicited) advice...you may feel free to tell me to shove it, I won't be offended.

    And thank goodness for the craigslist post, I otherwise might not have known about a place for me to dispense all of this infinite wisdom.

    ;)

    Jane

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    Auntie E is a brilliant businesswoman.

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    Keka,

    Was that an insult, a bit of curiosity, or a feeling of deprivation?

    So in staying true to good social networking etiquette (I guess), here it is:

    My name is Elana. Some people know me as "TalkingChic," the fashion columnist for AgendMag.com, while others know me as the 'Good Girl Gone Shopping," owner of a personal shopping and wardrobe consulting business. I come in peace.

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    I also will follow in Elana's footsteps and introduce myself.

    I'm Lindsay. I'm a Southern girl (my muse Scarlett O' Hara has my heart). I offer unsolicited advice and impose my opinion on my poor friends frequently. I don't know how they deal with it.

    I am currently dying in D.C. at an internship. Not sure I'm a big city girl after all.

    I can't wait to get to know yall and ask some questions and give some answers. XOXO

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    Well, I'm here because I saw an ad for the site. I'm J. M. Cornwell, a writer, journalist, editor and professional curiosity seeker from Colorado Springs.

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    My apologies for jumping in without an introduction -- guess I just got wrapped up in wanting to add in my two cents...Craigs list pulled me in and I haven't been able to leave.

    My name is Christine - I'm a writer, television producer and a better snowboarder than any guy I've dated! I also apparently love to be involved in other people's business. I now live in Chicago, after a recent move from NYC.

    My alter ego, Sierra (think Sasha Fierce to Beyonce) is a superhero in training, a skydiving arcobat and damn, can she sing!

    We both look forward to getting to know everyone here!









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    Hello everyone. I'm Jennifer, I'm 26, and I also stumbled across this site because of the Craigslist advertisement. I'm a writer and copy editor. I work from home so I have SO MUCH time to contribute to this site. I've become quite addicted already. It's 3:00 a.m. and I need to be asleep, but I'm not...LOL.

    No matter what happens with the job position, I'm not going anywhere :) This site is AWESOME!!! I love it!!!

    Ok.....time for some shut-eye. I hope everyone has a FABULOUS week!!!

    Tootles!!!


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    Hi Vixens

    I'm another freelancer, an Aussie, I saw the craigslist ad, and I'm also an advisory addict. I've been doing advisories for years, and to this day, I don't know why, apart from the fact I love doing it and can't help it.

    Sounds Freudian, doesn't it...?

    Probably just a coincidence...No.

    Have to admit also that having seen the site, it's like another world, very different, and being surrounded by attractive women has never really put me off anything.

    This site is a lot more articulate than most. I work on sites all over the world, and this forum, I promise you, is a relief in so many ways.

    I write books, play music, do graphics and online journalism, and haven't been sued by the English language much lately.

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    I always wanted to be called a vixen.

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    Keka~

    Reason why I am here: there was an ad out and I saw it! I started browsing and absolutely loved what I saw and read! ;)

    This is a fabulous site, so real and unedited! Lots of good information as well as advice.

    Let me introduce myself~ Veronica, live in Arizona with an amazing family and life. I feel so very blessed. I love to shop, would love to travel the world, and I love to spend time with my family and learn! I also love reading, improving myself, offer lots of love and support to those I care about.

    From this site, I hope to gain new insights and learn much! I hope to contribute with my seemingly very limited experiences... and would love to make a positive difference here.

    Askejean.com is a really fascinating site and it's already in my favorites!

    Have the best day ever!!!!

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    Well that is great. Welcome everybody!

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    Hi y'all, I'm Wendy, one of the Craigslist people! Currently residing in Kansas by way of nealry everywhere else, a freelancer, lover of shoes and Coach bags, owner of a dopey Chihuahua named Bug, and so glad to have found this site!

    W

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    Keka wrote: Isn't it weird, so many popping like that just at once, not even one with an introduccion? And T, you mean machine, some of them take it all quite seriously in their answers...a penis?

    Saw the ad, then ended up liking this way more than I thought I would. Hope you don't mind another dude around.
    I like your picture Keka. Since I'm new--what's your story?

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    I'm real. Real real.

    I talk too much, read too much, and ask too many questions, and probably offer too many opinions.

    I also like to listen. And I like figs.

    So I thought...I might...be OK here.

    It's a great community!


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    I've been pretty distracted on several fronts today, so I am just now getting to this thread. I think I DID reply yesterday in another thread about Newbies and who we all were, but I'll do so here as well.

    My name is Holly, I've earned the right to not be ashamed to say I am 44 years old, and I am a natural born writer who MUST write in order to function, and have been doing so since I first held a pencil in my hand. I have been a sometime casual advice-giver and layman spiritual educator these past couple of years as I have developed my blog and my groups on MySpace as well as my own New Age spirituality website (all of which have suffered much of my absence as of late for several reasons). I am almost an empty-nester (my son will leave at the beginning of the year, his sister has been gone for 9 months), and am deeply exploring who I am as a person without them. I kind of remember this person! Only she's much wiser than she used to be... I kind of like her!

    This past year my life has been about my husband's neck injury, which is still waiting to be resolved. After a year of one sort of therapy after another, he is finally ready for surgery - when the doctor gets around to it (hopefully before the COBRA insurance expires and before we are completely ruined financially). Up until recently, I was not able to work because he had so many doctor's appointments fairly far away (45 miles), but now that we are just in limbo and there are no more regular doctor's appointments, I am once again looking - after a near 10 year absence from the workplace.

    And let's just say that experience isn't going as well as I would like. But I just hold to the idea that I am just being a placeholder in time until the right thing comes along.

    I get easily addicted to a lot of websites - especially social networking sites. I also play World of Warcraft. I'm a WoW MoM. :) My life is about learning and applying what I learn to my experience, and perhaps being able to help others in the process. The internet is a dream come true for me. I could never have enough books to read - and now I have all THIS! I have never had the money to go to school for myself, but I have a great deal of self-taught knowledge in several areas and love the opportunity to share what I know in several forums.

    This place is just amazing! I am pleased as punch to be among you and thrilled with all the good work being done here! As I said in that other thread that I replied to, THIS is the way that brainstorming was meant to be done, how dilemmas were meant to be solved!

    ((Wave)) Nice to meet you all!

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    I love this- do we get name tags?

    Hello! I'm Anna. Long time reader, not so frequent poster, mostly on account of my BlackBerry not really supporting AV... so it's probably due time for a reintroduce anyway.

    In a nutshell, 25, New York native, 3 crazy dogs, loves travel & food. Nice to meet you all (again)!

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    I see that the catís out of the bag! I too saw the ad on craigslist and checked it out. I love the website. I am writer with over thirty years experience in a broad range of areas: mass market romantic novels, non-fiction ghostwriting, television scripts and comedy. I have several regular (non-advice) columns in newspapers over here in Ireland, where I live. I have always wanted to write an advice column/blog called PsychoMom, but have not really found the right publication/website yet. I got the name from one of my daughters' ex-boyfriends after I told him that I would hunt him down like a dog and have his head on a stick if he ruined her 18th summer.
    Remember all those things you wanted to talk to your Mom about but were afraid to ask? Think of me as the mother you never had. I am as old as rock and rock (1956. Elvis. Heartbreak Hotel) and grew up in a sex and drugs culture that my mother never knew. I had no role models to follow. I just had to make it up as I went along. I have four daughters, ranging from 17years old to 28 years old. I am well used to giving advice. I know that to just say no to sex and drugs is not the same thing as making an informed decision. Why anyone would want to say no to rock & roll is beyond me. The fact that I have done MA degrees in both Psychology and Womenís Studies is less important than the fact that Iíve tried to live my life with as much Action, Adventure, Romance, and Love as I could manage with four kids, a career as a freelance writer and bills to pay. I love to party but I am not, nor have I ever been, addicted to drugs, an alcoholic, or caught an STD. Neither have my daughters. For the record, I was married to my daughters' father for twenty years. I now live with a man who is 15 years younger than I am. Weíve been together for 13 years. The sex is great.
    Thatís me in a nutshell. Letís hope you guys like me. If you do, tell yer wan ( as we say in Ireland).I have to admit that the devil in me is wondering whether there really is a job at the end of the rainbow or if this is just a very clever way to increase traffic? Not to worry-itís been very entertaining to read all your posts, whatever the initial intent.
    Cheers, Tina

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    Tina wrote: I see that the catís out of the bag! I too saw the ad on craigslist and checked it out. I love the website. I am writer with over thirty years experience in a broad range of areas: mass market romantic novels, non-fiction ghostwriting, television scripts and comedy. I have several regular (non-advice) columns in newspapers over here in Ireland, where I live. I have always wanted to write an advice column/blog called PsychoMom, but have not really found the right publication/website yet. I got the name from one of my daughters' ex-boyfriends after I told him that I would hunt him down like a dog and have his head on a stick if he ruined her 18th summer. Remember all those things you wanted to talk to your Mom about but were afraid to ask? Think of me as the mother you never had. I am as old as rock and rock (1956. Elvis. Heartbreak Hotel) and grew up in a sex and drugs culture that my mother never knew. I had no role models to follow. I just had to make it up as I went along. I have four daughters, ranging from 17years old to 28 years old. I am well used to giving advice. I know that to just say no to sex and drugs is not the same thing as making an informed decision. Why anyone would want to say no to rock & roll is beyond me. The fact that I have done MA degrees in both Psychology and Womenís Studies is less important than the fact that Iíve tried to live my life with as much Action, Adventure, Romance, and Love as I could manage with four kids, a career as a freelance writer and bills to pay. I love to party but I am not, nor have I ever been, addicted to drugs, an alcoholic, or caught an STD. Neither have my daughters. For the record, I was married to my daughters' father for twenty years. I now live with a man who is 15 years younger than I am. Weíve been together for 13 years. The sex is great. Thatís me in a nutshell. Letís hope you guys like me. If you do, tell yer wan ( as we say in Ireland).I have to admit that the devil in me is wondering whether there really is a job at the end of the rainbow or if this is just a very clever way to increase traffic? Not to worry-itís been very entertaining to read all your posts, whatever the initial intent. Cheers, Tina


    Ever since Eee pimped AV, there are lots of tricks swinging their hips in the corners.

    You, Tina, are the first block-rant I fully read, and I got you! (except the part you say you are old)

    Welcome! Now can you please post a pic? Something that makes you identifiable?

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    Keka wrote: Ever since Eee pimped AV, there are lots of tricks swinging their hips in the corners. You, Tina, are the first block-rant I fully read, and I got you! (except the part you say you are old) Welcome! Now can you please post a pic? Something that makes you identifiable?

    Hey there Keka! (Love the hat).How's it going. It's bloody freezing here. I tried to reply directly to you but the reply button doesn't like me. I'm still trying to figure out the site-then again I'm using my usual " push the elevator button repeatedly" method. I've tried to upload several pics,but they are all too big. Makes me feel like I'm trying to zip up an evening gown that doesn't fit.
    I'll get my techy guy to help resize.
    Thanks for the thumbs up. Let's hope Ms Jean notices!
    PS Iam "old" in the sense that I've been on this planet for over half a century, but that's as far as it goes.

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    LOL. Seems that my low tech method worked!

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    Well, allow me to introduce myself - I am Leanne. I'm from the Los Angeles area and am currently a college student. I am a professional makeup artist, but am taking a break from that in order to get, at the very least, my AA and hopefully my BA and maybe even go for a higher degree.. I'm fairly certain that I want to major in English or Journalism, however, Sociology (especially Women's Studies) and Psychology interest me highly. I am pro-choice and very liberal, I have an opinion about absolutely everything and thrive off of information; I love to know as much as I possibly can and enjoy learning every single day of my life. I joined the site because I saw E. Jean Carroll's listing on Craig's List for a right-hand (wo)man and would absolutly love the opportunity to work for the site, and/or just as an assistant or as in intern.
    I love giving advice, and love to write.. So this site feels like home :]

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    Tina wrote: I see that the catís out of the bag! I too saw the ad on craigslist and checked it out. I love the website. I am writer with over thirty years experience in a broad range of areas: mass market romantic novels, non-fiction ghostwriting, television scripts and comedy. I have several regular (non-advice) columns in newspapers over here in Ireland, where I live. I have always wanted to write an advice column/blog called PsychoMom, but have not really found the right publication/website yet. I got the name from one of my daughters' ex-boyfriends after I told him that I would hunt him down like a dog and have his head on a stick if he ruined her 18th summer. Remember all those things you wanted to talk to your Mom about but were afraid to ask? Think of me as the mother you never had. I am as old as rock and rock (1956. Elvis. Heartbreak Hotel) and grew up in a sex and drugs culture that my mother never knew. I had no role models to follow. I just had to make it up as I went along. I have four daughters, ranging from 17years old to 28 years old. I am well used to giving advice. I know that to just say no to sex and drugs is not the same thing as making an informed decision. Why anyone would want to say no to rock & roll is beyond me. The fact that I have done MA degrees in both Psychology and Womenís Studies is less important than the fact that Iíve tried to live my life with as much Action, Adventure, Romance, and Love as I could manage with four kids, a career as a freelance writer and bills to pay. I love to party but I am not, nor have I ever been, addicted to drugs, an alcoholic, or caught an STD. Neither have my daughters. For the record, I was married to my daughters' father for twenty years. I now live with a man who is 15 years younger than I am. Weíve been together for 13 years. The sex is great. Thatís me in a nutshell. Letís hope you guys like me. If you do, tell yer wan ( as we say in Ireland).I have to admit that the devil in me is wondering whether there really is a job at the end of the rainbow or if this is just a very clever way to increase traffic? Not to worry-itís been very entertaining to read all your posts, whatever the initial intent. Cheers, Tina

    You are my inspiration :]

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    Leanne wrote: You are my inspiration :]

    Dear Leanne,

    Aw shucks. Thanks, Tina
    PS You look like you're doing pretty well for yourself!

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    I am a complete fabrication.


    And I'm also a 21-year-old college student. I'm a CL newbie, guilty as charged, but as I said before, I joined this community for one reason and staying forever for another.

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    Who are any of us really? What is real? ;)

    I assume I'm one of the "new lurkers" you're speaking of above. I didn't know a formal introduction was required. I thought that's kind of what the account questions were for, to give some insight into who we all are. I know that's the first I do when I see a particular question or answer that intrigues me...I look at that Vixens' profile to check 'em out!

    In the spirit of community and friendship, I'll indulge your curiousity...my name is Briana and I'm a 29 year old writer/actress/producer. This past January, I moved to LA with my boyfriend and partner, Dave. We have a small company together; we produce short comedic films. I was one of E. Jean's Advice Vixen interns last year when I was living in New York. I had a wonderful time helping to boost the profile of this site. I loved having a place to go, at any time of the day or night, where I could reach out and help those in need. When I had a problem, there was always someone there to give me a kind word or a new perspective.

    Then, I moved home for the holidays, in preparation of my big move to LA! Living with my parents in Michigan, I didn't have the same access to the internet and I had a full time job that had me working overtime. Now that I'm settled in LA, I realized I missed the community of ladies (and a few men) on Advice Vixens. The other day, I jumped back on the site, feet first, and was happy to see some of the same wise, witty, and friendly Vixens (Teresa, Blondie, D) that I had traded secrets with last year. And plenty of new Vixens...this little site has grown! It's amazing! I'm so glad to be back!

    I saw you were a Bill Maher fan so I was eager to chat it up with you. If you're not into making new connections right away, just say the word and I'll understand. To everyone and anyone I say, "It's nice to meet you!" No problem, issue, or question is too wierd or offensive to me. In fact, I love a challenge! So bring it on, Vixens! I'm here to help, chat, virtually sing, dance, and chant, and above all, be honest and real!

    Yours truly,

    Briana Kathleen O'Connor

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    It's fate! I went looking for a writing job and found your craigslist ad. I would LURVE the opportunity to work for you again! I'm in the process of gathering delicious bits & pieces to send to you as we "speak", anxious to be your Gal Friday-Through-Thursday! Talk to you soon!

    Briana

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    Hi Everyone ,
    I heard about this because of the craig list job. I have been writing forever. But have never published anything only for a medical article. I love writting. I just like like talking to people and seeing what is out there. I like learning from other people. I will be honest I am not the best writer but I have learned from the short time that I have been on here I am hoping to one day become a better writer. I have lived in LA most of my life. I went to boarding school in Boston. I had a life changing experience five years ago. That changed my whole and made me grateful for everything. Just for the simple things in life. Like walking and talking. Being able to help people. I learned that was what I love to do is help people and animals.

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    Hello E.Jean, I am curious of what it might entail to "manage"
    vixens. Yes I would be interested provinding I had what background is required and such.
    Chow

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    Welcome All (New and Already Hooked on the site) Vixens !

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    Is anyone else experiencing deja vu, here? Only I was them...

    Edit: Jesus, I was superconfused for a second. This is a wayyyyyyy old thread. How did it happen to re-emerge?

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    Keka wrote: Isn't it weird, so many popping like that just at once, not even one with an introduccion? And T, you mean machine, some of them take it all quite seriously in their answers...a penis?

    I don't think I ever introduced myself in the beginning.

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    Blondie wrote: I don't think I ever introduced myself in the beginning.


    This thread was back from when the big wave came.
    We were a only a few active people those days, and more often than not, random avatars belonged to someone old who was up for jokes or bored. One morning I logged in and there were dozens and dozens of them, so I wasn't looking for a formal intro, just trying to know what was up.

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