Business Consulting

I have been a small business administrator for over 20 years. I have worked with a local restaurant as well as run my own companies over the years.

I have a unique skillset that is geared for small businesses. I understand that asking for help is hard to do AND I understand that paying for it is also an issue for most small businesses with razor thin margins.

However, over the years, I’ve seen how much money I have saved the restaurant as well as myself and I think what I do is pays for itself easily with the money I save small businesses over all. I negotiate contracts (Comcast, ATT, gas, other vendors), I compare prices (vendor comps), I can spend my time holding on the phone with large companies and allow the business owner to run their business. I can charge by hour or by project – as much or as little as you need.

I have a very wide skillset that covers many disparate areas. Here are a few of the things I can do for you:
– light accounting with Quickbooks (checkbook, general journal, various reports)
– A/R and A/P bill handling
– light payroll (NOT filing taxes, but reporting employees’ hours, etc.)
– vendor comps
– inventory pricing
– vendor contract negotiations
– equipment sales or procurement
– social media management
– website design
– graphic design (signs, menus, biz cards, logo creation, truck wraps, whatever)

For more information and examples of the logos I’ve worked on over the years, please hop over to my business website: IndigoDragon Studios. You can email me at misangelaspam at gmail or message me on FB.

2021 Reading List

Welcome to the 2021 Reading List! The list is in chronological order of when I read the books, but the first SIX are the ones carried over from 2020. Photos of books below the list. Books are moved up into the list as I read them.

Bird Box, J Malerman. The book is very close to the movie, but in several ways I think the movie was better. The movie put events in more of a linear fashion, which is easier to follow. But I’d say a good 85% of the book is represented in the movie and the movie is more suspenseful.

Sharp Objects, G Flynn. I liked this book a lot. I think the book is complementary to the mini-series on HBO with Amy Adams. The book is written from the main character’s (Camille, portrayed by Amy Adams) point of view, so you get a LOT more context about her. I also like the tweaks that the series made with Amma – she had MUCH more depth in the movie than she did in the book. Overall, a good read and excellent companion to the mini series.

Dry, Shusterman. This is a what-if type story: what if Southern California’s water really did run out? That’s the backdrop, but the story is about a small group of teens who must survive the breakdown of society that occurs in short order once the water stops. It’s a good paced read and all the action is in the space of just a few weeks. It ends on a good note, so it’s not one of those disaster books that leaves you wishing you’d not read it. Which is important at this point in time, I think.

I’ve read 29 books so far this year with 2 working now [October 20, 2021]. More behind cut! Continue reading “2021 Reading List”

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Hi there! If you’d like to see ONLY my extensive research on Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, bariatric diet and managing GERD (reflux), you can filter out all my other posts and see just those by clicking HERE. You can see my vlogs about my VSG journey here.

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Southern Corn Casserole

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Southern Corn Casserole

This is the typical recipe that I've added a couple of things to. It is VERY easy and VERY delicious!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword corn, corn casserole, corn pudding
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author misangela

Equipment

  • 9x9 or any 2 quart casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 can whole corn drained
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can diced green chiles 4oz small can, drained
  • 1/4 cup onion, very small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbl mayo optional, but gives a little acidity
  • 4 oz butter (one stick), melted COOL before adding to mix!
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional topping

Instructions

  • Preaheat oven to 375°F and spray baking dish with food release (PAM).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayo and eggs.
  • Slowly whisk in cooled butter, then whisk in Jiffy mix.
  • Fold in corn (drained!), cream corn, chiles (drained), onion and garlic. Mix until homogenous.
  • Pour mix into baking dish and bake in 375° oven, covered with foil, for about 35 minutes. Remove foil, turn up heat to 400°, add cheese if using and cook uncovered for another 10 minutes or so. The casserole will puff up and become browned. It is done when the center is fully cooked. Look for 160-165°F with a thermometer.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Looky! Videos!

Sorry, pervs, NOT PORN. LOL

I made these for my niece, so I am going to post them here, too, why not? I’m going to start doing some short 1 minute instructionals on my YT channel.

Here’s one on how to hold a knife and dice an onion:



And how to cut a pepper:



Enjoy! Let me know in comments if there is something you’d like to see a how-to for!

Your Internet Overlords Are BACK, BITCHES!

FaceBook is down today! I *thought* I heard some sort of wailing noise when I was out and about! LOL

As Scalzi points out, those of us who have kept our blogs up and running are now BACK IN CHARGE of the internet today! I love it! I wonder what all the clueless old people and young people are doing? I’ll bet they are just hitting refresh over and over! HAAAAA!! IG is down as well, since it’s the same fucking company. So no IG, either! ::sad trombone::

I, for one, am happy for this outage. Perhaps it will remind people who think FB is the internet that NO IT IS NOT and the rest of us are STILL HERE. FB can suck it. If it stayed down it would be a great thing for humanity. For real.

November 10 is LOGOUT OF FB DAY. Do it for me! My birthday is Nov 11!

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Moving Back to Blogging

I’ve been saying for a while that I’m sick of FB and its AI randomly jailing people for whatever reason the AI has – that they won’t tell you.

I’m putting my content back on here and linking from my FB account. You used to be able to crosspost to your FB account, but FB got rid of that years ago, so you’d be pushed into posting your content THERE, rather than YOUR BLOG. You could post to a business page, but not a personal one. I’d been crossposting to the IndigoDragon page for a while, but I decided that I want my personal content to remain personal, so I just post a link to my blog manually when I post here. FB can SUCK IT.

Many, many content providers are doing the same. Jim Wright (Stonekettle.com) has moved all his content back to his blog because FB was harassing him constantly. I’m glad he took control of that and told FB to suck it. We bloggers are doing this because we’re sick of FB demanding that we post THERE, then jailing us when we say something that their rightwing biased AI doesn’t like. Fuck that.

FB should be left to business pages and old people. I feel that this is already happening. The content that I used to get is just not there. I find myself on IG and even Twitter (gods help me) for artist updates (IG) and news (Twitter).

So, I hope people will click away from FB to read my content here. I’m not seeing a ton of that happening yet, but I’m sure part of that is FB throttling who gets to see my posts. I still get decent Google clicks, mostly because this blog has been up since 1999!! I’m OG baybee!

Comments are always open for a month, then closed. I moderate everything, but encourage comments. It’s odd to me that people will comment all day on FB, but be shy about commenting on a blog. GO AHEAD AND COMMENT. I’ll see it, I promise!

My Theory About Current Events

We’ve dealt with nothing but pure bullshit for the last, what? SIX years?

First, we had T**** elected by the hillbillies. That was bad, umkay? Then we had the pandemic. That was worse, umkay!

But the thread for all the jackassery has been, for the most part, OLD PEOPLE. Not all the hillbillies are old, for sure, but it’s the old people that I had an epiphany about recently.

Boomers and older Gen Xers are the demographic that are the loudest and most devoted right wing extremists. I started wondering why that is. I had a conversation with a boomer lady who argued that I was wrong to vote Democrat. I told her, NO, she was the one in the wrong. We argued good-naturedly about this when I realised what I think the issue really is: inability to believe that America could possibly allow misinformation and propaganda to be spread by the news. She simply could not believe that misinformation was being used. (I do hold much contempt for old GenXers, however, since I AM ONE and I managed to navigate all the new tech and managed to CHANGE MY MIND about a lot of things, so they can, too. Assholes.) Continue reading “My Theory About Current Events”