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The Uber-friend Buzz: Liane Carruthers

You might think that the Irish Leprechaun of lore is a withered old man who chases rainbows in gnarly buckled shoes—and you might be right.  But, let me tell you a little something about the Advertising Leprechaun—she has GREAT shoes and a healthy amount of Bieber-fever.

Liane Carruthers is no solitary creature.  And, might I add, there is nothing gnarly or withered about her.  As a matter of fact, Liane takes the GOLD in the Olympic events of smiling and plain ol’ gosh-dang cuteness—every year.  She is an energetic, infectious, and powerfully contagious woman who uses her powers for good.  Rarely seen angry, this sweet sprite-like Polkaroo chooses words like “miffed” to express her extreme displeasure and has the magical ability to spring-up from the shadows just when you need her the most—she can leap small buildings and balance herself endlessly on the points of her Jimmy Choos.    

This supermom and bargain-sniffing sleuth is everyone’s ideal BFF.  Sweet-tempered and sensitive with a generous trusting nature, she exploits the best of you.  Her doe-eyed innocence can camouflage her Leprechaun trickery—so tread cautiously.  She’s been known to be a fireball of mischief from time-to-time. (It’s always those smiley ones you have to watch out for.)  If it’s simply a vacation pal you’re after, Liane is always game for travelling to sunny destinations to get those “must have” beach-sand pedicures.  Special note to Mr. Clooney—it is purely coincidental that she happens to vacation in the same places as you.  Leprechauns don’t stalk.  It’s Irish law.

In her career, Liane is something of a media genius and has miles of experience in advertising and publishing to prove it.  She’s the ideal candidate for any media task you might have—big or small—and she’s also great at parties.  If you should have the opportunity to work with Liane in real life one day—as I have—take it. 

Just don’t rub her for luck.  She doesn’t always like that.

~uberscribbler

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Are Facebook friends real friends? If so, what have you done for me lately?

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about all 2,400+ of my FB friends—on my personal page.  Most of us know that “Facebook” friendship is not the same as “personal” friendships—although there may be a few that have come to believe that I should babysit their kids or loan them fifty bucks.  We live in a “digital” space more than a “people” space now, so it’s possible the lines are blurring—but just to be clear—I’m still not lending you fifty bucks.

This community of friends we’ve built is a sort of fellowship of like-minded artists.  Each of us is a bit like Frodo out on a solo journey with countless dangers—and yes, ring-wraiths and soap-deprived orcs are out there waiting for us.  You know who they are.  Together, we can form a powerful alliance.  What say you? 

I’m going to start posting about some of my “friends” in order to get to know the fellowship better.  It will be a short and sweet scoop of their professional and personal information—although no stalker-friendly personal information will be given.     

If you’d like to be featured, join me on FB and send me a note, or join the discussion on the Uberscribbler fan page wall by posting the words “do me”—just because I’m immature that way.  C’mon, don’t be coy.  You know you want the exposure.  A few more eyeballs on your work couldn’t hurt.  It may not be five minutes of fame—but five minutes of fun is worth it, isn’t it?  What’s the catch you ask?  I’m going to write it.  Don’t send me a stuffy, professional prepared bio.  Nobody wants to read that—especially me, and I won’t post it.  I’ll get everything I need from your FB profile—I promise to be respectful—although it would help if you had a good sense of humour. 

So, let the Uber-friend Buzz begin!    I can’t WAIT to start getting “do me” emails from my “friends.”  After I stop giggling, I’m going to do you! 

 ~uberscribbler

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